DaCosta Olaoluwa O.is a Creative Audio Visual News Director/Producer specialized in TV/Radio production and Software Programming. I started out professionally in 2007, as a Software Programmer with Teletext Communication Company with Silver bird Television, Lagos, Nigeria. In this capacity, I developed concepts for Teletext Software campaigns and carried out media planning and placement. In 2007, I joined Silver bird Communication Ltd., as a Vision-Mixer/Assistant Director on the flagship breakfast show, today on STV mentored by Veteran Patrick and Iretiola Doyle, Tunde Kelani & Yinka Akanbi veterans in the TV industry and offline Producer for CNBCAFRICA on Silverbird Television for 2007-2009. My outstanding directing skills earned him a place as a News Director/Producer on the Live Shows, Today on STV which airs Monday through Friday, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Top Ten on Silver bird Television/Musical Entertainment programs and all live programs i.e. Current affairs, news @ 7am, 10am, 4pm, 7pm, 10pm, Sports cafe live, Entertainment live events, MBGN, Live programs on Current Affairs, Sports, Talk Shows, Comedy, Movies, Drama, Soaps, Business and etc. Pre-Production, Live Production, Post-Production of Programs on Silver bird TV (DSTV Channel 252) and CNBCAFRICA (DSTV Channel 410).
DaCosta Olaoluwa has coordinate/Directed over 4000 interviews with top politicians, entertainer and social leaders in Nigeria on topical issues on policy making and governance. Have also conducted/directed with key players in the private sector on the Nigerian economy. These engagements have given him an uncommon grasp of the underlying drivers of the Nigerian economy, politics, culture, entertainment and social domains, an asset for an engagement in corporate directing.
studying scripts and scenarios to determine theme and setting
assessing locations and staging requirements for productions in association with specialist designers
overseeing creative aspects of film, television, radio and stage productions
determining lighting, film, shutter angles, filter factors, camera distance, depth of field and focus, angles of view and other variables to achieve desired mood and effect
viewing film and video tape to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot
planning and organizing the preparation and presentation of programs
supervising the positioning of scenery, props and lighting and sound equipment
assessing technical requirements of productions by studying scripts and discussing program content, set locations and stage directions with production team
creating, planning, writing scripts for, recording, videotaping and editing programs
TV Production and Directing/Producing
Experience using Internet production tools
MS Office and various editorial-editing suites strongly preferred
Possess advanced understanding of newscast presentation
Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to make quick decisions without losing composure
Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously
Experience with script writing and editorial
Having affinity for creative works and sharp judgment
Skills In-depth digital and new media knowledge, understanding, strong contacts across the digital and new media industry,Excellent knowledge and experience developing entertainment-led digital content campaigns
Help to improve the knowledge of digital’s capabilities across the department and wider team Motivate and manage colleagues to deliver on time
Strong oral and written communication skills
Having a high degree of integrity and a high sense of personal and professional ethics
Years of demonstrated excellence in a dynamic, creative, multi-faceted digital campaign planning and management In-depth experience working with new technologies, innovations and broad media formats, strong awareness of mobile, iPod and android technologies .
E D U C AT I O N S:
Professional Diploma in Directing/Cinematography
National Diploma in Business Studies
National Diploma in Information Technology
Certificate in Data process and Appreciation
Certificate in Microsoft Specialist
VISION MIXER, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER-CNBC AFRICA (2014-TILL DATE)
CNBC Africa features news and current affairs programming with regular updates throughout the day. Political perspectives that shape African business, lifestyle programs interactive talk shows as well as a closer look at Africa’s personalities. These are just some of the many highlights on Africa’s premier business channel.
PRODUCER/NEWS DIRECTOR/-(2008- 2013)
Top Ten on Silver bird Television/Musical Entertainment programs and all live programs i.e. Current affairs, news @ 7am, 10am, 4pm, 7pm, 10pm, Sports cafe live, Entertainment live events, MBGN, Live programs on Current Affairs, Sports, Talk Shows, Comedy, Movies, Drama, Soaps, Business and etc. Pre-Production, Live Production, Post-Production of Programs on Silver bird Television Production.
FLOOR MANAGER & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (2010)
South Africa FIFA WORLD CUP 2010 (MTN First Football Reality Show)
SOFTWARE PROGRAMMER (2007)
TG Media (First Teletext on STV)
EXECUTIVE FINANCE/LOGISTICS MANAGER (2005-2007)
Technology Times (First Technology Newsprint Media in Nigeria)
Certified Institute for Management of Information Technology. (CIMIT).
Independent Television Producer Association of Nigeria. (ITPAN).
Directors Guild of Nigeria. (DGN). London Film Academy. (LFA Waiting).
ACHIEVEMENTS IN ROLE:
FIRST MTN (SOUTH AFRICA 2010 WORLD-CUP) REALITY FOOTBALL SHOW (2010)
LIVE DEBATES & SPECIAL PROGRAMMES
DIRECTING :CNBC AFRICA/CBN(CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA) MONETARY POLICY COUNCIL MEETING QUATERLY
CNBCAFRICA CEO’S SPECIAL COOPERATE DEBATE
CNBCAFRICA SPECIAL DEBATES
ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL LIVE EVENTS
LIVE TALK SHOWS
CNBC AFRICA WORLD ECONOMIC FORUMS (WEF)
ALI BABA COMEDY SHOW
CNBC AFRICA LIVE INTERVIEW WITH NIGERIA PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (2015)
ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL LIVE EVENTS (PRESIDENT JONATHAN BOOK LANUCH, 2FACE LIVE)
LIVE TALK SHOWS ON STV (2007-2013)
MTVBASE COVERAGE (2011)
SILVERBIRD TELEVISION 30YEARS ANNIVERSARY (2011)
(MBGN)MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRLS IN NIGERIA (2008-2013)
LIVE DEBATES ON STV & SPECIAL PROGRAMMES (2007-2013)
ARTISTIC & OTHER SKILLS: Imagination/creative thinking, Editorial Judgment. Communication,
Planning and organizing, Managing Relationships, Resilience, Flexibility, Influencing and Persuading, Collaborating across Boundaries, Understanding Diversity, Decision Making Developing others and self.
HOBBIES: Reading, traveling, coordinating and Directing.
PAM FRANCIS (Digital Satellite/Terrestrial Transmitter Engineer Multi-choice Nigeria).
SUNDAY OWOLABI (Chief Engineer Silver bird Communications).
FREDERIC VANDEVYVER (Executive Director, CNBCAFRICA West-Africa).