Claire Floreli P. Fuerte. II AB Communications. COM124A.
Advocacy Video for 1-UTAK
Group mates: Pia Inserto, Felicia “Fel” Bernardino, Joanne Lim and Kristina “Yna” Enaje
Meetings (’10) Outputs
January 7 Meet up with group mates
When I first chose my group members, my main choice was to have Fel in the
team, primarily because I know she has the patience for editing. However, I was
hoping for team members who are a little bit more experienced in directing.
I observed that during my past works with other groups that there was always
like a director figure in our group. Although during the commercial production, I
somewhat played the director, it was more like a leadership role so that there
would be some sort of order to the group.
However, I did know that most of my group mates who joined our group are
rather opinionated and a bit thorough. Pia and Joan for example are the type to ask
a lot of questions and like to clarify points that we raised during our discussions. The
downside of our group is that all of us are generally friends; and I have experienced
(numerous times) that when people are all friends in a group, work tends to be
delayed a bit.
Although I wanted to work with other people, there is also my shyness that is
the downfall to the choice to approach others. Now that we can choose our own
group mates, there is a tendency to choose friends over preferred co-workers,
simply because we would tolerate and work with each other better that way.
As we heard of the list of potential clients, my initial thought was to get an
NGO where we can incorporate an entertainment value. Because of that fact, I
hoped we would get PETA. However, another group grabbed the opportunity; I
suggested that we would get 1-UTAK instead.
My reason for suggesting 1-UTAK is due to the idea that we could play a
comedic approach to the advocacy video. Although we knew that it would be up to
the client to decide what kind of video they wanted, I had this little feeling that
some stories of public transportation would appeal to a general audience.
After choosing 1-UTAK, we gathered together to think of what we should start
on for the project. Of course, it was to contact the client. However, all of us were
too gutless to pick up the phone and call up the NGO. So, I volunteered. And despite
nervous chattering and almost forgetting to introduce myself to the client my full
name, we were able to set a meeting with sir Rabbi for Monday the next week
Although we were all eager to start planning for the video, all of us decided
that we should just do research on our client before our meeting. We also decided
that we would not start on any pre-production planning before the meeting. This is
so that when we meet our client, we would not bombard them with ideas that may
not fit in with their target audience. Also, so that after we have met up with our
client, our judgment during our planning would not be based heavily on pre-thought
ideas and no efforts would be lost. However, I still suggested that they would just
come up with some ideas (not final plans) for us to probably present on our meeting
January 11 Meet with the client
This day was a little exciting. However, it became a little stressful the moment
the group started to gather.
One reason was that Yna could not be contacted, for some reason that was yet
to be specified. This was very annoying because this was our first meeting with our
client where we would get the initial idea of what the client wants. This meeting
was very important because the whole group got to know the client. That was also
important so that when we.
Because of this incident, that night, I started the habit of e-mailing everyone to
remind them what we have done for the day. So that when we all meet for the next
meeting, no one will be lost as we talk about the production.
Anyway, for this day, went to Philam homes to meet with sir Rabbi at his
home. On the way there, we were discussing how much we knew about the client.
Unfortunately, most of us were not able to search about much. However, Joanne
was the one that knew more about our client, so with this, we decided to plan some
questions. But as we found out more about the client, we decided that we should
ask questions about what the client wants, instead of trying to figure out
suggestions on what they might want. I thought that this was a good idea so that we
won’t bombard the client with ideas that may not fit their advocacy. We did all this
until we go to the venue.
The moment we arrived, sir Rabbi was very welcoming and it was like we hit it
off pretty well.
Sir Rabbi was there with Ms. Claire Mendoza (Executive Director 1-TEAM) and
we were soon joined by Cong. Vigor Mendoza (Chairman of 1-UTAK party-list). They
soon explained to us more about what 1-UTAK does to help us understand the
entire organization. They talked about creating communities and helping out a
community of drivers. They also talked about future plans for the country if their
plans would be executed. It was very fascinating because this was the first time I
heard of such an organization.
At the end of the explanations, they told us about what they hope to get from
our video. In all actuality, they really hoped for just a commercial to show the public
about 1-UTAK. It was difficult to explain that this advocacy video would be longer
than what they had hoped. (Although, they did ask if we could help make a
commercial for them, we still aren’t sure if we can finish that project.)
Eventually, we tried to meet our demands in the middle. We thought of making
the video entertaining enough for viewers to watch it and informative enough for
them to be educated about the organization.
