Martini Akande talks about the power of editing - The Naija Filmmaker

Episode 15

Published on:

23rd Jun 2023

Creating Emotions Through The Edit with Martini Akande

Martini Akande is a film editor and producer. He has edited numerous projects including Brotherhood, Gangs of Lagos, Road To Blow and Glamour Girls.

Martini shares his process of editing a film, from ensuring actors look good to using creative editing techniques. The importance of clear and understandable action scenes is emphasized, and Martini also highlights the significance of constantly developing skills and mastering the art of storytelling to become a proper film editor. He discusses his admiration for actors starting out in the industry and shares his journey to becoming an editor, which includes starting out making videos for events like weddings and eventually editing his own short films.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

1. Building a career as an editor

2. The Editing Process

3. The Art of Trailer Editing





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Sele Got

Sele is primarily a director and cinematographer. He developed his artistic eye through photography before choosing to focus on the moving image.

In 2019, Sele co-founded ‘Hive Film Collective’, aimed at building a network of filmmakers eager to tell stories and improve their craft. In 2020, he launched his podcast, ‘The Naija Filmmaker’ to create conversations around Nigerian filmmakers, their films, and their craft.

He is inspired by nature, the human mind, and seeking fresh perspectives. With this philosophy and a big belief in the refining nature of collaboration, he plans to change the world one story at a time.