The Digital Media Making Club (DMM for short) is a very active club. At the KAS our extra-curricular activities are varied, there’s something for everyone! We want to showcase our clubs and all the fantastic work they do. This week we are looking at the Digital Media Making Club.
We caught up with Apple S, President of the Digital Media Making Club, to ask her what it’s all about!
Club members: 10
Meeting Frequency: Once every two weeks (there’s a bit of emailing back and forth though!)
Time Spent on Club per week: About 2-3 hours pw (depending on events etc!)
The Digital Media Making Club was started by Apple and her two friends Alice and Ivy. All three had a passion for videos and exploring different kinds of videography, and from there, it grew! They remembered that the KAS used to have weekly announcements and were sad to no longer see that. They decided to take matters into their own hands and start a KAS Media Report. While they were used to working on projects by themselves, handling everything from directing to scriptwriting to editing (and acting!), they quickly learned that with more help, they could really reach more potential.
The best part about being part of the club? Alice really says it all: “DMM allows for people who are passionate about different aspects of media such as filming and editing to collaborate together for the production of videos which consist of skills from different individuals. Being part of the club means the exchange of skills and continuous learning of new techniques!” Working together isn’t just a saying here. In order for a concept to go on to execution, editing, and the finished product, everyone has to pull together. They push themselves and each other to do the best they can. Their finished products are actually really quite amazing. Check out their Youtube Channel here.
Ivy also feels that working with so many different aspects of the school is very rewarding, “Interviewing people sounded really frightening to me in the beginning, but I soon discovered more interest in the making of such videos as we receive positive feedbacks after publishing the videos.”
Being part of the Digital Media Making is no walk in the park, though. With a mission to keep fellow students up-to-date with all the goings on at the school, it is turning out to be quite a big task. Apple confesses, “Our goals are basically creating video news and creating digital products for other clubs that need our helps (ie. logos, videos), but every time we come up with new projects, we couldn’t really manage our time to achieve our [own project goals].” That doesn’t stop the DMM club from making some really amazing videos. In the fall semester alone, they managed to pull together quite a collection of on-campus events going on (watch the recap video here). You’ll “almost always spot some [DMM] members with camera gear at every school-based event,” Alice chimes.
As for their proudest achievement, it is surely the KAS Media Report. Apple says herself, “most people know what is [the] KAS Media Report when the anchor starts saying ‘Hello, welcome to KAS Media Report, I am your anchor…'” and that is an accomplishment in and of itself. Not everyone might know what the DMM Club is, but they certainly recognize the finished product!
So, do you have what it takes to be part of the DMM club? Ivy is clear on one thing, “We are hardworking, as it takes a lot of time and energy to create videos.” Alice also has her two cents: if you “have experienced running out of laptop storage space when editing (or is it just me? lol)” then you know a bit about their struggle. Apple sums it up nicely, you need to be “creative in coming up with new ideas to make our video always better than the previous ones. We are risk-takers that we are not afraid to try new things, and we always learn from [our] failures. The most important thing that I think most of our members have is perseverance.”