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Creating videos to inspire

-      Abigail Seta


Gordons, Port Moresby: The third Media Education Seminar (MES) for Catholic students in Port Moresby focused on creating videos on Saturday, 27 April 2019.


The first session of the day gave the participants the experience of being in front of the camera. The session was entitled: ‘20 Seconds of Fame.’ Media personnel from the Catholic Bishops Conference (CBC), Abigail Seta facilitated the session. It gave the students an opportunity to speak in front of the camera for 20 seconds on any topic they were passionate about. 


At the second session, Social Communications Personnel, Nigel Akuani highlighted the different basic shots. These were the Wide shot, Close-up shot and Medium shot. The participants then had the opportunity to practice these. 


Family: A great blessing, One Team, Family of love, care and support - were some of the titles of the 30 second short films that were produced by the participants at the seminar. To prepare them for this session, the students were required to shoot a sequence using the basic shots. A video sequence brought out the creative acting talents of participants. They engaged with each other and produced inspiring film clips within the limited time frame. These basic steps will be developed at the next session as they work on their inspirational films.


“The participants highlighted the different aspects of the family through creative ways”, said Fr. Ambrose Pereira sdb, Social Communications Secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference. “Watching the films and listening to the critical comments has been a learning experience for all.”


Facilitated by the Social Communications Commission of the Catholic Bishops Conference, the MES is focused on teaching students on the importance of media and the necessary skills to communicate using the different types of media. It is the third in a series of seminars for the year. 


“My thanks to the hardworking and committed people behind the program. It has been an enjoyable learning experience for all of us.” – Natalie Edoni, Marianville Secondary School.


The schools participating in the MES are Marianville Secondary School; De La Salle Secondary School; Don Bosco Technological Institute, Boroko; Don Bosco Technical School, Gabutu; Limana Vocational School; Caritas Technical School and Jubilee Catholic Secondary School.  The 4th Session will dwell on Short Films, on the theme: Safe Family, Happy Family.


Comments: -

‘The seminar was very entertaining, and I was able to gain confidence and speak in front of the camera’ – Chole Vaki, Don Bosco Technological Institute, Boroko.


‘The seminar was an enjoyable experience for me and my companions’ – Cameron Artango, De La Salle, Bomana


‘I liked the 20 seconds of fame although it was a major struggle for me to speak on camera.’ – Fittler Mulake, DBTI, Boroko.


‘I was happy to interact and mix with students from other schools’ - Sheryna Tarura, Marianville Secondary School, Bomana

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