Thursday, July 19, 2018

Event Photo and Video Coverage in #Abuja-Nigeria

Understanding the priorities and shooting full HD footage is what leads to a successful event photo and video production.

I now shoot 5D mark and if it's an open air event, I fly my drone round the event venue giving it that ceremonious look. My deliverable are awesome... Wedding, Traditional Marriage,  Birthdays.. etc
You can watch a few on instagram @georgeostories

Hire me Today

George Ugwuja

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

#Drone and #Aerial Photo and Video Production Services in Abuja

Drone and aerial photography have become more and more popular in Nigeria as photographers and Cinematographers  continue to discover the multiple advantages of shooting from the sky. That was why I started investing in Drones. 
Ugwuja George rendering drone services 

Having a 4k quality professional drone has not only improved on my service delivery but also given me the opportunity to serve big time TV broadcast organization as well as Estate firms and even security and surveillance firms. Just imagine having a very high profile camera flying high up the sky and can shoot for an hour with my double battery. I can cover your event or get you footage of that landmark or area and upload to you. This is an awesome innovation
With so many technological advancements in photography, it’s no wonder why drone photography has increased in popularity. So, if you’re not on board yet, you should call me

Advantages of Drone Photography

The simple advantage of drone photography is that you are able to get higher in the sky for better perspectives. So many times, photographers wish there was a way to get a higher perspective to shoot a landscape today, that has been achieved and I am one of the best pilots in Nigeria. You can now see how close you are to your drone footage needs
Higher perspectives make landscapes look longer and larger than they actually are. It’s a great way to create better looking landscape photographs.
The ability to shoot higher perspectives with drones is also a great way to shoot landscapes that don’t have foreground elements. If there isn’t a foreground element to include in a landscape photo, don’t force one. Just try to get to a higher elevation to show how large the landscape is. I shoot best drone shots in Nigeria with best equipment, quick turn around and a better understanding of the terrain. For your drone needs, call +234-803-884-3041 or visit

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cinematography and Documentary Production Training

Hurray! this is to announce to everyone that we have started our Cinematography Course which will teach you how to shoot beautiful videos with any camera.

Ugwuja George, Recording an event in Abuja-Nigeria
The Tutor "Ugwuja George" has over 16 years experience in Cinematography and documentary production and has designed this course  to teach you the secrets of professional cinematography - the art of making motion pictures.  it will be hard to find an experienced professional volunteering to  teach you everything you'd want to know about shooting video.

Take advantage of this opportunity and allow the most experienced hand in Abuja train you
Learn the basics of getting great shots with any camera
  • Use the manual settings on your camera to expose your shot properly
  • Learn how to use camera movement to get more impressive shots
  • Light your video sets with traditional filmmaking techniques and lighting setups
  • Become a professional director of photography (cinematographer) with tips on how to find work in the video/film industry
  • Make money shooting videos
  • Learn script writing
  • Learn Organization Documentary productions
Call George +2348038843041
Ugwuja George with his training Gear

Video Informercial Services in Nigeria

We provide video production for businesses of all sizes, we have outstanding skills and production tools to script, shoot, edit and deploy TV Ads, corporate videos, infomercials to drive your message across larger audience in social Media and the mainstream Media.
Contact George : +2348038843041

Monday, January 9, 2017

Christians and Deities- a nollywood film

In line with our mandate to tell fictional and non fictional stories from the base of Africa, we are excited to announce the completion of  Christians and Deities , a unique film you will love to see.

We leveraged on our evidence based data on social issues slowing down development in remote Nigeria Eastern communities to develop this story.
We treated social vices such as Rape, Caste discrimination, Gender Inequality, effects of civilisation as major focus of the story

We are currently looking for Agents and partners to help us facilitate online and local DVD distribution.
We plan to give theatrical rights, TV rights, online distribution rights, View on demand rights.
We also partner with churches and schools to premiere on their crusades and events.
For distribution enquiries
George: +2348038843041

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Trip to Bama

A trip to Borno State, a story  from me, to you.
George en route Maiduguri
It was Friday, the 16th of September 2016 that we left Abuja on a MedView Midday flight to Maiduguri, the state capital of Borno State. Just like every other day, within my professional arena, I was hired by a US based production company to join a team of three USA Citizens and two Nigerians on a Polio success story Documentary. Considering the enormity of Boko Haram violence, I withheld the news from my Mother and prayed to my God for protection from ambush attacks by Boko Haram.
George in IDP Camp in Borno
Arriving Maiduguri, we quickly proceeded to Barwee Luxury Suites, to drop our Luggage, before hitting the State EOC where we had a short meeting with the state Field Coordinator, Rotary International NNPPC, Incident Manager, EOC Maiduguri, Zonal Coordinator Northeast NSTOP, State Manager, eHealth Africa, The UNICEF access adviser, etc, we started shooting from our point of arrival, from the debriefing we had by the incident manager, we discovered that even up till now, Millions of Women and Children are still trapped in communities controlled by Boko Haram insurgents, Thousands has however been rescued by the Nigeria Military. While the rescued children showed high levels of malnutrition, the trapped ones are reported to be in even worst conditions. We established that through a Hit and Run framework, interventions were rarely dropped to the trapped communities on stipulated intervals and with a long convoy of military escorts. We decided to visit a take of point on Saturday morning, 17th of September.
Military convoy waiting for take off

