Phases 1, 2 & 3 will be filmed and made into a television program
called “Video Star”, to be shown on T.V
Video Making talent contest among the Christian community. Candidates will be invited to create a short film that tells a story about an aspect of life in Pakistan. Entrants will need to demonstrate storytelling capability and artistic talent in no more than 4 minutes. The videos can be filmed and edited on whatever filming technology the applicant has available (including mobile phones) and must be submitted to Video Star website by January 28, 2019 (before midnight).
Topics for the videos could include: Traditions and Culture, Pride in Pakistan, Unity. Genres can be drama, documentary, music video, etc.
During February 2019, the creators of the best short films will be invited to their nearest audition point:
Lahore: Feb 9th -10th,
Karachi: Feb 16th -17th
where they will be interviewed about themselves and their work. Video Star will be looking for students who display good technique, storytelling ability, creativity, passion, as well as good character and spiritual maturity. From this auditions, 24 contestants will be selected for a series of video related tasks to test their abilities further.
Phase 1 shortlisted contestants must be available for further selection for the following dates: 17th till 30th of March.
After a series of tasks in a controlled environment, 12 contestants will be selected from the 24 contestants for a professional Film School.
In June 2019, the 12 finalists will attend the Media School. It will be a residential course that will last for 3 months.
The Media School will cover the main aspects of media and TV production, business skills and Christian development. Topics will include:
After the Media School, graduates who successfully complete the course, will be salaried for 9 months and provided with video production and business mentoring, to help them ultimately establish independent production businesses (this might be as individuals or in teams).
The teams will be given the use of the production equipment they trained on during the Media School, which will include a camera, a microphone, a laptop for editing, and storage. This will be given on a long term loan basis – with the ability to ultimately own the equipment after a period of time in exchange for quality productions.
During the 9 months they will be required to develop their video production techniques and produce a variety of pilots, perhaps leading to full scale productions. Teams will be given the opportunity to produce from different genres of programming, including: quiz shows, dramas, teaching programs, children’s shows, youth programs, music videos, documentaries, etc.
Depending on their level of expertise at this stage, it may be necessary to have them performing more of a supporting role to more experienced producers from the media industry.
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