HENRY’S BIO VIDEO

My name is Henry Sempangi Sanyulye. I’m a video producer and a media instructor from Uganda. I run a media company called Media Hut, we make documentary films for NGOs. In 2012, I trained as a lead educator for Adobe…

HENRY'S BIO VIDEO

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My name is Henry Sempangi Sanyulye. I’m a video producer and a media instructor from Uganda. I run a media company called Media Hut, we make documentary films for NGOs.

In 2012, I trained as a lead educator for Adobe Youth Voices in a girlsschool. This was when I realized the power that media has to make a non-story a story, and make a story a non-story. I started to train students to create media for social change using a 5-step media production plan, carefully dissecting the stages from pre-production to exhibition and distribution of media.

In 2014, I started working with an organization that creates educational content and oversees facilitation. I was tasked to come up with instructional media materials as a way to address the shortage of human resource and be able to reach out to a wide audience with quality content. I saw the need to document our activities to show the success of the organization’s work, and created video reports, there was great performance for the organization as noted by the donors. This was my turning point. I came up with the idea of working with organizations to tell and share their stories.
I was hired by other film makers to lead their processes, I enjoyed the work I did but unfortunately fell short of the rights to the media I created. Then Media Hut was born. This was 2018. Media Hut would then help me capture all rights to my work.

Over the years, the soundtrack of my life has rotated around communicating through telling good stories. I love people and I have an overwhelming need to unearth the beautiful things about people’s lifestyles through film. I believe beauty was created to be captured.

Video production, for me, is a realistic approach to the many troubles of today’s generation. I draw inspiration from everything good, true and noble. I would like to be a better story teller. There’s a shortage of story tellers in my country, yet an abundance of technical creatives.

As a media instructor, I find it compelling to have to share the skills I will have learnt.
Most importantly, I want to create media for a thousand generations using the available technology as a supporting tool; wide range and sustainable media.

As a communicator, I seek the opportunity to learn how to tell stories from every side of the picture; liberal, conservative and factual ,to share the essence of good stories, turn bitter stories into better stories, and write history through the lens.

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