Tim Wilson (filmmaker)

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Tim Wilson
Born
Timothy Malcom Wilson

Washington, D.C.
Other namesBlack Magic
Occupationdirector, cinematographer, editor, visual effects artist, filmmaker
Years active1990–present
Websitewww.BlackMagicTim.com

Black Magic Tim (born Timothy Malcom Wilson)[1] is an American filmmaker working mostly with music videos,[2][3] EPK's, commercials and independent feature films.[4][5][6] He has directed, filmed and edited productions for clients such as Blackground Records, Tommy Boy Entertainment and TVT Records.[7] As well as, EPK's for national artists and book authors like " Naughty by Nature "," Tank (American singer) ", "Kimberly Scott (singer)" and Motivational Speaker "Valorie Burton". He has received several awards and film festival nominations for his work on the short Sci-Fi film "Apple Crumb Panic".

He is also known for reshaping[8][9][10] the quality[11] of Nollywood USA[12][13] Films.[14] His most notable Nollywood film Paparazzi: Eye in the Dark made a historical theatrical run in the United States where He served as cinematographer and editor.[15][16][17] Wilson considers Nollywood to be the new black Hollywood.[18] In 2013, the award-winning Nollywood feature, One Night in Vegas[19][20] has also been poised as the next bar raising film[21] in which again, he was cinematographer[22] and editor.[23][24] As of 2014, the Nollywood film Busted Life[25] was just released where again Wilson was Cinematographer.[26][27]

He attended Howard University film school[28] studying under Haile Gerima[29] before starting his first film company in Washington, D.C. with 3 other Howard University graduates[30] named "Black Magic Cinemaworks". He is skilled in 35mm, 16mm and HD Cinematography and is a visual digital effects[31] technician.

He is now owner of a film production company named Cyberstorm Digital in Washington DC.


Filmography[edit]

Year Film Type Notes Format
1993 Apple Crumb Panic Short Festival Film Co-Director, editor, Visual Effects, producer 16mm
1997 Third Meridian Short Film Co-Prod, Visual Effects, Set Design 16mm
2001 Adventures of Dennis Da Menace: South Beach Documentary Director, editor, Cinematographer SD video
2002 Guilty By Association Feature Film Production Designer, Associate Producer 35mm
2003 Paper Chasers Documentary Director of Photography 2nd Unit, Digital Artist HD video
2008 The Hayes Way: Body Defining Age Defying Sports Training DVD Director,Videographer,Editor HD video
Karar Fitness Fitness Training DVD Director,Videographer,Editor HD video
The Lex Vector Chronicles Short Sci Fi Film Director, Cinematographer, editor, Visual Effects HD video
2010 Busted Life Feature Film Cinematographer HD video
2011 Paparazzi Eye in the Dark Feature Film Cinematographer, editor, 5.1 Sound Mixer, Exe. Prod. HD video
2013 One Night in Vegas[32] Feature Film Cinematographer, editor, 5.1 Sound Mixer HD video
Unconditional Love Feature Film Cinematographer HD video

