Rangatahi mō Papatūānuku – editing and upload

Department of Conservation —  09/03/2021

Rangatahi mō Papatūānuku is an important kaupapa for rangatahi across Aotearoa to get their voices and whakaaro recognised on a wider platform about how Papatūānuku can thrive. So, tag your friends, share our how-to videos and let’s get this conversation rolling with one another!

Workshop 4: Editing and upload

We’ve just had our final online workshop, ‘Editing and Upload’ take place last week so there’s plenty of online workshop content to help you make a 2-minute factual video. The deadline for submissions is next Monday the 15th!

Our final workshop screenshot – Thanks to everyone who joined in!

Storytelling through editing and upload

Jess talked about how often with factual filmmaking it’s never guaranteed that the story you plan, becomes exactly how you envision it to be. Through planning, shooting and editing you’re bound to create different versions of the same story. In saying that, the beauty of editing is that you can shape your content in the way that you like, so have fun with how you edit your story together!  Just keep in mind the overall theme.

Make sure you watch until the end of the video as Jess also talks through how to upload and enter your video into the video competition:

Easy apps/ software to use for editing + editing techniques

For easy and free apps to use for editing on your phone, Te Mahara suggested to use:

  • VN Video editor – Free
  • Quik – Free
  • InShot – Free
  • iMovie (For apple devices only)
  • Adobe Premiere Rush – Free
  • CapCut (Honourable mention from Ngato) – Free

For easy and free software to use for editing on your computer, Te Mahara suggested to use:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro – Free 7 day trial
  • DaVinci Resolve – Free
  • iMovie – Free (For Apple devices only)
  • VSDC – Free (For Windows only)
  • ShotCut – Free

Te Mahara also talked through what some editing techniques (such as montage, jumpcut or cutaways) are and how they can be used. For more information on the suggested apps and techniques watch through the snippet of Te Mahara from last week’s workshops.

Two-step checklist!

  1. Read through the Rangatahi mō Papatūānuku webpage to ensure you have everything before you submit
  2. Make sure to read the terms and conditions of the competition and that you agree to them

If you’ve done those two steps then you’re ready to submit!

As Te Mahara mentioned last week in his interview, I think it’s so important for our whakaaro as rangatahi on how  Papatūānuku can thrive to be recognised. The decisions that are made today, will be the decisions that impact the future us rangatahi will live in. So, share this kaupapa with other rangatahi, make a video and join the kaitiaki conversation (and be in to win $1000 as a prize too).

Remember – submissions close on the 15th of March!