Mette and Tim will share their expertise in creative skills, life skills and technical skills with our students during their stay, and we are honoured to have them join the KFI team.
Mette Mohr Martensen from Denmark teaching the 1st year students in communication skills, she trains on how to generate ideas and later develop them into a journalistic way, while on the other hand training on to conduct interviews.
Tim from Netherlands assisting the first year camera operators on how to walk backwards with the camera while filming, the objective is to be able to film steady shots while walking with the camera focusing your attention on the subject.
As film makers we often receive assignments that vary from the annual events, music concerts, documentaries, featured stories, etc. Each assignment brings its share of challenges which can only be tackled by prepared and creative minds that are not afraid to try something new. Today we were honoured to host Mr. Jackson, who is a gospel artist, producer and a music teacher based here in Arusha, Tanzania.
He shared his journey with the Moving Tanzania participants who are currently taking the master classes in Sound and Music in Film making. Mr. Jackson is a self made producer who strive to pursue continues reading and research about how he can continue to produce quality production with limited resource. He demonstrated in brief his techniques behind producing quality music with his mobile studio (‘production sebuleni’) which he has been able to record many music production deals within timelines.
The following are the three tips that he shared as part of his success.
- Continues reading and research through the use of internet and books.
- Know your equipment (Software and hardware).
- Survey the location before the main production by visiting the rehearsal sessions especially for events like music concerts etc.
“To make a name in the music industry and have a market share, we need to embrace quality production at all costs.” Mr. Jackson Benty