Over fifty Movie Makers, film producers, directors and celebrities in general kick off day one of a two day training session at the Business Start up central (BSc) at the University of Liberia capital hill campus.
The capacity building initiative funded by the European union is part of activities leading towards the Europe Day annual celebration.
Speaking during the opening of the training was the project director of Kriterion Monrovia Pandora Hodge who encouraged the participants mainly young people to see culture heritage and the promotion of their work as key to nation building.
The young enterprising lady Pandora urged the people of this Country to build more interest and confidence in the culture heritage of Liberia.
Madam Hodge called on all Liberians to work together aimed at improving the quality of the work that they do especially in the entertainment sector of the nation.
Also speaking at the Program was Elizabeth Lanzi of the European union who called on the participants to try and add more values to their work and to see the current focus of the celebrating human rights and cultural heritage as an important Pillar which leads toward national growth, sustainability and unity.
Culture brings about promotion, creativity, job creation and self productivity, she added.
Elizabeth indicated further that the EU is committed to promoting cultural heritage and creative arts.
Day one lecture was led by Kmtv’s Technical Director Alexander Wiaplah who spoke on the importance, creativity and techniques in film production.
Alexander during his presentation encourages the participants to follow on three key areas to include:Aperture, Shutter and the ISO if they should deliver in doing a well and professional video film production.
At the same time two times Storyteller award winner Emmanuel Tamba spoke about the skills and techniques necessary in telling a good story.
Emmanuel also urged the participants to have a focus and clear direction in telling a good story.
He noted that creativity, lessons learned are cardinal in telling a good story to people.
The training which is particularly organized by Kriterion Monrovia along with creative volunteers with funding from the European union will climax on Tuesday.
Meanwhile about twenty films all explaining the story of Liberia, other African and European Countries will be shown beginning Friday at the Williams V.S.Tubman high school campus on 12th Street in Sinkor and other venues namely:West Point, Paynesville, Kakata and New Kru Town among others.
The EU has committed itself to supporting young talents for the betterment of the Country and the global at large.