How to do it step by step
Choosing the topic and an installation that fits it
In the case of this installation, it was easy to find a topic that fits the Millennium Development Goals and the profile of the Hungarian Railway Museum. So, we decided to introduce those women who had recently passed the locomotive driver’s test and who were the first in Hungary to choose a career that was hitherto only for men. The best option was to present them in a short film. The film can be watched in the museum’s lobby.
A driver training course for women started at MÁV-Start Zrt. (Hungarian State Railways), a first in Hungary. This gave us the idea of linking this development to the issue of gender equality, by creating the next Museo Mundial Project installation. We asked the ladies who already work as train drivers to take part in the short film. They gladly agreed.
Preparing the plan
We planned the film’s content. In addition to the Hungarian female train drivers, we really wanted to mention other positive examples from around the world, as well as the fact that in some parts of the world women do not even have the opportunity to study let alone pursue careers traditionally reserved for men. To obtain more detailed information, we also talked to the manager of the driver training course at MÁV-Start Zrt. (Hungarian State Railways).
Involving the filmmakers
After obtaining quotes, we selected a professional film crew to shoot and edit the film and carry out post-production work, all at very affordable prices.
Preparing the final script
First of all we edited the screenplay. Then we collected archive photos of African and Asian women and wrote the narration script.
Scheduling the shooting
One of the most difficult tasks was scheduling the shooting. Since all the film’s actors have full-time jobs, it was hard to find a day when they were all available for shooting.
Shooting the film and post-production
After the shoot, the film had to be edited and undergo post-production. The narration, the sound and subtitles were also added.
Film release and screening in the museum
The film is continuously screened in the lobby of the museum on a television set, with the help of a USB flash drive. In addition, we uploaded the film to the museum’s website and to YouTube