OneMinutesJr workshop in Azerbaijan - Day 4
The fourth day of the OneMinutesJr workshop was supposed to be the last day, but due to "public demand", we will extend the workshop. Actually, the OneMinutesJr workshops usually last five days, but because the Summer Camp in Guba, Azerbaijan, comes to an end tomorrow, we wanted to avoid the last minute rush of 100 kids packing their bags and running around trying to find their team leaders. However, we changed our minds and will now present all films on Friday morning to the entire summer camp crew of more than 100 people instead of "only" to our own workshop group.
The editing process is therefore a bit more relaxed today and the deadline "Friday morning" is an easy one for us. We can focus on proper voice-overs and correct translations for the subtitles. All films will go on the UNICEF regional website for the CEECIS, the UNICEF Azerbaijan website and of course also on the international OneMinutesJr project website. For this reason, English subtitles are definitely a must.
Two films still need to be filmed today and we tackle this issue right after breakfast to avoid further delay. Another reason is that the temperatures here during the day are somwhere around 35-40 degrees Celsius and filming running scenes in the stadium is not too much fun at these temperatures. Ramshad's film is called "Friendship wins" and shows a scene at a running competition where one competitor helps the other one after he stumbled and fell.
For the other film that we still need to shoot, Rahima (14) has found a huge open metal tube through which her actors will crawl. Well, actually a little boy will enter the tube and an older boy will emerge from it on the other end. Rahima's film is about adolescence and she wants to give it the title "Lost childhood".
The rest of the day is editing, editing and editing. And looking forward to the final presentation tomorrow morning.
Guba, Azerbaijan - July 1, 2010 - Chris Schuepp