Nigerian Film Corporation Trains Youths on Film Making
Professor of Broadcasting & Film, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, Prof Hyginus Ekwuazi, says the film industry has enormous value chains to accommodate many youths in Nigeria to be gainfully employed.
Ekwuazi said this at the two days event organized by the corporation in collaboration with Sen. Kola Balogun (Oyo South Senatorial District).
``The nature of the film industry is that wherever you are coming from you can fit into filmmaking that is the way the industry is.
``If you are a medical doctor or you read Home Management, Mass Communication or Physics everybody can fit into film production.
``It is one of those professions where once you are trained there are many areas you can fit into.
``What I mean is that from the idea of the film until when the idea goes on the screen you have 253 different trades and professionals, some are very important while others are not as important.
``I am talking about value chain; which means that you can fit into anywhere in the industry."
Sen. Kola Balogun said the training was in fulfillment of his electioneering campaign and job creation to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country thereby boosting its economy.
``So, if there is anything we can do to assist the economy to grow, to create wealth in our nation, our district to generate employment for the teeming youths, this is one area we are looking at.
``If you can train 50 youths in the art of film making and they are empowered to begin to practice, each one of them will also hire two or three people that way you will have a multiplier effect’’.
An officer in the Nigerian Film Corporation, Mr. Edmund Obi outlined the different stages of film making that would be taught at the training by seasoned professionals.
Obi says the programme includes training in scripting, directing and acting for the screen, cinematography, and photography. (NAN)