Yep, my students have done it again. They will be competing for the second year in a row at the Skills Canada competition (this year in Vancouver). Here’s the gold medal winning video for the province of Saskatchewan:
I love the downward slide at the end!
They are talented young filmmakers and I’m confident that they will represent well in Vancouver in June. You can see more of their work at the Overactive Imagination Studio blog. Their short film “Torched” is not to be missed.
I commented effusively on their efforts last year so I won’t repeat most of what has already been said except to point out (again) the importance of planning. It was a 6 hour competition from the time the topics were given to the competitors to the delivery of the video. Sean and Sam spent close to 3 hours on planning and preproduction – brainstorming ideas, storyboarding and script-writing. They didn’t pick up a camera let alone fire up any video editing application until their time was half done. The results of the planning are noticeable in the quality of storytelling that they present, as pointed out by the judges for the TV/video production competition area.