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World Music Day 2013

Idea behind the Video

World Music Day is one of the most exciting days in the world where all you can see is music everywhere. One of those music scenarios was happening in Pakistan as well. The task was to simply capture the activity, the performances and the audiences enjoying themselves.

Filming of the Video

World Music Day was happening in three Pakistani cities, Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. I was capturing the video in Karachi and the other two cities were being covered by other freelancers.

My challenge was to make sure I have enough footage to edit the video by just using my own footage if the other freelancers don't give me something credible to work with. Since I wasn't given the privilege to coordinate with them, I had little idea what kind of footage I'll be receiving.

A stand out shot is at around 1:05. A low angle has been used to capture the DJ in foreground getting lost in his music with a blinking light in the background to hypnotize the viewers into keep watching the shot until it ends.

Editing of the Film

To my great surprise, the other freelancers didn't capture anything other than the song performances. So I was saved by my extra effort to capture extra footage on my own in Karachi.

Editing task was simply to intercut the various artists' interviews with the fun and happening vibe of the event. Other than that, there was nothing more which I thought of doing with it.

Impact of the Final Video

I fully confess and admit that this is one of the most mediocre videos I have produced. I can't seem to recall what went wrong. The end result is just a generic, mundane and a clichéd little video that any other video producer out there could have produced it. This video is just not me!

Let's Collaborate

If you shot some footage and need someone to edit the video, I would love to jump on baord and collaborate with you. Have a look at my other works to see my style and experience which I build over the years.

Your Thoughts

I really need your help to figure out how I could have made this video much more better and much more engaging?
I would truly appreciate some constructive criticism in order to become a much better filmmaker and a much better storyteller.