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Video Production in Ghana: A Study of Postproduction

Summary of Article by Ralitsa Diana Debrah, 2010

This dissertation accesses the standard/quality of video movies in Ghana, with focus on the editing techniques exploited. In this work, the author underscores the importance of the postproduction phase of movie making, by pointing out brilliant aesthetic decisions, as well as loopholes in the movies that constitute the corpus of the work, namely; Fire for Fire, Kyeiwaa and Love Brewed in the African Pot. After discussing the conventions and techniques of editing, the author analyses the fluidity of montage in the movies under study. She proceeds to make recommendations for the improvement of the quality of the videos, among which she proposes more meaningful financing from the government to facilitate the acquisition of upgraded equipment and software, in addition to strengthening effective in-house training for all technical-aesthetic crew members.