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Tell Nollywood producers what they need to fix

Discussion in 'FILMMAKING, INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY' started by vince, Mar 15, 2007.

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  1. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    ...what improvements you would like to see in the way naija homvies are made.
    This is not a discussion thread,but a kind of "Feedback Box",where you pass by and drop a feedback or two about nolly homvies and what could and should be done to improve the contents and the delivery.
    Drop feedbacks from the script quality to the cover design.Anything that you feel needs working on.
    THIS IS NOT A YABBIS THREAD O!
    This is meant to help them serve you better.:)
     
  2. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    1. Be sure to edit your movies before putting them out for public consumption. Check them well for mistakes and such.
    2. If possible, have a netural person "review" the movie before unleashing them on us.
     
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  3. Simisola

    Simisola Well-Known Member

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    No more annoying music or sounds at d background during conversations.
    No more 'tian gbosas'.
    No more fake americano accents.

    I hope these no be yabbis o.
     
  4. lady_vexy

    lady_vexy Heart that is Sweet

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    please do try to minimize the amount of captures on the cover of the film we dont wanna know what going to happen in the film before we watch it

    scripts-please can you always ensure a satisfying ending for viewers it is a good feeling and a good review for you
     
  5. Eee

    Eee Well-Known Member

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    It's gonna cost you:spiny:
     
  6. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    What they need to do is stop dragging scenes.
     
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    queen2 #lightup Nigeria

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    too much repitition of actors
    others should be given chance too
     
  8. funmo

    funmo GOD pikin!

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    Great sticky Vince. Will be back each time I watch a Naija movie and something nags at me.

    Please hire proper costumers (sp) who know what they are doing.

    Abeg, please, be true to the period you are working in. People and furniture should not look the same 20 years apart!

    Please rep our culture in your movies. Why must everyone be watching an oyinbo movie anytime they are watching TV in those homvies?

    Abeg, like someone said, edit properly and watch the finished product before release. Too many times I have seen a scenes out of sequence.

    Stop trying to be so european/American particularly in dressing and in naming characters. Abi Funmi no dey Naija? Why should everyone be named Sandra?

    Will be back!
     
  9. ddizzle

    ddizzle Aunty!

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    Please stop mispelling the names of the artists abeg...

    and please dont put everyone in the film in the trailer it gives it away....

    and also... please use different houses for locations abeg they are not the only houses in lagos!! its starts to look like every film is a part 2 of another if they all live in the same house

    finally please dont pack everybody in the poster its not a fight for space....

    thanks for your co-operation viva nollywood!
     
  10. Field Marshal

    Field Marshal ABSOLUTE SUPREME RULER

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    SOUND! SOUND! SOUND! Improve your sound quality and no more part 15 etc when you make movies. 2.5 hrs should be enough to tell your story in movies!!!!! Give movie characters local names and please stop drinking (sipping) beer with those rid ridiculously long straws. Use a beer mug or tumbler! :gnash
     
  11. missuju

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    The most important is too come back down to NIGERIA with YOUR plots props we can't hammer enough on dat

    Secondly, I want to hear more nigerian accents and pidgin and villeage more local types scenes

    Please nomore part 2-7 " that was cool for things fall apart only use more than one parts when ABSOLUTLY necessary.

    No more aki and paw paw rich flaunty movies. I can't stand it. WE can't stand it. Go back to acting like little naughty boys. Not to bring them down or anything.

    will be back with more
     
  12. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    Repeat!

    Great contributions so far,guy!grinning:
    Just one more thing i ommitted in the opening post,and that is you're all free to repeat a particular request over and over again,on different posts.
    Even if a particular feedback point(FP) has already been mentioned,either by yourself in previous post,or by another,mention it again if you feel it is important enough.
    This is a way of stressing the importance of that particular FP to the producers taken note.
    For ex.if you feel that minimizing or outright haulting of "plot padding" is important,repeat the request over and over again in your subsequent posts.
    This will drive home the importance to the producers.

