Advanced cinematography workshop, a success

DAVAO CITY, July 11 (PIA)—About 21 participants successfully completed the advanced cinematography workshop held from July 6-10 at the Davao Cinematheque, this city. 

The workshop is organized by the Mindanao Film and Television Development Foundation Inc. (MFTDFI) in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Philippine Information Agency Region XI (PIA-XI) with the support of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

The five-day workshop was facilitated by Mindanaoan filmmaker and cinematographer Arnel Barbarona, who recently won the Famas and Urian film awards for his movie “Tu Pug Imatuy.” 

Cinematography deals with the art of shooting films, these include camera operations and lighting. The workshop aims to level up the knowledge of these filmmakers with new techniques and methods in shooting their films.

Apart from the workshop, the participants also shot some short films utilizing their new learnings.

Ivan Tadena, assistant project coordinator of the workshop said many of the workshoppers are from Davao City with some delegates coming from Tagum in Davao del Norte and Koronadal in South Cotabato.

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“With their new skills we hope to capacitate our regional filmmakers in order to come up with better films, we have the creativity and the potentials, the workshops will really enhance their craft.” Tadena said.

The advance workshops complemented the basic cinematography workshops held by the FDCP last June 23-24. (PIA/RG Alama)

Source: PIA Feed