After the meeting, the group decided to meet the next day in order to
thoroughly make a proper pre-production plan.
January 12 Production planning
We met up in the afternoon in order for us to think of ways to show what we
should do for the video. At first, while planning, there seemed to be a dry-spell of
ideas. With the information we got from our client, we based our idea from the
suggestions given to us: to use skits and make it as entertaining as possible.
However, during our planning process, we had to end the meeting because it
seemed like we were getting nowhere. Minutes became hours of staring at a laptop,
trying to squeeze out whatever idea we can come up with. At least, for this meeting,
we had our introduction (a skit showing the problems of our transportation system)
a body (solutions to the transportation problems: 1-UTAK’s on-going and future
plans) but no conclusion.
That night, I tried typing out an email to sir Vigor our progress of the video
production. While doing this I typed out an outline of what our group had so far
despite the lack of a conclusion. However, while typing I suddenly thought of the
idea of making this conclusion:
“What can the public do to help solve these problems?”
I did not send this to sir Vigor yet because I still had to talk to my group mates
about the conclusion. But I did send it to ma’am Claire to show to sir Rabbi to ask
for more potential interviewees. However, I thought that this ending was pretty
fitting considering that we based our video on a magazine format. That ending kind
of ties the whole purpose of making an advocacy video. I thought that not only
should we passively show the message to our viewers and think that the viewers
would understand our message, but they should be directly addressed that the
message is directed to them.
January 13 Production planning
When we met up, I showed my group mates the conclusion and the
production plan that I typed up. They generally liked it, so I did not add much to the
production plan. I just wish that they could have added more to it. But I was
generally happy with what we made.
Emailing the client
I only mailed the client when I got home, because I came from a busy day.
Although it seemed like it was terribly late, I still hoped that when I would receive a
I sent the e-mail to sir Vigor, hoping there would be an instant from him.
However, it was also very unlikely since he is a congressman and all.
January 14 Production plan presentation
Before the presentation we did not think that we had to add anything.
However, when we saw the other groups’ presentations, our seemed average in
comparison. Other groups actually had drafts of their scripts and even a story board
to go with every scene. Meanwhile, ours was still a general idea of the flow for the
Although we did not receive bad feedback, there was definite concern
regarding our project: How to transition our video from comedic to serious and end
with a lighthearted message. Indeed, it seemed that the rhythm of the video would
be very off. But I did not see it as a challenge at the time.
After the presentation, we decided to meet in order to set agendas. Although
all our production plans were still subject to change due to the client’s schedule, it
did not harm for us to plan our production while waiting for their response.
However, we decided to leave that for the next meeting.
Response from the client
There was no reply from sir Vigor, which was very worrisome. We only had a
few days before we start on pre-production. Because of this, I tried to create a final
output of our pre-production to show to my group mates the next day. This would
be e-mailed to ma’am Claire and I would inform sir Rabbi that I would have sent it to
her (since he did not give me his own e-mail).
January 15 Unexpected visit
Before I met up with my group mates, my mother had asked a
cinematographer friend of hers to help us with equipment troubles. I told him about
the problem of the audio for interviews and where we could find cheap equipment
—specifically lapels. He told us to go to Quiapo as well as gave me suggestions of
programs to use for recording and video editing. He also gave me techniques on
how to synchronize sound and video, which I hope would pay off.
We did not accomplish much on this day. The basic agenda was to meet in
order for the group to approve the more-detailed pre-production. It was a success
because at least we were able to come up with some questions for our potential
interviewees and we thought of which materials were needed for the interview.
Anyway, I also informed my group mates about the surprise visit I had, and
informed them about the equipment, as we tried to finish our planned agenda for
the coming days. For the weekend, Pia and Joanne were in charge of the script, Yna
was to take shots for the “filler videos” (those shots to use as the interviewee is
talking), and since I informed my group about the surprise visit, Fel and I decided to
check Quiapo out for cheap lapels.
However, I also suggested that Joanne would go around with Yna to look for
possible shots as well. I thought that it would be convenient since Yna would need
the company since her camera would give her a lot of attention to herself.
We placed Joanne with script writing because we felt that she was the best for
the job; she spoke Filipino more fluently and casually than the rest of us. However,
she was not there during the meeting, so we tried our best to start one.
