The Film Academy of the Philippines will hold a two-weekend Basic Computer Workshop for the members of the guilds at the academy office at the OctoArts building on Panay Avenue. The 4-day course is scheduled on April 14-15 and 21-22.
The workshop will be conducted by Alex J. Socorro, technical consultant of the FAP and contributing writer to the FAPWebsite.
Topics to be taken up include hardware, software, internet and e-mailing. The specialized course will feature full hands-on exercises to fully familiarize participants in the use of the computer. Participants will be given a full overview of all the components comprising a computer system.
Socorro explained that the workshop plan will be patterned after the Learning Tool for Executives but with slight variations to accommodate those who are not well-versed in common technical terms. Slow learners are also given emphasis, short of giving a guarantee that each participant will surely pass the course.
The computers to be used will be provided by the guilds for the benefit of their own guild members. A maximum of two users per computer will be enforced to allow the participants enough time in pursuing their own experimentations and discoveries.
This Basic Computer Workshop aims to equip the guild members with the necessary technical skills needed in their transition from the traditional to the new method of film making since other Film Academy workshops like video editing, sound editing and musical scoring use computers in the training sessions. It is also geared to enjoin guild members to be adept in the use of internet especially the website article writers who are automatically members of the Film Academy’s electronic forum.
Sessions will be held from 9 am.to 4 pm. during the weekends of April 14-15 and 21-22.
For further details, interested parties may call Julie Nuñez at 374-7561 / 415-3880.