Michael Sheridan, the U.S. film world experts together with Indonesian artists will provide a training to produce films for students in Bali, which is scheduled for 1 to 4 November 2012.
“The workshop is aimed at improving the film production quality. The activity is one of the work program from the Ministry of Education and Culture conducted by the Directorate of Art and Film Founding,” said Michael Sheridan, through a press release received by AFP in Denpasar.
The program that taking the theme “My Film My Nation” is oriented to the development of human resources in the field of cinema in seven major cities in Indonesia, namely Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, and Makassar.
According to him, Indonesian human resources film progressed quite well in a number of cities in the country, but unfortunately the large quantity of growth is not followed by an increase in the quality of film produced.
It is triggered by three things: the lack of knowledge of cinematography that cause stuttering in facing global information of the technology advances. Second, movies and soap operas are less intellectual and less actualize the national identity that encouraging duplication in various areas.
Last thing, the number of vocational and higher education teachers who are less competent in teaching broadcasting film production, so they must be equipped with sufficient knowledge.
Ministry of Education and Culture captures this phenomenon as the upstream of national film industry that should be increased through the principle of sustainability education.
ITU Workshop presents professional resource persons from within and outside the country, so that participants are able to open up new awareness in both quality improvement studies and film production.
The quality improvement is directed to creativity in building the character and resilience of lofty culture. Cultural of values, local wisdom, and awake and growing nationalism towards global competitiveness. “My Film My Nation” is a national identity in the film.