|Rhinolophus philippinensus AKA The Most Kick-Ass Bat in Town|
Friday, March 11, 2011
DONE! SORT OF!
I must say it feels good to be done with this project and to have finally seen it on the big screen! It was a hectic week of editing, but it worked out. Unfortunately, I'm not really done with this project yet. Now that all the fun stuff is edited, I now get to make a Tagalog version of the video... My next step is write up all of the English narrations in the video and send them off to be translated into Tagalog so I can add subtitles. I must say I am a little disappointed that I will not be present at the actual screening of my video, since it will premiere in the Philippines. After that it will be used as an education tool around the country I guess... It's weird that I won't really know where it will be ending up. Overall though I am very pleased with how the video has turned out. I think I hit all the points I wanted to cover and I've been working on this project for almost exactly a year, so it is nice to finally see a finished product.
I must say now that it is (almost) finished that this was quite a bit more logistically challenging than I had expected. I had sort of expected that doing the actual editing was the only hard part, but organizing the translations (with the help of Jodi of course) and figuring out the soundtrack was pretty tricky as well. That being said, the use of the internet has been an invaluable help in making this project, and it would have been nearly impossible to do everything I wanted to do in the time I had without the internet. Both the translations and the soundtrack were organized without a single face-to-face meeting, which I thought was amazing, but a little strange.