David Jablonski


Empowering the next generation of innovators

I was invited to participate in the media group for FUNtech 2017 at the University of Applied Sciences in Graz. FUNtech is an annual event where pupils from schools nearby visit our university, participate in workshops and get to know the different fields of study that FH JOANNEUM has to offer.

Photo by Peter Kovácz

The media group, which consisted of 18 pupils & 13 students of the media & design department, was responsible for taking photos, sharing the event on social media & making a video that encompasses all of the workshops. I was mainly involved in the video production process. We shot over 2000 clips over three days and ended up with 150GB of footage to sort through.

I was responsible for the final edit of the video, which had to be done on a very tight schedule: filming ended just about 24 hours before the final video, including music, animation, sound design & color correction had to be done. With the help of my colleagues, who made the animation, music & sound design, and pupils, who edited rough cuts for most of the workshops, we were able to get the film done just in time for first screening. Although there were some sound issues with the first version, it was overall very well received.

I'm very thankful to have been given the opportunity to be a part of an incredibly talented team full of really wonderful people. I'm already looking forward to next year.

You can see the full film below.

We used six Canon 5D DLSRs & two Sony video cameras for filming the individual workshops. The edit was done using Premiere Pro CC. We used a variety of microphones with Zoom audio recorders to record the interviews and a bunch of hard drives to share the footage & make backups.

Other tools include not sleeping the night before the edit had to be done and a lot of enthusiasm from everyone involved.


Year: 2017

Tags: Film  Education