Hi, I’m Yang En from Analogue Factory and I’m here to share about the course that I underwent on September 2021 with SGMP.
I was taught several topics that I believe will be useful in the future, such as Camera Positions, Blocking & Staging, and many more.
But one of the topics that really piqued my interest was “Crew Selection.” Where my trainer Mr. Ng explained to us how different crew members perform different tasks, and which crew member is needed during the different processes of filmmaking.
We were also shown videos, which really helped us to understand and process the information more easily.
We learned how to select a crew that would benefit me. Particularly how to hire competent people who we could get along with and have my best interests at heart. Also, they must be dedicated to the job because filming is never easy.
One benefit of this is that you can build a lifelong bond with your crew and work more efficiently.
In addition, we were also taught on how to hold an audition and how to make an audition notice. It was an interesting and enjoyable experience as we did practical exercises for it.
This course has developed my skills and I believe I will be prepared for any challenge that comes my way. For example, by learning how to write a screenplay, I have the opportunity to help in areas such as storyboarding and scripting.
Brainstorming for a story screenplay is one of the core chapters in SGMP production course. To many of the us, to propose a script for our story, It was a interesting experience, despite the fact that this is the first time that all of the learners here tried so hard to clear obstacles with different ideas and opinions on how the story should go.
During these brainstorming sessions, Dan Harmon’s 8 Step Story Circle was actively applied, this concept is essentially a story structure divided into eight distinct parts, following a protagonist’s journey.
This method has successfully guided us to develop and structure the story logically with good character conflicts , creating exciting tension in the story.
I have also learned to be flexible and open to change which I feel is important in an event industry since plans made are prone to sudden changes.
I felt that the course was beneficial to me as I learned about numerous topics that I believe will be useful in the future, whether it be in the film or events industry.
Overall, it was a refreshing experience as I rarely have the opportunity to attend such a course. However, the topics taught were not easy and I struggled to follow the lessons for the first few days but once I got the hang of it, the rest went like clockwork.
I would surely recommend this course to others in my industry. It offers the best of both worlds by educating you and giving you numerous skills that will help you in the events industry. This will give you a greater chance of success when organizing an event, pandemic or not, and ensuring it runs smoothly.