Fast-rising Nigerian movie producer cum director, Seyi Specialborn alongside other theatre veterans, is set to training some individuals who desire to realize their dreams in the industry easily.
The short film course is tagged Digital Filmmaking Training: Learning from the Professionals and it is basically for people who have passion for filmmaking and are poised to turn their passion into a profession by acquiring the required functional knowledge and necessary skills.
This practical oriented course is billed to equip participants with the nitty-gritty of filmmaking and it is scheduled for all SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS in the month of JUNE, 2012 at INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM, NUJ PRESS CENTRE, IBADAN-NIGERIA. The training highlights include Acting for the Screen, Writing for the Screen, Directing and Cinematography while Steve Aluko, Bimbo Ogunsaya (Sababi) and Seyi Specialborn among others have been billed to facilitate the training.
After the completion of the training, a movie will be shot where all participants, alongside other veterans, will partake at all stages of the production. This movie would thereby become a reference project and a showreel for all trainees as their names appear in the credit. It will be an opportunity for them to confidently put what they have learnt into practice and afford them privilege to start their career working professionals.
Having talents is not enough, skill acquisition helps. It will be illogical for professionals to feature untrained actors in movies just like it is suicidal to parade untrained soldiers for a battle. Experimenting with untrained actors is a waste of money, time, energy and resources. Even though you possess the talent, remember, millions of other people are also talented even blessed with greater talent but training distinguishes some individuals amidst crowd.
Seyi Specialborn Studied English Education at Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Theatre/Media Arts at University of Ibadan and Digital Filmmaking at SAE Institute, South Africa and he has written, produced and directed several movies among which are Ninu Aye, Awoye, O'RiBakan, Ayesan and Fortunate Accident. He was nominated for International Young Screen Entrepreneur of the Year Award oragnised by British Council in 2008 and Best Director at 2011 Edition of Yoruba Heritage Awards in London.
DATE: SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS IN JUNE, 2012
VENUE: NUJ PRESS CENTRE, IYAGANKU GRA, IBADAN
FEE: N20,000 (Twenty Thousand Naira Only) Per Participant