 Judging from the number of troops on standby and the armories that I saw, I was able to quickly adjust my understanding of Boko Haram conflict to a war between two nations.  I must run back unnoticed, leaving our convoys and escort and with a kekenapep back to the EOC where I could use internet and printer to process our Military clearance application to visit Bama.
While riding down, I had fears of people tracing my Kekenapep, I thought of several cases where health workers and journalists had been diverted and slaughtered. I also considered that I can hardly communicate with the kekenapep rider who is a complete stranger to me.
After processing the clearance application, I rode through all the corners of the town through several military barricades to shagari low cost quarters where I had a brief meeting with the UNICEF access adviser. My team was calling from pompomari where they are already covering Polio vaccination exercise. My producer was worried; the security expert from USA started to query our local fixer of my safety. I couldn’t have been kidnapped, shagari estate was far and I had to get an approval from the Executive Director, State primary healthcare development Agency. It was on a Saturday but since we have mounted pressure from the Minister of Health, the Commissioner for Education, I insisted on getting the clearance sorted out to enable us heed to Bama the next day.
Work in Progress at Bama IDP
 Saturday aft noon, my mother called.  Emeka or Aunty odinakachi must have told her where I was so I had to open up to her and also re assured her by explaining how the state is currently safe.
Sunday morning, 18th of September, we still have not got response from the GOC, 7 Division, Baga Road. We had limited time to shoot as my team’s return ticket was for 21st of September. We had to as film makers we are, visit Dalori IDP for a shoot.  
Our Team on the move

 According to information, Dalori IDP has been attacked twice because enormous populations of displaced people there were recovered from Bama military operations and seem to be wives and children of the Boko Haram. The military intelligence in this IDP is however strong. We managed to access the camp and shoot footage of mobile health care services going on in the Camp. I also observed that the camp is made up of mostly pregnant women and children. The insurgents must undoubtedly have slaughter all the young men before the rescue operation. I think with them, as a man, you are either a member or dead and thrown into mass shallow graves.
Dalori IDP Camp

While driving out of the camp, a military Hilux arrived with two Boko Haram fighters chained at the back of the Hilux. According to information the fighters source of food supply has been compromised by Nigeria Military so the fighters are starving and some fleeing to renounce their membership. I pitied them.
On discovering that we did not have any formal approval from the GOC, THE Dalori IDP forces detained us, asked us to delete all the footage we shot and escorted us to Barwee where the CO Lodged. The Commanding Officer in addition, sized our Cannon C300 and full frame lenses. One hour into this sad development, we put calls across to Minister of Health, Commissioner of Health and the UNICEF Access adviser also used his military influence to get approval from the GOC and also an order to release our camera to us.
George in Konduga Military Base

With this progress, Monday morning, the 19th of September, we heeded to Bama.  On arriving Konduga with our police escorts, we reported to the military base where the police escorts will wait while we are handed over to Military convoy that will further lead us through the most dangerous part to Bama. At the military base, we got information of Boko Haram armbush and attack within the axis. Instantly, the same military convoy assigned to us had been mobilized ahead of time to push back the insurgents then on rushing back to the base, they led us straight to Bama.
Street of Bama
The streets of Bama are deserted with every good thing destroyed. At every meter, we pass throough military check points and all along the streets are expended bullet cans and burned heavy military artilleries.
Compound of the Shehu of Bama

Our first stopping was at the compound of shehu of Bama also Bama 21 Brigade where we had a brief meeting with the Military commander who commended our bravery to come by road and took us straight into the Bama IDP
Inside Bama IDP, we took shots of all we wanted, we saw children and women being thought to count numbers with soldiers as teachers, we saw happy children, we saw sad and heartbroken women, we saw families that watched Boko Haram slaughter their loved ones. The camp made me see the true efforts of Nigeria Military. As a Nation, I realized how outstanding, our Military has been.
Bama IDP camp

Tuesday 20th September we had to leave Borno state. Our flight from Maiduguri to Abuja was for past 1pm so we left early morning to shoot at Pompomari health center, Custom Market and Muna IDP camp. I made friends amongst the children, I gave them my precious smile and I encouraged them to work with the government as rebuilding of the town is ongoing and with time, they will reconcile with their lost families and go home to leave their normal everyday life.
Cross section of displaced children in Bama IDP

For organizations and individual that want to make a humanitarian or production trip to Nigeria, I am willing to do this again.  
Ugwuja George Odinakachi
Phone: +2348038843041