Melinda’s Letter to the Future
Melinda works as a Technologist at our Chemicals division in Singapore. She says working at Shell has provided a platform for learning. Melinda shares her plans to make a positive impact on the world, and says the support of her colleagues is helping turn her ambitions into reality.
This is Melinda's story
Duration: 1:07 minutes
In this video, we meet Melinda, an engineer working at Shell in Singapore, and she describes her background and how her job at Shell makes a difference.
60 SEC BIOG MELINDA V6 - 16x9 MASTER Transcript
Click-clack of mechanical keyboard.
Engineer – Singapore
We open on a low-angle still shot of the Singapore skyline on a cloudy day, with the skyline reflected clearly in the calm waters of the bay in the foreground. Title text displays over this shot.
[Background music plays]
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Interview with Melinda
Engineer – Singapore
I’m Melinda and I’m a process technologist.
Close-up of Melinda looking out the window of a cab as it moves along a city street. We cut to footage of the view through the window of the cab, London city skyscrapers visible at the horizon below blue sky.
When I’m working, I always want to make sure that in everything that I do, I give my best.
Close-up footage of Melinda speaking into the camera, seen against the background of an office interior.
Reverse view footage of a black cab stopped on a city street, and we see Melinda opening the rear door and stepping out onto the street.
I want to be in a company that is responsible for their actions and is actually thinking about the real problems.
Close-up footage of Melinda speaking into the camera, as before. Next, the shot pans from reverse-view to front-view footage of Melinda walking across a bridge over the River Thames, London city skyscrapers visible at the horizon below blue sky.
What sets Shell apart from all the other companies is their commitment and their responsibility towards the earth. That’s what makes me happy.
We transition into and out of a still shot of Melinda and colleagues, all wearing Shell branded clothing, smiling and posing in a group shot. Close-up footage of Melinda speaking into the camera, as before. Time-lapse footage, from various angles, of a team installing a vast field of solar panels, seen below blue sky.
The first thing that struck me when I went for some of the recruitment activities was how comfortable everyone is with all their colleagues, all so friendly, so willing to share.
Close-up footage of Melinda speaking into the camera, as before. Tracking medium high-angle footage of Melinda and another woman talking and laughing together as they walk through and open-plan office area. High-angle footage of Melinda and other young Shell employees talking and laughing together, seated in reception-style chairs in an open office environment; this cuts to a side-view of the same. Close-up footage of Melinda speaking into the camera, as before.
I was thinking, wow, this company is amazing. Yeah, we are really a family here.
Close-up high-angle footage of a laughing Melinda, seen through a reddish haze. Next, we see wider angle shots of Melinda socialising with colleagues.
We are all so geared up towards the same thing, to transit into cleaner production, and we can actually inspire the next generation to be responsible for their decisions and make a difference in the world.
Low-angle time-lapse footage of the sun rising behind clouds in an orange sky. Slightly panning aerial footage of rows of solar panels in a green field, the sun reflecting off a row of panels. Slightly zooming bird’s eye view of an FPSO vessel moving through the ocean. Tilting bird’s eye view of an LNG carrier alongside an FPSO vessel in the ocean, cutting to a panning side view of the vessels. Close-up of Melinda’s hands typing on a laptop resting on a table, cutting to low-angle footage of Melinda looking down at the laptop screen. Close-up footage of Melinda speaking into the camera, as before, cutting to a high-angle close-up of Melinda looking down at the laptop screen. We cut to a close-up of the document open on her screen as she types her name at the end of the document. Next, we see a side-view close-up of the laptop on the desk as Melinda closes the lid. We dissolve to a white background.
Transition to Shell Pecten centred on a white background with text displaying below.
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The Future. Yours to Make.
© Shell International Limited 2019
The views and opinions expressed here are those of the individuals featured. They do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Shell group and its affiliates. The forward-looking statements made here are only examples of the featured individual’s work at Shell and desired outcome, as well as their personal wish for the future. It should not be relied on for any purpose.
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