The COVID-19 pandemic did not stop PORT (People of Remarkable Talent) from producing initiatives for creative arts despite having to take a different approach.
The B-Roll Creative Video competition saw a total of 78 entries from several states trying their luck in the inaugural contest.
PORT General Manager Nur Hanim Mohamed Khairuddin said the competition was to spice up arts and cultural activities with the concept of new norms via social media platforms, as a means to highlight local artwork.
“Video enthusiasts have the opportunity to showcase their skills in utilising the latest technology as a competitive, creative and quality video production medium.
“We can also highlight the importance of videography art as a recorder of people’s lives or to convey a message and tell stories more effectively.
“‘B-roll’ video is a technique for producing a story and continuity in a creative video production,” Nur Hanim explained in a recent media statement.
The competition took place from June 10 till July 10. The video duration was set to not exceed two minutes and was free themed. The results were announced online on Facebook live on July 17.
The judging session was conducted by professional juries: Commercial Film Director, Zaim Rosli and PRS Production Sdn Bhd Cameraman, Mohd Arif Azmi.
The first prize went to Naqib Alif Ishak Mohd Khusainy, 27 from Selangor, with a video titled Making A B-Roll (1.32 minutes). V. Kesavan, 28 from Perak, with his video titled The Heist (1.20 minutes) took the second place and in third place was Muhammad Alif Ismail, 27 from Selangor, with his video titled Cards (0.28 minutes).
Cash prizes of RM3,000 (first place), RM2,000 (second), RM1,000 (third), RM500 (fourth), RM300 (fifth) and consolation prizes of RM100 (sixth to tenth) were presented to the winners.
Nur Hanim also thanked the Member of the Board of Directors of PORT, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Dato’ Mohammed Radzi who also channeled special contribution to those involved in making this competition a success.