Journey

It's only a journey if you don't leave your heart behind

If you are here, you probably know what this video is about. Else let me give you a brief description about it. This video is a story about 8 another MBA classmates, their reasons to pursue their Masters' degree at Thompson Rivers University and what this Journey means to them. Yes, quite proud to say that this video won the second prize at BC MBA Games 2016 (wont lie, I am a little bummed that the video didn't win the first place. But nevermind, I'll rant about that in another post) 

How did this come about?

Mishika Gupta, a close friend of mine, approached me to do a video for the team competing at MBA Games because I have worked with her earlier on a short film/music video (you can view that here). And I took her up on the idea because I thought it would be quite interesting to see how this video would come about and in all actuality, I wanted to find out what this journey and heights meant to me personally. 

Scripting? How? Why?

The scripting bit was a little tricky in the beginning, but then I used a flow chart brain storm. A couple of us got together and started working on ideas. 

I usually prefer to write things on a big board so that I have an entire picture in front of me. This helps to step out of the box and comprehend the situation, then churn out ideas.

For this video, I used the same approach as someone would with a problem.

  • Define the core concept
  • Ask how, why, where and what

There is no going wrong with this cycle. 

Shooting

I prefer to shoot early in the morning. The light is nice and soft, the exposure could be maintained without sacrificing the shallow DOF. There were issues with the audio recording as their was no single designated person holding the recorder, but it turned out alright. 

Lessons

  • Edit your videos, you'll learn more about your mistakes.
  • Designate a person to handle audio recording
  • Write the script, have someone read it out loud before the shoot. (believe me, it helps)
  • Mix the sound right. (I know, I know., the dialogue does get overpowered by music at times. But it's a learning curve.)
  • Get your friends to critique the art. (yes, I received a long love letter from Abijah gupta about the sound mix and framing. I love you too bro.)
  • Shoot more.