One of the essential part of Filmmaking is Directing. In Nollywood, we have several movie directors who are extremely doing fine with several movies to their archive. One of the most sought after director is Tope Adebayo.
He is one of th sons of Adebayo Salami popularly known as Oga Bello.
In a chit chat with Tope Adebayo, he revealed the roles of creative director in movies. Knowing precisely what a director does in movie production, as a director it’s vital to your success in the industry. A director’s job description involves participation in nearly every phase of a movie project. The director’s vision largely impacts the final product, directors work closely with department heads and technicians to bring it to fruition.
“Have directed several movies which am proud of today: Jelili, Onome aganga, Good Mistake, Etiko, Sonto, Adaba, igberaga, Iman, itan mi, Esin and many other fantastic movies which gives more confidence and exposure working with several actors and filmmakers in the industry”.
According to Tope Adebayo, a film director manages the creative aspects of the production. They direct the making of a film by visualizing the script while guiding the actors and technical crew to capture the vision for the screen. They control the film’s dramatic and artistic aspects.
Meanwhile, the concept of directing differs but the objective and goals may not change. As a director one needs to upgrade and learn from other directors. It’s a creative work, you must always learn more and get exposed to other areas of knowledge. No one Is an island of knowledge.
He also spoke about the challenges faced as a filmmaker. According to him, this days everybody wants to be a director, but nollywood needs creative directors not just anyhow directors but either skilled and unskilled your job will speak for you and differentiate boys from men. Am not the best but confidently I can say am one of the best.