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GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATING IN “CHICS IN POST”

KIBERA SLUMS, NAIROBI KENYA - AUGUST 8:  A young adolescent girl sits in front of a computer in a safe house provided by the Nike Foundation on August 8, 2008 in Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya. The Nike Foundation funds programs, globally, for adolescent girls in impoverished regions. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

Hey Guys!!!

This is our first main project for the year. We will be training 30 “smart” women, who are passionate about film editing regardless of their age. Yes! And it’s free too!

Before we go on with details of how to be a part of this, I would like to dispel a bad habit. “The rush for freebies.”

You don’t just see this and jump on it because it is free or because you are a chic (even if you’re hot…)

Who is a Video Editor?

The editor plays an important role in determining a film’s potential, and so, you must be willing to creatively challenge your imagination to create or recreate a compelling story.

Video editing is not for everyone. Only smart people who have great attention to detail, with the gift of patience, not in a hurry to shut down your computer because bae is waiting, quick at spotting contradictions, emotionally intelligent, with a dash of hardcore – it is also important that you are a good story teller because really, that’s your job. Also, very importantly, you must have a firm, good working and communicative relationship with the other crew members, so that if you ever hear the director whisper “we will fix it in post”, you might need to scream “NO, FIX IT NOW!”

So, at this point we hope you have identified the qualities you already have and the qualities you need if you really want to learn and be a top notch editor.

The training is free and will hold in 3 days from February 10-12. Each day from 9am to 5pm.

HERE ARE THE REQUIREMENTS

  1. A Mac or Windows laptop with these minimum technical specs
  • Intel core i5 processor and above (preferably quad core)
  • 8GB of RAM or more
  • At least 50GB of free Hard disk space
  1. A good knowledge of computer file and folder systems
  2. A letter of interest stating the following:
  • Your name
  • Your educational background
  • Your work experience
  • A brief write up on why you want to learn film/video editing

Send this letter to niyiakinmolayan@gmail.com on or before January 18th

PLS. NOTE: I really want 30 people who are hoping to make a career out of this so if you are not serious, do not hinder the chances of others. Don’t be a witch!

If shortlisted, you will be invited for a one-on one screening a week to the training so we can see your laptop and help you install the necessary software to get started.

Good luck girls. I want to see you all at the top. I’m doing this project in memory of my late mum… Eyeola Akinmolayan who always encouraged strength and independence in women.

 

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