“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,” Mr Sanusi Sambo, Acting Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), told NAN.
Sambo, in an interview with NAN, after the closing ceremony of the training on Sunday in Jos, said that the annual “shoot series” training introduced in 2005, was aimed at addressing 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”.
He commended Sen Philip Aduda (FCT/PDP), for sponsoring 35 participants from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), for the training, and challenged other Nigerians to emulate the gesture.
“We want other Nigerians, especially political office holders, to train people on film shooting so as to create job opportunities for the youths,” he said.
The Acting Managing Director said that the Nigeria Film Institute, which is a subsidiary of the NFC, would soon commence academic activities at its permanent site located in Nukpis-Lamingo, Jos, in Plateau State.