BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Starting to like taking picture and video since High School, Geamy Permata Wijaya, a 2019-grade student of Social Welfare Department, UNPAS Faculty of Social and Political Science, won a champion in two competitions at once.
In last December 2019, Geamy successfully got the first place in the Category of Public Service Advertisement Video in the event of Pekan untuk Sahabat Karakter held by Character Building Center, Ministry of Education and Culture.
“The 2-minute advertisement is entitled ‘Keadaan Kahar’, describing a story about a person who is exposed to Covid-19 and thinks that he/ she will be shunned and excommunicated by his/ her friends. In fact, he/ she was encouraged by his/ her friends,” she explained through phone call, on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021.
At the same time, Geamy also got the first place in Student-level Shor Film Competition in the 2020 Educomm Festival Universitas Mercu Buana (UMB). The short film was entitled “Seutuh” describing a story about a self-love or loving ourselves.
In the making of public service advertisement, Geamy work with the team of two partners from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) and Universitas Komputer Indonesia (Unikom).
“The team is called NF Projectf, consisting of [my] friends in High School. The short film itself was also made by the same team, with two additional members from UPI,” she said.
Although the film was made by less members, the videos could be briefly finished. Geamy also said that it needed 9 days to finish the video.
“We worked nine days, including forming the concept, shooting, video editing and video finishing. So, in one team, there are those who become the model, cameraman and editor. Especially for editor and cameraman, we take turn,” she explained.
Before attending the national competition in November 2020, Geamy and her team also won 3rd place in the Cinematic Video Competition at the Alacazam event, The Power of Youth Revolution held by Pesantren Unggul Al Bayan Girls’ High School, Sukabumi.
Geamy said that the important thing to pay attention to when making a video is to form the idea. To create the advertisement, she and her team need to pack up the information in such a way that it can be conveyed in short duration.
“In the advertisement, we try and tend to compile the message and moral value supposed to be described as brief as we could. We observe the whole thing, seek for what kind of description we want people to know and find out. Meanwhile, at the short film, we set the plot first to make it interesting for people to watch,” she added.
Having a video editing skills that she learned on her own, in the near future, Geamy and her team plan to participate in a similar competition. However, they have to adjust and set a schedule to start video production.
In the near future, Geamy want to keep improving her video editing skills to be able to make more new creations. She also sends her advices to all colleague students to keep improving themselves.
“You are not allowed to get lazy to do something. We do not move on, if we do not start ahead,” she ended. (Reta Amaliyah S)*