Monday, March 7, 2011
Lights! Camera! Action!
Hello guys. We have a new activity here at Singapore Buddhist Mission.
BOTIF or Bodhi Motif is SBM Youth's latest youth project. It is a Buddhist youth filmmaking programme that comprises of an 8-week basic filmmaking course and subsequent film projects. Art has always been used as a form of spiritual expression and reflection, hence, we want to equip Buddhist youths with basic filmmaking skills. Through making little films and videos, we hope Buddhist youths can find their voice and in turn strengthen their faith in the Triple Gems. We also hope that with these little skills, Buddhist youth can help their temples archive down Dhamma talks and Buddhist events, post them onto Youtube or distribute them via DVDs and help spread the Buddha-Dhamma.
We will start off with an 8-week basic filmmaking course in April. At the end of the course, participants will be divided into groups and given a project to make a 5 to 10 minute short film with a Buddhist theme. We are also in talks to have a 1-day acting class for youths who are interested to learn basic acting.
The course and activities will be conducted TOTALLY FREE for all SBM (Youth) members and participants. We also welcome friends from other Buddhist groups to join us. It will begin tentatively by early April on every Saturdays, 11am to 1pm, at Singapore Buddhist Mission.
Interested youth can drop Shi Xiong (97599802) or Zeming (94888903) a sms to register or to find out more. Closing date is 31 March 2011. So hurry up!