Friday, January 21, 2011

311. Be hands on and learn from mistakes in video production

On Fri Jan 21, 2011, I was happy to meet the ex-intern who completed her first year of vet studies at Sydney Univ. She had done a video of pyometra for me and so she did contribute to the company and that was good.

She presented me a "Soo Kee" jewellery paper bag with a yellow ribbon. So I thought I must have got a present of diamonds or gold.
"Can I open it?" I asked her. "Thank you for the jewellery".
"The bag is nice and so I used it. It is nouggats from Australia."
I was just jesting with her.

"Did you score high distinctions in all subjects?" I asked.
"No," she said. "There are so many topics to study and learn."
"I hope you don't have to re-sit papers," I said.
"No," she replied.
"That's good. It seems to me that a student whose parents save and sacrifice their personal pleasures to send a child overseas should not fail in exams. What topics will you be studying in 2nd year?"
"I have not checked the syllabus," she smiled.
It would be new subjects and I am sure she would be doing well.
"Well, don't spend too much time on online farmville, as I noted from your Facebook," I said. "Time is better spent doing some reading or acquiring new skills like improving your video skills with better software. The one you did for me was using plain software which could not be used to vary font size or change font types."
She would be doing another video educational project for me. "Do it," I said. "There will be mistakes made. This hands-on experience makes you learn and be better at documentary production. There is no other way to learn except to do it."

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