KIBERA FILM SCHOOL: TRAINEES WEEK REPORT 13

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G.G SPICE

The week was nice but busy.I went to look for Kamau (Chemaia) and walked at 11 p.m but finally I found him.We worked as a team on re-shoots it was tiresome, but everything is good. 



GABRIELA

The week has been okay due to involvement of projects and acting lessons are just the best.Pamela has helped us in the developing the short films which is of much benefit.I also had a lot of experience from the re-shoots  of being a slate  trainee.All in all it is a good learning experience. 
 


JOSEPHAT

The week has being good and a learning experience in the TS film.





EVANS

The week started well and I really enjoyed doing the re-shoots with my fellow students.The projects are going on well despite a few changes here and there.Our teachers have really supportive in helping us in our projects.In terms of script writing we have progressed up to the dialogue level.

Acting lessons have been really enjoyable and I am learning a lot from the classes.


SHAMIM

The week started well.Infact I learned a lot during the Tuesday shoot.But still working on our project.I’ve been learning a lot on our project dropping clips on the timeline by my own.I think am doing well now.Working together with my fellow student is perfect.Because we really share ideas together.That’s why I always say team work will win.


WILFRED

The week has been fine.We are still working on our project and hoping to finish them as soon as possible.On Tuesday we were at Lang’ata doing re-shoots and that’s fine to me and am learning a lot hoping to learn more and more.All in all everything is going well.


VICTOR

My week was fun and interesting.I was at the reshoot of TS . I was using a unique camera to shoot behind the scenes and it was great.The whole week we have been working on BTS project and am happy for we had a rough cut today.It was challenging but we hope for the best.

MARTHA

The week has ok.We are still working on the BTS.Our instructors are helpful.We have been able to

discuss our schedule for 18 Nov.and we are preparing for it. 


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KIBERA FILM SCHOOL: TRAINEES REPORT WEEK 12


Josephat Keya
Before the start of this week on Saturday we went to watch Dead Talk, a play by Cajetan Boy our script instructor.
This week we’ve been working on our behind the scenes projects that will be presented at Goethe Institute. I am doing “A TRAIN RUNS THROUGH IT with my colleague Martha.

Wilfred Masea
The week has gone well. We have been working on the behind the scenes projects with our teachers.
In our projects we need some clips in locations to be able to finish the projects before Tuesday. Otherwise everything is going well.

Shamim Achieng’
This week started fine. Am working on my project the RED ONE. The story has really changed, but I will make it come out real. Electricity is letting us down but we are here to do it. In fact Pamela is helping us a lot on our step outlines and story boards.
Our teacher Cajetan Boy came and helped us a lot. I know we will not let him down. Now I am going some where .I can drop clips on the time line. Thanks for the new computer it has been of great help.

G.G Spice
The week has been great. We have been working on our projects. Since we will be screening them we  hope to beat the deadline. Otherwise every thing is good.

Gabriella Opere
My week in general has been captivating in terms of story ideas. Thanks to Pamela and editing skills from fellow students at least I am gaining a lot from them.
Our teachers have also been helpful in many ways. Thanks to them we have a way forward.

Evans Kamau
The week started well and we have been re-working on our Behind the scenes projects. Our instructors have been helping us with ideas, Cajetan  and Serah have helped us in coming up with step outlines and also scripting of various projects which was really difficult for us at first. The new mac has also helped a lot because now we have four work stations. Thank you.

Martha Kisaka
My week has been splendid. We got a chance to go to the theatre on Saturday and watched a play written by our instructor, Cajetan. On Monday was my best we got a sneak peak of Togetherness Supreme it really looked fabulous.
This week we are re doing the behind the scenes projects. We hope to do a great job this time round . Every one is taking their time to assist from Pamela to our instructors to Jose and even Anne. This has been a very busy and interactive week.
Acting classes get intresting by the day. Shamim has set the standards high for us but overally we are all doing our best.
We are greatful for the new mac at least it has reduced the hustle when it comes to work stations. 
We are also excited about  imacs that we’ll be getting.
Thank you so much.

Victor Oluoch
It has been a good week and a very busy one , we are all working on behind the scenes of Togetherness Supreme. Its challenging to make several short films within a week, but we hope for the best in the end.
The big challenge am facing now is getting A KID IN KIBERA, to interview, we have visited him several times but we cant find him since he is busy in school and his teachers wont let him go.

