LCD! does training in what is known as Below-The-Line areas.
CAMERA LIGHTING SOUND
GRIP ART DEPARTMENT EDITING
We have been working in the US entertainment industry since 1981 and in Africa for 10 years. 3 years ago we got the idea to connect highly-accomplished Professionals from both sides of the ocean who have the right spirit for collaboration and sharing. This produces true skills sharing and capacity building.
With a long list of highly accomplished mentors from Hollywood, New York, and Atlanta, the three biggest markets in the U.S., standing by for the next opportunity, LCD! can help you upgrade the quality of you production staff, the look of your content, and the skills of your staff.
It’s good business for all involved, it’s good social responsibility, and it’s good economics!
LCD! enhances the skills of the African entertainment industry by expanding the aesthetic and behind-the-scenes quality of media and entertainment.
LCD! builds capacity through collaborations in business, artistic, and production partnerships.
LCD! utilize skills acquired across the diaspora to increase real knowledge transfer.
LCD! expands opportunities to share content, culture, and self-expression with a worldwide market.
LCD! creates economic advancement for individuals and new market opportunities for companies and individuals.
LCD! provides a much-needed path for those in Africa and those in the Diaspora to connect with each other.
LCD/Africa! is partnering with the African Technology Foundation to present a high-end, international training program for African technicians to study with some of the best in the industry. LCD! Africa is a two week intensive course that transfers real world skills by using international mentors, in studio and location environments, with equipment in hand, on a quarterly basis.
LCD/Worx! is a series of workshops for specific industry departments to discuss, analyze, and demonstrate various techniques and ideas. Set in a working environment these one-off workshops can be anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days.
LCD/MASTERS! are master class conversations with working professionals where we discuss and review higher level concepts and techniques, art, commerce, and career, as well as review films, shows, and cultural content for useful ideas and lessons. These master classes are geared towards those that already accomplished in their field and looking for next-level concepts and interaction.
LCD/ON THE JOB! provides various below the line positions to enhance the quality of your project and to contribute to the learning while in process of executing your project.
AREAS OF INTEREST:
TV Network Sound
Films For Profit Camera
Concerts Corporate Lighting
Special Events Non-Profit Editing
Live Broadcasts Independant Production Management
Red Carpets Government Art Department
Festivals Commercial Grip
News Academic Costume
Public/Private Partnerships Hair/Makeup
Increased opportunities for equipment manufacturing and distribution
Improved quality & quantity of original African content
Better quality visual presentations
A more authentic African voice
Effective creative expression
Increased international content distribution
More employment, especially for youth
Higher income generation for companies and individuals
*It’s good business any way you look at it*
LOCATIONS TO DATE
U.S. – HOLLYWOOD, ATLANTA, HOLLYWOOD
RWANDA – Kigali
NIGERIA – Lagos, Abuja, Uyo
SENEGAL – Dakar
SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town, Durban, Johannessburg
ZIMBABWE – Harare
Christian Epps, Founder & CEO
Lorna K. Johnson Organizational & Program Development
Monalisa Nwokike Producer
Jeffri Epps Marketing Manager
Jeff Atlas Production Executive
Grazelle Howard King & Kairos, Development Consultant
Leatrice Ellzy Beatrix Moss, Arts Consultancy
Christopher Cathcart One Diaspora Group, PR
Mark Walton Onyx Media Consulting
John Simmons, ASC Director Of Photography
African Technology Foundation, Silicone Valley, California, USA
Rosco Laboratories Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Kalahari Pictures, Cape Town, South Africa
Dreamlights Johanessburg, South Africa
Kukuruku Lagos, Nigeria
SUPPORTERS OF LCD!
US ConsulateHarare, Zimbabwe
Ghanaian Embassy To The U.S.
Kwa-Zulu Natal Film Commission
Emem Isong, Nollywood Producer, Lagos
Matthew Ohio, Music Promoter, Lagos
Michelle Bello, Nollywood Film Director, Lagos
Mandla Dube, Film Director, South Africa
Bola Bello, Producer, Lagos, Nigeria
PAST COLLABORATORS / CLIENTS
Africa Magic Lagos, Nigeria
Rwanda Film Festival Kigali, Rwanda
African Intl Film Fest. Lagos, Nigeria
National Broadcast Institute Johanessburg, South Africa
House On The Rock Church Lagos, Nigeria
Royal Arts Academy Lagos, Nigeria
JOMBA! Dance Festival Durban, South Africa
Whitney Houston Pres. Barack Obama HBO
Spike Lee 1st Lady Michelle Obama ABC
Nick Cannon Pres. Bill Clinton NBC
Kevin Hart Congressional Black Caucus MTV
Oprah Winfrey The National Urban League A&E
Michael Jackson NFL Super Bowl FOX
Stevie Wonder The Olympic Games Nike
Barbra Streisand McDonalds Netflix
Paramount Pictures Showtime
General Electric Animal Planet
When you support LCD! Corporations, people, and institutions benefit!
What you get in return is:
Producers / Content Creators – A more polished look = greater network sales
Technicians / more employment & income opportunities
Broadcasters / Improved imaging is more appealing to your viewers
Governments / better imaging and more jobs
Community-based Institutions / Better social communication & job-training
Private Citizens / Better quality entertainment, more authentic stories
TYPICAL COST STRUCTURES:
$1000 – $3000 2 – 4 hour Master class or Speaking event
$11,500 1 Day Lighting workshop for film and tv
$15, 000 – 20,000 3 Day Camera & Lighting / Low-Budget Film & Documentary
$35,000 – $40,000 5 Day Workshop – Camera / Lighting / Sound
$ Travel expenses $2000 – $4000 per person average
*Can be much less if coordinated with other activities in your region.
Better quality entertainment, more authentic stories