from left: Ho Si Hao, Vittorio Carrecci Wei Long, Christina Mok, Siti Zalilah Binte Rosli, Syafiq Syahmi bin Zakariah and Godon Koh Wan Rong.
With the 8th ASEAN Para Games (APG) almost upon us, the Ngee Ann Polytechnic-Infocomm Technology (NP-ICT) Transfixion Production team has been busier than ever, capturing rehearsals and behind-the-scenes footage to be used at the Games’ opening and closing ceremonies.
Led by lecturer Christina Mok, NP-ICT Transfixion Production consists of five other members from the School of Infocomm Technology – teaching associate Ho Si Hao as well as students Vittorio Carecci Wei Long, Siti Zalilah Binte Rosli, Godon Koh Wan Rong, and Syafiq Syahmi bin Zakariah.
“We feel especially honoured to be part of the [ASEAN Para] Games, the very first in Singapore's history. Just being among athletes [who are] dedicated to their sport has been overwhelming,” Christina expressed joy at her charges being given the opportunity to be part of this huge regional meet.
“They [the para athletes] believe in meeting the challenges and trying to triumph against the odds. The energy and commitment that they give rubs off on us.”
Having been equipped with the basics in photography and videography from their Multimedia and Animation course, members of the NP-ICT Transfixion Production are hoping to put their skills to good use, in service of the APG.
“The final product is a consolidation of the whole journey itself. We want to show the [APG] participants’ perseverance. The sacrifices that they make to practice, the time - it’s really amazing. We are hoping that our footage can bring these emotions to the audiences,” Vittorio revealed.
“It’s important we support each other in the community. For all kinds of events, supporting one another is the most important thing to do.”
Ngee Ann Polytechnic has also done their part to boost the team’s cause, by rescheduling project deadlines and providing them with high-end equipment such as two 4K resolution production suites, laptops and cameras. These have been integral to Vittorio and the rest of the crew fulfilling their duties of capturing the APG participants’ efforts.
NP-ICT Transfixion Production also guides and collaborates with the students from the Fuhua Primary School Infocomm Club and Clementi Town Secondary School Multimedia Services Club to photograph the creative process of the opening and closing ceremonies. Much of their work will be featured during the APG closing ceremony as well as on the Games website and Facebook page.
“They [the NP-ICT team] will gain a lot, not just brushing up on their skills, [but] the exposure they get, organising the shoots and finishing the stories. Every person they meet has a story to tell them. They will be touched, not just looking at the athletes from all over the region, [but] even [by] the dancers and the volunteers who come in. I think they [all] impart a lot to the students who are working on this team,” Christina pointed out.
“Life is not just going to classes and trying to pass the test, but [about] interactions with other people. The social aspects, and reaching out is equally important.”
Catch the 8th ASEAN Para Games’ opening ceremony on 3rd December at 8pm on our TV App: https://www.aseanparagames2015.com/digital-stadium/mobile-app