Creative minds on display
Hamlet's entry was a movie about young people meeting a female ghost who happened to be a hard-working Putonghua learner! "Indeed I want to encourage people not be afraid of learning Putonghua, which has become more and more popular nowadays," Hamlet explained.Chan's movie introduced the notion that learning Putonghua can be fun. "People can try to use more lively ways to learn Putonghua by employing the many resources in our daily lives, " he said. "Finding an interesting way to learn Putonghua can save you a lot of trouble!"
Both students put into practice what they learned about sound effects, film editing, narrative and writing skills, from their lectures and instructors in SCM.
The judging panel was impressed by the students' originality and creativity in presenting story ideas and grasping audience's emotions, according to Mr Winston Yang and Dr Lousia Wei , Lecturer and Assistant Professor of SCM, respectively, who served as adjudicating members.Since its establishment in 1998, the SCM has been encouraging its students to gain exposure by entering into media arts festivals and competitions, both local and international. Their talent has been honored with top awards in renowned events such as the New York University International Student Film Festival, the International Short Film Festival in Oberhasuen, Germany, and Festival in Videotage Video Contest. For more details on SCM students' achievements, please go to www.cityu.edu.hk/scm/news/awards.htm .