Category: DREAMING IN CELLULOID

Who says African Humour can’t be cinematic?

It’s said Nigerians love to laugh,thus the prevalence of comedy in our cinemas. And its true, Nigerians do love to laugh and should get to laugh after often as possible. But most of the comedy is physical, improv or dependent on the personality of the performer which has a wide appeal but isnt quite the […]

the role of film criticism

Critics are like Marmite to the creative industries, some swear by em and other detest them to the core of their being. But are they necessary? What’s their function?  Author, Keynote speaker and Marketing consultant, Seth Godin in his book, TRIBES, noted. “If the only side effect of the criticism is that you will feel […]

Nollywood,Have we passed the Test? Yes we can.

How have films , tv shows and mass media shaped the way we see women? How much have the influenced how we perceive women, their goals, dreams, abilities and their function in society.  As cinema is powerful medium, do we need to more intentional in the stories we tell about women outside of their relationship […]

How to pull off amazing films for little money

So you are an aspiring filmmaker, you have little money or backing, but want to tell compelling, fun and interesting stories. But how do you do this without those big budgets . You don’t have Hollywood money, so how is it possible to make a great film if all you have is much less than […]

TO GOD BE THE GLORY – NOLLYWOOD’S POST CREDIT IMPACT

Films have had an impact on the world almost as much as religion; they impact both the religious, spiritual, agnostic and atheist.  But how much do movie affect us after the credits roll. How we see the world and how we see our lives.  How much has Nollywood affected us as a people and as […]

CUT LIKE A LADY – WOMEN, WE NEED YOU IN POST PRODUCTION

EDITING is the final writing of a movie. It’s the stage where a films take form, sometimes re-written and all the pieces of storytelling fall into place. It is a critical position which requires someone with a great eye for detail, precision and most important, beyond the software STORYTELLING.  Knowing how to shape a performance […]

ITS NEVER TOO LATE

Its MARCH, two weeks of the year  are already gone!!!! As we  you look out on 2018, you think about your career as a filmmaker, you’ve made a lot of content, made a lot of tv and web stuff, but no feature film yet. If you are over 30 this may weigh heavy on you […]

DONT FREEZE

If you’re sitting around thinking what other people think about your work, you’ll just become paralyzed.- Steven Soderbergh Being a creative there comes a certain level of self doubt and insecurity about your work; that slight trepidation you feel about putting it out there in the world, but as multi Oscar and PalmDor winner, Francis […]

HOW NEW VOICES ARE EVOLVING WHAT NOLLYWOOD FILMS LOOK LIKE

Nollywood gets a lotta s*** for how its films look and frankly, some of it is justified. Some of it was due to an ultra guerilla shooting style. Go in, Get the shot. Move on. No time for precision or precious when the clock is running. Little attention  given to framing, composition, color, tone and […]