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Tony Sebastian Ukpo | Filmmaker | Imagineer
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Autographer shots, Wondercon 2014 part 2/2

Autographer shots, Wondercon 2014 part 1

Autographer shots from the WFLSNCRM launch at strangerlagos

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We go forward.

This is amazing!

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littleradioco:

Last VTv of the season, episode 32 here at last! With MØ, Bunny Rabbit, Chromeo, Deadcuts & more. Be seeing you.

littleradioco:

VTv Episode 30 is here! Only 2 more til seasons end. Featuring Dum Dum Girls, Temi Dollface, Animals, and more

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"Alien" concept art by Ron Cobb

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June 11, 2014An Open Letter to:Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Andrea Calderwood & Chimamanda AdichieOn the matter of the film, ‘Americanah’, and its Director.
http://www.vertigoheights-film.co.uk/news/2014/6/11/americanah-an-open-letter

June 11, 2014
An Open Letter to:
Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Andrea Calderwood & Chimamanda Adichie

On the matter of the film, ‘Americanah’, and its Director.

http://www.vertigoheights-film.co.uk/news/2014/6/11/americanah-an-open-letter

An Open Letter to:
Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Andrea Calderwood & Chimamanda Adichie

On the matter of the film, ‘Americanah’, and its Director.
____________________________________

There is no reason for you to have heard of me. Be it discussed in the trades, on the industry grape vine, or less still from seeing my work. Even lesser reason for any of your agents, managers, assistants, or colleagues to mention, even in passing, any attempts I might have made, or am yet to make in trying to reach you, assuming they receive any such communication in the first place. 

I’m an independent filmmaker, a writer/director, as is so common within the scene. One of countless others, and not more deserving of your attention than anyone else. I’ve made a few feature films, have and continue to experiment a lot with short form narrative along side my other artistic ambitions… But nothing I write is going to be of any real proof or consequence, that what i’m doing is any better than what many others, both struggling and established, are doing. I’m not going to try and sell my work, but rather myself. 

On discovering that the rights to the novel ‘Americanah’ (Which I have not read. Yet…) had been acquired, like anyone with an interest in the art form and the business, I investigated further, making my way through press releases and articles, finding out more about the book along the way. I know of the author, I’ve seen one cinematic adaptation of her work (Half of a yellow sun, which i’ve also read), and was impressed enough to care about the particulars of the story, as well as details on its adaptation.

Reading the blurb, I found a lot of things I related with.
I’m a Nigerian, and naturalised British Citizen. Anyone who has had the luxury of the green passport has experienced the trials of visa applications, border controls, rejections, suspicion, accusation… but then the story of the two characters, and how their lives were impacted by simply being Nigerian and striving for something beyond their borders, and how their lives changed while abroad… the fact that it spans three continents, all of which I myself have spent time in… the fact that for the better part of a decade my own life was defined by borders, for better and worse… I felt uncharacteristically compelled to somehow be involved in this adaptation. It called to me, and as impossible as it might seem, that of all people I would be the one plucked from obscurity to take the directorial reigns, I can’t but try.

I know I have the capacity and perspective to bring something unique to the film, and enough experience that it won’t be much of a gamble, at least stylistically. The assumption is that a list of directors, probably of the clout and calibre of a Steve McQueen, Lee Daniels, Sofia Coppola, Andrew Dosunmu, and many other recognised names are likely circling or being approached as I write this. Perhaps one could say I would be the “brave” choice, the long shot, the under dog. The project itself is filled with many firsts. I would very much like to be one of those firsts.

Kind regards

Tony Sebastian Ukpo
www.vertigoheights-film.co.uk

Lovely loop animation

Lovely loop animation

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jakeabrodsky:

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littleradioco:

VTv Episode 29. Featuring music from Bluffing, Hadouken, Flight Facilities and more

Trippy!

Trippy!

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estebanwaseaten:

tisucloudvpl:

Had to do it. Surprised no one did this yet!

That original George Lucas picture from 2005 is not from 2005 and was not in front of a green screen:

Further, if you think the Prequels had no models or miniatures, you are a dumb-dumb. There are more models/miniatures in any one of the Prequels than all three of the original films combined.
What’s that? You want examples? Oh, sure:



















Should I keep going?




















Oh, and both Adam Savage and Tory Belleci worked on the models and miniatures on one or more of the Prequels. SO YOU’RE ALSO BESMIRCHING TWO OF THE MYTHBUSTERS.


Tons more photos of actual props/sets/models here. And you can watch some of the ILM artists and model makers discuss some of the prequel work here.
The Prequels, as movies, are what they are but this idea that everything was done digitally or on green screen is preposterous.


Technically there was blue screen in the original trilogy as well. That original Lucas image someone just did for fun to make a general comment on the difference in approach, not to say it was ALL green screen. But hey

estebanwaseaten:

tisucloudvpl:

Had to do it. Surprised no one did this yet!

That original George Lucas picture from 2005 is not from 2005 and was not in front of a green screen:

Further, if you think the Prequels had no models or miniatures, you are a dumb-dumb. There are more models/miniatures in any one of the Prequels than all three of the original films combined.

What’s that? You want examples? Oh, sure:

Should I keep going?

Oh, and both Adam Savage and Tory Belleci worked on the models and miniatures on one or more of the Prequels. SO YOU’RE ALSO BESMIRCHING TWO OF THE MYTHBUSTERS.

Tons more photos of actual props/sets/models here. And you can watch some of the ILM artists and model makers discuss some of the prequel work here.

The Prequels, as movies, are what they are but this idea that everything was done digitally or on green screen is preposterous.

Technically there was blue screen in the original trilogy as well. That original Lucas image someone just did for fun to make a general comment on the difference in approach, not to say it was ALL green screen. But hey

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Had to do it. Surprised no one did this yet!
(Edit: Top two images someone did a while ago, just added the bottom. Also, this is just for a laugh!)

Had to do it. Surprised no one did this yet!

(Edit: Top two images someone did a while ago, just added the bottom. Also, this is just for a laugh!)