Vincent Mutiso is a freelance Location Sound Recordist based in Nairobi Kenya and a student at Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI) taking a Diploma in Film and Television Production. We sat down with him to learn more about the sound department and his involvement in Zamaradi Productions’s Dream Child.
When it comes to art/ creativity, there really isn't a right way to do anything. A person would prefer shooting images in color while another would prefer monochromatic images. Each of us has a preference when it comes to (creatively) expressing ourselves. In the words of Charles Mingus, “ Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity”.
“You need to get relevant in places you consume content.” Terryanne Chebet.
Atieno is a Kenyan feature film that tells the story of Atieno, a 16-year-old Kisumu who drops out of school and is forced to fend for her sick father and her siblings. She goes to live in Mathare slums in Nairobi in search of work and encounters a lot of obstacles.
From a young age, Elisha Ojiambo has always been passionate about filmmaking and storytelling.
Through ADMI’s Placement office, Elisha got an internship at Covenant Television Network (CTN TV), which transitioned into a full-time job. He is a camera operator and technical assistant. CTN TV is a global upcoming Christian Faith television channel with a worldwide reach through its online channel.
We caught up with him to learn about his journey so far.
Two years ago, Tevin Sudi was undertaking Architecture at a local university. However, his passion was in Sound Engineering. He quit Architecture and convinced his mother to allow him to join ADMI's Diploma in Sound Engineering. His passion, talent, and hard work paid off.
By day, Olivia Ambani is a Nairobi-based social media consultant and visual designer. By night, she is an upcoming singer - songwriter with a beautiful voice. Olivia holds a BA in Communications and Media and MA in Design from the University of Leeds. Olivia describes a social media consultant as, “Someone who creates content for social media platforms.”
The Kenya Media Week forum happened last month and the following are highlights picked up from the discussion.
Due to the rise of fake content being circulated, most editors are very curious to know where journalists source their stories from. They often ask questions like, " What do you know? " and " How do you know it? ". This is not because they don't trust the journalists, but to ensure that the stories are verified. Most media houses/journalists are sometimes misled by their sources of information. Stories have to be counter-checked because almost everyone wants to avoid being sued for defamation.
Some of us knew what we wanted to be growing up. However, some of us did not. Growing up, all I wanted to be was a journalist. Wear gorgeous clothes and read the news! For me, that was the coolest thing to do. Going through campus, I still had my dream and I pictured myself( looking fabulous) and impacting masses with information. I wanted to write stories so powerful that would revolutionize the media industry. The short of it is that, no I did not get to be that anchor on the TV. I'm doing something else that I never pictured for myself that I absolutely love. If you are like me, the girl not on TV but passionate about Journalism, here are some career paths in Journalism that you should consider as well.