The Nigeria Film Institute in Jos, north central Nigeria, has trained 240 film practitioners on digital cinematography and non-linear editing.
The training seeks to keep practitioners abreast with modern film making technologies.
Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) said it seeks to improve service delivery in the industry through such trainings.
“The film shooting industry keeps changing everyday. A lot of techniques, innovations and devices come up everyday.
“We want to improve service delivery, so we must keep practitioners abreast of modern trends,” said Sambo.
“Closing Skills Gap”
The Film Corporation boss said the annual “shoot series” training introduced in 2005, was aimed at closing skills gap in the film industry.
“We also use the training to develop appropriate strategies to address them,” he added.
He said that participants of the training tagged ‘SHOOT 2019’, were drawn from 18 organisations comprising of research institutions, media organisations, tertiary institutions, security agencies and Association of Movies Producers.
The official said that 3,000 professionals had been trained over the years, and expressed happiness that those trained were “doing very well in the business of film and television production in Nigeria”.
The training was conducted by local and international resource persons with participants drawn from the FCT, Ekiti, Taraba and Nasarawa States.