Its that time of the year again. We’ve done this twice now and this i hope to make this edition even bigger and better. More importantly, i want to connect some of the best out of this with producers who will hire them right away. Did you know that the top two highest grossing nollywood films (TWP2 and Chief Daddy) were edited by a woman, Victoria Akujobi. Two really big films coming out this year has been edited by same woman. I’m also super proud that two of the beneficiaries of this program, Susan Peters and Ates Brown won the BON awards for best editing on the critically acclaimed film, We Don’t Live here anymore. Susan has gone on to even direct her short film (Mimi and Me) and Ates made a documentary about niger delta women. Another success story, Emiola fagbenle is one of our top editors at Anthill Studios. i’m really proud of what some of the girls have achieved. can’t wait to meet this year’s women in film.
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, If you want to transit into directing or producing, Editing gives you firm relationship with the other crew members, so that if you ever hear anyone whisper “we will fix it in post”, you might need to scream “NO, FIX IT NOW!” Editing also makes you a better director and producer. A lot of your favourite film directors started as editors. including me.
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 run for 3 days in the last weekend in March (29th-31st). Each day from 9am to 5pm. venue will be communicated to the selected ones and it will be in Lagos. Application is open to women of all ages and works of life
HERE ARE THE REQUIREMENTS
- 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
- A good knowledge of computer file and folder systems
- An email with a screenshot of your computer specs and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org on or before March 17th
PLS. NOTE: This time I will be taking 50 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, An email will be sent to you between 18th-24th.
Good luck girls. I want to see you all at the top. I’m doing this project in memory of my late mum… Elizabeth Eyeola Akinmolayan who always encouraged strength and independence in women. She will be proud of all the past students.
Here are pics from Last years event