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Meet Nigerian Student-Filmmakers Who Create Sci-fi Films With Little Resources

Nigerians are just a bunch of creative folks. Just recently, a group of Nigerian student-filmmakers from Kaduna called The Critics Company are making short sci-fi films with little resources.

With just a mobile phone, knowledge from YouTube tutorials, they carved a niche for themselves. The group said they just wanted to let the world know they are doing something different and not to go viral.

Raymond Yusuf, one of the group members said some of the problems they have been facing are availability of electricity and the capacity of their computers to run the software that renders raw movie clips.

“Our system is very slow; it takes hours to render a short clip. A five minutes short clip like Chase took us like two days…,” he said.

One of the team members, Godwin Josiah, said their main aim was not to go viral but to show that there are some kids in Kaduna doing something different. They use a broken microphone stand as tripod and washing blower to create wind effect during their production. A fund-raising campaign got them almost $6,000 which they used to buy some equipment for their future productions. Now, the team has more efficient laptops, a few lighting gadgets, light shedder, some cameras and others.

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