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Keep filming, don’t wait till you have $1m before shooting – Daniel Ademinokan tells colleagues

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Nollywood movie director, Daniel Ademinokan has urged his colleague to continue shooting movies, irrespective of low budgets.

In a write up on Instagram, he gave tips on how to handle the camera, edit movies, work on good plot and handle actors to make good movie despite the budget.

“Actors and crew that have worked with me over the years know that, as a director, I love well orchestrated camera movements and blockings that add dynamism to a scene. I strongly believe that a great performance by an actor plus the right camera movement/angle equals to a fantastic scene, and of course a good film.

As a directing instructor, I have seen a lot of my students struggle in the editing room with the decision between the well executed steady-cam shot where the actors performance was just OK, and the take where the actors performance was spectacular but on the static close up.

More often than not, younger (newer) filmmakers opt for the shot on the steady-cam because it adds some kind of production value (and of course they paid for the gear so they might as well just use it. LOL).

However, the questions I have always asked are these; What drives your story? The shot or the performance? Is the camera movement symbolic in the film that you would pick it over the actor’s performance? Or is the actor’s performance more important to the story and the audience over the shot? Consider these two points.

1. Less than 15% of the people who will see your film are filmmakers who pay attention to your shots.

2. You are making the film for the audience and not yourself. What will they remember the most; the story you’re telling through your actors or the steady-cam/jib/drone shot? So this is what I always say to my students. Plan. Know what you want to film before you get on set. Talk to your actors and understand the objective of the scene.

Explain what your shot is and what you expect of them and let them know how important the shot is to the THE STORY YOU ARE TELLING (and not how important it is to you). There is nothing wrong with having a great shot a movie – just don’t use your actors to practice on set.

If it’s something dynamic, know how to achieve it before you bring the actors in and wear them out on set. Much love to you guys and remember, keep filming. Don’t wait till you have $1Million before you get your camera & shoot something. LOL.” He wrote.

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Stop Giving Your Hard Earned Money to Pastors — Charly Boy

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Charly Boy has urged religious people to stop giving their hard earned money to pastors. He vehemently told them not to drop money in the church today.

“When your pastor commands you to bring a seed and you just ignore the son of a con. Na em be sey your mumu don do. Don’t drop any money today when u reach church.

Verily verily I say to you my people. Religion is for those who sleep.  Spirituality is for those who are awake. Stop giving ur hard earned money to pastors,” he wrote on Twitter.

 

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Tyga reportedly married Tristan Thompson’s Baby Mama, Jordan Craig

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Tyga was once married to Tristan Thompson’s baby mama.

Its been revealed that Tyga and Jordan Craig, who has a 2-year-old son, Prince with Tristan Thompson, got married on September 06, 2010 and they filed divorce documents exactly one month later.

Recently, it was also disclosed that Tyga started liking Jordan’s photos on Instagram, a clear sign he’s trying to grab her attention.

The brief marriage certainly adds an interesting side to the Kardashians dating history. Tyga has a kid with Blac Chyna, who also has a child with Rob Kardashian. Tyga also dated Rob’s sister, Kylie.

Tristan also have a daughter, True, with Khloe Kardashian.

Tristan seemingly shaded Tyga on Friday, posting a photo of Prince just hours after Tyga liked one of Jordan’s photos.

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West name Baby No. 4, Psalm West

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Kanye West and Kim have christened their 4th child, second son, Psalm.

Kim tweeted a text exchange from Kanye which read, “Beautiful Mother’s Day. With the arrival of our fourth child. We are blessed beyond measure.”

Kim says Psalm looks like Chicago’s twin brother. He joins older sister North and big bro Saint as the sixth member of Kim and Kanye’s growing family.

The power couple hired a new surrogate to carry their 4th kid to term, but not because they were unhappy with the last one, she was simply unavailable this time.

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