VIDEO: ‘It Is Expensive Now’ – Director Virus Shares Exclusive Details Of The Cost Involved In Production For Youtube

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In the last few years, Ghana’s movie industry has become hugely dependent on Google’s video-sharing platform, Youtube.

A lot of the top stars who were cast in the various movies that made the industry formidable in those days have dejected the traditional way of shooting movies and putting them on compact discs and moved to a new era where they upload their various productions to Youtube directly.

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Because of this new path movie stars, producers, and directors have decided to walk, they are able to upload a lot of movies and skits on their channels constantly.

In the wake of this new development, a lot of movie lovers have made the claim that most of these stars, producers, and directors have been uploading a lot of these movies on their channels because it is quite cheap.

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In an exclusive chat with Zionfelix on the Uncut Show, one of the most renowned and long-serving directors in the movie industry, Director Virus, refuted the suggestion that it is cheap.

Speaking about the cost that goes into their production now, Director Virus disclosed that for every production he currently shoots, he spends not less than GHC 4,000.

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He stressed that these productions are done at least four times per week, which means that every month he spends over GHC 60,000 to produce the various short movies he uploads on his Youtube channels.

Asked if he is able to make any profit at all from the work he is doing now, the director of Lilwin’s popular TV Show, Cocoa Season, disclosed that he does not make much, however, it is better than the amount he used to make during the era of serious movie production.

Watch the video below for more…

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