Course Overview:

On this course, you’ll study the cinematic and lighting technicalities of filmmaking, how to bring Director’s vision to life, how to master the art of visual storytelling and scene composition, how to choose a camera, style and lens that best serves the story, as well as how to work with digital formats and the latest in new technology.

You will have access to practical studio workshop spaces, the latest in high-resolution digital tech and lighting equipment, as well as professional-grade sound recording equipment, all so that you get to experience how to bring the science of cinema, and the creativity of working cinematically, to the technology available today.

Who is this course for?:

Whether you wish to make a career in cinematography or as a director, or if you want to become part of the sound, lighting, or set design crew, or even if you are looking to become an actor, then this course is invaluable in starting your career.

A minimum of a Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) from a recognized higher educational establishment is required, but a degree from a reputable university is desirable.

Baba Agba

Head of Cinematography & Lighting

Baba is a Lagos, Nigeria based Director of Photography and Photographer. He is driven by a passion to give a voice to African perspectives. He believes in the power of images to shape consciousness and the power of storytelling to realign perspectives and change the course of society. Baba studied Cinematography at London’s Met Film School. He has worked on over 7 films to date most notably Farming (Dir: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) which tells the story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang. Baba shot additional pick-up scenes for the film on location in Lagos. Farming is slated for release during the second half of 2018. He also shot the Nigerian art house short Brood (Dir: Michael Omonua). Brood was shown at the 47th International Film Festival of Rotterdam (Jan 2018) as part of the BEYOND NOLLYWOOD showcase. He is currently in Post-Production on the Nigerian entry in the Netflix/UNESCO “African folklore, reimagined” series, Hanyan Halima (Dir: Korede Azeeez). Other Nigerian projects he has worked on include the VISIONS anthology by the Surreal16 Collective, The Lost Café (Dir: Kenneth Gyang) which won the Golden Palm at the 2018 Mexico International Film Festival, Cemetery of Doves (Dir: Ade Sultan Sangodoyin) and Ojukokoro (Dir: Dare Olaitan). Baba holds the work of fellow cinematographers Roger Deakins (Blade Runner, Skyfall, True Grit, The Lady Killers) and Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Last Emperor) in high regard. Baba additionally holds a BSc in Economics from Queen Mary, University of London. Past Work: • One Chance (2015) [Web Series] • Erased (2015) [Short Film] • Ojukokoro {Greed} (2017) [Feature Film] • The Lost Cafe (2017) [Feature Film] • Visions (2017) [Short Film Anthology] • Farming (2018) [Feature Film] • A Cemetery of Doves (2019) [Short Film] • Ego – WurlD (2019) [Music Video] • Mad – WurlD (2019) [Music Video] • Wayo – WurlD (2020) [Music Video] • Story – WurlD (2020) [Music Video] • Can’t Come Outside – WurlD (2020) [Music Video] • Stamina – WurlD (2021) [Music Video] • BFD (2022) [Short Film] • The Journey of the Beat (2022) [Documentary Series] • Hanyan Halima (Post-Production) [Short Film] • Nowhere to Be [Documentary] • Born in New York, Raised in Paris [Documentary] Website: