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 mis en scene. Taking time to do that was not an option to many people shooting min content in 3- 5 days.
Limitations of shooting on video with very little equipment and limited lens choices(if any)
But a lot of it was due to lack of better know how; the people also didn’t demand better, so they weren’t given better.
Things have changed in the last decade ; with the emergence of social media , people are loudly declaring what they don’t like and what they really think.
But there are new filmmakers emerging, most of them you have never heard of , most of them you havent seen anything they have made, especially if you aren’t in the film community.
Some have only made short films, some have made features. These are filmmakers based at home, and it’s not an exhaustive list, there are still a lot more to come in later posts.
Their films show an understanding of genre, tone, mood. Some use shadow and light to great effect and all show a great use of framing and composition.
So check these out