Twenty-five students aged from 10 to 60 learnt the craft of film making at Footprint Theatre's annual Film School in Pambula.
The Sharp Shooting workshop led advanced students from an initial story pitch through to dialogue development, location scouting, shot framing, camera, lighting and sound techniques to an on-location film shoot with camera tutor David Condon. All students took turns to direct, operate the camera, record sound and act.
Other workshops included Acting for Screen, Production Lighting and Making an Animation.
Actor Patrick Dickson and producer Hiromi Matsuoka introduced students to the art of telling a story truthfully as a monologue to camera and worked on solo action scenes.
Animation students learned about frame rates through time lapse filming, as well as principles of animation and claymation by making their own models and sets. They then made an animation on their mobile devices.
Many of the students are looking forward to putting their new skills into practice by making a film for the YoofTube Youth Film Festival, to be staged by South East Arts.