The three days workshop on film and video production organised by Stedafilm International recently is to open the eyes of youths to opportunities in the creative industry with a view to reducing the level of unemployment in the country.
The founder of the film and video production company, Christine Madeleine Botoku, made this known in an interview with FrontPage.
According to her, the training which was held at Mercyland Hotel, Ipokia Road, Idiroko, Ogun State, would also make smuggling and other illegal businesses less attractive to youths.
Her words: “One of the objectives of the training is to open the eyes of the youths to opportunities in the creative industry so they can shift attention away from smuggling and other illicit businesses.”
She said with the training on entrepreneurship, the youths were encouraged to set up their own businesses instead of making themselves job seekers.
She added that among other things, the trainees were taught modern techniques of video production, photography, acting, directing producing and video editing.
The participants also took part in the production of a short movie.
Professionals who spoke on different aspects of production at the occasion were veteran photographer, Dr. Bony Botoku; veteran film maker Matthew Simpa; television and movie actor, Raph Niyi Stephen of Awon Aladun De fame and broadcaster, Dare Best Alabi.
Founder of Stedafilm International, Botoku, was also on hand to lecture.
Certificates of participation were issued to the appreciative students at the end of the programme.
Botoku promised to carry out more of such workshop to ensure that the youths benefit more.