To further equip selected technical staff from Camiguin's local government units and DILG Provincial Office on the documentation skills needed to better communicate the government’s thrust, programs, projects and activities to the public, a two-day Basic Photography and Hands-on Video editing workshop was conducted on August 9-10, 2018 at DILG Camiguin Provincial Office, Mambajao, Camiguin.
DILG Region 10 Information Technology Officer Jose Miguel Siao and Communication Information Committee Coordinator Twig Cyla Bacal facilitated the workshop discussing the following: (1) Introduction of Basic Photography and Videography, (2) Basic Camera Settings, (3) Formulating the Storyboard, and (4) Basic Editing: Adobe Premier Pro and Filmora Editor.
With this, ITO Miguel Siao underscored the importance of telling a story through video production and photographs.
“One of the most important stages of planning out your video is creating a storyboard; and one of our goals is to make the people easily understand our desired message,” he said.
He also emphasized to be aware of the time when making videos. According to him, most videos should be 30 seconds up to two minutes at most, depending on the production; anything longer could lose the interest of the audience. He also highlighted to practice and learn the art of videography during their free time to master the filming and editing aspects.
Meanwhile, CIC Coordinator Twig Bacal encouraged the participants the use of different composition techniques. “There is only one way to learn the different techniques - go out and shoot. You will learn the most from your mistakes and less perfect shots,” she said.
A total of seventeen (17) participants attended the activity, composed of DILG Camiguin Technical staff namely LGOOs II Dannica Cimacio, Jeffrey Caangay and CDO I Chris Gabor, along with the participants from the Camiguin Provincial Government Office, Municipalities of Mambajao and Sagay.