Videos

CAMERA MOVEMENT IN FILM

Ok. So lets talk about camera movement. Camera movement is part of the visual language of cinema, and a key part in the screen grammar in the artist kit of a Director, used to tell a story. Unlike in non narrative music videos where movement doesn’t have to be motivated. In narrative story telling , […]

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 […]

#SPITTAKE – IT AINT EASY BEING BLACK…………IN HOLLYWOOD

Wow. Been becoming more aware of this condition ,and this video , takes it down, to the “ordinary” man. The guy or girl who may not want stardom, but just loves acting and wants to land great and challenging roles , playing fully dimensional characters. Gives credence to what Chris Rock said about Hollywood being […]

Creativity – The Sunday Times Icons

MAD RESPECT for the mind behind this and his team. Saying so much in so little time, and the fact it was done all in one unbroken take , is just brilliant. From the costume changes, to the cinematography, slick camera movement and lighting change, each matching the movie it paid homage to; Geekasm Yeah, […]

STICK-TO-IT-IVENESS

No matter how many times i watch this, im still blown away by this man’s talent. Not only is he an amazing singer/impersonator, but he does it all while performaing a ventroloquist act. He had performed for over 20 years as an unknown, didn’t make it till his 40’s, but when he did? Boy did […]

SCREENWRITING: CHARACTER INTRODUCTION

HUMAN TARGET is an action drama tv series based on a graphic novel from the DC comics stables , it ran for two seasons on Fox. Christopher Chance is a unique private contractor, bodyguard and security expert hired to protect his clients. Rather than taking on the target’s identity himself (as in the comic book […]

No small parts, just small actors – part 2

BEVERLY HILLS COP is a classic. It was one of the first real and successful Action Comedies, a Bruckhiemer production, it catapulted a young Eddie Murphy to stardom and a very successful career in the 80s. His character of Axel Foley is one of the most memorable movie cops, right along John McLane,Martin Riggs and […]

No small parts, just small small actors- part one

THE INCREDIBLES(2004) by Pixar, is one of my favorite animated movies of all times. It has adventure, comedy, suspense, drama and intrigue. It’s script is strong enough to be made as a live action and appeals both to adults and kids. One of the most memorable characters in the movie is Edna Mode , the […]

Directing: Dont ask me about my business Kay- The Godfather

This is another favorite scene of mine from The Godfather, certainly one that blows me away the most from a directing perspective. In this scene, Michael’s sister has come to yell at Michael for having her husband Carlos killed, as he blamed him for the hit on Sonny by Barzini. Kay, being taken aback asks […]