The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

MOVIE MAKING MADE EASY (M.M.M.E.)

Published on May 13, 2014 um 10:52

Name of Enterprise

BOT STUDIOZ

Location

GHANA-Academic City, Ring Road Accra NIGERIA-3B Abuja Road DSC Housing Estate +233547573669

Nigeria

Your title/position

Artistic Director

Type of Enterprise

registered company, nonprofit organization , informal program/project

Enterprise has a positive impact on

education , food security, poverty reduction , sustainable trade, youth

Year the enterprise was founded

2013

Website

Summary of your enterprise

Searching for a less expensive film school is almost impossible. Almost! But here we are. So it isn't impossible because we have got everything you need. Movie making made easy teaches the fundamentals that go into making compelling videos from concept to completion. Hence, this is a project teaching persons how to become film makers from the comfort of their homes. Videos are made on the challenges that youths face when it comes to movie making and also on ways to tackle these challenges. from the pre-production stages of scripting and screen play to the production stages of costume/make-up, cinematography and video editing, videos and lectures are taken on challenges that youths face when movies are to be made, and ways to tackle these challenge. The problem with film schools today is that they are a puzzle, cost too much or take too long. But we have found a way to get around all these. Furthermore there are tutorials to cover each of the lectures for the period so you can always learn from home! Added to this is that you get a certificate as well as softwares on the completion... oh no! You do not get softwares on completion... you get them immediately you are registered!

Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

For a few years, film making has become a very lucrative business in my country. it tends to broaden its profit margin as time goes on. However, youths are being left behind but never have i found persons as creative as youths because they think without limitations. Painfully, these youths are being used as political henchmen and also as hoodlums to terrorize my society. This stems from the scourge known as unemployment. on the 15th of march, 2013 over 6.5 million job seekers left their homes to sit for the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment examination in Abuja, Nigeria and some did not return home alive. Why? a good number of them were trampled to death while scores were seriously injured. A friend of mine who was one of the candidates for an interview almost lost his life in the stampede. This goes to tell you how impoverished we are when it comes to job opportunities. His story is one of pain and conflict. He is presently one of us. hence, I am asking others to become a part of this project as it will be a big plus to the economy of my country Nigeria and also to Ghana, because the over-dependency of Nigerians on the oil sector is becoming a stigma. Obviously, the oil sector is fast declining and getting jobs in Nigeria is like searching for needle in a haystack. With this project all this will be completely expunged. The film makers made from this project, will not only fend for themselves but also employ others thereby bringing a great reduction in unemployment which happens to be a never ending quagmire in my society. We call it play because movie making is an enjoyable process so you play while you earn money!

Sustainability and future plans

We have been having lectures and also crash courses, hence my intention is to ensure that we make tutorial videos on ways you can become a movie maker and reach out to persons in the rural as well as urban areas (who are unable to come down to us). Even those in the villages who know little or nothing about how to go about this will be enlightened in the video. Hence, youths and adults alike will be affected positively. We also intend to put these videos online so that we can reach out to those whom we cannot meet personally thereby bringing about a balance in distribution of knowledge.

Your profile as an entrepreneur

My name is Kingsley Oboro, born on the 30th of November 1984. A graduate of Theatre Arts from Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. When I was through with my university education, I left for my NYSC where I discovered that several communities had a vacuum which had to be filled. Hence the creation of the idea Movie Making Made Easy. With this, I had my first set of students and what looked like an experiment became true when all five of us went in for a video contest competition and made the best video which attracted over $5000 to us! In the past, I have been the secretary of the delta state drama association. my poem joker came third place at the Nego Poetry Competition. Furthermore, a short movie at the BOB TV universities challenge in Abuja where all universities in Nigeria were at logger heads, saw my produced work the patriot as the best in the year 2009. While I was serving, I wrote, directed, shot and edited the work for an advert video on the platform of "Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) iDon Port Competition" and the work was rated as the best from over 326 videos submitted from various parts of Nigeria. Since then I have been striving in my relentless efforts to ensure that other persons-youths and adults alike, benefit from this project.

