Construction work can only march forward towards completion and cannot go backwards. If there were no one to take photos or videos during the construction period, there will be no more opportunity to record the process. Therefore, to record the construction work and materials periodically and occasionally using existing photographic equipment, computers and software resources; and to categorize, select, save and edit the photographic records timely can generate a relatively complete record of the construction process. This way, it is more possible to edit diverse clips and albums in coordination with superiors' demands or use in construction promotion.
The postproduction of the TIAA MRT Construction Album includes script writing, dubbing, music, film editing and animation production. Execution methods are roughly as follows:
1.Script writing: the organizer should propose the primary draft focusing on the album subject and submit for the Leading Cadre's approval. Next, with 2 – 3 rounds of evaluation by relevant department directors, the script can then be finalized.
2.Dubbing/Narrating: employees with clear and sonorous voices are selected to narrate the film and the narration is recorded in the soundproof archive room in MRT Engineering Office.
3.Audio editing: the audio files recorded from the dubbing needs to be post-edited including removing background noise, adjusting voice tempo and volume, etc.
4.Film editing: using film-making software to insert the audio files into the audio timeline.
5.Based on the dubbed/narrated contents, insert appropriate clips into the video timeline. Proper adjustments should be made.
6.Each clip should last shorter than 5 seconds and proper editing and color adjustments can be made to the clips.
7.Animation production: create animations in coordination with the album subject and features.
8.Soundtrack: choose suitable and authorized music as the album's background music.
9.Album cover production: use designing software to design album cover, print it out and attach the cover to the album disc.
Up until now, there are already 7 TIAA MRT construction documentaries produced by the MRT Engineering Office. Ever since the production of the documentaries was made by the MRT Engineering Office, millions of government expenses were saved. Moreover, the most valuable outcome was that a group of photographic experts were cultivated during the process.