Faith Wavinya.
This week has been great. We are now working on behind the scenes.
Our teachers have been very helpful; Cajetan and  Serah  have been helping us with our step outlines and making our story’s  interesting. Everyone has been of help to us from Pamela to Jose and even Anne.
We are greatful for the new laptop as now our work stations have increased.

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KIBERA FILM SCHOOL: TRAINEES WEEKLY REPORT

JOSPHAT KEYA

The week has been quite well and really busy. But before the week started, we had a shoot of a mime short film of one of the groups in the class, and I was one of the actors. It was very interesting but also a lesson to learn on how to be in character when shooting a film, as we had several takes of the same action until the director Wilfred Masea was satisfied that it was the best take.
We had also our group’s mime movie project, that we shot the first scene during the camera lesson this week, I was the director, and for sure I got the test of what directors go through during shootings, the projects are for our editing class with Edvine.
Our acting lesson with Ian, were as always interactive, we had prepared a short stage play to present it before him, which we did. It’s preparation was also so tough that we thought that we would fail during the play, I also helped in directing the play, let me not reapeat of what a director faces in the field when dealing with actors. But all in all, this is a good experience of one who wants to become a filmmaker, and it is the right procedure to my preparation.
Serah taught us some stuff to do with writing for T.V, Simon, helped during our shooting of the mime film, we had a session of understanding the usage of colours, the elements of a logo which will help us in coming up with the logo of the school all in the design lesson with Joseph, in the production lesson by Mercy we learnt on how to come up with a budget for a film and we had to make one for our mime film project, which I got to find out that one needs to be very keen in doing this and lastly scripting with Cajetan is becoming more and more interesting, my skills are really improving.
Some of the challenges of this week include having to do quite a lot within a period of short time, which I am adapting to.
EVANS KANG’ETHE
The week has been very educative to me and I really learnt a lot especially from group/team work i.e. in acting classes and shooting of our own small movies and without the spirit of teamwork, nothing could have taken place.
I also learnt that responsibility in a group is very important no matter what role one is given one has to take it seriously be it in production, directing, props it has to be serious.
Through the camera lessons on shots and editing I can now be able to critique a movie and realize the small mistakes that may be the cameraperson or editor did.
JOHN NGARUIYA
The week has been good, and we are trying to work as a team and we hope to co-operate with the instruction to make things work.
MARTHA KISAKA
The week has been very interesting. The trainees have been working together. We managed to come up with a play for our acting lessons. We have also been working on mimes for our editing lesson. As always the teachers have been very interactive and day-by-day we gain from them. We went to Phoenix Theatres to watch a play, courtesy of Ian.
I have not had any set backs this week. Thank you
GABRIELA OPERRE
My work is still okay with various activities especially with making of movies, which encouraged teamwork, and I have learnt some of the weakness with other partners. Acting has also reviewed talents whereby it was a remarkable experience of people who did not have any experience.
In production despite missing lessons the teacher gave us a readable book, which is very helpful, and by learning the maths part it has been exciting.
FAITH WAVINYA
The week has been fine. Interactive and full of activities. To me it was a happy one as I managed to be selected for MAISHA LAB SCREENING. It was an opportunity that made me appreciate a lot in the script writing and realise that I can do much better in the Kibera Film School.
In acting I realised I can act and be in character in that.
WILFRED MASEA
The week has gone well. I think I am heading somewhere on my classes. I am working hard to achieve something before the end of six months.
On camera I am so grateful for the camera that Pamela brought to us. Despite the small pal we had before, the new camera had many things that we have learnt but not seen them on the small pal cameras. On acting with Ian Mbugua, He invited us to go and see acting in the theatre to improve in  our classes in acting. And on script writing I think by two weeks to come we will be having our final scripts. Otherwise everything is going was good.
SHAMIM ACHIENG’
This week started very well because Pamela joined our film school. Working on our projects days after days. About script writing it’s getting hot because we are on that road. We have a lot to show about our work. And our production teacher came this week, that made us very happy to cover some parts of production. Always we work as a team.
ZITAH JIMOI
The week had been very nice, I have achieved a lot from my instructors. Also we are very happy for a new camera. Thanks.
VICTOR OLUOCH
It was a great week; we started working on our first project (mime film). It is film and we enjoy it because our editing teacher gives everyone a chance to participate. We produce, direct, film and edit. Kibera film school received a new and more advanced camera. Thanks to the staff for the effort they’re putting to see it happening. Thanks to teacher Ian we’re ending the week at Phoenix to watch drama and festival. Cheers!
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