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Published on Jun 11, 2013
1st Place Video at the 2013 National Skills Competition in Vancouver. Go Team Alberta!
Each team was given 12 hours to make a 2-4 minute informational / promotional video on the following topic: How has technology and digital skills impacted the following trades area: Electrical / Electronics?
Each team drew a different trades area to cover. Some of the others included aesthetics, culinary / hospitality, transportation, etc. Requirements for the video included a voiceover, narration, or interview.
We were allowed to use one camera and one lens (we used a Canon Rebel t3i and a 18-200mm EF lens), along with a stationary tripod and a non-wireless boom mic. No external recording or storage devices were allowed. No dollies, cranes, or steadicams were allowed.
No pre-loaded music of sound fx were allowed, everyone had to use tracks from a royalty-free library provided by Skills Canada.
iMacs were provided for editing, installed with Final Cut Pro 7, X, and iMovie. There was no altering of shots allowed whatsoever: no time lapse, slow-mo, colour correction, exposure / saturation alterations or colour grading. Only straight cuts or dissolved were allowed, and titles had to be static unless it was created by hand. No graphics or special fx were allowed.
Videos were judged on a rubric out of 100 (25 Storytelling, 25 Editing, 10 Camerawork, 10 Audio, 10 Client Criteria, 10 Approach, 5 Production Brief, 5 Overall Impact)
Competitors: Carol Liang and Devin Hao Coach: Karena Munroe (CBE, CT Center)
Huge thanks to everyone who supported and sponsored us on this trip!