The Art of Making Commercials - The Naija Filmmaker

Episode 9

Published on:

11th May 2023

The Art of Making Commercials with Temitope Dada

Temitope "Oluwadabest" Dada is a Commercial and Documentary Filmmaker with several years of experience in Graphics Design, Photography, and Cinematography. He currently works as a Director and Creative lead at his company, FilmbyDT Production Company

He emphasizes the importance of building relationships and maintaining professionalism in the creative industry. Oluwadabest share insights on handling recurring clients, the role of a director, and how to make effective commercials. We also learn about their journey into cinematography, their passion for music, and the importance of learning via filming events. We also discuss the current state of the film industry in Nigeria, including the need for better budgets and worker welfare.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

1. Maintaining Relationships in the Creative Industry

2. Understanding the Director's Role 

3. Challenges and Opportunities in the Film Industry


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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.