We didn’t know what to write because we basically did not have much
content for the video (which is what I now realize). This was troublesome because it
did not seem that our pre-production was not exactly fruitful (for lack of a better
E-mail number 2
I informed sir Rabbi of the e-mail I sent ma’am Claire and when he replied
unfortunately had yet to read it and asked me to send it to his e-mail instead. He
then gave me a landline number for me to contact him when I would have free
Although I could have called him already, it was a little late at night when sir
replied so I decided to call him some other time to give him the chance to review
the e-mail that I had sent. Again, I was very worried because time was running very
short. And knowing that other groups would have already started shooting by the
next day made me worry more. This set back meant that we would have lesser
chances to edit our video properly. Not only that, it would rob us of the time set for
“just in case kulang yung shots” moments.
PRODUCTION DAY + Semi-pre-prod + Semi-post-prod
Meetings (’10) Output
January 16 Canvassing for equipment
Although I was supposed to go with Fel to Quiapo, she informed me that she
already had gone looking for equipment the day before. Before you react that we
may be spending too much for this production, ma’am, Fel reasoned out that she
“will need the lapels for future projects anyway”. It may be unnecessary, but Fel
thinks that it would be totally necessary (sorry, that’s a pun from a show in Disney
channel. Forgive the dry humour).
Since Fel went solo to look for equipment, I then extended my help to Yna and
Joanne to look for shots.
Shoot “filter videos”
Unfortunately, I learned from Joanne that Yna preferred to go solo. This was
okay for Joanne, because she felt that she needed the time to work on the script,
and I don’t blame her. However, I was unhappy with the decision because Yna was
I think that it is sometimes best for inexperienced people to go take shots with
other people so that there would be a collaborative decision on how to make the
shots. So, I did my best to contact Yna. I left her numerous text messages and miss
called her many times to inform her that I was available to assist her. She only
replied once and that’s to ask where she would be meeting with Joanne. She did
not reply to me for the rest of the day.
Frankly, I do not like it when people don’t reply. If she had reasons like she has
no load or something, she could have informed me through YM or e-mail, or
something. Although this day felt like nothing productive happened, I prayed to
God that she took good shots so that I would not worry so much for the next week.
January 17 Sir Rabbi replies
The day before I did not receive any feedback from sir Rabbi. So, what I did
was to text him again, asking when we could talk about our production plans. He
asked for us to talk on the phone that night. This made me very excited, because
(finally!) we would be going somewhere with our production.
However, that night, a Ms. Cristina called me instead. It appeared that she
needed a more detailed than our more-detailed final pre-prod that we sent sir
Rabbi. We had to e-mail them the exact flow of the video (what the content of
each scene would contain), the interviewees need for the video, materials (if
needed), questions to our potential interviewees and our free schedules.
It still didn’t seem like we were moving forward with our production. Ma’am
Cristina said that the latest we would hear from her would be on Wednesday that
week. And, I prayed that the latest would be the next day instead (Monday)
because I could not take the anticipation.
January 18 Script
Two days after giving the script assignment to Joanne, I found out that she
was not able to start with the script. Although it would have been a big comfort for
me to know that it was finished, I told her that it was okay because we still did not
have the material to make a proper script anyway. This was partially true because
from our last discussion about the script, we had no idea what to place. We were
thinking that it was harder for us to base our video on a script rather than making a
script based on the video.
Again, I was worried about the decision because I was not sure when we
would have time for the voice-overs considering that the time to shoot with the
interviewees was still uncertain.
Fel showed me the equipment she bought and it kind of ticked me off. When
she said she was going to buy a lapel mic, knowing that it could be used for future
purposes, I didn’t know that her “wireless” lapel mic needed a speaker: It was
actually a lapel mic, with a wire that is attached to a battery powered speaker.
Sure, it did amplify the sounds of the one speaking, but there were many
complications with the lapel. One, the mic needs to be as close as possible to the
speaker’s mouth. Two, the mic itself was too big to hide and could have been seen
on camera. And three, it did not do any good for our problem with sound because
the sound projected by the speaker was mic-ish. However, I did not know what to
do with it at the time, because it was not like I could tell her that we won’t totally
Final production E-mail
Met up with Fel and Pia to finalize the e-mail (again); to be sent to ma’am
Crisitina. However, during this meeting, we still could not finish the e-mail because
none of us knew how to properly translate our English questions to Filipino. So,
instead of finishing the e-mail, we decided since we may not be interviewing
anyone for the next day we may meet up at my house to practice our equipment
set-up. This is so that we knew which equipment or programs we would use so that
during the actual interview, our set up process would not take as much time.
