After spending the last four days living at sea, today we had onshore activities to do. We met with the mentors in Bajo Bakery, and collected and sorted all our photos and videos to prepare conservation communication through our second weekly video diary. We also made a storyboard to arrange the whole story, and ensure that each scene in our weekly video diary communicates a key message to the audience.

Storyboarding is important for video- and film-making, because it directs us to state the messages and purposes of making a video or film. We thought back on our experiences during the second week of the internship, and then visualized how the video would look with all our footage.

We learned how to make good narration for the video to improve our communication skills, and make the video easy to understand. It helps to show the emotion of the messages that we bring. Then we practised our narration in front of the camera by reviewed our technical videography skill.

First, we tried to practice in Bajo Bakery where it doesn’t have a lot of noise. Andy asked us to practice outside, near the coast and find a good spot or angle for the background. We used the rule of thirds that we learned in the first week of internship, with each of us interns taking it in turns to talk in front of the camera, as well as to be the cameraperson and the director.

We received a lot of attention from the local children, and so we took this opportunity to introduce ourselves and share some information about manta conservation. Children play anĀ important role for the future conservation, especially children in Labuan Bajo they should help to protect the biodiversity richness in Komodo National Park.