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GUERRILLA BOY: MOSES’ AND BERRY’S EXPERIENCES

MOSES OUMA: “Work on this set ran between the 31st of May and the 20th of June 2011. In the mornings, I mounted the Red One Camera. In the evenings, I packed it up after the shoot. I worked with the Director of Photography, took care of the camera lenses and ND filters, and also ensured that the camera battery was fully charged for the day’s shoot.

I learnt how to handle the Red One Camera. I also learnt the intricacies of the various departments of a film set, as well as how to work with the dolly and boom. I discovered that my area of interest is camera work and that in the future, I would like to work more as the Director of Photography. The experience was great; I only hope we shall have many more opportunities like this to hone our skills.”

Berry Muga: “In the beginning, I was the assistant set designer. Three days later, I became the set designer when the head of my department undertook other duties.

I worked with the lighting and grips department. I ensured that the cast had the required props on set. I learnt the importance of teamwork in any production. I also got the opportunity to be an extra in the film.

Filmmaking is fun, but it is also hard work. Sometimes we worked until 2am. Nonetheless, I remain undeterred in my quest to work in the film industry. I look forward to a long fulfilling career as an art designer, actor, director and script writer.”

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Kibera Film School is a 9 month, full day, intensive course, that is open to youth aged between 18-25 years. More information here - http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/kenya-slum-filmmaking/

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