‘’The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.’’ – Casey Neistat
Learning experiences that allow students to gain a deeper knowledge or expertise in areas of interest or excellence. These experiences are also utilized to develop skills necessary for current or upcoming curriculum.
This year, I decided to continue my passion, film making but it’s not just me who is doing it. My friends, Neang and Marady are doing it, too! So we collaborate and write some movies and shoot it. We were trying to participate in a film festival and we didn’t have time to make all so we only made one. In this independent discovery, we were writing movies, planning the shooting and talk to the actors and edit the film.
Check out my video!
Disclaimer: The film is in Khmer(Cambodian language) because it needs to be in Khmer for the film festival.
On the 26th of March, a big event happened in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is the Phnom Penh Youth Film Festival(PPYFF). Some of my friends and I submitted some films. I submitted a documentary about Cambodia Fisheries. I didn’t expected to get an award or anything but I got an award. The award is the Best Documentary for people that is older than 13 years old but younger than 18 years old. I told one of my friend that if I get an award I will be super shocked. At the moment that the emcee announced that I got an award, my heart was beating so fast. I got goosebumps. I also got two membership cards from LegendCinema, a certificate and a 3D printed trophy. I will attempt the next PPYFF next year. I am so thankful of the people who helped me with my film.
In Liger, we have a program called Independent Discovery. It is a time where students can propose what they want to discover about by them self. As some of you know, I love making films so I decided to have a independent discovery about film making. This independent discovery is all about cameras, editing and other film stuffs. When I started the independent discovery, Liger just purchased a new Sony FDR-AX33. It is a 4K camera, it looks great and I absolutely love it. I also learned a new editing program called Adobe Premiere Pro. Now I’m really comfortable using both the Sony FDR-AX33 and Adobe Premiere Pro. Whenever there’s an event in Liger, Rich (my learning facilitator) tell me to have the camera and film the event.
Both of these pictures were taken at Koh Seh using the Sony FDR-AX33.
This is a maximum zoom on the Sony FDR-AX33 on the sunset.