The Jakarta Post
Director Joko Anwar gives a class at Samsung's Galaxy Movie Studio in Central Park shopping mall, West Jakarta, on Friday. (Courtesy of/Samsung)
Samsung’s Galaxy Movie Studio, a platform designed for people to learn the ins and outs of filmmaking from the experts, held one of its sessions on Friday.
Launched on Nov. 28, 2019, the platform seeks to help smartphone users to maximize the use of their devices and produce more film professionals in Indonesia.
Through an Offline Class in Central Park shopping Mall, West Jakarta, award-winning director Joko Anwar shared his knowledge and tips on visual storytelling.
“I’m honored to be a part of Galaxy Movie Studio. Through this class, I get the chance to meet movie enthusiasts, have direct discussions and share my tips on how to make a good film,” Joko said in a statement. “With the Galaxy S20, users can utilize the Single Shot, Ultrawide, 8K Video and Super Steady 2.0 features.”
The director, best known for popular films such as Pengabdi Setan and Gundala, emphasized the importance of a director’s treatment at the start of the filmmaking process. “It is a guide for directors to describe a movie, consisting of camera movement, shot type, camera angle and story telling,” he said.
He added that the visual storytelling medium could cover shooting techniques, shot composition and choice of colors. “All can be done with the help of a smartphone, as long as we’re smart enough to utilize its features,” said Joko.
Other tips from Joko for up-and-coming filmmakers included a thorough understanding of the film’s script, creativity and a boldness in exploring camera angles, movements and deciding the tone of the movie.
The Galaxy Movie Studio classes are available on Samsung Indonesia's YouTube channel, with filmmakers Yandy Laurens and Sammaria Simanjuntak covering pre-production, production and post-production. (wng)
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