Students get a glimpse of life in film industry

July 06, 2013 - 3:00:00 am

A student at the Film Appreciation and Criticism Summer Course at Northwestern University in Qatar’s Summer Media Institute. 
 

DOHA: Sixty-six students from 22 local and international high schools are participating at the Film Appreciation and Criticism Summer Course at Northwestern University in Qatar’s Summer Media Institute. 

Now in its third year, the course offers high school students hands-on training on cinematography and lighting.

‘I like the active part of learning. We’re always in groups having discussions and interacting with each other,” said Suleima Alhaj Abed, a Doha College Year 13 student. 

Al Haj Abed recently won ‘Best Picture’ for her short documentary Yaqeen at the 2013 THIMUN Qatar Northwestern Film Festival. 

“We understood what affects lighting and how to work with it, which is important for us to know as film-makers,” she added. 

“The fact that we can let them do hands-on work is the difference between night and day,” said Bruce C Browne, Film Instructor at Qatar Community College. “Usually, when we teach this to students, it’s all theory and we just show them some pictures. Thanks to NU-Q, students get to see the facility, which is a great experience for them.” The Peninsula

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