New Partnership of the year
Posted on January 24, 2014
Like most of my friends would know, I’m extremely passionate about film and video production. Last year was an amazing year for me because I got employed at AFMA Communications, a subsidiary of Farm Concern International. I consider this a blessing because I had no prior training in a communications course (I actually pursued Actuarial Science), and you can only imagine how elated I was when I was confirmed to be part of the AFMA Comm team. Working at AFMA Communications introduced me to the whole video production process…right from pre-production work to post production. I was a student, at the same time an employee. I had to learn things from ground up…right from the basics of digitizing footage to transcribing. Let me spare you the details and just move on to the next point.
It was while working at AFMA Comm that I got to know the good people at Chromatic Pictures Africa. Chromatic Pictures Africa was founded in 2010 by two gentlemen that I’m pleased to know, Sir Mark Wambui and Victor Oloo. Chromatic pictures Africa has quickly and steadily evolved into a pace setter in the production industry and has been invovled with numerous projects and also boasting of a wide range of clientele. One of their latest projects, a short film titled Deceit was nominated for Best New Media Online Video in this years Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. In the coming months I will do a detailed feature on Chromatic Pictures so I’ll spare you the details again and move to the next point.
Having said all this, now comes the good news. For a long time I toyed with the idea of introducing a video component to the interviews that I publish on this blog. My main drive was nothing else but a passion to be part of creating audio-visual content. However, I really didn’t know exactly how to approach this idea. The ideas were many, but most of them were concepts that other people have executed. The turning point came when I had a brainstorming session with Mark, Co-founder of Chromatic, and until now I’m grateful because we were able to come up with an idea that just felt right. Mark’s genius thinking helped turn things around.
Now I’m happy to announce we have partnered with Chromatic Pictures Africa to produce a series of short films, based on the interviews that will be published on this blog. The series of short films will run on the blog’s theme of Loving Life, Celebrating People and I’m really happy for this new partnership. Working with the entire team at Chromatic to produce this series of short films is a dream come true and I’m thanking God for this wonderful opportunity. We are at the pre-production stage for our first project and we hope to continue doing more throughout the year. And just before I sign out, I’ll ask you to take some time and vote for Chromatic’s short film, Deceit, here. Until next time, have yourselves a wonderful weekend! Cheers!
The short film Deceit, starring Lizz Njagah, Mark Kaiyare and Peter Kawa and directed by Mark Wambui. Enjoy!