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Cinematography Workshop: INTERPRETING THE SCENE



Interpreting The Scene’, a Cinematography Workshop, Organised by Cinematographers House


Date: Monday, September 1 – Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm


TRAINING ROOM, 76 Ogudu Road, Lagos

About Cinematographers House

Cinematographers House was launched in April 2014, with the first workshop held in Lagos on April 16th and 17th.  Cinematographers House is a platform for Nigerian cinematographers to interact and gain valuable training.

Objective of this Training

  • To build world class cinematographers
  • To create international exposure for Nigerian cinematographers
  • To create an avenue for the nurturing and promotion of cinematographers.
  • To create an environment where Nigerian cinematographers can constantly learn from each other.


Resource Persons and their Biographies


Yinka Edward – Cinematography

Yinka Edward is an award winning cinematographer whose work includes the MTN I don port, advert; Kunle Afolayan’s The Figurine, Phone Swap and October 1 as well as Izu Ojukwu’s 76. For his work on the Figurine, Yinka won the 2010 AMAA (African Movie Academy Award) for cinematography. Yinka’s work on Phone Swap also earned him the 2013 award for best cinematography at the Nollywood Movie Awards. In 2011, he worked as the Director of Photography on the Kenyan and German feature film Something Necessary, which screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.


Yinka shot Cinema-kpatakpata’s debut feature Confusion Na Wa (2013), which took the award for Best Nigerian movie and Best Movie overall at the 2013 AMAA awards.  Yinka is currently studying for his Masters of Arts degree at the prestigious National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the United Kingdom.



Pat Nebo, Production Design

Through hard work and great passion, Pat Nebo has not only gained awards and fame, but he has managed to eliminate the prejudice that production art design is a carpentry department. Pat has been in the business for the last 25 years. At only 16 years, Pat Nebo joined his brother in Italy where he went to study architecture and fine art. He proceeded to the arts academy in Rome, and it’s here that he discovered his real passion for design. Pat Nebo has decades of experience working in the Nigerian Film industry and theatre. His work has graced some of Nigeria’s top movies including The Figurine, Phone Swap, ’76, Half of a Yellow Sun and October 1.  For the movie, Phone Swap, Pat Nebo won Best Art Director at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in 2012.


Mike Steve Adeleye – Visual Effects

Mike-Steve is a graduate of the National Film Institute in Nigeria and a passionate filmmaker. His films have gained recognition and have been crowned with awards at several film festivals and events both at home and abroad, including the ANIWA film festival, Zuma Film festival, NISSFEST, the National Film Festival, AMAA awards, the Berlinale, and the Sehsuechte Film Festival amongst others. His first live action feature was well received at its screening at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, 2007. An alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus 2008, he returned to Berlin in 2009 as one of the 15 Berlin Today Award contestants chosen out of 350 entries worldwide with his script titled ‘Writing the Wrong’.

Mike-Steve’s passion for the motion picture industry would appear to be all encompassing. He was post production supervisor at the BBC; commissioned animator and documentarian with TVe UK; editor and colourist with the Namibian Film commission on Namibia’s first TV Drama series The Ties that bind; project coordinator and producer for the PEPFAR commissioned project -­‐ Tackling Peer Pressure and HIV/AIDS, visual effects supervisor for a few features including the Amstel Malta Box Office film Alero’s Symphony and Kunle Afolayan’s Phone Swap, and up coming October 1, and writer/ director at Em-es Pictures.

With experience spanning through producing, directing, writing, editing and animating in film, video and TV, Mike-Steve’s accolades extend through Nigeria, Ghana, United States, Germany, UK and Namibia where he had lived until he recently returned home

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