“2021 Collaborative Video Making” Kicked off

The International Collaborative Education Promotion Division of GU-GLOCAL offers study-abroad programs to students in GU, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG, India) and the National University of Malaysia (UKM, Malaysia). These three universities launched four international joint degree programs (master’s and doctoral) in April 2019.

As we know, since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, it has become almost impossible for students to pursue their studies abroad. The “Collaborative Video Making Program” was launched in 2020 to provide the students of three universities opportunities to engage in online joint video making activities. Students work closely together for about four months to create video footages on their own.

In “2021 Collaborative Video Making,” eight from GU, four from IITG and four from UKM are split into four groups and work with students from different universities. Their video themes cover introductions of their universities and home countries. All communications among participants are conducted online, and they will rack their brains to determine their main themes and make a story. Video images taken in their respective countries will be combined and edited into one, story-based video footage

Associate Professor Takahiro Nitta, Assistant Professor Chika Takai and Assistant Professor Keisuke Yamada from the Faculty of Engineering, and Assistant Professor Kousei Yamauchi from the Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences are all responsible for providing comprehensive support for the participants whereas a producer from Australian advertising agency, “140 Element Pty Ltd” will give them various technical advice.

The “Online Orientation” for this program on Thursday, August 26 and Friday, August 27, 2021 began with an opening speech by Professor Yoshihito Ueno, Head of International Collaborative Education Promotion Division. It was followed by a staff introduction and program summary. After a series of introductory sessions, the participants attended their own “breakout room” meetings in Zoom, made self-introductions and discussed individual roles to play for their video making.

The “2021 Collaborative Video Making” has just kicked off. Please look forward to viewing their distinguished pieces of work at the final online competition scheduled at the end of November.

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    2021 Collaborative Video Making staff and participants on August 26

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    2021 Collaborative Video Making staff and participants on August 27