“In Nollywood we don’t count the walls. We learn ways to climb them.”
- Bond Emeruwa, President, Director’s Guild of Nigeria
Nollywood UP Training – December 2012
Apply here – www.nollywoodup.com
The Nollywood UP Training is the ﬁrst phase of the Nollywood UP, a partnership between Lagos State Government, Nollywood Workshops and the Coalition of Nollywood Guilds and Associations. Our team will provide cutting-edge film training to professional Nigerian ﬁlmmakers in the interest of building capacity industry-wide.
Filmmakers will be selected to participate through a competitive and transparent application process that considers their experience, skills and willingness to train others. Professional filmmakers and instructors from the Nollywood Workshops training staff will facilitate intensive Master Classes in the areas of Cinematography, Directing, Sound, The Business of Film and Distribution, Screenwriting, Editing and Acting.
The Nollywood UP Training will take place in Lagos Monday, December 3rd – Friday, December 7th, from 9am to 5pm. This training is free for all attendees. Lunch and snacks will be served, materials will be provided. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Applications close November 15, 2012.
Instructors: Bob Caputo and Franco Sacci
Lagos: Sept. 17-18, 2010, Enugu: Sept. 25-26, 2010
The goal of this workshop is to outline the important connection between film techniques and storytelling. Lighting, editing, picture composition and camera movements can evoke motions like fear, anger and compassion without a word of dialogue. The participants will exercise their critical tools, analyzing and breaking down scenes from modern and classic movies. Practical tools and techniques to fully execute original shots on any budget and under the pressure of very tight shooting schedules will be comprehensively covered.
Increasing the quality of field sound recording, Nollywood could dramatically raise the production value of its movies. The costs and investment is considerably lower compared to other areas of production.
Lighting/Digital Cinematography (HD)
A great emphasis will be put on natural lighting and low cost solutions to take full advantage of the immense possibilities that the African environment and landscapes offer to Nollywood filmmakers.
Here the term “practical effects” denotes those special effects that are produced on-set, without the aid of computer-generated imagery. Many of the staples of action movies are practical effects. Gunfire, bullet wounds, rain, wind, fire and explosions can all be produced on a movie set with low cost solutions.
Post-production is constantly evolving and its complexity is daunting for all filmmakers. Our goal is to provide direct training in this area, and also offer a path to Nigerian editors to stay in contact with colleagues around the world through forums and online communities.
There is a great opportunity to do good with Nollywood films, which are widely distributed throughout English-speaking Africa. Experts in “entertainment education” will lead workshops for directors and writers to develop story building and script writing skills that incorporate educational, yet entertaining storylines about social issues, including health, democracy and governance, and women’s empowerment.