The first term of the 2nd year we required to come up with a studio project. The class basically gave us free reign of a personal project that we wanted to make. For my project I made a promotional documentary style video for my uncle that teaches a martial arts class. The project took the entire term to plan, create, and set up. There were scheduled progress report meetings set up with instructor so he can check if we were up to date with our project. We had to make a project proposal & estimate the amount of time we would need to make the project, and many other technical details that needed to be included.
I had to schedule many meetings and set up shooting (video shoots) dates with my uncle and his class. I went for about 5-6 weeks straight every Saturday to get the footage/interviews. Every session I had to lug around camera equipment (tripods, sliders, lenses, etc.), lighting & audio kits, and my laptop of course. Basically, I was the manager of this project for the entire term. I had to write a script, draw up storyboards, and plan out what time I could budget every week for editing & organizing content. The last thing I had to prepare was a presentation & slides to go with the video, which was assigned in our typography class (keep in mind we have about 7-8 classes going on at once!).
We were to show our project to a group of panelists that were already in the industry and have them give us feedback. This part was pretty nerve wracking as I had 4 people in the room but, I got through it alright and even landed contact information from one of the panelists. This project ended up being a pretty big success in my books and I was very happy with how it turned out. It was definitely a huge learning experience for me. You can view the video above, watch in on my Vimeo channel @ alomar pagtalunan, or click the launch project button on the side! Thanks for reading.