A Film Making Workshop for Beginners
Malaysian students are now making short films in French and German.
For the past few weeks, Shoot that Idea, a film-making workshop for beginners was held at IPBA (International Languages Teacher Training Institute) with students who learn French and German languages.
Shoot that Idea workshop is initiated and supported by Goethe Institute and Alliance Francaise. Director of Goethe Institute, Dr. Wolf then suggested Da Huang Pictures to be co-organizer for the workshop. Participants use Canon FS100 video cameras which are sponsored by Canon during the workshop.
"We (Alliance Francaise and Goethe Institute) had organized a video film competition among German and French high school and university students last year. Shortly afterwards we worked on Da Huang's proposal and set up the plan for five workshops in the first half of 2009", said Dr. Wolf.
The participants are mentored by filmmakers to make documentaries and short fiction films. Among the mentors are Tan Chui Mui, Zan Azlee, Liew Seng Tat, Khoo Eng Yow and Woo Ming Jin.
"It is strange to be surrounded by a group of Malaysian who speaks French and German fluently in KL," said Tan Chui Mui about her experience of the workshop in IPBA, "I was very impressed by the outcome. The students had been given many limitations but each of them managed to produce a short film and a documentary within 30 hours."
Main purpose of organizing this workshop is to introduce simple filmmaking techniques to participants and provide every student hands-on experiences of making a short film with accessible tools. At the same time, those done video clips are uploaded on YouTube for sharing purpose.
Here are the videos filmed by the students during the workshop. Some of the videos are so art-house and made Tan Chui Mui constipated for a few days. Check them out here!
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