Video-editing workshop to kickoff next weekWith the invention of social media, photographs and videos have been replacing words when it comes to storytelling. Of late, video as a medium has taken over platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube among others.
With the invention of social media, photographs and videos have been replacing words when it comes to storytelling. Of late, video as a medium has taken over platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube among others.
“Video is trending worldwide at the moment. And there are a lot of content providers who want to tell stories through films, short and long. However, if you look at these videos that pop-up in hundreds among Nepali audience, you’ll notice that only a select few make the cut and boast good quality,” says Suraj Ratna Shakya, a Nepali videographer who has been making films professionally for a decade now.
July 11 onwards, Shakya will facilitate an eight-day video-editing workshop, Make the cut, organised by Sattya Media Arts Collective in its premises in Jawalakhel. The workshop will address the same concern. “The workshop is targeted at aspiring filmmakers, especially those who want to create good, meaningful content for social media platforms,” says Shakya. “The end-goal of the workshop is to equip the participants in creating fine DIY (do it yourself) videos that they can shoot, edit and publish themselves,” he adds.
While the workshop will have editing with Adobe Premiere at its centre, the workshop, organisers say, will go beyond that. In the span of eight days, the participants will go out in the field, shoot footages and edit them hands-on to create a one-minute video content by the end of the week.
“The participants will be divided into groups to create short films under three genres—glimpse of place, interview, and general informative video,” shares Shakya.
The organisers are currently calling on applications from aspiring filmmakers.