Hi friends, Here’s my new video project. It’s a concept derived from the Portrait theme and was inspired by Darvish Fakhr and Michael Taylor. My aim was to convey several dynamics to my personality and use composition within the motion picture to to help let you know a bit more about me. Do you think I successfully achieved my …
Obi Emelonye states ‘I can’t escape the fact the film now takes on deeper meaning’ when referring to the saddening plane crash in Nigeria’s busiest city, Lagos, which we all recently found out about. (You can watch his full interview with the BBC here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18347263)
Nigerian film director Obi Emelonye has recently screened his feature film, which documents Nigerias 2006 plane crash, in London.
On a lighter note, it was good to see that Nollywood films are progressing in the quality of their cinematography. The eye-watering quality of Nollywood movies is most definitely one its main defining characteristics, I think we are all glad to see a considerable rise in quality from the Nollywood film industry – although, the blatantly ear-molesting sound combined with grain so densely populated it makes phone recording seem phenomenal, can be considered an element of entertainment I guess?
It’s an exciting time for Nollywood and an obvious landmark in the Nigerian film industry – I think a round of applause is warrented here.
Written by @EtimExkluse
Red Tails is a SICK movie! Hello cool person reading my blog, Hope you’re smiling, if not, what you waiting for On Tuesday this week, a selection of students from my college were selected to attend Leicester Square Odeon, to watch a pre-screening of ‘Red Tails’ (Click here for Trailer). I’m not going to elaborate on …
During my break from video editing this evening, I happened to stumble across a video on my YouTube subscription feed, which stood out to me as soon as I saw the word Inspirational (I believe in the highlighting of the good things in life).
The short film was about a young, Afro-Caribbean kid who’s only motif in life was to get money. That’s all he knew. He wakes up one morning to his mum nagging him about school. The long and short of the story is that throughout his day he experiences several scenarios that make him think twice about his priorities; this included: chases, being with the wrong people at the wrong time, getting ‘kidnapped’ in a boot and several other instances. During these experiences, ‘Olders’ played by several well known underground London artists including: Krept, Dru Blu, Adz & shallow and Pane & Yardz, guide the young kid in the direction of education (Subjectively stating the inferiority of money).
The main theme that stood out to me was role models. A role model in a young man’s life is an important subject matter. A role model is what a young man understands to be a ‘real man’. So the fact role models were used in ways that were positive, was very gratifying for me as the viewer.
I don’t want to blabba on too much, However I strongly advise you to watch this short film and hold a discussion with a mate about it. Do you agree with what is being promoted? Does it matter if you don’t think some of the scenarios are ‘unrealistic’? Is it good to focus on the good and belittle what actually goes on in your community?
Personally, I like to concentrate on how we can make change for the better. In contrast, others may like to concentrate on the reality. I guess everyone has there own values.
(Note to Film Makers – The hand-held nature of the film adds to the verisimilitude of the production. There are of course quite a few continuity errors, particularly in the sound, but I believe you can excuse this because of the substance in the plot. The narrative is captivating, emotional and exciting to say the least. The transitions are an excellent feature to the film and show originality. #ExkluseFilmScore – Visuals 7/10 Narrative 9.5/10)
Make sure you follow @jajapdc & @UkOverstood particularly for putting the film together. More so, the script writer ‘Tara-Jayne Manufor’ did an excellent job also.
‘The wise are known for their understanding, their pleasant words make them better teachers’ Proverbs 16:21
The Dictator Sacha Baron Cohen, the star of ‘Borat and ‘Bruno’ known for his spontaneous and humorous manor flips the script in The Dictator. He actually conforms to acting out a script rather than just simply disturbing peace. He did a great job in my opinion! (Although many seem to think otherwise). He acted a humorous character role and he …