July 23, 2012

Take One Step-Sinema Hot Sun.

The first step to success is to take that one step.

Date:_14th July 2012
Venue:_ Goethe institut.
At this day Hot Sun foundation (Kibera film school, KiberaTV, Hot sun productions) was showcasing some of the works it has done in training slum youth show their creativity through films.

I worked at the Photography desk to help in editing the still photos that were taken that day and make a slide show.

At this desk we also answered questions about photography like;
How to set your camera, the types of cameras, what is shutter speed and aperture priority?
Erasto with guests at photography desk.
However this was a challenge, explaining to persons who had no knowledge of photography, it made me realize that the enormous knowledge/skills I have learnt in the past five months at the Kibera Film School.

This was an exiting, exiting , super exiting experience and being that it will be a quarterly event the people would come to appreciate what we do best FILMMAKING.

I had a great time and a very exiting experience.

To support the great youth of the Kibera Film School, please visit our Global Giving Page

July 20, 2012

Leading the Celebration at Sinema Hot Sun.

Joskey as the main MC?
I did not see this coming. I was to be the official social networking person, only to be reshuffled to this new position a day to the event. I did not think I’d make a good MC despite having been a speaker on several occasions.

Just note, being a speaker in any forum is very different from being an MC even in the same forum, an MC should lead the “celebration” read, celebration mood J

Joskey with fellow MCs Mike and Max.

How did I make it?
  •  ·         Arrived to the venue 2 hours early to prepare myself; TIP it always good to arrive early and see the room empty, it gives you courage when the crowd fills in, try it.
  •    Had been part of the organizing team, so I understood well the event; Avoid instances of being handed a prepared program and u are told to follow it, ask to be involved in the planning.
  •  ·      Good communication with my fellow MCs. We had different abilities, and so we utilized them well
  •       Prior preparation with the whole team; developing a culture of Preproduction
  • ·      Above all we worked as a team
  • ·      You have to be always thinking 2 steps ahead of your crowd!

To support the great youth of the Kibera Film School, please visit our Global Giving Page

July 19, 2012

'Sinema Hot Sun' Goes To Goethe Institut.

"My experience as the 'raffle girl'/receptonist", Rebecca Musanga 

Saturday 14th July 2012, Wow! What a day that was..

We arrived at Goethe institute by exactly 2pm and started arranging the auditorium. With the entire team present. Each member had an task M.C., security, photography, videography, sound, receptionist and sales people.

I was assigned to be at the reception where I had to welcome the visitors and ensure they sign in and leave their contacts for future events to be organized.

Trainee Rebecca Musanga at reception table.
I got to interact with a number of people who had no idea of what Sinema Hot Sun was all about while others asked very funny questions that never related with the event.

Guests sign in for sinema hot sun showcase

"Raffle girl" i was in charge of giving raffle tickets for the first 40 people to arrive and only three out of the rest would be lucky to walk away with a DVD. 

Finally the M.C Josphat Keya called my name, I came running holding the raffle tickets together with the prizes. Everyone was waiting patiently to be announced as a winner but we only had lucky three. One person among the crowd was called to help me in picking the lucky raffle tickets and soon the new winners were announced.
Some people felt bad because they really wanted to have a copy of the DVDs  but who knows…everyone has his or her own lucky day.

At the end of the day i had fun and we took as many photos as possible to remember how fantastic the event was. I cant wait for the next Sinema Hot sun!!!!

To support the great youth of the Kibera Film School, please visit our Global Giving Page

July 17, 2012

Foundation in Filmmaking At Award Winning- Kibera Film School


The Foundation in Filmmaking course developed out of years of filmmaking in East African communities. Our approach is unique among training institutes in Kenya. From the first week, trainees learn through hands-on projects all aspects of filmmaking, from scriptwriting, storyboarding, production, directing, camera, sound, editing, marketing, distribution, film festivals, entrepreneurship, and social networking. 
Over 60% of our graduates are working in the Kenyan media industry. In a series of outdoor community screenings, we have shown our films to more than 30,000 people. 

Working with the Spanish Embassy in Nairobi, we are co- founders of the annual Slum Film Festival. At the 2011 Filamu International Student Film festival, Kenyatta University, Hot Sun Film School won all the major awards (11 in all).

Kibera Film School Trainees on set

Evaluation is based on competency. Each trainee is evaluated on her/his skill on each type of equipment and software before proceeding to the next level. Industry professionals work as instructors assisted by past graduates of the Foundation in Filmmaking course.

Tuition and Fees are the least expensive for comprehensive filmmaking training in Kenya and represent one third of the actual cost of the training of the five months intensive full-time training. 

Registration (upon acceptance): KES 5,000. Monthly: KES 10,000 Fees can be paid in installments.
Deadline: Next Application: 15 Aug 2012. Classes begin 3 Sept 2012. Full time for five months. 

Applications available at accounts@hotsunfoundation.org

Foundation in Filmmaking: TOPICS
Introduction and Orientation 
Introduction to Visual Storytelling 
Social Networking: facebook, twitter, blogs, vimeo, youtube, other tools 
Photoshop: manipulate photos, basic design elements 
Storytelling: Story development, Research, Script writing 
Pre-Production: Planning and preparation 
Directing: Treatment and storyboard, how to direct actors 
Production: Production management, planning resources necessary to make film 
Cinematography: Stills, Flip cameras, DV camera & semipro camera 
Post-production: Data capture and management, Offline editing on Final Cut Pro 
Sound: Recording sound on shoot, music and sound design in post production 
Weekly film screenings with discussion and critique 
Life Skills and Entrepreneurship: film festivals, audience, marketing, distribution

Recording at Sound Room

Foundation in Filmmaking PROJECTS The video projects for the twenty weeks Foundation in Filmmaking course are:
Project One: 2 minute, individual. Genre: personal experience, drama (My World), drama
Project Two: 2 minute team Genre: Citizen journalism. Story on art, sports, young entrepreneurs. Distributed on Kibera TV, Roma Media and local channels
Project Three: 1-3 min, team Genre: Promotional video 

Trainees showing visitor how Photography is done

www.hotsunfoundation.org info@hotsunfoundation.org ©Hot Sun Foundation 2012

Hot Sun Foundation's Vision is social transformation through media and art.
Our Mission is to identify and develop youth talent to tell their stories on film.
Community participation is fundamental to our programmes and training.

To support the great youth of the Kibera Film School, please visit our Global Giving Page

July 9, 2012

Safaricom Foundation Donates 100K To Kibera Film School.

There’s nothing that can match the joy and delight of Kibera Film School trainees on the news that Safaricom Foundation Donated 100K.

 Mercy Murugi en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercy_Murugi sheds more light on the award winning film school.

 Sandra OJiambo from Safaricom Foundation shares a word with a colleague. 
 Some of the journalists who covered the event.

Trainees, Mercy Murugi Trustee at Kibera Film School kiberafilmschool.blogspot.com/with Sandra Ojiambo from Safaricom Foundation receive a cheque of 100K. All smiles.

And we will continue to do what we do best Training the Youth in Filmmaking.
THANK YOU Safaricom Foundation.

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It's not just a name welcome and learn the art of filmmaking. Our training is hands-on.