FOUNDATION in FILMMAKING
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
• 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
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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