lanre-camera-septemberHi guys. i know this is october but who cares. We have to finish what we all started

Let me tell you people a story. In the early days of the Blackmagic cameras, A director rushed to buy one to shoot his film. the camera came straight from the airport to set. The DOPs just went on and hit the record button. They were recording in 12-bit uncompressed cinemaDNG files. in 15minutes, 250GB had finished. Of course they came to me and the director claimed the DOP didn’t know what he was doing. I helped them change the settings back to ProRES and of course chop their money! Ignorance will cost you money in this business.

Today will be special. I have invited my friend, Lanre Tyson to come show everyone how to work their cameras for free. If i had this opportunity 5 years ago, I’ld be living in banana island now.

Lanre Tyson was one of the early pioneers of the renaissance that happened with music videos in the 2000s. He is an amazing storyteller with the camera and a tech lover. He’s worked with all the big clients, won numerous awards and knows these toys way more than i do. Understanding how to operate the camera is beyond pressing the red button. what do you adjust when all goes wrong. This session isn’t just for Cinematographers. Directors and Producers should be a part of it. I have had many instances on set when my cameraman was confused and i had to fix it.

On facebook tonight, Lanre will show us how to work the Canon 5d, Blackmagic camera and RED Scarlet. The Blackmagic camera has been supplied FOR FREE by Femi Adisa, a passionate filmmaker who also runs a camera rental business (08037014336) and his set to release his new film, “King Invincible” soon. The RED scarlet is supplied by Oje Onuigboje of Touchmedia studios, also a rental company (08082996237). they will give u great discount if you say you are from the blog.

Heres a profile on the the amazing Lanre Tyson. Check out some of his work too at the end of the post.

Taofeek ‘Lanre Tyson is a graduate of electronics & computer engineering, an ITPAN member & an alumnus of Lagos Business School’s Enterprise Development Center – EDC. He is also the founder and MD/CEO of MSQUAD – a media, engineering & entertainment company, established thirteen years ago.

Producer / Director / Cinematographer / Editor / Colorist / Techie / Creative Entrepreneur / Project Mgr. / Trainer / Consultant

With several years of active engineering practice in the fields of computer hardware engineering, computer software engineering, computer networking engineering (LAN & WAN), satellite communications – data and video (VSAT – C & Ku Band) and Apple (Macintosh) systems engineering before venturing into the fields of media & entertainment, Lanre Tyson is not just a techie or creative but also an ardent serial entrepreneur with passion for all he does.

MSQUAD over the years have produced several TV commercials, documentaries & corporate videos for several companies & brands e.g Konga,,Forte Oil,P&G ,GSK,British American Tobacco,Unilever,MTN,Etisalat,Glo,Cool FM,Pepsi,Nigerian Idol,MTN Project Fame,Stanbic,UBA,BBC,Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation,Lagos Carnival, Johnny Rockets to mention a few.

The company has also produced music videos for some of Nigeria’s music talents including Iyanya, DJ Zeez, B-Red featuring Davido, Danfo Drivers, Reminisce featuring 9ice, L.O.S, DJ Vinnie featuring 9ice, etc

In the year 2012, MSQUAD had 12 nominations (the highest ever in the history of the prestigious award ceremony called TAVA awards – The Audio-Visual Awards) and went home with two awards – in the Best TV Commercial & Best R & B Music Video categories.

Here are a few of Lanre’s work

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