In January 2020 the African Women Filmmaker's Hub held a Basic Cinematography and Camera Operations Workshop at the ICAPA offices. Read a participant's diary. In July, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, ICAPA organised a Community Conversations Stakeholder's Meeting, to reflect on the outreach activities in the last two years...
PICTURES AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS STAKEHOLDER'S MEETING
The meeting was held in Harare and met a lot of engagement and interest from all our partners.
BASIC CINEMATOGRAPHY AND CAMERA OPERATIONS WORKSHOP
DAY 1 - Thank you to everyone who came up. We were introduced to basic camera operations, the new mirrorless camera technology and basic decomposition of s scene.
DAY 2 - On the second day we were looking at the styles of documentary film making and the roles of classical documentary, direct cinema and cinema verite.
DAY 3 - Today's experience was really great, the ladies learnt how to operate a tripod and how to mount a camera on a tripod. Other concepts learnt were: guidelines for composition, depth of field, ways of reducing reflection, tricks on using a handheld camera and three-point lighting.
DAY 4: Putting theory into practice. Camera and sound operation and management. ........"stand by, camera rolling, sound rolling and action ..."
ICAPA's current student intern, Ruth Masiyambiri, consequently deepened her skills with regular camera exercises, focusing on practically scenes breakdowns and blocking. She studies Film, Radio and Television production at the University of Zimbabwe.