Ramcie Sunga, Year 11 Film student provides her reflection following the recent success of the MicroDocumentary Film Screening, a successful start to the QACI showcase calendar of events for 2019.
"If a million people see my movie, I hope they see a million different movies." – Quentin Tarantino
Being one of the filmmakers that night, I have to say that the hard work and group effort last semester was worth it.
Last year, the Year 10 film students have dedicated their final efforts in making their collaborative project, each taking a formal role such as a Director, Editor, Cinematographer or a Sound Designer to collaboratively produce a real-life example of a Documentary.
This is the moment we've all been waiting for.
After countless hours of planning, writing, interviewing, shooting and editing, we had finally finished creating our first documentary. The part where we celebrate and unite together to watch each other's unique creative work. Not only that, but a night where we are also shown support from the QACI staff, teachers, friends and family who take time to attend the evening.
What was the best feeling of all?
Being able to watch everyone's films and see everyone's reaction to it. Given the amount of time spent on it this is where you realize that everything was worth it. That night, I have never been happier to see my group and the hard work of my fellow peers on the big screen and the fact that we were able to deliver a strong emotion for the audience.
Unlike most groups, which was to entertain the audience, our group's intent was to inspire and remind the audience of the people that they should consider in their lives. The people behind the scenes who create the bigger picture.
Recognizing and learning about different real-life topics around the world helps us to gain knowledge and awareness of our society. Therefore, this collaborative project was a great learning experience for us, and for everyone who has watched it.
Overall, the documentary screening was an absolute inspiring experience and a delight to see how other people appreciated our hard work in transforming a simple idea into the bigger screen.
I must say that I'm proud of all the filmmakers involved… WE DID IT!
...article written by Ramcie Sunga, Year 11