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes Format
1991 Boogie Bound Unbiased Ghetto Opinion Director, editor, Cinematographer 16mm
1992 How To Be A Crook J-Gifted 2nd Unit Camera 16mm
Feel This U.G.O. Director, Cinematographer, editor 16mm
1993 N.D.G. The Game and The Player Co-Director, editor, Cinematographer 16mm
1994 Unfadable Earthquake Props, Pyrotechnics 16mm
Release Me Dark Gable Director, editor, Cinematographer 16mm
Straight From The Heart U.G.O. Editor, Cinematographer 16mm
A Change Gonna Come Al Mason Editor, Cinematographer 16mm
1995 Only Be One Infinite Flavor Cinematographer, editor 16mm
1996 5'oclock in the Morning Nonchalant Grip 16mm
Love Me For Free Akinyele (rapper) Cinematographer, editor 35mm
Lost and All Alone Rugged Director, Cinematographer, editor 35mm
1997 Paradise Basick Mentality Director, Cinematographer, editor 16mm
2000 Not Another Love Song Krisis Feat Kimberly Scott (singer) Co-Director, Cinematographer, editor 16mm
2001 Get'em Psyched Black Indian Director, Cinematographer, editor 16mm
Another Sad Love Song Substanz Director, Cinematographer, editor 16mm
Buster Dennis L.A. White Director, Cinematographer, editor SD video
Rage I Got Dennis L.A. White Director, Cinematographer, editor SD video
2002 Repercussions Starring Morgan Freeman Section 8 Mob Associate Producer, Production Design, Set Construction 35mm
2003 Waiting 4U Director, Cinematographer, editor, Visual Effects SD video
2003 Im Falling Nyl Director, Cinematographer, editor SD video
If I Should Die K-Illa Director, Cinematographer, editor,Visual Effects SD video
2004 Party Keith Holmes (boxer) Director, Cinematographer, editor, Set Construction HD video
Whatchu Like No Label Director, Cinematographer, editor, Set Construction HD video
2007 Im Aware Koby Maxwell Director, Cinematographer, editor, Set Construction HD video
2008 Into The Future (Jap. Language) Unicorn Table Director, Cinematographer, editor, Visual Effects HD video
Abiba (Remix) Koby Maxwell Editor HD video
2009 Heavens Door (Japanese Language)] Unicorn Table Director, Cinematographer, editor, Set Construction HD video
2010 Do It Koby Maxwell Director, Cinematographer, editor HD video
2011 Password Koby Maxwell Director, Cinematographer, editor, Visual Effects HD video
2012 Trust in Me Salia Director, Cinematographer, editor, Visual Effects HD video
Love is Magic Salia Director, Cinematographer, editor, Visual Effects HD video
2014 Hooty Hoo Koby Maxwell Director, Cinematographer, editor, Visual Effects HD video

EPK's and commercials[edit]

Year Title Featuring Notes Format
1995 The Terminator: Future Shock (In Store Promotional) Bethesda Softworks Editor SD video
PBA Bowling for Windows 95 Bethesda Softworks Editor SD video
2000 Kimberly Scott (singer) EPK Kimberly Scott (singer) Director, editor, Cinematographer SD video
Tank (American singer) Album Release Live EPK Tank (American singer) Director, editor, Cinematographer SD video
Aura EPK Aura Director, Cinematographer, editor SD video
Adidas Marketing Promo Video Director, editor, Cinematographer SD video
2001 Shawn Michelle Cosby]Choreographer/Actress/Singer EPK Shawn Michelle Cosby Director, editor, Cinematographer SD video
Johnny Doswell Album Release Commercial Johnny Doswell Director, editor, Cinematographer, Visual Effects SD video
2002 Naughty by Nature IIcons Hip Hopumentary EPK Treach, Vin Rock, Redman, Method Man, Pink, Carl Thomas, 3LW Editor, Visual Digital Effects SD video
Midnight Marauders Commercial Campaign 1–5 La La (entertainer), DJ Searcy, P-Stew, Poochman Director, editor, Cinematographer, Visual Digital Effects SD video
2003 Duane Stowes EPK Duane Stowes Director, editor, Cinematographer SD video
Universal Madness Clothing Commercial Campaign 1–6 Steve Blake Director, editor, Cinematographer, Visual Digital Effects SD video
2005 Jumpshot Your Vote Feat. Kenny Anderson Kenny Anderson Editor, Visual Effects 35mm
Vote New Jersey Ad Campaign Feat. Jadakiss Jadakiss Editor, Visual Effects 35mm
Vote New Jersey Ad Campaign Feat. Naughty By Nature Vin Rock Editor, Visual Effects 35mm
2005 Nefertiti Stage Play EPK Director, editor, Cinematographer SD video
2007 1st Step Financial Commercial Director, editor, Cinematographer, Visual Effects HD video
Valorie Burton EPK Valorie Burton Director, editor, Cinematographer HD video
Jason Parker EPK Jason Parker Director, editor, Cinematographer HD video
Excellence Christian Church Commercial Director, editor, Cinematographer, Visual Effects HD video
2008 Double Portions Spirited Ministries Director, editor, Cinematographer, Visual Effects HD video
Sexy Singles Date Commercial Suzanne Edgars Director, editor, Cinematographer, Visual Effects HD video
DC Independent Film Festival Director, editor, Cinematographer, Visual Effects HD video
Anime FX Commercial Director, editor, Cinematographer, Visual Effects HD video
2009 Unicorn Table Album Release Commercial (English Version) Salia and Shingo Director, editor, Cinematographer, Visual Effects HD video
2009 We Are MSEA Editor, Cinematographer HD video
2013 Coast Guard Traumatic Brain Injury TBI 101 DVD[33] Editor, Cinematographer HD video

