It is not everyday making music or taking splendid shots, sometimes a little change in motion is perfect. Everyone knows how directing can be
stressful! ‘ Please move left’, ‘ Please stand still’, ‘Oh I thought I told you to do this’. Challlleeeeyyy, it’s not easy o.
We found this really cute director and had a little chat with him
KuulpeepsKNUST: Who is DirectorRQA?
DirectorRQA: Director RQA is a Ghanaian based director who has the new found love for visuals production /filming and is passionate about it. He lives in Tema, com.8 to be precise. A student of the department of INDUSTRIAL ART of KNUST and an old boy of Ghana Secondary Technical School, Takoradi.
KuulpeepsKNUST: What are your basics? What exactly do you do as a director?
DirectorRQA: I direct, I am a DOP (director of photography), I edit and I write concept script for every project I do be it a music video, documentary or a commercial
KuulpeepsKNUST: When did you get this interest in directing?
DirectorRQA: it was around last year before summer and I started with YouTube tutorials until I saw a few apps on the internet that can help me make or create short or long visuals
KulpeepsKNUST: What are some of the stuff you’ve directed so far?
DirectorRQA: I’ve directed at the moment two videos, one for Kwame Dabie and Obey
KulpeepsKNUST: Why directing? Is it less stressful?
DirectorRQA: It’s not less stressful and it takes more time especially if what you planned initially changes on set. Why directing? Because it’s something I feel within and it’s full of positivity that’s why. I keep learning things about production anytime I come across any material.
KulpeepsKNUST: Are there any challenges you face?
DirectorRQA: A lot
KulpeepsKNUST: And how do you manage them?
DirectorRQA: I lay back, equip myself more, tackle every challenge with humility and help from other friends on set or offset.
KulpeepsKNUST: How will you describe the social relationship between you and the people around you, more like the environment you find yourself in?
DirectorRQA: Real recognize real
KulpeepsKNUST: Wow! Deep emotions in such a brief statement. Is there anyone you look up to?
DirectorRQA: Yeah…David Nicole Sey, Lex McCarthy, GYO, Director Abass, Prince Dovlo, Yaw Skyface, Daps, Sesan and Clarence Peters
KulpeepsKNUST: Do you have a girlfriend? Or the call out ad just got published?
DirectorRQA: I prefer not to say it. I don’t give out details about my personal life.
KulpeepsKNUST: Do you see yourself 5 years from now as a full-time Director or you have other plans?
DirectorRQA: Full time if it’s God’s will
KulpeepsKNUST: Impressive. Thanks for having us
DirectorRQA: You are welcome….
The links to some of the videos I have directed so far :