| Danial Norjidi |
A FIVE-DAY workshop on professional and creative video production for 15 civilian and military personnel from the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) concluded yesterday at the SEAMEO Voctech Regional Centre.
The workshop, which began on November 10, exposed participants to the latest technology and equipment used in creative video production. They were given both guidance in theory and practical sessions, which included assignments and the production of their own videos.
The course carried the aim of developing the capabilities of each participant in line with the vision of MINDEF – to deliver robust, responsive and resource efficient armed forces.
During the workshop, participants learnt how to make corporate videos, documentaries from pre-production all the way to post-production, formulating and writing scripts, storyboarding, making montages, effects, shooting, video editing and production through the use of Edius Pro Grass software.
They were also taught how to produce a video in accordance with television broadcast standards.
In addition, the participants were involved in an outdoor video shooting session that took place at various locations in the capital, including Kampong Ayer, the Waterfront, Tasek Lama Recreational Park, the Royal Regalia Building and many more.
During the closing ceremony yesterday, certificates marking the workshop’s completion were presented by guest of honour Awang Nor Aidil bin Haji Abu Bakar, Acting Director of Administration and Manpower at the Ministry of Defence.
Video presentations from the participants, who were divided into four production groups, were also shown before the course facilitator and instructor, Sharif Zulkepele bin Sharif Harun, the CEO of Infra Minda Sdn Bhd from Malaysia, gave a critique.
The best of the four video presentations were also named, with the eventual winner being the ‘OJ Productions’ team.
The workshop was organised by the Public Relations Unit of the Ministry of Defence in collaboration with Sharif Zulkeple, who is described in a MINDEF statement as “a very well-known professional in the fields of multimedia and film production”.