We are mostly advised to choose professions that we love and will make us happy. According to career counsellors, it is better to take up a profession that will give you joy and not just money, because your happiness and fulfilment are very important. Tytanium followed this rule and he is really enjoying what he is doing now as a Colourist.
Tytanium is a crazy lover of colours. His love for colours led him to find a profession that involves the use of colours to tell stories.
Before Tytanium started working as a Colourist, he had a fair knowledge of the profession with regards to film. After researching about the profession and its prospects, he grew an interest in taking up a career in colour grading, obviously because he loves and has always been amused by colours.
In an interview with Kuulpeeps, he stated; “I knew that I was heading to my destination, like what I want to become.. from the day I discovered that this [colour grading] is what I wanted to do”.
The interesting thing about Tytanium as a Colourist is that he did not learn anything in school in relation to colour grading.
Tytanium recounts how he enjoyed colouring in kindergarten, primary school and high school. He enjoyed subjects that involved colours and according to him, concepts like the colour wheel gave him a basic understanding of colours. Aside from the education he had about colouring in basic school, Tytanium has not had any formal training about colour grading and its technicalities. He reveals that he learnt everything he knows about colour grading on the internet.
When he found out that there was something called colour grading, it drew his attention more to colours, then he started watching YouTube videos and tutorials on the internet to learn more about it.
Not too long after mastering the art of colour grading, he started getting jobs from top directors. He began doing music videos, short films and commercials and that’s how his career as a colourist started.
“I don’t want to run out of colour”
As a colourist, Tytanium wants to stay relevant in years to come. According to him, he doesn’t want to run out of colour. He wants to improve and better his craft, taking into consideration how fast the world is transforming with new innovations coming up every day.
Tytanium hopes to set up a very big colour house that will train others and will also be a hub for colour grading in Africa, where the story of Africa will be told through colours.
Aside from music videos, Tytanium wants to work on feature-length films that are shot in Ghana and other parts of Africa. He also hopes for African colourists to get into a space where most of them will work on films from Hollywood and Europe.
Watch Tytanium Talk About Being The Ghanaian Video Colourist Behind Most Of Your Favourite Music Videos Below: