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Nigerians seek improvement in local film production

10 October 2013, 06:42

Abuja - Some residents of Abuja on Wednesday, called on film makers to intensify efforts in ensuring improved quality of films produced in the country.

They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the call became necessary to guarantee the production of better quality films with improved contents.

Ime Akpan, a civil servant commended the efforts of the movie industry, but said that more effort would be needed from the industry operators to make high quality films.

According to him, there is need to improve on the picture quality of films and ensure that their messages educate members of the public.

"It is unfortunate that some films are poorly subtitled leading to confusion in the mind of members of the public in understanding the message. we also need contents that would positively influence the society.

"Today, there is need for our locally produced films to carry the message of peace and promote factors that must continue to unite the country.

Also Ifeoma Eze, a business woman urged the film makers to ensure that all their films are properly categorised in order to aid parental guidance.      

Eze also urged film makers to become more dynamic, adding that many films adopt similar production patterns.

"Nigerian films are predictable and most times lack suspense," Eze added.

Nengi Oruene, another civil servant advocated for the proper use of modern technologies crucial in making actions appear real.

Michael Gabriel, a student said there was need for film makers to be cautious of the costumes displayed in the scenes.

According to him, some of the costumes could fall into the category of indecent dressing "and as such morally negative’’.

"Our girls are going naked on screen and they call it stardom," Gabriel added.

However, Elizabeth Ofuani, National Assistant Secretary, Actors Guild of Nigeria called for professionalism among the entire production crew.

Ofuani said there should be closer partnership between script writers, executive producers, directors and actors who are to discuss the script and arrive at a good production.

NAN reports that the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) as saying in a statement in Abuja that arrangements are in top gear to ensure a hitch-free 2013 training and capacity workshop to boost film production in the country.

The event with the theme "High Definition: The New Era,"  is scheduled to take place in Jos from Oct. 28 to Nov., 2013.

Brian Etuk, Head of Public Affairs Unit of NFC, said the workshop is designed to impact skills and techniques

of high definition production in film making to the participants.

"The workshop will also feature advanced digital sound production, cinematography and contemporary animation for film and TV (local contents).

"Others are digital editing for film and TV and production management for film and TV," Etuk said.



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