National Chiayi Senior Commercial Vocational School third-year students Liu Chuan-yu, Chien Ling-yen and Chang Yung-chi borrowed their school’s DSLR camera to make their first ever production, Encounter. They have now been chosen as one of three groups to represent Taiwan, and on Nov. 23 they will travel to Japan to take part in the International Asian Youth Film Exhibition where they will go head to head with groups representing 16 other countries.
The theme of the exhibition is “The moment I feel happy” and the rules state that participants must shoot a three-minute film using only home-use film equipment; subtitles and voice-overs are not allowed.
Liu, who operated the camera, said they took approximately one month to shoot the film. According to Liu, inspiration for the film came from Chang — one of the group members — who doesn’t know how to ride a bicycle. The film’s story describes a female student who has little interaction with her classmates. She manages to overcome her fear of failure, tries once more to learn how to ride a bicycle and revives the friendship with her classmates.
(Liberty Times, Translated by Edward Jones)
Photo: Wang Shan-yan, Liberty Times
1. go head to head v. phr
一較高下 (yi1 jiao4 gao1 xia4)
例: The two teams will go head to head in the final match.
2. inspiration n.
靈感 (ling2 gan3)
例: Many Chinese painters’ inspiration comes from nature.
3. interaction n.
互動 (hu4 dong4)
例: Aside from my South Korean colleagues, I have very little interaction with foreigners.
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