Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 360 – This was the only usable version?
Feng Yu sent Liu Kun and his girlfriend to their hostel. But it was too late, and the doors were locked. Feng Yu immediately hinted to Liu Kun. What are you waiting for? This was the best excuse to bring your girlfriend to the hotel!
Although Liu Kun was a nerd, he was not stupid enough to give up this opportunity. Feng Yu secretly passed Liu Kun a 100 RMB note. The staff at the front desk was also smart: “We only have one room left!”
Feng Yu patted Liu Kun on his back and left.
It was very late, and Li Na can only return to Feng Yu’s apartment. Feng Yu told Li Na that his parents had a good impression of her and then, they spent a beautiful night together.
The next morning, Feng Yu sent Li Na back to her University.
After Feng Yu’s lesson in the morning, Feng Yu drove to his parents and noticed that his parents had already packed their luggage. Their flight back to Bing City was in the afternoon.
“Mom, Dad, why don’t you stay for a few days more? Go back with Wu Zhigang and the rest after New Year’s Day.”
“No. We had visited Beijing last year. There are no places here that we want to visit. I will return home with your mum first. When will you return home during your winter break?”
These few years, the time Feng Yu spends at home during his school breaks were getting lesser. Zhang Muhua had been grumbling about this.
“I need to visit Moscow during this coming winter break. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, there are some changes to my businesses there. I need to go over for a few days. Don’t worry. I will return home before the end of January.”
“Ok. Remember to take care of yourself, and others.” Feng Xingtai patted Feng Yu’s back. He felt pleased with his son. It was like the piglet he rears had grown up and ready to breed.
Feng Yu rubbed his nosed: “Dad, mum, let’s go for lunch first. After lunch, I will send you to the airport.”
Seems like Mum and Dad does not oppose his relationships with Li Na. With Feng Yu’s family status, they do not have many expectations for their daughter-in-law. It was also hard to find a girl whose family’s situation to match theirs. As long as the girl comes from a typical family, they can accept. They were quite pleased with Li Na when they met her last night.
After lunch, Feng Yu’s parents took a taxi to the airport. Feng Yu was forced by his parents to return to his school. His parents do not want him to behave like during his high school days, skipping lessons all the time.
The production staff of New Year’s Day Gala Dinner was all busy. This program had to be broadcast on New Year’s Day, and they had only two days to edit the film.
The staffs had noticed a critical issue. They had recorded the rehearsal, but the host’s clothing was different from the actual night!
That means that most of the rehearsal recordings cannot be used. The footages that showed the host were all useless. Some of the performers and nominees were also wearing casual clothes. The production team had not noticed about this minor detail last night.
When Xu Yipeng looked through the recordings, he noticed that during the rehearsals, the nominees that wore casual clothes were all from Bing City! They must have plotted this. They want to prevent him from using the footages from the rehearsals!
If he cannot use the rehearsal recordings, then they can only edit from last night recordings. But it was only later, the production team noticed that yesterday’s recording was really well planned.
From the start to the end, it was exactly 3 hours and 2 minutes. They had announced the duration of this program to be 3 hours!
That means they can only cut away 2 minutes of footages. It was fine even if they did not cut anything. CCTV had reserved 10 minutes for them, in case of any overruns.
The video editor looked at Xu Yipeng: “Director Xu, do we still need to edit this recording? I think we can just use it.”
Xu Yipeng was furious: “How can we just use this recording? How can those placards and cheers be shown to the TV viewers? Edit those parts away. Take note of the total duration, and the editing must be smooth. Those cheers must be removed!”
The video editor did a rough estimation and looked at Xu Yipeng: “Director Xu if we remove those footages, we will be short of at least 10 minutes.”
Xu Yipeng was shaking. How come it is like this? Oh, we can use the recordings from other cameras. There should be no problems with those recordings.
But when Xu Yipeng viewed the footages from other cameras, he discovered that he cannot use those footages, unless he removes all the footages of Bing City’s Aviation Factory, Tai Hua Trading and the rest of Bing City’s companies. This way, it would seem like CCTV was targeting those companies. Also, the winners that were from Bing City had purposely walk slowly to the stage. Xu Yipeng cannot be showing them walking 30 seconds to the stage! This meant that he was giving these few people preferential treatment.
The higher-ups had passed a regulation that forbids them to give preferential treatments to individuals. This footage cannot be used! Furthermore, it would be too dull to show someone walking toward the stage.
Xu Yipeng grabbed his hair. He does not know what to do. He thought that he had controlled the timing of the recording of the Awards ceremony well and it should be a good thing. But now, he does not think so. He could not edit out the parts with those Bing City’s companies. Why didn’t he ask the host speaks more and extend the time?
All these happened because of Feng Yu.
Feng Yu had given red packets to the directors, cameramen, host, and editors. He told them that these red packets were from the association to reward them for their hard work.
After accepting the red packets from Feng Yu, these staffs tend to follow Feng Yu’s requests. Furthermore, these staffs had seen CCTV’s Deputy Station Chief Jia telling Xu Yipeng to respect the decisions of the organizers. CCTV was only assisting the association in recording this program!
Who’s the organizer? Feng Yu was the main organizer!
Also, Feng Yu did not make any unreasonable demands. He had only asked them to follow the rundown of the program. His only requests were only the switching of cameras must be fast and accurately. The host must give the winners more time for their speeches, and the editor must make sure the video was not edited too much. There cannot be too many changes. Especially those footages of the audiences and award winners. After all, this was an award ceremony.
Before the start of the recording, Feng Yu sent the host a set of new costume. He told the host that this costume was sponsored. The new costume was indeed more beautiful than the costume worn by the host during the rehearsal.
So, the host changed into the new costume. Many of the performers had also received new outfits. This caused differences between the actual and rehearsal recordings!
Feng Yu was satisfied. Even if this was a recorded program, he could also make CCTV broadcast the program the way he wanted. Unless Xu Yipeng really dares to use all the footages from the rehearsal recordings. But Feng Yu could still make use of his status as the organizers and made up an excuse, saying the performances during the rehearsals were not to par, to force CCTV to change it!
No matter what, the broadcasted program must be according to what Feng Yu wants! Feng Yu was not a director, but the directors must listen to Feng Yu!
Xu Yipeng sighed. There was nothing he could do now except for showing his higher-ups the actual and rehearsal recordings. It will be up to the higher-ups to decide. He had accepted his fate……