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Ernest Kanjo / Thursday, 05 March 2009 13:23

Elvis_TanwieYoung Elvis Tanwie is one of the leading pioneer continuity artists, in Cameroon, west of the Mungo. Also known as production secretary, a Continuity artist organises shooting, taking track of aspects like time, weather, decor, and costuming. He also ensures that actors follow their lines strictly. This is what 1.82m-tall De Dadies (as Elvis Tanwie is fondly called), has been doing for four years now. Having begun his career with Bamenda-based Dreamstar Images in 2004, he has done continuity for several films including; Asaba Ferdinand's Mark of the Absolute, Neba Lawrence's Forsaken Rose, Godwin Nganah's My Successor and Drought. "My strengths are hard work, commitment, and humility," says the 75 kg artist who loves dancing. Elvis Tanwie is an experienced continuity artist, thanks to a five-month course he did with USA-based James Lamberg online Cinematographic Institute. He is Cameroon's current best continuity artist (Ace awards 2007) and says he is also a good playwright having written plays which were staged by the Revelation Bilingual Theatre Group on CRTV's "Monday Show". He pays tribute to the following: Asaba Ferdinand, Neba Lawrence and Kingsley Sumbo, emerging film stars. He does not forget famous actor Henry Claude Ndengue.

 

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