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BELOW: SCREENSHOT-MOVIE MAKING MADE EASY IS AN AFFORDABLE SOLUTION OFFERED TO MAKE YOU SPEND LESS AND GET QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY

BELOW: MY HUMBLE SELF ON LOCATION. SHOOTING A MOVIE SERIES-ACCRA, GHANA.

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Comments

July 6, 2014 13:15

This is awesome, its yours brother.

July 6, 2014 11:27

Movie making made easy. Well this is quite innovative and encouraging, BOT Studioz have always been a pace setter and this is your time to grab what belongs to you Oboro. I know you are a go getter, go grab what belongs to you.

July 4, 2014 13:35

please vote for my project have a look at in in this link
Vote for us now: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/groups/entrepreneurship-competition-2013/contests/1/1441

July 2, 2014 20:04

This project is really attractive!

July 2, 2014 16:48

Hi. My vote is 8667 for you. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/groups/entrepreneurship-competition-2013/contests/2/562 vote me today please. A nice project

June 27, 2014 21:27

My friend Joel would usually say this: the reason why transparency is such a powerful value for a company's culture is because it breeds trust, and trust is the foundation of great team work. I have known Oboro for quite a while and the transparency with which he employs his duty to his works are overwhelming. I am not surprised as this is one of them. A true entrepreneurship motivator! All the best with this project and competition Kingsley Oboro.

June 27, 2014 16:51

Hi. Just voted your project. My vote for you today is No. 8657. Kindly do vote my Idea to. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/groups/entrepreneurship-competition-2013/contests/2/562 Cheers!

June 16, 2014 08:34

@ Sunnie A. Marcar JR-I found that you posted your link on my wall. Under normal circumstances, I would say you are diverting the main reason for putting this column open for competitors and voters, but I have taken a close look at your project and as an entrepreneurship base dissuading youths from picking arms in Liberia (as is rampant in my country), I am glad to see youths learning and standing on their own. Hence I cast my vote and made a comment without thinking twice. However, part of the reason I value the space on my wall encouraging others to vote is because that portion of my wall is to foster a healthy relationship between me and those who might have questions so that I can put them in the clear. Though winning this competition is very important, yet winning the hearts of the youths out there is most important to me so that they can learn and know what they need to do should they not have the wherewithal to start their own business. You do have my vote and also my support. I wish you best of luck in this competition and most of all, best of luck in assisting the youths. As you said, you love M.M.M.E because persons can learn from home. Yet we call it learn and Earn from home. Furthermore, this avenue will be one of my biggest enlightenment beacon ever. because through this Competition I will be able to reach out to more youths. As I speak, I receive a series of emails through my website concerning questions on M.M.M.E and also Film Making. I am glad. i was even surprised to receive a few from a young man of 34 years. So I am glad to Goi Peace, Stiftung and Unesco. Finally Sunnie, I wish you good luck.

June 15, 2014 10:07

This is great that's why you got my vote. "Learning from Home".

You guys kindly join me to promote IT Education in Liberia by voting through the below link. "A passion for Africa"

June 4, 2014 08:14

Hello bros, this is how you can change other people's lives. keep going, as long as you can. In every step you make, i believe it ''smells danger'' and you have to take the risks. you are a fisher, keep fishing. (Kenya)

June 4, 2014 07:09

N.B: Please when I say teaching youths how to catch fish as mentioned above. I mean teaching youths how to be their own bosses. I do not mean catching fish in the literal sense coz I don't know who is reading and might misconstrue my words lol.

June 4, 2014 07:06

This project truly proves that nature is a social construct. I will do my best to get my peers to vote for this Project. However Oboro, you may not remember me, so I am angry at you for not informing me about this competition. I may be a married lady now but I do recall how you taught me some things in Movie making along with your friend Azuka. I encourage youths to be part and parcel of this project not just in Nigeria and Ghana, but all over the world. It is one project that I know puts food on the table if you put your heart to it. A lot of the youths who are involved in political violence in Nigeria is as a result of lack of jobs as mentioned since time immemorial. Youths keep screaming for lack of jobs when there are jobs to be created from every nook and cranny. Though I am presently not making movies because I am a house wife who is quite busy, yet this project is what saved me to clear my fees for two semesters while I was in school. I had lost my parents then and had nothing on me. The little that my Dad had left for us was hijacked by my Extended family as is mostly found in Africa. I was a member of the group then known as "300" before it was changed to Movie Making Made Easy recently. I saw little to it until I decided to go ahead with it. i just can't stop writing here cos I am excited. In fact I thought this project was no more until my sibling who schools in Ghana begged to be part of project. She never knew I was part of this before while it was still growing. How could I say No? How can anyone say No? I am writing this to also tell not just the youths but parents out there to spur their sons and daughters to action. This project and every other project in Nigeria which is teaching youths how to catch fish should be encouraged. Philanthropists should also encourage projects as there are. May God bless youths in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ghana and the world over.

