MASVINGO - Zimbabwe Film and Television School of Southern Africa (ZIFTESA) has trained yet another 38 people in Masvingo under its crash programme for content and film producers which kicked off in Chiredzi recently.
The four-day training was held together with Zimbabwe Film and Television School of Southern Africa (ZIFTESA) at Charles Austin Theatre in Masvingo to enhance content for 12 new television stations expected to come with the imminent digitalisation of television in Zimbabwe machines.
The 38 received certificates and Fungai Mbetsa the Masvingo Provincial Administrator was the guest of honour. The training programme covered areas like Cinematography, Directing, Script Writing and Editing.
The training was also to introduce the trainees to new television equipment such as cameras in HD format.
Mbetsa encouraged the trainees to put effort and commitment in the arts industry in order to achieve or produce best artistic products for the audience.
"Good planning and logic are the basic techniques that one can use to produce good marketable products that enable money making", said Mbetsa.
He thanked the 4 ZimDigital trainers for dedicating their time to the programme.
"Artists must be confident and value or respect themselves for the audience to value them also," said Mbetsa
Trainees included film makers from Zaka, Gutu, Masvingo Urban and Masvingo Rural. According to the Provincial Information Officer, Ishmael Irimayi, the training is a planned project that will help production of abundant programmes to 12 television stations to be introduced.
"The 12 television stations have created employment and money making opportunities to the youth that are in the film making industry.
" The training was successful as evidenced by the practical products which the trainees produced in the form of short films", added Irimayi.
The trainees managed to produce short films which were Bhegi and Madamburo. The short films were produced in groups composed of individuals from the 4 production crew roles.