DMS-SOM – Making of Farewell Video…

June 2, 2009 at 3:20 am (DMS-SOM, Experiences) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Its again a mystery how come we did this video and to gods grace, v did it again, with gr8 lot of effort than the last time and made it a memorable one for all the batch of 2007-2009 DMSians…

As all i rememeber its the first week of March, and i was having a very much tight schedule of exams for the whole week, in the middle myself, pradhep and prasanna used to chat abt making this video and what can be the concept and it can be done, many a times, it ended up in vain, bocs v couldnt concentrate much better and weren’t able to make a framework, like last time when we made video for Milan….

for Milan Video, Take this link:

First Phase:

First phase has been collection of stills from all, but not a gr8 support, since all are bugged up with exams and other works, but inspite few gave the backup of the stills, and v gathered it around for more than a week… Idea of formulating how the video shud be, was no way close as v r seperated by exam time table and i used to stay in hostel during exams and my team mates prefer staying in home. It went on as we gathered stills around these closing days with SBM cam , Prasanna’s Cam, Arun’s Handy cam and also my mobile…. 

Second Phase:

After making up the full collection, finally pradhep came out with the idea for making the credits, it looked good but was so tough, but in 2 days time v were able to that, farewell was getting so closer (12th march), but v were no way nearer to finish the video, finally started the full swing work on 11th night in prasanna’s home, i shifted my CPU to his home and started working for the whole day night, about 3 to 4 in the morning prasanna wasn’t satisfied with the way video has come out, then v searched the net for farewell video and seen few, which really helped our morale as they were very much normal and our video looked much better. finally satisfied prasanna and myself worked till 7 in de morning and left pradhep to work and we both went to sleep, woke up back by 10 in the morning, time was clicking, and we were just 50% done, then prasanna’s got some food for us from his relative house an v all very much hungry and finished the things off and continued to work till evening 7.30 and finally made the video. Then took my system back to my home and copied the video in the pen drive and rushed to farewell(it has started by 6.30 itself) and reached the dept by 8… (In the middle traffic police men wasted 10 mins for checking out license and those stuffs….)

Third Phase:

Video was played and as we expected everyone liked it, and it set the tone for farewell as many felt bad of leaving such a beautiful place. and the lines of vairamuthu came true (Kanneril thaney engal Farewell party).  since we made the video in a real hurry, it had few mistakes and needed editing again, which means, just my part was left to trim it up, after few days, myself and pradhep thought v could add the farewell sequence(last scene b4 credits) also (since it wasn’t ter in the version 1.00)…. Yep we finally worked on it and made the necessary things for it and the video is ready, we displayed it in the bus while we were on to a tour to mahabalipuram its version 1.20. 

Final Phase:

Even in the video displayed in the bus, had few errors, which was visible only to creators eyes and this time its me alone worked on it for abt another 5 to 6 hours and made it look as it is now… Which u can name it Version 1.40… and i was planning to update it for a long time but due to time constarint i wasn’t able to do it.  Finally today got some time converted the video in the flv format and uploaded in the youtube, Now i can be assured that these beautiful days cant be erased from the memories and in the world of Internet…. Thanks to google for that…. But it has asked me to split into 3 parts with 10 mins time limit. which took some time again to make it up with correcting the sequence and aligning perfectly with the time limit. All made perfectly…. Here it is for u…

First Part:

Second Part:

Third Part:


While typing this all 2 years of my college life has gone past my eyes, really THOSE WERE THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE….


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