Saturday, 1 February 2014

AUDIO IS STILL A MAJOR PROBLEM IN NOLLYWOOD...

There is no doubt that Nollywood is truly growing by the day, as a lot of professionals are waking up to the reality that only a good film will bring financial returns to the table, and also stay longer in the hearts of people...I have viewed quite a number of good movies, either by purchase or at the Cinema and am quite proud of the likes of Emem Isong, Desmond Elliot, Uche Jombo, Kunle Afolayan, Monalisa Chinda, Charles Novia and Veteran, Tunde Kelani but i still have my reservations...

I am a bit worried about the Audio Production of our movies..It actually has a different sound at the cinema but the DVD output is quite a mess, some scenes come out so loud and others completely go low...I was particularly surprised at a movie produced and directed by Desmond Elliot, who is a fast rising Director and has beautiful screenplays...I did enjoyed the casting, dialogue and setting of Finding Mercy but the sound was not produced well.

Denziot Production is not the only guilty one here, there are several worse production i get to see every day and a bad audio production is a complete turn off to any viewer, no matter how fascinating the cast is...Yes, we are growing but a lot of factors should be considered while growing...How do you balance various sound effects for every scene and not mumbling every sound together..This is something I know my superiors caution me about when editing a television programme.

This is why it is highly important that a production outfit seeks the services of real professionals when it comes to such a project that involves millions of Naira...Bad audio can ruin the opportunity of a lifetime award..and am not sure If people are actually trained on the job, Do they review their productions before releasing into the market....?