However, not finishing the e-mail set us back to hours behind schedule
because I did not want to send the e-mail so late in the day (which is what
happened). I feared that by sending it late, we might end up getting a surprise call
the next day for some kind of interview (guess what happened next…).
January 19 Surprise call
Since I did not receive any message from our client, the day before, I told the
group that we would push through with the set-up practice. However, that
morning I received a text from ma’am Cristina if we were ready to interview Atty.
Vigor that afternoon (2pm). In panic, I asked her where would we be meeting with
sir and if sir could meet us at a later time because it was just too sudden. Then, she
gave me sir Vigor’s number to fix our schedule with him.
In the mean time, I contacted all my group mates, as well, asking if we were
ready to shoot. Yna contacted me pretty late and said that she’d meet us at 1pm to
lend us her camera, and she did not even plan on going with us. (She had class at
1pm, so it’s a pretty valid excuse.) While waiting for everyone else’s response, I
tried calling sir Vigor asking about the venue and the change of time. Apparently he
was in a meeting, so I had to wait for him to call back (this was already around
12pm and we were nervous if we would still be able to meet with him).
He called us back around 1:15pm and asked if we could reschedule, because
we would not be able to make it to the suggested destination by 2pm. Sir Vigor
then asked his receptionist to keep in touch with me to discuss our schedule for
Set up practice: My house, Cubao QC. 1-4pm
Since we could not waste time, all we had to do was practice our set-up.
Again, I was worried about the sound. So, I suggested what if we attach Fel’s mic to
a laptop and record through that. Unfortunately, the mic was very weak at picking
up sound to the laptop. So, I suggested if we could use a mic from a headphone set
(that I already owned), and surprisingly, the mic from the headset sounded much
better than the mic (and the headset is significantly cheaper compared to the mic).
We also tried practicing the 3-point-light system with Fel’s spot light and a
reflector (though it seemed more like a 2-point light system). The problem with this
is was that our make-shift reflector (illustration board) could not bounce the light
to the subject enough to be its filler. We then had to think of other ways to bounce
of the light.
After we were done with set-up, we still had time on our hands so we decided
to review Yna’s shots from the previous weekend. Out of a bundle of the shots she
took, we only got 4.
We were very disappointed with Yna’s shots. Parang di siya nag-take ng
photography class. There was no subject, there was a lack of good composition,
lack of perspective… there was a lot to criticize in her shots. I mean, for some of
her shots, she was riding inside a jeepney. It would have been cool, and could have
passed off like an independent film kind of style; but like I said, it lacked subject.
I really wished that I could have gone with her… if only she replied to me that
day! Then we would have been done for that portion of the assignment.
Anyway, that night, I was still paranoid about how we should fix the sound for
the video. So, I frantically looked for programs that would allow us to record while
listening, but to no avail. Instead, I just downloaded a trial of Magix—a recording
program—at least I was familiar with it and did not need to learn how to
manipulate a new one.
January 20 Interview: Atty. Vigor Mendoza. 8am, Regina building, Xavierville.
The previous day, the receptionist and I settled to meet up with sir Vigor 8am
on Jan 20. I hurriedly told everyone in my group the exciting news (exciting for me,
because we were already going to do actual production work). We were set to
meet at McDonald’s Katipunan before 7, because I asked the receptionist if we
could set up our equipment at that time so that we could go straight to the
I got there on time, around 6:50, but I made the big mistake of leaving my
tripod home. I was very lucky that I just live in Cubao and it would not take long to
set-up the camera, anyway. However, we still had to wait for Yna, who was not
replying to any of our messages.
7:03 came and we had to leave. Everyone was annoyed. Yna was the only one
with a camera and she was not replying to our messages. We were thinking how
irresponsible this was since this interview was the main “meat” of the video.
When she finally answered our phone call, she gave us a lame excuse that she
was preparing to leave her house while we were calling her. But we started to call
her a few minutes after I arrived at Mcdo. She was supposed to be there by that
time we started calling, not preparing.
Lucky for Yna, the one who was supposed to open the office for us was also
late. She arrived at 7:30, which, at first, I thought was a set-back for our set-up.
