Believe it or not, it was only last year in Beijing, China with these fun-loving people that I picked up video shooting. As much as I love the production line, I wasn’t trained in the technical skills required as a videographer, much less a video editor.
However, when I was required to post a video daily on our program, I took it as a challenge. Everyday in China, during the inaugural youth exchange trip to Beijing, I learnt something new. I took shots which were just for fun.
To my horror, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Malaysia posted my videos on their Facebook. “Awwwww… such poor quality videos. Those videos will embarrass the embassy!” So, I needed to learn quickly and improve. Lucky to me, there were reporters around us and their video news helped me learn quickly on how to take good shots, close up shots and angles to take.
Everyday, I would spend an hour or two just to make a short video clip (ranging from 1 to 5 minutes) using just the smartphone. Upon returning to Malaysia, the habit contagiously made me started LIve ‘N Give and the YouTube channel.
Life is just that…. the rest is up to me to make things great! Life…. is definitely worth living.
Malaysia-China Youth Friendship Programme 2018
Believe it or not, this was my FIRST TIME to China. I had many opportunities in the past but almost all failed due to unforeseen circumstances. As I co-led 36 handpicked student leaders to Beijing, I envisioned to have a group of fun-loving, high-spirited youths who will grab the opportunities available. It was also a time to put my facilitator skills to test.
This video was created as a summary of our trip, as part of the ceremony where the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Malaysia presented yet another youth exchange fund for the continuity of friendship programmes among youths in Malaysia.