Catholic students learn to create short films


STUDENTS from Catholic institutions attended a media education seminar on creating short films on the theme “safe family, happy family” last week in Port Moresby.
The programme included 50 student representatives from the De La Salle, Marianville, Jubilee Secondary Schools, Limana Vocational School, Don Bosco Technical School and Don Bosco Technological Institute, their teachers and the Catholic Bishops Conference social communications (CBC Socom) secretary and team.
The CBS Socom facilitated the media seminars held at the Sivarai Namona Pastoral Centre.
The programme began with the problem tree exercise where the students had to depict effects and identify the root causes.
“The aim of this session is to help the students understand that behaviour has underlying attitudes,” CBS secretary Fr Ambrose Pereira said.
“Once we change our attitudes, our behaviour will change as well.”
Jubilee Catholic Secondary School teacher Sheryll Isoaimo presented on creating storyboards followed by a session on advanced shots by CBS Socom Nigel Akuani.
Moments of prayer and reflection, games and interactive sessions were included in the programme.
The highlight of the programme was the ‘Live Pure’ commitment where several male and female students pledged to live pure and chaste lives on Sunday at the closing Mass.
Many of the students also made their commitment to share what they have learned in their schools.
The final media seminar entitled ‘International Short Film Festival 2019’ will be held on Aug 3 at the Paradise Cinema at Vision City where there will be screenings of short films created by the students.