The Mindscape Story [Part 1]…

The Mindscape Logo

The Mindscape Logo

The Beginning

The story began one fine evening in the 2nd semester of our freshman year.The students of the college from outside Kerala were invited to attend a briefing by our CCR head Biju ji and Vipin Sir.We usually did not have much to do at weekends as most of the students went home.We were looking for a worthy distraction which would be fun-to-do and entertaining.

The Initiative

A group of us including Hrishi, Sanjay, Ravi, Thejas, Nitin and myself decided to start revieing and screening documentaries.The first documentary was about the human body and its amazing feats, screened at the college ‘E-Learning Center’.At first, my perception about documentaries were of something immensely boring and only something a geek would see.As we started reviewing and screening more and more documentaries i realized the wondrous things i had never dreamed about.It was then  along with Vipin Sir that we fixed upon the title “Mindscape” with tag-line “Awaken to our Infinite Potential”.It as followed with our new logo and a new website to define a new look for the club.

Confronting our fears

We held fun-filled weekly meetings at the CCR conference room discussing about what more we could do. Then Vipin Sir came up with the idea of screening power-point presentations after every doc with extra info and 2 speakers to interact with the audience.At first, we were shit scared of speaking on stage in front of an audience as none of us had prior experience.

Success

Our first successful screening and FULL HOUSE was “Extreme Engineering:HKA Airport” and also my first public speaking experience. Thereafter with continuous screening all of us became really good orators.We had reached our 2nd year and the pinnacle of Mindscape. We conducted screenings as a weekly event and even went to having 2 screenings of the same documentary on the same day[Ultimate Factories:Ferrari].The mode of Publicity was through posters and word of mouth sparing no one from the freshers to the final years.

Some of our Successful Screenings

Extreme Engineering:HKA International Airport

Extreme Engineering:HKA International Airport

Sea Biscuit

Sea Biscuit

The race to Space

The race to Space

The Fake Moonlanding

The Fake Moonlanding

The rest of the Story[@Ettimadai….the break…restart] to be continued!

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