Chris Ihidero is a renowned and reputable filmmaker in Nigeria. He just concluded a training of his ‘Story Story Workshop series for 40 media enthusiastic participants.
The budding film guru had earlier announced that the workshop will host 30 participants, however, he stepped it up to 40 storytellers, creating more opportunities for more people to participate.
The selected participants of ‘Story Story’ Workshop were drawn from various areas of arts, including photography, filmmaking, public relations, media, writing, poetry, blogging, and marketing.
Chris Ihidero’s ‘Story Story’ is an intervention capacity development workshop series that is aimed at helping professionals in the Nigerian creative industry to reawaken their ability to tell better stories, accurately by highlighting engaging principles that make a story alluring to the audience.
Chris Ihidero has worked on over a 100 episode of TV dramas, including the classic Fuji House of Commotion and the most recent season of MTV’s Shuga. He has also been a newspaper columnist for 10 years, writing for The Guardian, NET and TNS.
The workshop, which held at The British Council in Ikoyi, started on 30th May and ran through to 1st June. On the first day of the training, Chris Ihidero took the attendees through the basics of crafting a good story. Victor Sanchez Aghahowa, a writer and television content producer, also schooled the participants on relevant topics.
Chris Ihidero and Participants
Head writer of Tinsel, Nkiru Njoku also shared her knowledge with them and at the end of the day, the participants were introduced to the realities of some of the processes involved in telling a great story.
On the second day of the workshop, content producer and SMAT Media CEO, Emma Uduma, was on ground to share his experience, especially about producing MTV Shuga in Nigeria.
The master class did not end until the participants had learned more skills of storytelling as directors, as well as how to make use of today’s digital tools from film and television. Hopefully, with more workshops like this, Nigeria will produce better movies in the near future.
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