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Phase Three videography workshop a hit with the youth

Published:Wednesday | September 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM

PHASE THREE Productions recently hosted its Art of Videography workshops in celebration of the company's 30th anniversary.

According to a release from the company, during each intensive six-day workshop, young Jamaicans learned how to care for, set up and use video cameras. They were also taught the basics of lighting for television, as well as audio 101. Everything, including meals, were provided free of cost.

Srinivas Malladi described the workshop as "intellectually stimulating, concise, and extremely eye-opening". For Shorn Hector, "the workshop was very informative and the Bare Bones camera book is simply amazing." Imani Williams described the workshop as "excellent, although intensive". Jamie Thompson feels it was a "priceless experience".

The 30 participants were drawn from various media houses, universities and sixth forms. During the workshops, they worked in groups to complete projects such as producing a news item and a mini feature. Delano Forbes, CEO, Phase Three, was surprised at the creative level of the final projects and the enthusiasm of the students. For Brian St Juste, it was pure joy to work with the youth.

Dr Marcia Forbes, workshop conceptualiser who developed the curriculum, said she is heartened by the overwhelmingly positive responses from both presenters and participants. The release said she is now contemplating workshop 2015, even as she structures the internship programme for this year's participants.