International Physics Olympics

Beijing, China

 

Physics Olympics Awards Presentation
49 seconds, 875 K

Case History # 1

China, Canada, USA

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Making a television documentary in... Beijing China Montreal Canada Baltimore

THE CLIENT ORGANIZATION:

Not this trip.

BIGGEST HURDLE:

Equipment Language/Communication Supplies

PIECE OF CAKE DECISIONS:

For China, bring your own crew /equipment

COULD GO EITHER WAY:

Editing could be done in Hong Kong or be brought back to the USA.

SURPRISE:

The Chinese Government, even though we were invited guests, could not be depended upon to give you free access to all needed locations.

HOW TO DEAL WITH SURPRISE:

Be prepared to negotiate each location TWICE...leave time for this necessity.

HELPFUL HINT:

The Canadian border is not necessarily an easy one to move equipment and people across.

OUR THINKING:

Approach this project with the idea that you need to be self-contained. And, that you will need, no matter what is supplied to you, YOUR OWN TRANSLATOR. The Translator is your advocate on location, so s/he must be able to deal for you. We decided to edit this in the U.S. because it would play in English and NTSC on television. (Later you will see that we made quite another decision on another project.) The IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE is, pay up front attention to what line scan the finished product will play in for both convenience, cost and picture quality.

FINALLY

Bring your own toilet paper, and more tape stock.


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