Videomaking contest launched
The local movie industry has struggled in the past few years. Some say its failure to manage copyright well is partly to blame.
Lawyers and industry people hosted a creative video clip production workshop at Cyberport on April 14 to promote the 'My Video' competition (www.myvideo-competition.com).
Those who attended the workshop learned about copyright protection, new software technology and basic camera techniques for video production.
Ryan Ng, a solicitor in the Intellectual Property Department, explained basic copyright issues for people who produce video clips. Ryan Chan, product marketing manager of Microsoft Hong Kong, introduced software to improve presentations.
Ho Wai, president of the Hong Kong Film Critics Association, and film director Chris Ng Ho-yin offered a beginner's guide to shooting videos.
'It is very important to make use of a storyboard to visually tell the story of an animation, panel by panel. It expresses an idea of the storyline for the camera operator, actors and other teammates,' Ng said.