African TV series: CFI pumps up the volume!

African TV series: CFI pumps up the volume!

September 28, 2012

CFI is helping to foster professionalism in African TV series.
Workshop 1/12: sound

Ten sound editors/mixers from Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Niger and Ghana met in Ouagadougou from 17 to 28 September 2012 to work on improving the soundtracks of the TV series they produce. The workshop was led by Mathieu Cochin, sound engineer and mixer (France Télévisions, Arte, BBC, Channel 4, Discovery etc.) and Alain Kempinaire, sound engineer and audio technician, based in Ouaga (K7 Ouaga).

The ISIS (Institut Supérieur de l'Image et du Son) in Ouagadougou provided the mixing equipment used during the training course. Trainees worked mainly on non-mixed episodes of the Burkina series Super Flics produced by Aminata Diallo, Managing Director of Jovial Productions, a member of Producteurs Associés, the CFI partner for this project.

This is the first workshop of a 2-year programme comprising 12 hands-on courses to foster professionalism in African fiction productions.
Two workshops to provide interim reports will also be set up at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou ( FESPACO) and the Cannes Film Festival. In all, some hundred African professionals will take part in various courses.

This programme is CFI's response to a call for proposals from ACP Cultures+, coordinated by the Secretariat of the ACP states and funded by the European Union. This project aims to upgrade the quality of African entertainment in order to reach the international standards required for the circulation of these programmes. €500,000 have been allocated, of which €350,000 from the ACP/EU.



The next training course has focus on framing and has be held in Yaounde on 15 November 2012.