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Chike Maduegbuna’s Afrinolly is DaVinci Resolve certified training partner

By Shaibu Husseini
02 December 2017   |   4:14 am
Motion picture practitioners who want to be trained in colour grading don’t have to head to the United States (US) or Europe anymore...

Motion picture practitioners who want to be trained in colour grading don’t have to head to the United States (US) or Europe anymore, as there is a certified training centre in Nigeria where they can take courses online and in person.

Nigeria’s fastest growing creative production hub, Afrinolly Limited, has been appointed by Blackmagic Design as the first Certified Training Partner in Nigeria and Africa.

Blackmagic Design had a few months back in Las Vegas (US) announced a new worldwide training and certification programme, along with certified curriculum for DaVinci Resolve, and it named Afrinolly as the only certified training centre in the continent.

Chike Maduegbuna, Chief Executive of Afrinolly Limited, said: “We are excited to partner with Blackmagic Design to provide a fully certified training programme for users of DaVinci Resolve in Nigeria and Africa.

“The training programme would increase adoption and expertise of the most powerful colourist tool and in turn increase the quality of post-production jobs done here.”

“In setting up the Afrinolly Space creative hub, we wanted a platform to institutionalise global best practices in the area of film/video content production and we are excited that Blackmagic Design recognised this.”

In the recently released book, The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve 14, Grant Petty, Chief Executive of Blackmagic Design, said: “I think one of the most exciting things about DaVinci Resolve 14 is that it combines a true professional video editor with the same incredible colour correction tools used in Hollywood on high-end films and television shows, and Fairlight audio, all in one software solution.

“Since adding professional editing to DaVinci Resolve in Version 10, we have been turning it into the world’s best professional editor.

“I hope you’ll enjoy using DaVinci Resolve 14 and we can’t wait to see the amazing work you produce.”

Afrinolly Space is a creative hub in the heart of Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos, for filmmakers, screenwriters, mobile technology developers, animators and other creatives. Essentially, Afrinolly Space functions as ‘Where Technology Meets Art.’

The hub was designed for film/video content creators to make videos, collaborate with other professionals in the production value chain, attend trainings/workshops, network, host private screenings and get post- production services using industry-leading post-production equipment and resources.

“With the release of DaVinci Resolve 14, a tool originally designed for Hollywood’s elite colourists has been revolutionised into an advance application for professional editing, colour grading and audio post- production.

“This training program would initially focus on DaVinci Resolve 14 and include editing, colour and audio curriculum and certification.

“I am excited to have the first class in December,” said Bobola Oniwura, Creative Director and Afrinolly’s Certified DaVinci Resolve Trainer, who returned recently from the United Kingdom (UK), where he got certified.

The DaVinci Resolve 14 training would be available from their state of the art training centre in Lagos, Nigeria.