Dear Africa Film Project Supporter,
Thank you for partnering with us to Help African Journalists Tell Africa's Stories. Our student filmmakers continue to practice the skills they learned from industry experts during our November 2012 training workshop in Washington, DC.
As of this writing, the students are working on a short exercise designed to build their skills in crafting story structure and character development. The filmmakers are required to submit their assignments to our AFP advisor who then provides individual feedback to each student.
We continue to explore the possiblity of partnering current Africa Film Project students with directors and editors who can give them practical experience working on full length non fiction films.
Our sincere thanks to each of you for helping our filmmakers develop their creative voices and reveal the untold stories of their homelands.
Happy Summer from the AFP team!
We are currently in phase two of the Help African Journalists Tell Africa's Stories training program. In November 2012, as we launched on Global Giving, we brought a small group of our African filmmakers to Washington, DC for a week of followup training.
We had a top video editor on hand to help them troubleshoot technical issues they've been having in the field and to teach them Final Cut Express. They met with renown directors in our "Meet the filmmaker" screenings which featured documentaries that transcend borders and cultures. They learned more about story structure and character development in a series of hands on classes and pitched their next projects to some of Washington's key media gatekeepers.
Students returned to their homelands with assignments designed to build on their editorial and technical skills, as well as new connections to creative communities that they can call on in the future.
The next phase of the project involves partnering current Africa Film Project students with directors and editors who have agreed to give them practical experience working on full length non fiction films.
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