Sunday, April 13, 2014

Video makin' and KY lovin'

I love video-making. It started from KY when Amal and I came together and produced a video to be represented for our house in the usual video competition. I had no idea how to make one and was completely new to the process. Amal is pro! So I learnt from her a lot during our KY days. The video that we made was very minimalist and it was very us. We both filmed and Amal edited. It was a long shot because it wasn't the usual video people made in KY; it was bordering on documentary-ish. There was no real story line and it was a risk, but it was a risk we were willing to take. When we finished making it and showed it to some people, they were doubtful about the video. They suggested we amended the video and we did consider it because then, we just kinda wanted to win something. 

We tried changing it and adding a storyline but we weren't feeling it. At all. We just didn't like it at all so we were like "Y'know what I don't really care if we win or not. We love it so that's all that matters. Win or lose, I'll be super proud and happy that the video was ours."

We stuck to our intuitions and upon showing it to everyone in the great hall, Amal and I got so nervous and we were sinking in our seats. We were the last one up so pressure was building after seeing everyone's videos. It made people laugh. So when ours was shown on the big projector screen, everyone was still and quiet. 

They loved it. The video was a great hit (atleast I think it was!) and people were talking about it on Twitter for quite some time. Eeeep Amal and I were so grateful and we were happy that we decided to do what we wanted and went with it. Alhamdulillah, we won the competition. But that video meant so much more than winning first place. It marked my love for video-making! 

I'm looking forward to many many more videos to make and to record. There's just something about filming that makes me happy. Editing makes me happy too, Amal! Hahahah

I've been meaning to make a KY video from all the shots I took from our last week but never got around to doing it so a couple days ago, I had finished all of my coursework and I had some free time on my hands so I figured I'd make one.

Making the video was so much fun and so funny! I laughed so much rewatching the videos from our time playing Taboo in the cafĂ©! 

I hope KY meant as much to you as it did to me. 

Hope you like it!! 

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