The Coptic Orthodox Church in Melbourne approached Rockmans Creative Media for an exciting new video production project in January 2010. The Coptic Orthodox Church does a large amount of mission work in Fiji and their next venture is to build an orphanage for 100 boys and girls in Nadi, Fiji.
To successfully fund the orphanage the church commissioned RCM to produce a promotional video. After many group meetings the concept decided on was “Through the Eyes of a Child”.
A promotional video production hosted and narrated by four Fijian children.
This was a great way to achieve a “soft sell” video that comes from the heart. The video production script was created by RCM’s creative writer and eight interviews were planned.
RCM spent two days shooting in Suva, Fiji on a whirl wind trip with little sleep.
With our two guides we ventured into the streets and markets, into squatter villages and small communities.
We then spent five days in our Avid edit suite and created three variations of the promotional video.
Above you can view the “director’s cut”, a much shorter version of the video production.
Take note at the 1 minute 45 seconds mark for one of those “magical” shots that can’t be scripted… a young orphan boy sitting sad and idle sees a child the same age on his way to school. They lock eyes and the orphan gives him a smile but as soon as the school boy passes he cannot hide the look of sorrow in his face as he wonders… why not me?
RCM have created other video production projects for the Coptic Orthodox Church including a website video production for their Theological College and an awareness video production for YouTube.
If you would like to donate to the Fijian Orphanage project an account has been set up:
Saint Mina’s Orphanage
BSB 063 159
Account Number 10489550