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OneMinutesJr workshop in Astana - Day 4

© UNICEF / Chris Schuepp / 2009
Participants Olga, Nursultan and Aziz behind the laptop together with OneMinutesJr trainer Gor (2nd from right).

"We're getting there!" - Last chance today for the participants of the OneMinutesJr workshop in Astana, Kazakhstan, to shoot the rest of their films, to capture the material to the laptops and to edit their films with the two trainers. Plus, there are two short "master classes" scheduled for today. The young VJs will afterwards be equipped with the necessary skills to video-document the regional consultation with young people that is ongoing all over Kazakhstan.

More and more films are being edited and while the fine-tuning of the films is quite time-consuming, it is also a lot of fun for the participants see how their initial film ideas have developed into proper movies. Nursultan (17) wanted to produce a film about the stigma of HIV/AIDS and did all the filming by himself. However, he is amazed by what you can get out of the editing software on top of this. "This looks almost completely different from what I filmed, but it's pretty much how I wanted it to be", he says when the watches the full 60 seconds for the first time after the last touches on special effects and music have been made.

In the afternoon, those who are done already go on a little field-trip to the aquarium in Astana, a welcome change for those from far away in the country-side and also a nice opportunity in terms of team-building. After all, the VJs and their facilitators will work together this summer on a common project, the regional consultation.

Astana, Kazakhstan - July 11, 2009 - Chris Schuepp



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