If you are still on the fence with what the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) has to offer Sally Jason is here to dispel the doubt and help you hone your creative abilities.
Jason is one of the MTF pioneer graduates who underwent the most skills advancing programs in the production field at the MultiChoice Talent Factory in Zambia.
Reflecting on her journey, Jason says the program was exactly what she needed and more.
“I knew I wanted to learn how to package my stories for TV and film, how and who to sell my concepts to and finding the role that suits me. I got exactly what I needed. The most important was that I am a producer who is passionate about managing a creative team and story,” she said enthusiastically.
Described as a natural eager leader with great ideas to change the Namibian film landscape by the academy director Berry Lwando, Jason has, since she returned back home, been putting her skills in practice. One of her remarkable feats is working as an assistant producer of a horror movie with some of the best in Namibia such as film producer Cecil Moller and director Perivi Katjavivi.
“I have also been developing my own productions and collaborated with local storytellers such as magazine talk shows, talent search competitions including policy research that can support creative’s skills and create employment,” says Jason.
Speaking on how impactful the program has been for her, Jason says she managed to get close to stakeholders that many creatives struggle to get close to as well as being part of the MTF alumni that is passionate about storytelling.
“The benefit of being part of MTF is that it allowed me a full year to only focus on the project, time to go through each stage, a film crew, and funding which is the main challenge for all creatives,” she said.
You too can become a film and television powerhouse and add value to the creative industry in Namibia and across Africa, if you take part in the series of online masterclasses offered by the MTF. The Produce Like a PRO! masterclass series, a 20-module masterclass on production from pre to post offers exclusive access to practical, industry expert-led skills workshops that afford film and television professionals the ability to interact and learn from the best in Africa. If you have missed the first sessions of the MTF masterclasses they are available for you, on the portal, to watch on the go.
This week’s webinar is on Sound for Video Editing. The webinar takes place tomorrow and is set to cater for all video editors and mix engineers. This will be the third session of a series of eight webinars to be hosted by the MTF in partnership with the Dolby Institute.
To attend the webinar registration can be done on the MultiChoice Talent Factory portal at www.multichoicetalentfactory.com