Key Teaching Staff

Tunji Akinsehinwa

School: Northern Film School / Leeds Beckett University (NFS/LBU)
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Major Achievements: After training in stills photography, the kind that requires you to use a darkroom and enlarger, Tunji commenced work as a documentary photographer shooting projects in India, Cuba and Spain, at the same time studying at the University of Westminster and gaining a degree in contemporary media practice

From there, he attended the Northern Film School earning a Masters in Film Production (cinematography). His freelance career as a cinematographer and lighting cameraman in the UK included documentaries, short films, corporates and promos - some of which have been broadcast on HBO, BBC, and ITV.

Tunji has a total of 12 years lecturing in cinematography at the Northern Film School, plus an additional three years on the MA Film Drama course at Salford University.

In 2013 he moved to Nigeria to work in “Nollywood” as a freelance cinematographer and lighting cameraman shooting documentaries and corporates for clients including MTV, Bloomberg, The Africa Channel and Edelman’s.

Tunji has acquired vast experience filming in Africa including Ghana, Benin, Togo, Uganda, Senegal as well as Nigeria.

In addition he has shot three features films in Nigeria as DoP, one of which was the award winning “Ojuju” voted by the BBC Arts Show as one of the best horror movies to come out of Africa in 2015, and a six part African fairytale based on Cinderella. Other work includes being a Location Fixer working for BBC3’s “Survivors” series and for ITV corporate.

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