I was delighted to be asked to rejoin the team for an incredibly unique 2020 Festival. This year there was so much change: a new Festival director Marten Rabarts, a new brand and logo design, and a new online-first approach due to the COVID-19 pandemic placing New Zealand into lockdown. My role as the Film Festival's part-time Online Social Assistant was to assist the Communications team with videos for social media and the on-demand streaming platform.
Over 7 weeks, I created for social media 6 film collection trailers and 36 mini-trailers for individual films. For the online streaming platform, 54 pre-roll introductions, 26 Q&A's and 2 Masterclass videos were edited using footage filmed live at select events in Auckland and others provided by the directors, producers and/or actors in each film. Additional video edits included an introduction by Festival Director Marten Rabarts and an introduction by New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern. The colour schemes and styles of animation and design were created by Inhouse.