May 24, 2012

Trainees Learn How To Report For KiberaTV.

Reporting for TV!!
Oh yes!

This one of the many stories Trainees at the film school are working on for KiberaTV..

                       ARTS AND CULTURE 
 We have chosen Gold mine foundation as our institution that is involved in; Arts and Crafts, Theatre and Drama, Music and Dance, The school of wisdom and entrepreneurs club. 
It is a foundation built for the youths in the slums to help them nurture their talents in arts, business, sport and religion.  
Story of Erasto walter and Audrey Max.

Trainees (senior reporter) Mathew Kigen {REALLY} and Erick Sirama take the baby steps of reporting for Kiberatv.

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May 9, 2012


Sometimes I wonder,
Few times I ponder,
Most times I just think,
Other times I wish.

It has come to my realization,
Even without a notification,
The type you are in imagination,
I have to put it as a declaration

Whenever you talk I see sense,
You beat me up to my senses,
You are not mean with your expenses,
In addition to your experiences.

You are more than a friend,
One true community I promise,
That I will treasure you without a measure,
That you will be in my heart forever.

Kibera Film School you are special,
God’s free gift to me,
A role model for me,
I can’t explain how special and,
What a treasure you are.

words of Rebecca Musanga a filmmaking trainee at KFS

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Rebecca Musanga reading her script before the shoot

It was on 26th Thursday when the shooting timetable was scheduled and I was notified to be the first to start. I had mixed feelings because I was exited at the same time afraid, what if I made a mistake? Nevertheless, I accepted since everything about me was set to go. I borrowed two flip cameras and a flip charger that evening to ensure all things were set and could not wait for Friday.

Early the next morning I woke up to start preparing the location where most of the actions would take place as I arranged the required props. At around seven in the morning, I was set to pick my cast and crew who were to gather at Hot Sun Foundation premises little did I know that only a quarter of them had arrived.

Rebecca and her colleagues on set 

My first frustration began when I started looking for the rest as I spent my credit calling them. On that same day, one of my cast who was to act as a mother just informed me that she won’t make it so I had to look for another actor immediately. Damn it was very stressive but thanks to my cameraman, Erasto Walter who helped me to get a replacement.

The second frustration began when we were late on set, so we had to shoot all the scenes in a hurry because the cast involved wanted to go back to their normal business.

My third frustration was when the flip cameras just decided to misbehave and went on and off in the middle of the shoot and when we tried capturing a nice shot, an aeroplane kept on disturbing, hence we were forced to cut and repeat as many takes as the aeroplane would allow. Before we finished shooting, it started raining heavily so we had to end the shoot leaving out some of the scenes.

Considering the fact that it was a zero budget film, I was very frustrated but I had to accept that sometimes shit happens. I have learnt a lot of things from my first shoot and in my next project I will always have a plan B just in case a mess is likely to crop up. People always say that experience is the best teacher but I must admit that experience does not guarantee efficiency. 

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