Last Saturday, March 30, marked the start of the free course “MAKING YOUR FIRST FILM” the social inclusion initiative through audiovisual sector, for students aged 13 and over, from the following selected Rio de Janeiro communities (also known as favelas): Julio Otoni, Tavares Bastos, Pereira da Silva, Fallet, Morro Azul, Santo Amaro, Cerro Corrá, Rocinha and Tabajaras.  The students will learn filmmaking techniques and will produce short-subject films.

Organized by the Audiovisual Committee of the Culture Council of the Commercial Association of Rio de Janeiro (ACRJ), the course is administered by ABC Cursos de Cinema, with the support of RioFilme and the sponsorship of the Latin American Training Center-LATC and Michael Murphy, former vice president of United International Pictures for Latin America and the Caribbean, distribution arm of films produced by Paramount, Universal, and DreamWorks.

The course offers an introduction to the audiovisual world to encourage young people to enter the professional world of cinema. Taught by Professor Pedro Dannemann, it will last 24 hours, over six sessions, on Saturdays, at the Casas Casadas building, in Laranjeiras.  Transportation and snacks for the students are included. 

Each student will develop their own project, from script to post-production, and publication on social media. After the course, there will be a screening event of the short films for their families and community residents. Each student will receive an official certificate of course completion. Topics covered include:

1 – Idea and script development
2 – Direction: Cinematographic Language: Shots; Sequence; Scenes and Continuity
3 – Cameras (with or without celphone) and Sound
4 – Exposure and Lighting, Geometry of Light, angles, framing
5 – Editing the image and sound (computer or cell phone)
6 – Screening event

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