City, FDC hold basic cinematography workshop PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 December 2011 17:04

To familiarize students with the basics in cinematography, the city government and the Film Development Council jointly organized a 4-day free workshop on basic cinematography forming part of the 2011 Pascua na Zamboanga.

Some 50 students and other interested individuals coming from various colleges and universities participated in the workshop held at the Alavar’s Restaurant in Tetuan from Dec. 13-16. 

Entitled “Introduction/ Refresher to Basic Cinematography”, the cinematography clinic served as a venue for those who are inclined in the film industry particularly on contemporary Filipino films.

Nap Jamir, a known cinematographer led the conduct of the workshop together with staff from the FDCP.

The activity culminated Friday afternoon with simple ceremony highlighted by the awarding of certificates to the participants.

The FDC led by Briccio Santos has been jointly undertaking projects with the city government since last year with the objective of creating an audience for Filipino films by providing a venue for them to watch outstanding Filipino films through the cooperation and active participation of the local government.

FDC staged “Sineng Pambansa”, an exhibit of old films in Zamboanga last February in conjunction with the celebration of Dia de Zamboanga. Among the films exhibited were “Zamboanga” and the multi-awarded short film “Halaw” directed by Zamboangueno Sheron Dayoc.

Meanwhile, plans are now underway for the construction of a cinematheque or theatre that will screen, for free, restored Philippine movies in Zamboanga, as Mayor Lobregat recently reaffirmed his commitment to support the project by providing the site for the purpose.

The construction of the theatre in Zamboanga City is a project of the FDCP and was initially discussed when the agency staged “Sineng Pambansa” in the city.

The proposed site for the purpose could either be the area located at the back of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Pettit Barracks where the city is constructing the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office or the area located at the R.T. Lim Boulevard previously occupied by the Dental Society and as a Lion’s den.

Mayor Lobregat said either of the two sites can be utilized for the construction of the proposed theatre to help advance the FDCP’s thrust to create an audience for Filipino films by providing a venue for them to watch outstanding Filipino films. --City Hall PIO