During the Summer of 2016, faculty from Loyola University Chicago are partnering with Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Tangaza College and St. Aloysius Gongaza Secondary School to teach a filmmaking workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop will give a group of young media makers from Nairobi experience in working as part of a production team, producing short films that reflects their experience, ideas and perspectives on social justice issues.
The workshop is being lead by LUC’s Film and Digital Media Program director, Aaron Greer, and with instructional support from Njeri Mbure from Tangaza College and Jamason Chen of LUC’s School of Communication.
The CUEA Filmmaking Workshop covers story development, basic videography and editing, and culminates with a community screening of four short films created by student during the course.
Resources for Workshop Students:
- HDV (Sony Z5U) Camera Manual and Video Tutorials for the camera’s focus and zoom controls, audio settings, as well as manual exposure and white balance.
- Editing Tutorials and guides covering Logging and Capturing video and other Adobe Premiere Pro basics.
- Royalty free music and sound fx libraries from YouTube, Free Music Archive, Freesound.org, and Muse Open.
- Public domain and archival media from Archive.org, The U.S. Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library, as well as a guidelines for using copyright protected media ethically and legally.
- General tools, resources and tutorials for beginning media makers from Witness.org and NoFilmSchool.
- Basic Production guides, tips and tutorials.