Monday, 10 August 2009

New York Film Academy comes to Lago

In recognition of the challenges facing Nigeria’s Film industry, Del-York international, with support from the Federal Ministry of Information has entered into an agreement with the prestigious New York Film Academy (NYFA). The aim of the pact is to tap from the Academy’s world-class training courses, facilities and tutors. If things go as planned, then Nigeria will become the first black African country to host the NYFA team to an intensive hands on training workshop on film making, directing, screen writing, editing, broadcast journalism, 3D animation and master classes, exclusively designed for professionals, marketing communications executives, lawyers, advertising agencies and government institutions.
According to the terms of the agreement, NYFA is expected to ship world-class equipment for the program; 5mm & 16mm (including RED) film cameras, high definition (HD) cameras, lighting and sound equipment, editing suites and projectors, which are the same used at the film school in the US.
For the new generation of filmmakers, screen writers, actors, producers, copywriters, creative directors and animators, who share a passion for motion pictures, the training model allows all participants to achieve more in less time than what is obtainable in other University, Institute or film Schools elsewhere.
From the structure of the training, each student will be mandated to conceive, produce, direct and edit a new media project in one week as part of the training. Del-York in other hand, has pledged to identify 100 gifted students from Nollywood and the creative arts departments of Nigerian Universities nationwide, who will be offered full scholarship in a bid to develop their skills in filmmaking.
For a start, the training will take off in a prime facility in Victoria Island, where over 500 students will be accommodated in small classes of 20 students per classroom. Meanwhile, registration for participants is presently in progress, while normal class works is expected to start in October.

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