Sunday, June 26, 2016

Training Camera Operators and Church Production teams

Operating video and photo cameras is like cooking. You may know how to light up the gas but not know details of ingredients and quantities needed. The results will be different. However, just like georgeostories do with cameras, your experience will distinguish you
While the practical training is about following the rules, artistic training is really about knowing when and why to break them.
Ugwuja George volunteering in a church media team-Abuja-Nigeria
In Nigeria, Camera work for churches, schools and corporate organizations must be localized to serve the everyday needs. For churches, live streaming has suddenly become a necessity. The gospel must be expanded remotely.  It is a perfect marriage of technology and artistry, which is why I think it’s one of my favorite things to teach volunteers.
Training camera work can really be broken down in three sections technical, functional, and artistic. The first thing I always tell potential new camera operators is to watch what happens on TV and in movies and try and copy that. There is no reason to reinvent the wheel. Look at what the professionals are doing and copy it. I am a huge fan of finding videos to send to volunteers so they can watch them on their own time before training, I find this better prepares them to come to training with questions, which allows me to figure out what they need to focus on. If something is confusing, then that is where I am going to spend more time.
The first thing we train on is the technical side. We spend time going over the parts of the camera. It’s really introduction to Camera 101. This section focuses on the important switches and buttons, and the switches and buttons that aren’t important but will mess things up
I will train my students to a point where they can ask for direction on how to fix the problem because they understand what it is.  From there, we hit the field.
In a church for instance, shooting with different cameras from different angles and perhaps a central camera on a crane sounds very complicated. During my training, I build the capacity of the participants to learn how to shoot, mix shots, broadcast in the church and as well stream online without compromising picture quality and sound.
To discuss your training, call George @ +234-803-884-3041

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Video and Photo Production services in Abuja-Nigeria

Considering the rising relevance of Videos and Photos as the only undisputed evidence of individual and corporate organization’s services, georgeostories has come up with services to bridge the gap of communication of different organizations that couldn’t use their event videos to communicate and advance their client reach.

Video is taking over the world, with more than 4 billion hours of video viewed each month. In fact, YouTube is now the second most used search engine, right behind Google
Unfortunately, integrating video into your marketing campaign isn’t as easy as simply creating a video and putting it up on YouTube. Creating a video that is effective, relevant, and successful can offer big rewards, but how do you integrate it successfully?
Our services are to create and utilize your corporate event videos as a media type, we know how Video contents work, and we can run your YouTube channel and make sure that your businesses reach increases greatly.
To hire us for your Video or Photo content development, contact George +2348038843041

Benue Valley

Benue Valley is an Evidence Based Advocacy Documentary on the crises between Benue TIV Farmers and Normadic Fulani Herdsmen in Benue State Nigeria. An underreported conflict that erupted early 2011 killing over 1000 people and destroyed properties worth billions of Naira.

In this Documentary, we strived to leverage forward-looking efforts in community leaders through targeted interactions in conflict stricken areas of Benue state in order to build their capacity to resolve conflicts using dialogue and to address human rights issues, while simultaneously drawing relevant regional actors into actions
Our objective is to introduce to Nigeria, dialogue procedure as the only sustainable approach towards conflict resolution and hope that the conflicts between Farmers and Cattle Herders in Nigeria will be approached in the same manner using standard frameworks such as this. we hope to produce 13 episodes of Documentaries such as this and air in different local and international TV stations.
to collaborate or partner with us, contact Ugwuja George on +2348038843041
Benue Valley is Written and Directed by Ugwuja George Odinakachi.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Satelite News Gathering(SNG) Consulting in Africa

Satellite news gathering (SNG) is the use of mobile communications equipment for the purpose of worldwide news casting. Mobile units are usually vans equipped with advanced, two-way audio and video transmitters and receivers, using dish antennas that can be aimed at geostationary satellites.

A modern DSNG van is a sophisticated affair, capable of deployment practically anywhere in the civilized world. Signals are beamed between a geostationary satellite and the van, and between the satellite and a control room run by a broadcast station or network. In the most advanced systems, Internet Protocol (IP) is used

Due to the need for breaking news coverage and the continuous presence of international media agencies in Africa, i have established good business relationships with companies that render SNG Hiring services, in addition to that, i also handpicked best operators, camera and editing crews that makes a good team.
Recently, my international clients that have enjoyed my services during the last world economic summit and Nigeria Presidential handover has commended my effort and are advising that establishing an Africa best practice in this field lies with me.

I wish to assure my existing clients and those that may need my services in the near future that hiring and using an SNG in Nigeria and other countries in Africa is completely possible
Send me an equiry email and i will arrange what you want
Thank You
Ugwuja George

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Event Photography and Video Coverage

Ugwuja George executing a Photo/Video Job for Bayelsa State Government
The dimension of Event Photo and Video Production has dynamically changed with the emergence of High Definition DSLR Cameras.
Starting from events such as Wedding Photography and Video production, i have been able to conquer the challenges associated with outdoor photography with very good full frame Telephoto lenses that i don't have to be walking around the stage or distracting the audience.
After the shoot of my client's Photo and Video Job, it takes me less than 24 hours to design and print the photo books which comes in different sizes depending on what my clients want.
One page of the Photobook design of Enugu PDP Rally

Considering my level of exposure in Event Photography and Video Production, i have also trained Wedding Photographers in Abuja, Photojournalists and Cinematographers.

To hire me or any of my crew for your upcoming event kindly call +2348038843041 or send an enquiry email to

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Use of Digital Media for Advocacy in Nigera

Bomb Explosion Scene, Emabs Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja-Nigeria. 25th June 2014
As a Cinematographer in a developing Nation like Nigeria, I have had great fun as a working professional. last time i wrote how i enjoyed roasted snail delicacies and the fisherman soup.
But today, due to my quest to deliver high definition footage to media agencies and to also insist in best practice with respect to the strength and integrity of Nigeria, i moved hastily to a Bomb explosion scene at Emabs Plaza, Wuse 2 Abuja with my 5D Mark. It was not just the goose pimples that made me want to shed tears, yes, phone calls from my family also touched me. but the worst of it all was when i imagined what harm ignorance can cause the world. As a Media Consultant, i want to sincerely recommend the use of Digital Media and Mobile Technology for Advocacy and Campaigns.
The Educational sector has done much to include Social relationships and culture as part of Educational Curriculum. That is commendable. The religious Institutions have either preached or instigated social crises. what more can we do but pray?. yet, i insist, when it comes to the strength of everyone. the Uuuuuuus! and the Iiiiii! . we need to put more effort as Nigerians, to improve our knowledge of the good and the Bad. to also use our profession to educate and encourage one another. With this, maybe i can take footage easily without shading tears, those tears mean a lot to every man. here they come again.  goodbye while i go back to my scripts, cameras, lenses, cranes my world of visuals and sounds of history. Comerade.  Ugwuja George Odinakachi