For the past 20 years, I have been
writing text and inserting images.
Now I try to learn how to create
interesting videos. The following is one of my first few attempts to create
video with interest. This video was filmed by me at at the 25th Anniversary of
the Nonyas and Babas at Malacca in late 2012. There were around 700 participants
from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia.
I am not a Peranakan (Straits-born Chinese adopting the Malay culture),
Instead of sitting down with strangers making small talk, I took my camera to
the dance floor and tried to do some videos. One video may be of interest to
HOW DID I PRODUCE THE VIDEO ABOVE?
Hook - Protagonist -- An attractive woman with flower in her hair. She loves
dancing. Introduction - Crowded dance floor. Focus on this dancer if
possible. Middle - Antagonist -- Another good-looking woman who loves dancing
too. Unable to video protagonist as the dance floor is crowded.
Break boredom of viewer -- I angled the zooms lens vertically. Not a good
idea. Zoom on singer A camera man went into
the dance floor and blocked my view. Steady hand to produce
good video with focus Back to protagonist
Antagonist is hearing some conversation but the music is loud.
Other dances Ending - End of song
Is this video capturing the
attention of viewers? I think so. But it is up to the general viewer to judge.
Join the fun rather than just eat and watch the poor quality TV screens
of the dancers. See the real people and appreciate life if you know how to
I thought the song was "First Romance" but could not find it in
You Tube. I grow up listening to Cliff Richard's songs. At that time in the
1960s, there were no distractions like coloured TVs and the internet or mobile
I presume the song was "Falling In Love With You" by Cliff
Richard and they are at:
songs are for baby-boomers who grow up with music of the 60s. Unfortunately, the
young generation seldom hear them as the baby-boomer generation was too busy
building up their careers working long hours. I may go to the Cliff Richard's
performance in Singapore in Feb 2013.