Door opens for Porirua film-makers
A new generation of Porirua filmmakers have the chance to learn their craft as part of free courses offered next month.
Porirua City Council economic development manager Chris Lipscombe said the idea came from a focus on the film and creative industries and looking forward as a city.
Four introduction to filmmaking workshops will be run by the council with the help of the New Zealand Film and Television School.
‘‘This is part of celebrating the city as a great location for film- making and Lipscombe said.
‘‘Film and creative services are among New Zealand’s fastest growing export industries and big earners for the Wellington region.
‘‘ We want to create opportunities for our young people to find jobs and careers in this vibrant and exciting industry.’’
He said the interaction with film-makers and film school representatives would open doors for local talent.
Lipscombe said the workshops were open to anyone.
‘‘Attendees will get a good practical overview from expert filmmakers on how to make a film.
‘‘ Where possible, the information won’t be based on a certain type or level of technology. So people can go away and start using the tips and techniques, regardless of the equipment they currently have available.’’
The workshops will be led by Delia Shanly, former manager of Film Wellington.
Shanly has had a career as a musician, film-maker and photographer.
The tape is rolling: Chris Lipscombe and Sakirin Sapeas are pulling together film-making workshops in Porirua.