First off, I want to say it feels good to be on the cusp of something new, something which while not in itself is by any standards earth shattering, will serve to instigate (hopefully) earth shattering breakthroughs in independent film making in Nigeria.
This blog here is dedicated to providing Nigerian independent filmmakers and multimedia content creators the necessary tools and resources that they need to further their craft, bring them closer to avenues for exposure, and finance, connect them with other individuals in the same line of work and ultimately help bring us closer to a paradigm shift that will alienate the current dictates and mechanisms of the industry as we currently see it.
How we intend to do it is simple, via the dissemination of knowledge, relevant knowledge on a variety of topics ranging from scriptwriting to editing, pre production, production and post production techniques, tips on directing and cinematography, cost cutting measures and budget friendly gadgets and DIY tricks that help you shoot relatively inexpensively with stellar results, it’s all the things you know, some of the things you assumed and out rightly some things you didn’t know that we just thought to bring to your attention. Every week, our contributors will have new stuff waiting for you, from op-eds to DIY tips and tricks to instructional videos for editing and special effects to the latest happenings in the industry. We intend to cover EVERYTHING! From the high end gizmos with all the bells and whistles to the low end practical stuff, whatever your needs are we intend to give you the best information available so that you make informed decisions, we intend to let you in on the best forms of marketing and distribution for your material, getting funding for projects and managing scarce resources on a project.
How we intend to make this happen is simple, knowledge in a vacuum has no value, but knowledge constantly in transition from point A to B accumulates and it is this cyclic flow of knowledge that this blog is committed to so feel free to tip us with any useful information that you think we should have on here, send us your own editorials and instructional videos if you have any, and feel free to brag, send us links,photos and videos of your latest work for the rest of the community to see at our email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Also tweet at @slim_gidiboi or @pixelmorph1
Alex (spelt backwards)
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