Tag: Naija Cinema

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 […]

WHERE ARE THE NAUTEURS ?

In film criticism, auteur theory holds that a film reflects the director’s personal creative vision, as if they were the primary “auteur” (the French word for “author”). In spite of—and sometimes even because of—the production of the film as part of an industrial process, the auteur’s creative voice is distinct enough to shine through studio […]

Naija FilmMakers in diaspora telling their story

Representation in recent years has gotten the attention it’s long been denied, with more demands for diversity on-screen and behind the camera being taken seriously; Wonder Woman getting a female director, Black Panther getting a Black Director, Queen Sugar having all female directors, Donald Glover on Atlanta as; star, writer and Executive Producer. Issa Rae […]

WHAT’S IN THE FRAME – VIDEO ESSAY #2

OK, So i decided to do another video essay and this time it’s on FRAMING . Using examples of films by Nigerian Directors . Check it out. If you like what you see and want to see more. Click on the subscribe button, leave comment and if you want to you can support the making […]