    So,guys,repeat,repeat,repeat!
     
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    Tiron Well-Known Member

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    Please pay atention to English spellings and Grammar in subtitles.
     
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    Scenes drag on too long, one looses interest

    Too many movies have the music louder than the dialogue-tasteless

    Please don't have them wearing the same shoes 20 yrs later

    if you can't tell your story in 2 hours, it's too damn long

    Please edit the movies before release, for typos in the credit, sound mixing/editing, and bloopers!!! Too many bloopers make it to the final cut!!

    Through plot/Xter development---PLEASE!!!
     
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    Obariba Koininonia

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    -Make sure we dont see the microphone used for the shooting.
    -Be conscious of the shadows in the room.
    -The volume should be adjusted and not set too loud.
    - Continue to use Nigerian based artiste music in the movies -they are good enough !
    -We need to start viewing movies that portray Nigeria in a positive light,create or put out juicy scripts that for once show folks who actually go to collage study and become notable professionals.Reduce the campus girl image and women cheating with married men scenes.
    -Select more scripts that promote sex after marriage and chastity !
    -Invest in new cover designs for the movies to advance marketing on the international level.
    - Showcase a lot of local fabrics and designs in the custuming.
    - Lets have a better view of the interiors of fine offices,stores salons etc. We seem to only see places of business that are shabby in our movies. Try to show us the joints that are attractive.
     
  16. Nyla

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    1. the sweating should be minimzed

    2.the actors should tone down their voices, the shouting doesnt help

    3. some of the actors are too fake and shouldn't be cast in movies.

    4. Please edit movies, shadows and keep camera away from "dead actors" cos anybody can see them breathing.

    5. movies should look more real and natural cos "normal people not sleep with lipgloss, all made up", cut down over dressing for certain parts.
    6. reduce the pretence and add cultural flavor to it.
    Finally, please stop using wine glasses for juice its bad taste., and the SCREAMING, SCREAMING,SCREAMING.
     
  17. lafemmedi

    lafemmedi Reaching above and beyond

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    Some suggestions for the trade.

    Night scenes: Sometimes it is quite impossible to see the action because the film is way, way too dark.

    Other cultures: Nigeria is blessed with lots of different cultures/dialects. Let us show case these other cultures in our English speaking homvies.

    Let us see more Nigeria and less foreign (Americana or otherwise): Let us use more Naija names, naija culture, naija music, naija folks speaking proper english with clear, crisp and understandable naija accent. Save the foreign fake accent for those who supposedly just came back from abroad if at all necessary. Not all nigerians abroad lose their accents.

    The sound: We need to be able to hear what the actors are saying and not have the music drown them out. The background music should be low and add to the scene not distract. It is best to cut it out completely than use too much.

    End the stories properly: Don't write the endings or give abrupt endings or endings that don't make sense.

    Don't drag out scene or the intro to the main story: as mentioned before the stories can be told in less time. When dragging out scenes, you lose you audience.

    Actors: Use people that are real actors, actors with the IT quality, not everyone off the streets, just came from abroad or is a friend is a good actor.

    Lose the night cap and housecoat: I personally don't know any naija person who uses a night cap or any who wears a housecoat to bed. They can go to bed in a good ole baggy t-shirt.
     
  18. Simisola

    Simisola Well-Known Member

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    Lafemmedi, i agree with u on all d points u said especially with d night scenes. They can be a pain in d ass having to make sense of what's happening in d scene most especially if it's an action scene.

    Although, i don't agree with u on d last point cos a lot of naija women wear night caps cos of their hair.:)
     
  19. lafemmedi

    lafemmedi Reaching above and beyond

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    NO prob Simi, :lol I just don't know one personally, although I suspected that it must be common as every lady in our homvies wear them. If they have to wear one, match it to the nightgown or wear black. But please lose the housecoat... Haba, what is that?
     
  20. Simisola

    Simisola Well-Known Member

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    grinning:
     
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