Masereka Yese aka Javie Yese is the brains behind Kibuli based Pipos Ark Films a Video, and film production company that produces music videos, offers video and photography for parties and produces documentaries. Born and raised in Bwera, kasese, Yese describes himself as God fearing and a hardworking person easy to associate with.
How do you introduce yourself?
Masereka: I am a video and film director and also a creative Art and craft designer. We produce videos for parties like birthdays, graduations, and wedding ceremonies and also music videos for musicians.
Tell us about your journey with film production
Masereka: I studied Mass Communication at Kampala University where I majored in video production. The industry is still tough but hoping for better prospects with my hard work.
I started my company with a friend’s camera which I used to do work for him but today, I have some equipment I call my own like a Canon Powershort camera, and a computer which aid me complete my projects in time.
What videos have you produced so far?
Masereka: Have done a number of videos for a couple of up-and-coming artistes which include; Logic EM “stop child trafficking” and directed it too, Darktee’s latest kingajini video, Kingswag, LJricky, urban music soldiers and many more.
Because we are starters, we try to offer lower prices for our good services. For birthday parties, we can offer service for as low as 150,000 and a wedding [full package] will go for 800,000/=
Masereka: I have survived in business for 3 years now and I pay rent and foot some extra expenses.
Through my business I completed my degree and also employ my brother who uses the money I pay him to pa for his own school.
- Late payments from some customers which makes work move slowly.
- Sometimes there is scarcity of work.
- Stiff competition from other competitors who have better cameras bettering his.
By Titus Muhwezi
Online Media for Youth
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