by Father Rolvin D'Mello
MUMBAI, FEB 1, 2018: Working on its mission of empowering Self-Help Group (SHG) women from the slums, the Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organised a two-day workshop on 'short film making' using a mobile phone for nearly 100 women from various Mumbai-based SHG's on January 27 to 29.
Father Christopher Valentino, in-charge of Jyoti Bhavan, was the resource person for the workshop. Father Rolvin D'Mello, Executive Director – DBDS, welcomed the participants and introduced Father Valentino. He explained that DBDS has completed 10 years of service in helping uplift the slum dwellers of Mumbai.
The film-making seminar would help women create their own media to bring about awareness about the development work being done. Father D'Mello also made an announcement about the 'video competition' to be held during International Women's Day celebration in March 2018.
At the workshop, Father Valentino briefed the participants about the seven different types of shots that could be taken using a mobile camera. They were told about the many angles and movements, including zoom in and zoom out options, panorama and editing. The various types of video makers that can be used to shoot videos was also explained.
The women were given hands on experience in shooting short films. They were educated about the different versions of Android operating system and the latest versions available in the market. The participants were made aware of the importance of megapixels of the mobile camera.
"We all have mobile phones but were not aware of the features and the process of shooting photos and videos. However, thanks to DBDS, now we are confident of doing a better job at shooting pictures using our phones" Geeta Khandare, a participant, said.