Nairobi filmmakers and photographers gathered today at the new NRB Bus on General Mathenge Lane, to witness the launch of an exciting training opportunity for Nairobi youth.
The project, which is a partnership between Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) and Cultural Video Production (CVP), aims at giving photography and videography training to youth in Kenya with the objective of widening the pool of skilled digital and media candidates in the country’s growing audio-visual industry.
“We have always been advocates for the creation of creative spaces to support the development of new talents,” said CVP director Vincenzo Cavallo, adding that companies that felt they contribute to the project should get in touch with the team as “when it comes to creating partnerships we are very flexible”.
Cavallo, who five years ago started working on the steel carcass of what would become the iconic converted double decker bus space, has been working with the team at CVP for almost a decade. The project falls perfectly in line with their outlook as so far they have always focussed on doing documentaries and audio visual projects which are always informed by social concerns.
There will be in total 40 different workshops that will be held both at the NRB Bus and the Alchemist Yard over the course of the coming year. Topics covered will include developing an understanding of storytelling technique, understanding light, shutter speed, camera movement and how to create immersive experiences by using Canon cameras.
Over the course of the year filmmakers and production houses will have the opportunity to access the Canon equipment in return for creating their own trainings and workshop programs.
If you are an upcoming filmmaker, an old industry hand who has something to contribute, or simply someone in the wider industry that wants to know more about the project, contact the NRB Bus on: firstname.lastname@example.org