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ASEAN Cultural Exchange and Collaboration Project: Workshop on Digital Filmmaking in Malaysia

2017.6.28

Basic Information

Participants: Six master’s students of Film Production
Locations: Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and Singapore
Period: October 31-November 8, 2016

Achievements

Students of Film Production from Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA) visited Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios with highly-skilled, experienced professionals from the filmmaking industry in Japan. They participated in a short-film making workshop, which was also attended by students from the Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore and the Multimedia University in Malaysia.


During the six-day workshop, the group of instructors which was mainly consisted of TUA faculty formed four teams of directing, filming, art direction, and editing, respectively, and produced four films along with the participating students.

This workshop, which was offered based on the curriculum developed by TUA, aimed to provide a comprehensive hands-on experience of filmmaking. The participating students were able to learn directly from the professionals about their sophisticated techniques and philosophies, thereby deepening the understanding of what is filmmaking.


After the conclusion of the workshop in Malaysia, TUA students attended lectures on filming and editing at the Lasalle College of the Arts and later visited a film studio called Infinite Studios in Singapore.


This program allowed the participating students to experience filmmaking at the Malaysian studio and lectures at the Singaporean institution. Moreover, it paved the way for further collaboration in the field of filmmaking and fostering global human resources through interaction among the students, the instructors, local university members, and the staff of the filmmaking studios.


Infinite Studios in Singapore