Wednesday 8 May 2013

[THE UNDERGROUND CHRONICLES] EP. 3 - MAYOWA KAY MEETS CEO, FOXANZX FILMS; THROWBACK - NOVAKILLZ

HERE'S A NEW EPISODE FEATURING THROWBACK MUSIC BY NOVAKILLZ & AN INTERVIEW WITH THE OWNER OF FOXANZX FILMZ, ENJOY.....xxx













OUR NOVAKILLZ THROWBACK MUSIC IS;
SAY YEAH
















 NEXT> MAYOWA KAY GOT TO HOOK UP WITH FOXAN D'MAYOR, OWNER OF FOXANZX FILMZ. READ INTERVIEW BELOW......



 
MAYOWA : Tell me about yourself? Background?

FOXAN :  Let me start with my name Fortune Tonye Angala also known as Foxan D’Mayor Filmmaker, Music Video Director/Cinematographer, and Photographer. I run a production house known as FoxanZX Filmz. I am from the Kalabari in Rivers State, Nigeria. The 15th child and last son of a family 16. Growing up in a family where you are almost insignificant is enough drive to wanting to carve out a niche for yourself, plus growing up in the streets is another major force.

 MAYOWA : When did you officially start music video directing?

FOXAN : Officially, I started music video directing about 2years ago. Yeah, that was when I made the first piece I can safely call a music video.

MAYOWA :  What does the job entail? 

FOXAN : Making a music video like filmmaking is a very tasking job which involves different stages (pre-production, production, post-production) and a lot of other crew members, and as the director, you are to control the crew, your actors/musicians and you also have to keep your creativity on check which makes the director’s job even more tasking. It’s never easy you know.

 MAYOWA : What was your biggest fear before starting ?

FOXAN :  Honestly, I never had any fear before starting as a director other than the usual fear of failure. Making videos came to me as a passion which later turned into a hobby and much later as a career, and yes, that was when the fear of failure popped up.

MAYOWA : Did you get any professional degree in music video directing?

FOXAN:  Yes I did, though I started on the streets but then I had to develop the hobby in to a career so I had to go to school to polish the raw skill.

MAYOWA : What are your career goals as a music video director?

FOXAN : One of my goals as a director is to create a convention in music video directing, something I will be remembered for. I also want to direct a Grammy award winning music video.

MAYOWA : What do you think are the most important skills in succeeding are?

FOXAN :     Succeeding to me has no special formula or secret code; it’s how best one can avoid failure and also is greatly above average in whatever you do. So you don’t need any very important skill to succeed rather you need all the skills you can acquire to succeed.

 MAYOWA :  How many years of experience do you have in music video directing?

FOXAN :   I have been in the music video industry for about 6years now of which most part of it was my training and I debuted as a director about 2years ago.

 MAYOWA : Some videos you’ve had the opportunity of directing?

FOXAN : Directed a couple of music videos for PSB Boyz; one of which African China was featured on the song, Mo’Fame’s Fame Beget Hate Ft. Duno, Famous - Like Sey; which won a couple of awards, Funky Brodaz – No Dullin’, and others that are just too many to mention now. Meanwhile, I would be releasing some new and amazing works very soon.

MAYOWA : Video directing  can be a time consuming job what do you do for hobbies? Do you have any peculiar interests?

 FOXAN :  Yeah it’s really a time consuming job but I try to find time for recess you know. When am not working I watch movies a lot, take a personal vacation to a quiet town to refresh, party a little, and I make sure I spend good time with my family. My interest lies deep in observation and research; within and outside my field of work.

 MAYOWA : What do you love the most about video directing?

FOXAN :  I love the well-crafted interpretation of the lyrics of a song and making it a visual expression. It takes a lot of deep thinking to do that though.

MAYOWA : Best work so far?

FOXAN : I would say my best work so far is Like Sey by Famous mainly because it earned me a couple of awards. Otherwise, I have done better quality pieces.

MAYOWA :  What's the best advice you could give someone new to video directing?

FOXAN :  My word for new guys to this industry is, don’t get comfortable with your present level of work, and continuously develop yourself. 

 MAYOWA  How can people connect with you? (Facebook, twitter, instagram, etc)

FOXAN : Yeah, peeps can connect me via Twitter: @FoxanZXFilmz and Facebook: Foxan D’Mayor and FoxanZX Filmz

MAYOWA : Contact? If services are needed
 
FOXAN :  You can contact us through our email foxanzx@gmail.com or call 08062711764 , 07061012210.... Peace