The Production Workshop, an annual intensive practical training session for students of the National Film Institute Jos was recently held at the township campus of the Institute. The occasion afforded students the opportunity to try their hands on various aspects of film production with emphasis on upping film production skills.
Experienced facilitators from the Nigerian film industry were on hand to guide students on navigating various technical and skill challenges to come up with short film productions that meets global standards.
At the postmortem, the productions by students were subjected to critique.
Over the years, the National Film Institute has used the Production Work as a core of its training curriculum in training new generation of Nigerian film makers. The essence has been to expose students to not just the demands and discipline of shooting on location, but also in handling modern film equipment.
Students are trained to combine sound, picture and other images to tell a story from scripts that are generated from the advanced script writing class during the semester under the supervision of experienced filmmakers and other hands in motion picture production.
Because of its consistency and focus, students have benefited immensely from the various production workshops staged by the Institute in the past which has helped to horn their skills as film students. Upon graduation, NFI grandaunts have shown themselves ready to take head on the challenges in a competitive film industry because of the edge they have in film training.