Become the Light


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Become the Light

The student team Space Nomads of the Faculty of Journalism of the al-Farabi Kazakh National University won an unconditional victory in the "Energy of the Future" contest for the best student video from the Canon Europe company, having won first place and a voucher worth 600,000 tenge for the purchase Canon video equipment. On September 6, the award ceremony took place in the Austrian pavilion at the International Exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana.

The future journalists from KIMEP (2 place) and Nazarbayev University (3 place) competed with our students. The films of all the teams met the requirements of the competition, but the work of our students was especially noted.

Become the Light, a short film created by the 4th year student team: Nikita Danilin, Togzhan Kayrat, Aynura Ilchibayeva and Alexander Grigoryants. The head of the team is the Acting Associate Professor of the Department of Press and Electronic Media  Moussinova Assel Akhmetovna.

The authoritative jury of the contest, composed by the famous film director and writer Satybaldy Narymbetov, popular video editor Mikhail Toptygin, director and producer Ruben Kazaryan, managing director of new technologies and head of the Canon CEE office in Kazakhstan Alexander Smiryagin, highly appreciated the creative work of the team.

"The film turned out to be creative, very stylish and truly authoritative, – Alexander Smiryagin noted in his message. – I was surprised that the students managed to combine the realization of the social idea with the technical side: excellent camera work and high-quality sound imposition. An unusual form of presentation of the topic through non-standard video editing ".

The captain of Space Nomads team Nikita Danilin noted that it was very interesting to work with professional EOS C300 EF and XF305 cameras, 16GB memory cards and EF-S 18-135 and EF 24 f / 1.4L lenses - Canon equipment: "For me, as an operator, this was a kind of challenge. And I am grateful to Canon for the opportunity presented. As for the video – we wanted to shoot something abstract and even art house. There was a desire to approach the topic creatively. The main message of the film is addressed to people. Be the light. After all, every person with his creative principle is the energy of the future! "