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Saturday, May 21, 2011


The University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts, in association with Audio Visual, invites community organisations to apply for a free workshop on Basic Video Production. Run by Audio Visual, Howard College campus, it will take place during the 32nd Durban International Film Festival which runs from July 21 to 31, 2011.

The year 2011 marks the 10th year of this partnership and a number of previous participants have gone on to find work in the film industry.

The workshop is open to entry-level applicants, preferably those who have not been working in the industry but have a strong desire to pursue video production as a career option. The course will involve practical skills on video camera operation, composition, scripting and video editing. Successful participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance at the completion of the workshop.

It is important that participants be attached to community organisations as this will provide them with an organisational environment where they can make use of and impart their newly-acquired skills.

Community organisations are invited to nominate up to two candidates. Applicants are required to submit a one-page motivation on why they wish to attend the course and how it will benefit their organisation. An official endorsement by the director of the organisation must accompany the application and should contain a description of the organisation and its full contact details.

Applications must contain full contact details of the applicant and may be emailed, faxed, delivered or posted to: Centre for Creative Arts – Video Production Workshop Application, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Durban, 4041. Fax 031 260 3074 and email Queries may be addressed to 031 260 1817 or 031 260 2506.

The closing date for submissions is June 17, 2011. A selection of provisional candidates may be contacted to attend interviews and the final list of successful applicants will be confirmed by July 15.

Tuition will be in English and participants must attend all the workshop sessions (08h00- 16h00). Lunch will be provided. In addition, participants will be obliged to attend three film seminars of two hours each, involving festival filmmakers. These seminars will be held during the 32nd Durban International Film Festival which runs from July 21 to 31, 2011.