Feb 14, 2021

The Production and Training Media Center, which is an affiliate of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS), organized from January 14, 2021 to February 4, 2021, in cooperation with the College of Communication at the University of Sharjah, two courses for photography, television and video editing.

The Center, in cooperation with FUNN Sharjah Media Arts for Youth and Children, organized a workshop on (Professional after Effects / Animation) on the 26 and 27 January 2021. This February, the center will organize a workshop on (drone photography). Next March it will organize a workshop on (digital montage for beginners).

All these courses aim to familiarize participants with disabilities on how to skillfully use cameras and apply television montage programs, and to develop their technical capabilities and skills.  In addition to keeping abreast of developments related to the latest technologies, programs, and raising the performance, level of trainees through practical training and presenting some projects and applications related to the nature of the courses.

The courses focus on camera types, editing programs, photography and television skills, montage skills, in addition to skills in using cameras in various types of production, and television montage techniques.

Mr. Saeed Butti Hadid, Director of the Production and Training Media Center at Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, spoke about a set of experiences that the participants will gain such as: learning about the types of cameras used in photography, types of lenses and their functions, and using them to serve the shot.  In addition to camera components, parts, maintenance and installation. As well as learning about the basic concepts and techniques of montage and its stages, and creating visual effects in proportion to the content of the work.

He explained that the center, which SCHS officially opened in 2017, aims to train people with disabilities in the fields of media work, and enabling them to produce media content with quality and creativity. In addition to facilitating their integration into media institutions, creating job opportunities for them, and activating partnership with institutions working in the field with the aim of training in various media fields.

Hadid pointed to the most important achievements of the center during the past period, as it organized, in cooperation with Khutwa Media Production, a set of training courses in the media field, from which a number of persons with disabilities benefited. The center also contributed to the employment of five persons with disabilities. Its staff actively participated in festivals and exhibitions to create opportunities for integration into the media work. The staff also contributed to the production of media content for the SCHS’s departments and centers.

In conclusion, Mr. Saeed has confirmed that the center is keen to strengthen cooperation with media institutions, publish the works of persons with disabilities, integrate them into the media movement, and establish partnerships with government and private institutions to provide appropriate training programs for the center’s employees. In addition, increasing learning opportunities, providing information and courses, exchanging experiences with various bodies, and graduating a cadre specialized in the fields of media production.