ADMA is very pleased to announce a new member of its permanent faculty. Ms. Wanjiru Kairu is a veteran film and TV Director, Producer and Writer from Nairobi. She has won numerous awards, and launches into her first class on Storytelling in Multimedia on February 2!
ADMA students and staff mobilized to quickly produce a video about TVET in Rwanda for screening during a conference in Berlin between representatives of the German government and industry and a delegation from Rwanda. Produced in just 13 days, over 30 students participated in the making of this video.
Not only does following video give a quick look at the Motion Capture process used at ADMA, but the video itself was also created entirely by ADMA students!
We're excited that 150 new faces will join us on campus next week as students. They're the cream of a crop of nearly 1,800 applicants who had hoped to join ADMA. They're also our first intake in ADMA's new 15-week competitive screening program, an objective way for us to identify and cultivate successful students. Each week, students will complete a new digital media assignment using software such as Photoshop, Motion, Cinema 4D and Final Cut Pro. Everyone will also have an opportunity to participate in extracurricular workshops and distance learning sessions. At the end of the 15 weeks, the best 40 students – as measured by assignment performance, attendance and other factors – will be invited to become full-time students. It's our way of maximizing the number of successful students who can take full advantage of our limited resources.
If you were watching the Smart Rwanda Days conference live on YouTube earlier this month, then you were watching the hard work of almost 20 ADMA students. They worked as camera operators, live switchers and production assistants to live stream the event for Rwanda's Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT), which put on the event.
ADMA's services "boosted the level of the event," said Magnifique Migisha, the MYICT press and communications officer. "People were amazed by the quality of video shown live and on the screen."
It was the 9th function that ADMA students have live streamed in the past year. With each event, they have improved their skills and taken on more responsibility, said Ryan Yewell, ADMA's senior instructor, who oversaw the live stream team at Smart Rwanda Days.
"We are very proud of the professionalism exhibited by most of the students as they handled the bulk of the production chores on their own for the first time," said Chris Marler, ADMA's director.
You can see all the conference session videos on the Ministry of Youth and ICT's Youtube page.