| Ishan Ibrahim |
THE Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) conducted a ‘‘Short Video Production” workshop at its premises in Berakas on Monday.
Attended by more than 40 participants, the two-day workshop began with opening remarks by Hj Jailani bin Hj Buntar, Acting Chief Executive of AITI.
He said the workshop aims to provide an opportunity for participants to gain hands-on experience in producing their own scripts. Hj Jailani hoped that the workshop will motivate participants to produce more creative contents. Short video production in festivals is important and most established production studios are always on the lookout for new talents and ideas.
Brunei, he said, has plenty of undiscovered talents and ideas. AITI has lined up a series of broadcasting and digital media related activities that focus on achieving three main goals, that include developing the knowledge, information in broadcasting and content and International standard procedures; setting up a platform for industry players to gain experience; to create opportunities for industry players to showcase their contents locally and abroad whilst connecting with international players and broadcasters.
Conducted by an award-winning facilitator, Hassan Muthalib, the workshop aimed to provide an understanding on writing effectively with compelling characters and a gripping story that will engage the audience.
The participants were guided to produce a 15-minute short script during the workshop. Two of the best scripts will be selected, produced and telecast during the upcoming National Day. These videos will be considered for participation in the short film festivals regionally and internationally.
Hassan Muthalib is a self-taught artist, designer, animator, film director and writer who has won awards for his first live-action filmlet on an anti-drug campaign, Best Visual Effects award for a feature film, and a Best Documentary Jury Award for his first documentary.
He sits on various jury advisory panels is the education and film industry and is also a frequent jury member of film festivals. The “Short Video Production” workshop is a series of workshops by AITI to nurture the growth of local broadcasting and digital media industry.
According to AITI, it is hoped this workshop will help to generate exposure and attract local players to explore the creative technology and produce equally innovative contents for Brunei.