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OneMinutesJr workshop in Montenegro - Day 4

© UNICEF / Chris Schuepp / 2010
Participant Andjela is hardly ever seen without the camera these days.

PODGORICA, Montenegro - September 20, 2010 - On the fourth day of the OneMinutesJr workshop in Podgorica, it is time to finish the filming and get to the editing tables. There are only a few films left that need to be shot, so we are off to an early start today with the cameras and the tripods.

Miljan's film still needs the final scene which we can film on the large balcony of the hotel, overlooking the river Morača in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. Miljan (13) is blind, but he wants to show in his film that despite his disability, he can still be a winner. We filmed him yesterday in his living-room at home, playing an online quiz and advancing from one stage to the next one. That was his "training camp". Today, the balcony is the venue for a fake "TV quiz show" where Miljan is one of the final candidates. Filip from the workshop is his opponent and Dara is the host. All three play their roles beautifully and the second take is already the final one. No need to mention who becomes the "Quiz King"...

© UNICEF / Chris Schuepp / 2010
Dijana (18) is interviewed by a local TV crew about her experience at the workshop.

Andjela (13) is out in the garden with a few other participants to look for a location for her film. In it, Dijana (18), a disabled girl, will sing a song while we see Andjela lip-synching and dancing through the garden. The impression we get is that this beautiful young girl is also the singer of the song, but at the end of the film, she joins the real voice of the song, Dijana, and we see that "beauty is relative".

In the afternoon, we continue the editing process and the teenagers guide us through the footage they captured. Another important task is to get the voice-overs taped and the texts in written and translated into English. There will be a Montenegrin version of all the films and an international version, because all films will make it to the OneMinutesJr website and take part in next year's OneMinutesJr awards.

But before they go anywhere, they need to be finished, so back to the editing tables for now...





Daily Diary from the OneMinutesJr workshop in Montenegro in 2010


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