A couple of weeks ago I was in Washington D.C. for the day staying with my friend Sartaj Singh Dhami. You might know him from some of the videos he has posted online (Gatka Experimentation or Sikh On the Street). Anyways, during my quick visit I thought it would be great to do some short promotional videos to encourage people to make a video for the SikhNet Online Film Festival. We wanted to show that with a simple camera and a little bit of creativity you could do all kinds of fun things. So during that day before I flew back home to New Mexico myself and sartaj recorded about 7-8 different videos. These are things that we did on the spur of the moment. We just had silly/fun ideas and just did it. We didn’t have time for reviewing the video footage or getting things fine tuned. We just brainstormed some ideas, turned on the camera….and started filming. We did some with little digital cameras (in video mode), some with a cell phone (though we didn’t have time to finish it), and some with an average video camera (recording audio through the camera). In other words we didn’t have any special equipment. All that was really required was a unique idea and some effort to put it all together.
Every week I will be posting one of the videos that we made in hope that YOU (yes….I’m talking to you) will make a video for this year’s film festival. Remember anyone any age can submit a video so no excuses!
Here is the first video that we did. It’s a bit embarrassing for me but I’m willing to look silly if it helps encourage you to make a video.
Thanks again to my friend Sartaj who had lots of fun, wacky ideas, and did all the editing/recording for these videos. Ish Amitoj Kaur (Kambdi Kalaai) was also there with us the day before, but had to leave. If she could have stayed, who knows what we would have done? We could have had all all-star cast and film crew?? Hahah… Stay tuned next week for the next one :)