We up and doing in today’s edition of The Interview Session because we not having an Artiste but an Award Winning Video Director trained in South Africa. Read and Learn & Enjoy
Q. Can we meet you?
A. My name is Oluyinka Davids, a film/video director and cinematographer.
Q. How is Growing Up at Childhood like?
A. Growing up wasn’t much fun for me, grew up in a very strict Christian home. I love music so much and have had a serious crush for camera since childhood but my parent wanted me to be a banker.
Q. What your Educational Background?
A. Studied Public Administration at Olabisi Onabanjo University and later Filmmaking/Cinematography in about 3 different Film Schools in South Africa.
Q. Why Have you decided to venture into Video Production?
I av endless passion for it and I see it as an avenue to be a blessing to humanity with the talent God has blessed me with.
Q. What are the challenges you face in this Profession?
First is “CLIENT’s lean budget to execute a lion IDEA” Second is of the industry “Lack of proper structure” Third is “Public Locations” to shoot in a public place (especially lagos) is a lot of problem. Our government should please do something about this. There are a lot I can’t mention.
Q. You have won notable awards and most videos have it Directed by you, what keeps you flying?
A. God’s Grace and Hard Work.
Q. What do you think about the Gospel world. Any improvement?
A. Things are getting better but yet there are a lot of rooms for improvement. Artists should be more artistic with their song writing skills and consider visuals when writing their songs; it helps our creativity when it comes to visual interpretation.
Q. What movement can be embarked upon to restructure the Gospel System?
A. First is UNITY! Without this, nothing long lasting can happen. Second is a working structure for a profitable marketing of gospel music; I see gospel music everywhere and yet very few of them can afford a standard budget video(s). Third is the ARTIST themselves understanding the music business and adopting a model that works for them so they can stop complaining about not making money every time.
Q. What do you do at Leisure time?
A. See movies, spend quality time with my family. I like traveling a lot. I also like swimming, table tennis, video games etc.
Q. How can define Oluyinka Davids From Ifocus?
A. They are 2 different BRANDS;
Oluyinka Davids is a Nigeria Born, South Africa trained cinematographer and film/video director also the C.E.O of iFocus Pictures Ltd.
iFocus Pictures Limited is a company duly registered in Nigeria under the Companies and Allied matters Act Cap C20 LFN 2004.
iFOCUS PICTURES specializes in motion pictures and prides itself in its quality, creativity and innovation. Our team consists of some of the best-qualified and experienced people in the film, broadcast, and video industry. When it comes to advertisements, our style is funky, artistic, intelligent, personal, exclusive and entertaining. However, we cater for any video or film production need your company might have. In our work we explore Life, Emotions, Aspirations and Creation and transform them in an exhibition of films !
Q. Are You Married?
A. Yes, am married. I have a priceless gift of a child ‘Morireoluwa Davids’.
Q. Who is/are your Role Model(s)?
A. Can’t say I have a role model per say but I do have a lot of people (a very long list) who inspires me and trust me if I start now, I’ll fill up the whole space. To mention a few are; GOD first of all, then Steven Steinberg, Collin Tiley etc
Q. Word for the People & Advice to Youngsters about to start this work.
A. This helped me;
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” –Saint Francis of Assisi
Go for your passion, stay focused and work hard!!!!!! It works!!!!!
Below are some of his works
Jehova Mi By Funke Akinokun
Imela by Cute Sagay
Why you love me so by Ibitayo Jeje
I Surrender by Liza-C
To Contact Oluyinka Davids;
Twitter: @oluyinkadavids @iFocusPictures
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