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.


Head of Cinematography & Lighting

Pindem Lot is a trained Director of Photography and Editor from the National Film Institute Jos, Nigeria. Over the past 15 years, he has worked on different projects that have been exhibited both home and abroad at international film festivals to enthusiastic audiences. He has shot several feature film projects which includes: Encore, Finding Goodluck (2009), Encore (2012), Auta (2013), When Love Happens, Twin Rivers, Jungle Ride (2011), Finding Daisy, Champions of Our Time (2011), White Knight, Three Tramps and the Law, Mama Drama (2019), Do Good (2015), Moms at War (2017), Up North (2018), Code Willow (2018), Your Excellency (2019), Oloture (2023), Street (2023) among others. He was nominated for best DOP at ZAFFA film awards in the UK for his work in Champions of Our Time (2011). He also won an award at the prestigious FESPACO film Festival at Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Pindem has also worked extensively in TV as DOP on many acclaimed TV Soaps, Short Films and Commercials. His latest work can be found on Netflix: Oloture: The Journey.