TUNJI AKINSEHINWA
Cinematographer / Documentary Film maker / Lecturer
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I work as a freelance cinematographer/DoP and Lighting-cameraman on feature films, documentaries, short films, promos and corporates. I combine this with lecturing in Film/TV production with a specific emphasis in cinematography.


Cinematographer/DoP/Lighting-Cameraman

(Selected) Employment in PRODUCTION – NIGERIA 2013 - 2016

Documentary/Corporate
A Productive World – IBST/Plastic Films UK – Lighting-Cameraman - Uganda
The Nigeria Centenary Celebration – IBST – Lighting-Cameraman - Nigeria
IBM Smarter Planet Leadership Forum – IBST – Lighting Cameraman – Nigeria

Documentary – Broadcast
Shuga: Behind the scenes – MTV – Principal Cameraman – Prod – Wyn Baptiste - Nigeria
Game Changers – Bloomberg TV Africa – Lighting-Cameraman - Nigeria
The African Masters Episodes 1,4 & 6 - The Africa Channel UK - (documentary series) – 2nd Unit Dir/camera – Prod/Dir Andy Mundy Castle - Nigeria and Ghana

Drama
Dere: An African Fairytale – Ebonylife TV – 6 x 1hr TV series – DoP - Producer: Quinty Pillay - Director: Dickson Dzakpasu
What Lies Within - A Cool Story Picture – feature film – Producer: Paul Utomi – Dir: Vanessa
O’ Town – Fiery Films – feature film – Producer: Oge Obasi - Dir.: CJ “Fiery” Obasi - Nigeria
Fifty - feature film (3 rd Camera operator) Dir. – Biyi Bandele - Nigeria
Ojuju – Fiery Films – feature film – Producer: Oge Ogwu - Dir.: CJ “Fiery” Obasi - Nigeria


Location Producer

Oando Foundation Documentary – Oando Oil Foundation – Producer - Nigeria
Connecting Classrooms – ITN Corporate – documentary – Fixer – Nigeria
Slum Survivors – BBC3 – TV documentary – Fixer - Nigeria


(Selected) Employment in PRODUCTION – UNITED KINGDOM 2002-2012

Documentary: As DoP/Lighting-Cameraman/camera operator
The Barracas – Independent - Prod/Dir/Co-writer/Cam/ – Portugal.
Bridging the Digital Divide – And Albert Foundation - Dir/Cam: Tunji Akinsehinwa – (online) Ghana
From The Other Side of the Sea - Quico Arte Expansion - Camera – Dir: Javier Camarasa – Senegal/Spain (Broadcast on Spanish/French TV)  
This is Lagos - Commonwealth Broadcast Assoc, DFID /NPM – Prod/Co-writer/Camera - Nigeria (NTA Broadcast)
Hells Highway – WW2 Reflections/Labyrinth Media – Cam Op - Dir: Richard Lanni – (DVD)


Promo
Laureus Sports Event – Dir/Cam –Link productions – (online)
A look at the work of the Black & Asian Forum – Light/Cam - BBAF/BBC - Dir: Matt Peltier – (BBC online)

Drama: as DoP
The St Reatham Afristocracy – Dir: Omari Bryran – Sitcom pilot for Channel 4
The Turtle and the Nightingale – Igneous Productions – Dir: Gershon Hinkson – (HBO)
Night Fishing - A Shot In The Dark Productions & Screen Yorkshire – Dir: Joe Hepworth
Laters - UK Film Council/Arts Council of England/B3 Media – Dir: Jillian Li-Sue – (festival)

Live broadcast
BAFTA 2012 – Variety Magazine and Live and Global – Camera operator – (broadcast 190 countries online)
Landmark Global Branding - Live programme from UK to Israel – Landmark Education – (live broadcast link to Israel)

Documentary Stills Photographer)
The History of African - Caribbean Music in Leeds and Huddersfield - Commission from Huddersfield Education Authority
The Culture of Bullfighting - Kodak/ University of Westminster - Spain
Inside Bollywood - Commission from The British Film Institute - India
Travels around Cuba (personal project) Cuba

Training/Lecturer
Associate Lecturer in Cinematography – Northern Film School – Leeds, UK
TV Production workshop for non-production staff – Pan Atlantic University – Lagos, Nigeria
Facilitator/Trainer in Cinematography ITPAN & Panasonic - Lagos, Nigeria
Master Class in Documentary filmmaking – Int’l Documentary Film Festival, Lagos, Nigeria
Video production tutor – East Surrey College of Higher Education – Surrey, UK
Freelance Cinematography Tutor & Panel Tutor – Central Film School – London, UK
Lecturer in cinematography  - Salford University, Manchester, UK
Camera/Lighting Trainer – - L' Ouverture/Dept for Children, Schools and Families – London, UK

Awards
2014 – Ojuju – Best Nigerian feature at the African International Film Festival
2004 – 'Laters' Best Cinematography Award. London International Black Film Festival
2002 – 'Virtual Reality' Best Cinematography Award. London International Black Film Festival

Other
2012: Jury member for the Special innovations Awards at The Sheffield International Documentary Festival.

Education
2012: Metropolitan Film School – Certificate in Advanced Cinematography
2003-04:  Lambeth College - City and Guilds 7047 in Further Education
2000-01:  Northern School of Film - MA in Film Production.
1998-99:  Northern School of Film - PgDip in Film Production.
1994-97:  University of Westminster - BA (Hons) in Contemporary Media Practice.
1992-94:  Kingsway College - Btec Diploma in Stills Photography and Laboratory Practice Work in the regions – Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Togo, India, USA, Spain (The Canary Islands), Portugal, and Uganda

Dual passport holder: British and Nigerian.


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