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About Yibain

After reading geology at the University of Buea, in 1999 I started as a paint artist, and learned filmmaking by doing music videos. Since Filmmaking in Cameroon is still with teas, I have been going about it the guerrilla style, and together with my friends, we have realized quite some goo projects, including NINAH'S DOWRY, OBSESSION, BELEH, and a few others that have hit the world scene. I work most of the time either as a DP or a Cinematographer and am now considered one of the best cinematographers in Cameroon. Unfortunately I have never owned my own Camera, but the way I go about it is by downloading manuals of the latest Cameras and studying, updating myself about lenses and filters, watching classic movies, reading a lot of books on different aspects of filmmaking. Together with my colleagues, we are trying to develop a genre related to our visual realities, the aesthetics of our local communities, which we call "Afro-Racine".

Loglines

  • GUNS & FLOWERS

    GUNS & FLOWERS Action Crime Drama Thriller A syndicate of Human Organ Traffickers are after a defiant poverty-stricken ex-security guard who is obsessively in love with a rich dead lady.

Credits

  • Night Fall

    Night Fall (2014)
    Film by PRODUCED BY NKANYE NKWAY Cinematographer

  • MTN BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

    MTN BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (2014)
    Commercial by GOHFA CREATIONS Director of Photography

  • MTN PIMP MY LIFE

    MTN PIMP MY LIFE (2014)
    Commercial by GOHFA CREATIONS Director of Photography

  • Alma

    Alma (2014)
    Film (short) by ACE Entertainment / Binam studios Director of Photography

  • Fakeh

    Fakeh (2014)
    Film (short) by Main Koncept Productions Director of Photography

  • Memoire Du Sang

    Memoire Du Sang (2013)
    Film (short) by Wanjax Productions Cinematographer

  • VIRI

    VIRI (2013)
    Film (short) by PRODUCED BY NKANYE NKWAY Cinematographer

  • A Little Lie a little Kill

    A Little Lie a little Kill (2013)
    Film by NAM PRODUCTIONS Cinematographer

  • Villageios

    Villageios (2013)
    Film by PRODUCED BY HERMIS F Making Director

  • House of Tripplets

    House of Tripplets (2012)
    Film by Elegant Sisters Productions Director of Photography.

  • Supplication

    Supplication (2012)
    by Tening Nova Productions Cinematographer

  • Rita

    Rita (2012)
    Film by Core Unit Group/ CAFTA Production Designer / Cinematographer

  • Beleh

    Beleh (2012)
    Film (short) by ACE Entertainment / Binam studios Production Designer / Cinematographe

  • I. C. U

    I. C. U (2012)
    Film (short) by Binam Studios Cinematographer

  • Under Pot

    Under Pot (2012)
    Film (short) by Y-Colony Pictures & TGIM Productions Co-Producer / Director / Production Designer / Cinematographer & Sound Designer.

  • Obsession

    Obsession (2011)
    Film by Binam Studios Cinematographer / Art Director

  • Ninah’s Dowry

    Ninah’s Dowry (2010)
    Film by Fintu Films Cinematographer / Actor

  • Ndolo Seka Chopsticks (Love Born of Chopsticks) for IFFR’s “RAIDING AFRICA

    Ndolo Seka Chopsticks (Love Born of Chopsticks) for IFFR’s “RAIDING AFRICA (2010)
    Film (short) by Y-Colony Pictures Director / Production Designer /Cinematographer & Composer.

  • The Way To the Cross

    The Way To the Cross (2009)
    Film by Y-Colony Pictures and The Angelic Troupes P. -Producer / Director /Cinematographer / Editor / Co-Executive Producer.

  • For Bitter For Woes

    For Bitter For Woes (2009)
    Film (short) by Chillen Muzic. Cinematographer

  • Retribution

    Retribution (2006)
    Film (short) by GOHFA Creations Art Director / Lighting Director

  • Leather Gangsters

    Leather Gangsters (2005)
    Film by GOHFA Creations Actor / Art Director / Lighting Director

  • Mission To Damuza

    Mission To Damuza (2004)
    Film by Star Track Movies Actor / Set Design / Prop Manager.

  • Peace Offering

    Peace Offering (2003)
    Film by Splash Networks International Actor / Assistant Costume Designer.

  • Sweetest Bitterness

    Sweetest Bitterness (1999)
    Film by KM Productions Actor

Awards

  • Nominated Best cinematographer, ZAFAA
    (2014)

  • Best cinematographer, CMMA
    (2014)

  • Best Cinematographer - Sona Academy Awards & Cameroon Movie Merit Awards (CMMA)
    (2013)

  • Nominated Best cinematographer, NAFCA
    (2013)

  • Production / Post Production Grant for the Raiding Africa Programm of the (IFFR)
    (2011)

  • Nominated for the Charles Mensah - Central African Awards. - Ecrans Noirs Festival
    (2011)

  • Post Production Grant / Showcased - International Film Festival Rotterdam
    (2009)

  • Special Jury Prize respectivel - Fako Film Festival (FFF)
    (2008)

  • Best Film - Verdant Hills Film Festival Buea
    ( 20)

Education

  • University of Buea
    (1997-1999)

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