Final year Radio, Television and Film (RTV) students of the Theatre Art Department of the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana, Legon will at 7pm today Thursday, May 16, screen their films which is their final year project.
There are eleven students and each of them has a film that will be showing at the screening. The students are made to conceptualize, write their own screenplays, develop and direct their own films.
The business of production of audio-visual content is very collaborative and as a result, the students are made to work with a support team.
There are resource persons who are well experienced and are made to come in to assist the students to execute the project.
There are different kinds of support which are in terms of cinematography, sound and post-production.
The goal of the project, which happens every year, is to give the students a set of skills to enable them tell their own story effectively under supervision.
The scripts are therefore based on the things that concerns them as young people in today’s world.
Speaking to UniversNews, course lecturer, Mrs. Odolina Roussinov, mentioned that the course gives final year students the opportunity to show to industry players that they fit to play variety of roles within productions.
“In this course, we try to teach the students as broadly as possible within the limitation of the length of time of this course so that when they go out in the industry, they are able to fit into a number of different roles and not just one.
The reality is that sometimes you may need to play other roles and so I think we give them enough in this course so that when they go out to the industry they can play other roles within the production.
They come out of the course having work to show that they can actually produce content and they can use this content to sell themselves. I think they are walking out with a number of skills that are useful that they can apply working for others or for themselves.
The films will be screened at the Efua Sutherland Drama Studio at the University of Ghana.
Tickets are going in for Ghc5 for students (for student Identification card) and Ghc20 for others.
Story by: Nicholas Brown|universnewsroom.com