Coronavirus has had a massive impact on the world, with many major events forced to cancel due to social distancing advisories and fear of spreading the virus. However, for some events, cancellation was not an option, so they found innovative ways to keep the event up while still staying safe. This was the case for the South Shore Science Festival, where this year, for the first time ever, it was held virtually.
It was also a big year for me, as I was the Film and Video Coordinator for the festival. This role allowed me to hone my video making skills. Right from the beginning, I was tasked with editing multiple large multimedia files, and refining them into concise, well-organized videos that could be uploaded to YouTube for public viewing. To add to the already daunting task, these videos needed to be completed within a day or two to enable maximum viewership. These videos helped to raise awareness about the festival within the community and drew a large audience.
I want to thank the Program Co-chairs Mr. Manuel Barrosso and Mrs. Kathy Hogan as well as the entire SSSF team for this opportunity. The community came together and had a treatise of science and a talk by Nobel laureate Prof. Richard Roberts.
This gave me a great experience on managing a program level job and improved my speed in producing work products. It also introduced me to many new editing techniques that simplified the video-making process. All in all, I think it was a great experience, and the fair was a great success. I am proud to have helped play a part in such an amazing project, and got better as a broadcasting student.