Not so long ago, making a movie using smartphones may have been a
foreign concept. But, young filmmakers, from various townships in Gauteng, are
about to learn how using smartphones can benefit them.
As a way of taking advantage of the widespread presence of smartphones in South Africa, two of Johannesburg’s bright minds are on a journey to ensure that using such devices in filmmaking cannot continue being an unfamiliar concept.
Lebo Motaung and Neo Rathebe, both Founders/Owners of Immortal Media, will be hosting a Digital Film Skills Development Project for Township Youth; a seven-day workshop set to take place from Monday, 04 November 2019 to Saturday, 09 November 2019.
The workshop seeks to educate upskill and teach young people, from various Gauteng townships on how to capture and produce high quality films and other professional video content using cellphones.
Rathebe adds: “We are hoping that, post the workshop, the aspiring filmmakers would have been exposed to technology that can make them commercially tradable content; content that includes vlogging, community-based news, community focused documentaries, music videos for community based artists, community sports events, long and short form scripted stories and screening of community theatre productions.”
Part of the objective behind the Digital Film Skills Development Project for Township Youth workshop is to promote the use of smartphones as a viable content making tool, and to equip youth from rural and township areas with practical skills to use smartphone as an innovative method for content creation.
Interested aspiring filmmakers are invited to send emails outlining interest to LeboM@immortalmedia.co.za and/or Keneilwe@immortalmedia.co.za.