Good thing that the office was brightly lit, so there was no need to experiment on
During our set-up, sir arrived. We were still trying to fix the glare set by the
window. The reflectors we brought did not work to balance the lighting, at all. This
was very unfortunate, but we just hoped that the shadow on his face was not so
obvious. On camera, it wasn’t. I personally hoped it wouldn’t show on the actual
For this interview, Yna was (of course) in charge of the camera, Pia was in
charge of sound, Fel was in charge of lighting (well, keeping the light from glaring
on sir’s face), Joanne was in charge of asking the questions and I acted as the
director. On this day, I commend Joanne for her quick thinking. I’m saying this
because I totally forgot to print out the final pre-prod script that I sent ma’am
Cristina, which had the questions that were translated in Filipino. Joanne had to
work with the drafter questions that we came up with the week before. She was
also very good with handling our client: like she was the one talking to sir Vigor
while the rest of us were finishing our set up. I think that her personality fits well in
dealing with clients and interviewees.
Sir’s interview went very well. His answers to the questions we sent him
seemed very prepared. We were very glad and the interview went very well.
However, there were some problems behind the scenes.
(Recap Yna was handling the camera.) During the interview, we decided to cut
each scene per question. Normally, the one handling the camera would not move
the camera in fear of inconsistency. Unfortunately, for some odd reason, I saw Yna
move her camera. I desperately hoped that she knew what she was doing and that
it would not look bad on the big screen.
But at least, so far, our production seemed to be going smoothly.
January 21 Semi-preprod
For this day the agenda was for Fel and Pia to do the script while Joanne and I
went to get photos from Dra. Cristina.
Review of Yna’s shots during the interview.
Her zooms were unnecessary. Her hands aren’t steady. Although I knew that
the zoom would look shaky, I set it up for her in a way where all she needed to do
was zoom. But I didn’t see her move the camera before the start of the interview. I
don’t know how she could have messed up such an easy instruction: zoom in and
don’t move the camera.
I was horrified when I saw the shots. I wish I just took over. But I was torn
between me taking the camera from her and letting her be. But no. It was her
camera and she’s a group mate who has yet to do anything for the production.
January 22 Finalizing Script
Joanne, Pia and I planned to meet up to finalize the story-board (again),
because for the past few days we could not find the correct approach to transition
the introduction of our video to its content. We scheduled to meet at 9am.
I also wanted to meet up with Yna because I wanted to check if the shots that
she took were better than the last time she showed us her shots. However, she
told us that we would not meet us because he already had “plans” for that day. So,
what she did was just lend us her camera and had me meet her after we were
finished with the interview. (ugh.)
Anyway, I was glad that by the end of this particular day (if I’m correct) most
of the script was done and I just waited for Joanne to send it to me in full.
Interview: Meet with Ms. Estela Rojo, to interview drivers. 4pm, Robinsons 1-
UTAKTerminal Metro East Marcos high way.
We met with ma’am Estela hoping that we were going to interview her.
However, she suddenly informed us that we were going to interview sir Herminyo,
the president of FASCOJODA. It was a enlightening interview because we did not
know that these leaders of particular associations of drivers were still drivers
Anyway, this was also a hard interview because we requested for an “on-site”
interview. However, the area that we filmed in was very noisy and we were afraid
that the audio would not be able to record properly.
Joanne interviewed sir Herminyo, Pia recorded and I took over the video. (I
forgot why Fel could not go.)
Anyway, during the interview, we just hoped that the audio will be loud
enough to hear during our presentation.
January 23 Interview Sir Mar: Ateneo Chess room, Blue Eagle Gym
Pia, Fel and Yna went to the Blue Eagle Gym in order to help with the
interview rather early. However, sir Mar was scheduled to arrive rather late.
While waiting for sir Mar, Pia and Yna had to shoot a scene, which we
scrapped in the end because Yna was not able take great shots (what’s new?). We
decided to reshoot this again after a few days.
Fel and I decided to review all the material we had while waiting for the
When sir Mar arrived, Pia had left a few minutes before, we had a few
troubles with his shots. It seems that even though we sent our questions before
hand, he was not prepared for the interview. He thought our questions were
personal (though they were not addressed to him). We had to rephrase our
questions and explain to him what the purpose of our video was. Also, we had to
practice his answers before the shoot because his answers were rather lengthy and
I also had to help calm him down, because he looked a bit nervous before the
shooting. I talked to him to make sure that what he was saying would make some
sense. And, I think it worked because for our last shot, his voice became clear and
he seemed more confident.
Interview 2: Ma’am Luring
We were also supposed to interview another associate. However, she forgot
about the meeting. We would have scheduled another meeting, however, we felt
that there was no time. We had to explain that to ma’am, who was on her way to
meet with us, but at 5pm when we had no choice but to leave. None of us could
stay for the interview, which is what we explained to ma’am.