May 21, 2014 08:36

I am a movie maker. Indeed, this is a brilliant and unique project. It is a project of truth to the youths because in Nigeria I am very much aware that making movies is becoming a lucrative business but the so-called professionals are making it hectic for youths like us to invest in it. I can't say much. Those who have been there know what I mean. Thumbs up yo you and more palm oil to the yam-plate of M.M.M.E.

May 18, 2014 08:16

This project is a brillaint concept that will not only help to empower the youths in our society and the nation at large, but above all, it will bring to life the dream of so many who have the passion for movie making. I happen to be one of these persons. Congratulations to this Project. I am flustered.

May 17, 2014 07:08

Thanks to you for your comments, votes and support so far. Please Koffi, with respect to your statement, we have considered this severally and machinery is already in motion to extend M.M.M.E. to other sectors of Nigeria as well as Ghana, even as far as Kumasi. The truth is that It all boils down to purchasing power as you rightly mentioned and this has oftentimes posed a major challenge. However, we will put that into consideration and ensure we begin as soon as we can. Do drop your email with us by writing through our web page. Since the project just kicked off in Ghana last year, we have been facing some challenges which we are gradually laying off. However, we have been to Accra central and we even had an enlightenment exercise at Labadi Beach and a few other places not long ago. Thank you. Please keep informing others to cast their votes and ask any questions on the comment box below. We are an open book.

May 17, 2014 05:36

Unlike others! Less theoretical approach and more of practicals in view. In Ghana Mr. BOT STUDIOZ you do understand that we are still growing when it comes to movie making as compared to Nigeria that is a step ahead. So I would suggest that you organise some workshops in certain areas such as , Central Accra, East Accra, etc. I did not mention Accra North because I am aware that you have been working there for a while and I have come across your presentations about twice, plus several persons that I know have benefited from this project but this is because they live mostly in Accra North. Hence I ask that you please put more effort in reaching out to other areas. I do understand it all boils down to purchasing power and that you are doing your best but please reach out to other frontiers of the country and the sky will be a great stand off point. I look forward to seeing you in my community. I am sorry if I am saying this but I am being objective here as I have always been. Best of luck in this competition and please don't ask me if I voted or not, cos I already did! Why wouldn't I vote for such a brilliant idea in motion! (Laughing out loud).

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May 16, 2014 16:11

This is so amazing. Africa needs creative minds like this. Over dependability on natural resources have really affected our nation and robbed individuals of their natural endowments. This is really an ABC method on how to create a well scripted clean shot, cost intensive quality movie that can compete with multi-cash movies. I admire this raw dynamic creative talent of the person of Kingsley oboro. I really love this, I am inspired!

May 16, 2014 11:40

This is so so much in line with the vision of the delta state government "Delta Beyond Oil" That is,creating enabling environment for the utilization of other vital sector of our economy that can possibly create more employment instead of focusing or restricting all effort towards oil exploration. i must confess that this project will not alone help in creating enough man power for our movie industries,but will also help in disengaging some of our restive youths from the acts of terrorism and other form of violent. The most interesting part of it is,its cheap and easy as the name connote. BOT STUDIOZ, YOU ARE THE BEST WITH THIS INNOVATION. More grease to your elbow

May 15, 2014 09:53

Unique and outstanding. You hit the nail on the head Mr. Oboro. Some persons will not be happy you are letting out such a huge secret. And I believe you are facing challenges already. I came on this page to see what it was about and went through some projects. Some really looked good but this really took me off my feet. You have my vote BOT STUDIOZ.