Imagine Cup 2010 Malaysia Video Submission Tips & Tricks

Closing date for Imagine Cup 2010 Malaysia Semi Finals is just around the corner. I bet every competitors now are burning midnight oil to complete develop as much as possible on their system in order…

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by Ooi Keng Siang


About Ooi Keng Siang
My name is Keng Siang, a student who undergo Master degree at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). At the same time I’m also part of the Microsoft Student Partners program. I’m also a graduate Computer Sciences student from USM in year 2009. I like to explore and learn new technologies in the world of computer. I spend most of my time on the Internet, learning technologies that interest me, social networking, debugging my software and etc. I like to play game too.

8 Responses to Imagine Cup 2010 Malaysia Video Submission Tips & Tricks

  1. koekoecrunch says:

    Say more about the importance of design! More about UI design! About branding and presentation design! 😀 😀 😀

  2. Aeris says:

    Thanks so much for the information. Should the narrative and the other team members appear in the video demo?

    Thank you.

    • Keng Siang says:

      Well, only one person narrative is enough. Other doesn’t really need to show up actually. It is up to your whatever want to show your face or not. 🙂
      It doesn’t hurt to show all member’s face.

  3. Jasy Liew says:

    Great tips to follow. I am not an avid blogger so I am going to add some important points here in KS’s blog.

    1) Since you have a time limitation, focus on showing the uniqueness of your system. Don’t waste time showing how to log in or enter user details in registration forms. Cool features capture attention (this is your goal – to keep viewers/judges interested to learn more about your system). Try to maintain a meaningful flow from one feature to another.

    2) Identify your target users (very important).

    3) A storyboard would be very helpful to make sure that the flow of your video is smooth. The storyboard also ensures that you won’t miss out anything important.

    4) As highlighted by KS, creativity is highly encouraged. I always liked the problem-solution approach. Instead of jumping into the demo of system features right away, introduce the team and do mention about what kind of problem you are trying to solve (a short intro would do – try not to drone on and on about the problems!). Tie in the system features to the potential IMPACT of your solution to the target users and to the society as a whole. The focus on IC is to create technologies with an impact on the lives of people.

    5) For the sake of consistency, use only one narrator. It takes time for listeners to get familiar with a voice so a sudden change of voice in the middle of the demo video is a major distraction. Narrate your story in a clear but lively manner. Try to avoid a mono tone.

    I hope this helps. Keep your creative juices flowing!


  4. DEN says:

    thanks for the information!

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