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Samsung seeks to empower aspiring filmmakers through Galaxy Movie Studio

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, December 3, 2019  /  01:06 pm
Samsung seeks to empower aspiring filmmakers through Galaxy Movie Studio

A man uses the stylus on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 smartphone during an event at Barclays Center on Aug. 7 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (AFP/Drew Angerer)

Aspiring filmmakers might want to join the Galaxy Movie Studio as the next step in their careers. 

The platform designed for people to learn the ins and outs of filmmaking directly from the experts was launched by Samsung Electronics Indonesia on Nov. 28.

The company’s IT and mobile marketing director, Elvira Jakub, said in a press conference in Jakarta that more smartphone users were showing interest in creating videos. According to an internal Samsung survey, there was an increase up to 15 percent of users recording videos using Samsung Galaxy S10 compared with their previous phones.

With that in mind, Samsung Electronics Indonesia said it seeks to help smartphone users, particularly of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10+, to maximize their devices by launching Galaxy Movie Studio.

“We want to produce more film professionals,” said Elvira.

Galaxy Movie Studio shares information related to filmmaking, including on preproduction, production and post-production. Available online and offline, the classes feature film experts, namely Joko Anwar, Yandy Laurens and Sammaria Simanjuntak.

Elvira explained that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ come with various features suitable for video content, such as S Pen, Live Focus Video, Zoom-In Mic and more. During the classes, these seasoned filmmakers are to show the features that can be used for movie making.

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Joko, who recently directed Gundala and Perempuan Tanah Jahanam, described the preproduction stage in the press conference. The film director and scriptwriter also showed how he used S Pen to gather his ideas and convert them into scripts.

Meanwhile, Yandy shared that he had used Samsung Galaxy S10 to create short films. Based on his experience, the director of Keluarga Cemara said that smartphone cameras could serve as an alternative to professional cameras.

However, he recommended aspiring filmmakers treat the device like a professional camera. “Learn the strengths and weaknesses [of the device], so they can be anticipated,” Yandy said.

Sammaria talked about the post-production process, which included editing. The director, who is to release a new movie, Guru Guru Gokil, next year, showed that color tones and music could influence the entire film mood.

Galaxy Movie Studio is to be open to the public and is slated to run in December. The online classes are to be available via YouTube Samsung Indonesia. (wng)

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