For the past two years, students of the Master Cultures & Métiers du Web have concluded their final year on a high note with a study trip to South Korea. About 80 students have already experienced first-hand the Korean culture. The country is one of the most ‘connected’ in the world, and in recent years it has become one of the most innovative in the high tech industry.
Here, you can already discover the trip of the previous students who came in Korea in May 2012.
Also, please see below a video we’ve put together at the term of our first year of master’s degree to present our training (french version).
In 2013, we wish to continue this wonderful adventure. So we set out to shoot a web documentary about ‘Students and the City’ in Paris area, by the end of April.
We’re eager to shoot part of the production in South Korea as this would give an added value to the project and offer an innovative and original angle. In order to carry out our work, we’ve already established close contacts with students who are enrolled in a similar training at Dong Eui University. Located in Busan (or ‘Pusan’ according to the way it’s pronounced in Korean) in the south-east of Korea, this city is the second largest one of the country with a population of about 3.7 million.
The 30th edition of the International Short Film Festival will be held in the city one week prior to our journey. This year the festival introduces a new category devoted to web documentaries. Although we won’t be attending nor participating in the festival, the organisers have promised they would feature our web documentary on their website. This could possibly lead to a partnership which will hopefully bear fruit when future classes follow in our footsteps.
During the 2012 edition, Korean and French students joined forces to make several documentaries on the use of social networks. They’ve then integrated them on a website called ‘Short Social Stories’ to create what is now known as a web documentary. The platform’s design is a nod to a well-known social network. Please click the link to view the work of Class of 2012: http://shortsocialstories.mastercmw.com/eomji-jok-la-tribu-des-pouces