Participants: Join The Programme Made Me Eye-opening

Both Hong Kong participants stated that by attending the "Young Film Professionals Programme" in Thailand, they were able to gain an in-depth understanding of the various post-production steps, which has also helped them set clearer goals for their future career development.
2024年05月31日

With support from CreateHK and the Film Development Fund, the Asian Film Awards Academy has once again collaborated with Thai post-production company White Light Post to launch a 3-month training program with two placements at their Bangkok headquarters. The programmeaims to provide overseas training and internship opportunities, allowing young Hong Kong film practitioners to join well-established production institutions, learn from local professionals, exchange insights, and deepen their industry knowledge.

The two participants interned at White Light Post from October to December 2023, rotating through different departments. They gained hands-on experience in organizing footage, assisting colorists, and coordinating between departments. They also learned to use professional color grading software and equipment in the color suite, assisting colorists in adjusting various parameters to streamline the color grading process. Both gained a deeper understanding of the post-production workflow and color grading procedures and were inspired by the distinct color grading style of White Light Post from the typical approach in Hong Kong’s major film productions. The Thai company “pursues a more natural look, aiming to make subtle adjustments without significantly affecting the inherent quality and colors of the image.”

The participants also enjoyed the Thai company’s collaborative work culture, with flexible hours and team-bonding activities. “Colleagues are passionate about their work, even willing to work overtime, and they would cook dinner together during late-night sessions, like a big family.”During this internship, they were able to work on diverse projects, including Netflix series, which was a rare opportunity in Hong Kong, “Netflix engineers even came to Thailand to teach the local staff how to use the color grading software, which was eye-opening.” After the internship, the participants felt they had a clearer understanding of post-production and identified specific career goals. One of them expressed the desire to “further studying in color grading, as I greatly enjoyed the process and found myself more interested in mid and late-stage production.”

 

Asian Film Awards Academy

The Asian Films Awards Academy, a non-profit organisation, was founded by Busan, Hong Kong and Tokyo International Film Festivals with the shared goal of celebrating excellence in Asian cinema. Aiming to promote and recognize Asian films and its talents, AFAA highlights, strengthens and develops Asian film industry through the annual Asian Film Awards and several year-round initiatives.

 

The Asian Film Awards was inaugurated in 2007, where members of AFAA are drawn from its past nominees and winners. The category of awards includes Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. Members vote for the Asian Film Awards and participate in various AFAA activities involving film professionals and audiences in Asia and around the world.

 

White Light Post

White Light Post was founded in 2010, and is well equipped with an excellent team and mature competence. Their projects range from commercials and TV dramas to local and international short and feature films. Outstanding works include award-winning Pop Aye & Call Me By Your Name, and One for the Road directed by Nattawut Poonpiriya and produced by Wong Kar Wai, Leading Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria, and Edmund Yeo’s Moonlight Shadow.

 

Please contact us if any questions,

Email: info@afa-academy.com

Tel: +852 3195 0608

Website: www.afa-academy.com

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