Training on video editing attended by information officers of Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II (JRMP II) in Sibalom, Antique on November 3-5, 2021. Said training workshop was organized by the Department of Agriculture (DA) for information officers in their banner programs and attached agencies including National Irrigation Administration (NIA).

The training workshop addressed the need to upgrade the skills of the agricultural information officers in strengthening the creation of audio-video contents to increase brand awareness. This as the agency recognized the wide use of social media and other online platforms as sources of agricultural data. 

Ms. Donna Saraswati Galindo, one of the resource persons, reminded the participants that good editing equals to good storytelling. An expert in the field of video editing, Galindo shared that good editing is focused on the story that conveys the message and everything will go seamless. A story is what matters most. She added that as video editor, you should remember the purpose of the video, the director’s direction, the length of the material, viewers’ background, content needed and the medium where to publish the video. 

On the other hand, Galindo also shared the proper framing and composition techniques in taking videos. According to her, arrangement of visual elements is important in conveying the message. Framing includes extreme wide shot (when using drone), long shot (show location, characters and actions), full shot (shows the subject wholly), medium shot, close up shot and extreme close up shot (show eyes).

Meanwhile, Corazon Buala of DA -RAFIS said that video editing is challenging. She added that the training on video editing will enhance the capability of the information officers in telling good stories. /JP Ramon  Salvilla