Date (’10) Output
January 24 Record narrative and synchronizing the video
During this day, it was really productive because it seemed that we were
surprisingly on schedule. Although, I preferred to be early instead of probably
cramming our video.
We finished the recording, which I’m not exactly a fan of. It was supposed to
be Joanne who would be the narrator, but since she could not make it, I had to
step up. I honestly don’t like the recording because my accent on the recording
was so obviously “non-true-pinoy”. I wish Joanne could have done it because I am
familiar that her Filipino accent is better and that she’s also an “actress” in BlueRep
so I assumed that her recording would come off more natural.
Fel did the synchronizing of the video to our audio. It was done pretty well.
She also went ahead and looked for music for the video.
Before I left I had to discuss with Fel what scenes we need for the video
before the final editing. So, to replace the shots that I did not like from Yna, I
decided to take over the job (because she kept making a lot of excuses and I was
fed up with all of them).
January 25 Draft
We met for this day so we can make sure that there would be an easy
transition for the flow of the video. Joanne, edited sir Vigor’s video. Pia helped edit.
However, I could not meet up with them at the time that we agreed upon
because I was having trouble looking for subjects to shoot. Luckily, I found shots
where people would j-walk. I got shots of people crossing EDSA, of all places. I also
saw some people call for buses and riding them in the middle of the street. I found
people parked in a No Parking zone. I took a lot of traffic shots in random places
around Cubao just so that there would be enough “filler videos” to fit at least five
minutes. But when I got back, I gave all of them to Fel in order to review.
Good thing while I was gone, the others were already editing the interview
videos. I was glad with the outcome because they didn’t wait for me to ask for my
opinion. I was starting to feel that I had too much on my plate. I was glad that the
others (some of them at least) were stepping up.
January 26 Meet up with the client: Philam homes.
Before meeting with the client, I suddenly find out from Fel that her final draft
is a little less finished than what I had hoped. I was a little nervous because I sort of
still had no clue if we had sufficient shots for the entire video.
Pia, Joanne and I were there when we showed our video to ma’am Cristina. It
was the first time that we actually saw the entire video. As we viewed the video,
we found a lot of flaws.
The bad thing is, ma’am Cristina noticed some of them, too.
One was that for sir Mar’s video, he was wearing a yellow shirt and we had a
white background for him. In some angles, unfortunately, his shirt looked white on
a white background—uh-oh. Two, sir Mendoza’s glasses had a glare on it and it was
a bit frustrating that ma’am Cristina saw that before we did. Last, is one we were
glad she didn’t notice. Sir Mar’s video was not off-center, he was on the left, and
not only that, part of his sleeve was cut-off in some portions of the video.
That last bit really ticked me off. During the interview I asked Yna to make the
shot off-center, not to the side. I just hoped that she understood my instructions,
when she apparently didn’t.
All in all, ma’am’s suggestion was for us to give her a copy of the video with
subtitles. Since it was just a draft, I was just hoping that they would like the final
After the meeting Joanne, Pia and I decided to review the video again, in my
house. We decided to further cut the interviews and get the important ones. We
even added some lines to the narrative to transition the sir Herminyo’s interview
to sir Mar’s. I trusted Pia and Joanne’s inputs because I know that they can make
more sense to the script than I can.
I liked this meeting because I didn’t have to worry so much yet. I knew that
Joanne and Pia were doing their jobs and that their constant texts about the
project acted like their concern for its progress
January 27-28 Final editing : Dasmarinas, Makati. Fel’s house. Overnight.
This was the most stressful and also calming day. This was because we had a
lot to finish:
1. Editing the interview videos
2. Picking pictures and videos for fillers
3. Placing the appropriate music
4. Adding captions to the pictures etc.
I liked working with Fel because she was fun to work with. She knows a lot
about editing and I trusted her with everything I got. I also trusted her insight
because I bounced ideas from her if the transitioning suited the video. She was also
very patient with me even with my (in her words) “slave driving”.
(For the presentation, though, we decided not to place the subtitles just yet.
Not only did we not have time, but we didn’t feel that it was necessary anymore.)
Anyway, despite the stress of this day and from the previous weeks, I can say
that the video is as good as it can get. I do admit that it isn’t the greatest work that
I have done with a group of people. There could have been more to produce and to
add, but our “powers” could not add any more to the video. I really wish that it
could have been better.