So I’ve been going nuts recently about color grading and while most times my tools are nothing but the levels, fast color corrector and RGB curves and such stock effects and tweaks available on premiere pro, and of course, LUMETRI. It wouldn’t hurt to get to know these other effects and how to use them appropriately, don’t thank me, thank Filmmaker’s Memory credited above.
So it’s been silent on here for a bit, but we’ve been working regardless, and real hard too (that last part is overcompensating for all the fun we had this year, he he).
And so without much ado we present to you, Jackpot as created and directed by the man Ag Etefia and written by none other than Nneka, and materialized into glorious reality by us. (I’m not even sure what that means but it was supposed to sound sensational) we’re on to other things even as the year winds down because we work like that, so stay tuned and holler at us, we’d love to work with you next.
Hey guys, sorry episode two came pretty late, I was in the middle of a lot of things that included attending the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) to study cinematography and trying to deliver for some very demanding, nit picking, corporate client.
I would be the first to say that this title is not apt, but then again I might be right with the naming of this article at the end of the day, or not, again approach this article with the same amount of caution you employ when walking under high tension power lines while gas pipelines crisscross underneath you. If you however live in Nigeria, like say diamond estate, don’t take my advice, organise fasting and prayer sessions instead. Back to the matter at hand. Continue reading “I HATE CREATIVE PEOPLE (I THINK)”→
Learn how to get a nice and simple shots outside at night using only 1 light. This is a technique I’ve used on many music videos that I call the “Hollywood Starlet” look because it’s a similar one light technique used in old Hollywood films from the 40’s and 50’s
This technique can be used for videos, films, and photos. It’s simple and quick but produces good results.
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.
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