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Indonesian filmmakers join Netflix’ post-production workshop

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, August 27, 2020  /  04:57 pm
Indonesian filmmakers join Netflix’ post-production workshop

The workshop is part of the Creative Capacity Development Program created by Netflix and the Education and Culture Ministry in January 2020. (AFP/Olivier Douliery)

More than 300 Indonesian filmmakers, including acclaimed screenwriter Salman Aristo and producer-director Ifa Isfansyah, participated in a workshop organized by Netflix in collaboration with the Education and Culture Ministry.

Held online on Aug. 26, the workshop aimed to develop professional capacity for post-production. 

It allowed filmmakers to learn post-production management, picture and sound editing as well as asset management.

The workshop is part of the Creative Capacity Development Program, a US$1 million deal created by Netflix and the ministry in January. 

Gavin Barclay, Netflix’ director of post production in Asia-Pacific, said they expected more interesting stories coming from Indonesia that are filmed and presented in great quality.

“We believe there are more great stories to tell from Indonesia and we want to play our role by sharing the best post-production practices with the local creative communities so they can make the best Indonesian stories in their class,” Gavin said in a statement.

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He added that Netflix was interested in long-term partnerships with local filmmakers and studios.

Film editor Cesa David Luckmansyah, who participated in the workshop, said implementing good technical standards and work procedures was imperative to produce good films.

“The workshop offers knowledge, reference and the big picture about production technical matters. All should be seriously considered by the Indonesian film industry,” he said. He added that the workshop could continue with more specific topics such as sound editing, coloring, creative process, scenario writing and many more.

Since 2016, Netflix has cooperated with Indonesian production companies such as Starvision, Falcon Pictures, Visinema Pictures, Lifelike Pictures, MILES Films and Base Entertainment.

On Aug. 13, Netflix announced it had signed a deal with Starvision and filmmaker Nia Dinata to deliver two original Indonesian films to the streaming platform. The two films are slated for release in 2021 and will be directed by Nia and Hadrah Daeng Ratu. 

The films will join the list of Netflix original films from Indonesia, which so far includes Timo Tjahjanto's The Night Comes for Us and Sammaria Simanjuntak's Guru-Guru Gokil (Crazy Awesome Teachers). (gis/wng)

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