IRRI-ADB Project holds video production workshop for outscaling postharvest technologies
To further improve the spread of new postharvest technologies, the IRRI-Asian Development Bank-funded Postharvest Project held a video production workshop for outscaling postharvest technologies on 24-27 April at the IRRI Training Center.
Eleven information officers from the Mindanao Rural Development Program, Caraga Region, and Cebu and Camarines Sur provinces, committed to producing videos on postharvest technologies after the workshop.
Overviews of the project and postharvest technologies were given by project assistant Reianne Quilloy and IRRI assistant scientist Christopher Cabardo, respectively.
The workshop featured various lectures and discussions from the preproduction to postproduction phase in making videos. Rona Rojas and Trina Mendoza, Irrigated Rice Research Consortium communication specialists, discussed the scriptwriting and pretesting and evaluation processes, and the participatory video approach.
Eric John Azucena, information management specialist at the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, discussed video composition and camera movements. IRRI video and photography specialist Chris Quintana shared new video trends, the IRRI video protocol, and his experiences from the field.
Edmund Centeno, chair of the Department of Education Communication, and Jon Paul Maligalig, both assistant professors with the University of the Philippines College of Development Communication, guided participants on steps in video shooting and editing.
The workshop culminated with the presentation of postharvest videos created by the participants and awarding of special prizes.