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Video: CCTV documentary marks China's achievements

11-05-2012 19:09 BJT

CCTV has premiered its latest self-produced documentary this week to celebrate the achievements that have taken place in the past decade. Now we have a chance to go behind the scenes and see how the production team worked painstakingly to get the 7-episode series done: Every second of it took hours to edit, polish and perfect.

The opening scene of this 7-part documentary’s media pool includes millions hours of various footage, and the editors spent a lot of time looking for the perfect combination.

Editor Deng Zhouzhou said, "It’s difficult to find what we want sometimes. For instance, there are about 8-thousand clips matching the keywords ’ocean waves.’ We have to look through one by one to see if their angles fit the script. "

CCTV’s audio and video library set up 6 teams to support the documentary’s production on footage analysis, database query, and other technical supports. There are also several experienced archive managers who are able to find the right sequences from what they have stored already in their memories.

Yin Jianbai, archive manger of CCTV Audio & Video Library, said, "More often than not the script uses only a few words to refer to a historical period, but it needs background information, such as sound and image to make it a package. You can’t simply search keywords and make decisions on clip description, you have to know what the clips are about."

The overall length of footage used in the production process reached 15-thousand hours. But this is only one small bit of the library’s rich collection. After 9 years of hard work, more than half of the 1.3-million hour footage on tape is now digitalized and ready to use. The library has also established a close connection with CCTV’s own documentary channel, hoping to create more memorable pieces in the future.


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