Category: FILMSPIRATION

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 […]

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 […]

Dear Aspiring Actor, “Natural Talent” is never enough

If you have seen an audition poster in the last 3 years , chance are , you would have seen the words “naturally talented”, “do you have acting talent” or  “do you want to act” , or some incarnation of that. Everyday, the belief of “natural talent” being all that is required is a quick […]

SO YOU WANT TO BE A SCREENWRITER IN NAIJA? HERE’S HOW

In the last few years, screenwriting has become a practical career path which a young person can embark on and tell stories.  Whether those stories be in Web series, Sitcoms, Drama series, Telenovela or Feature films. Now, don’t get it twisted, it’s not an easy path and it’s frustrating  but it satisfying. Here is someone […]

Interview with my Alma Mater

So, my alumni reached out for an interview. Navel gazing is not very fun for me  but  reflecting on my journey so far, so far cos there is still a long road ahead;  one is grateful, despite the valleys, hurdles and frustrations;  to work as a filmmaker for a living. Many finish film school and […]

FILMSPIRATION with IFEOMA “Fizzy K” CHUKWUOGO

She is the co-writer/director/producer of BARIGA SUGAR . One of the best short films of 2016/2017.  The film made Nigerian première at AFRIFF 2016  and online in 2017 to great reception. Ifeoma talks about her love for cinema,visual story telling

WHEN YOUR WORK SUCKS

It took me a while to like my work.  Even when people told me they liked it, it never was up to where I saw myself or where my aspirations reach . It was not as good as what I admired. Guess what! It never would be ….at the beginning. When you start, it wont […]

Build together with friends at the same level

It’s important to Network Across and help each other out. Do this with discernment,choose wisely as not everyone will have good intent or be willing to return. But sometimes those you grow together with will be the most important creative allies you can form than trying to reach those already ahead of you. Dont always […]