On Tuesday 21st November, we welcomed Cinedfest's Carlos Doval. He gave a fascinating four-hour lecture for our young student interested in the world of film. Mr Doval expertly explained in depth what the competition is about, provided us with some top tips on producing our own short film and encouraged more students to participate.
In addition, he talked us through the process of the production of films. He is a professional cinematographic technician, so spoke mostly about the equipment used to produce different effects in movies that he has worked on. Mr Doval also showed us some photos from the film sets he's been involved in. Towards the end of the session, students were handed a general script where they were free to incorporate creativity and form groups to record the scene. Using the completed recorded scenes, he demonstrated film editing according to the original intentions of the students.
We'd like to thank Mr Doval for taking the time out to visit us. As we now know more about the amount of effort professionals put into what is seen on the screen. For some of us, this will be a path we'll take as part of our future career choice.
More information on CinedFest: http://www.cinedfest.com
Written by Kelly Wan (Y13)
Photo by Elena Gräser (Y13)