Most Outstanding Video Production - VEGA Promotional Video
List of everyone involved in this video production. Please include: first and last names, whether or not they attend your school during the time of the production, and their roles during this production.
All were students of LSU at the time of the production.
Cameraman: Megan Le
Dancers (The Spice Girls):
Please describe the purpose of this video, your intention and goals, as well as creative process behind it.
This was a promotional video for VSA-LSU’s Vietnamese Entertainment, Gala, and Awards Night as a request by former VSA-LSU president, LSU alumni, and guest speaker for VEGA 2018, Tong Nguyen. The video was created to advertise VEGA Night through a fun and engaging way and to direct guests to the location of the event. The idea behind the video was based off of the “Wannabe” music video by the Spice Girls because of the upbeat music, and it is a popular song that can uplift a crowd easily. Advertisement for VEGA Night was incorporated into the video by depicting the E-Board members in their preparation for the night. They were shown getting ready in the bathroom, tying their shoes, putting lipstick on, etc. The next clip led viewers to the location of VEGA Night, the Royal Cotillion Ballroom in the LSU Student Union. In the “Wannabe” music video, the Spice Girls are seen dancing a simple routine on a staircase, so the VSA-LSU E-Board recreated the routine, or at least attempted to, on the steps of the Student Union. The video then followed the E-Board lip syncing and welcoming the viewers into the Royal Cotillion Ballroom. The promotional video was posted on Facebook prior to the event, and it was also played at the beginning of VEGA, which was the cue for the E-Board to stand up and spontaneously dance to energize the crowd and set an enjoyable tone for the night. Overall, it is a nod to both the fun and the professional aspects of VSA.