Door opens for Porirua film-mak­ers

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

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.

film- mak­ers,’’

‘‘ 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.

Photo: RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

The tape is rolling: Chris Lipscombe and Sakirin Sa­peas are pulling to­gether film-mak­ing work­shops in Porirua.

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