Television[edit]

Year Title Featuring Notes Format
1995 America's Most Wanted: Final Justice Grip SD video
2003 Funtastic World of Black Magic Tim (Pilot) Director, Camera, editor, Broadcast Graphics 16mm, SD video
2004 One Nation Hip-Hop Show (Pilot) P-Stew Director, editor, Camera, Broadcast Graphics SD video
2006 Shotcallerz (Pilot) Director, editor, Cinematographer, Broadcast Graphics HD video
2011 The Diaspora Report Broadcast Graphics Designer, Show Introduction HD video
B.E.T. Lift Every Voice Corey Condrey Broadcast Graphics Designer, Show Introduction HD video

Nominations[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Timothy Wilson on IMDB. "IMDB". Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  2. ^ "Salia Completes Album – Mentions of Black Magic Tim". Japan Today. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  3. ^ Vime o. "Music Videos by Black Magic Tim". Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  4. ^ IMDB. "FILMS". Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  5. ^ Tim Wilson as DP Paparazzi. "Beeafrican.com". Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  6. ^ Tim Wilson DP for Busted Life. "Nigeriamovienetwork.com". Archived from the original on March 26, 2011.
  7. ^ History of Black Magic Tim: An Underground Film Icon. "Vimeo.com". Retrieved January 13, 2012.
  8. ^ Golden Icons Magazine. "Nollywood and Black Magic Tim". Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  9. ^ Look of film Busted Life Changing Nollywood Quality. "mimimagazine.com". Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  10. ^ M2 SHOW Busted Life Changes Look of Nollywood. "Youtube Clip @2:40 Mark".
  11. ^ Lotten, B. "Tim on Lotten B Show". Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  12. ^ Top Nollywood USA Films – Golden Icons. "Goldenicons.com". Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  13. ^ Director Bayo Akinfemi Talks About Tim Wilson's Quality. "Youtube Clip @ 1:02 Mark". Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  14. ^ AfricanBee. "Tim Wilson and Nollywood Star Van Vicker". Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  15. ^ Modern Ghana. "Nollywood Film With American Appeal Makes Historical Limited Theatrical Release Across The USA". Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  16. ^ AMA Awards. "Coming to America, Going Nollywood". Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  17. ^ MODERN GHANA. "Lists Black Magic Tim As Cinematographer from America". Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  18. ^ Brown, DeNeen L. (May 26, 2013). "Nollywood USA: African Movie Makers Expand Filming to D.C. Area". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 29, 2013.
  19. ^ "CCTV: covers One Night in Vegas". Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  20. ^ "Voice of America: One Night in Vegas". Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  21. ^ "Poised to raise the bar: One Night in Vegas at the UN".
  22. ^ "Channel 9 News: Jimmy Jean-Louis talks about Tim Wilson". Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  23. ^ "Washington Post Quotes Tim Wilson". The Washington Post. August 21, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  24. ^ "Mighty African: Movie Review". Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  25. ^ "Official Busted Life Trailer" – via YouTube.
  26. ^ "Busted Life". Black Magic Tim.
  27. ^ "Chima Movie Empires Busted Life". Nigerian Movie Network.
  28. ^ African Film. "Howard Grads Talk About Film". Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  29. ^ Washington Life Magazine. "Tim Wilson & Haile Gerima Rising Pollywood Players". Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  30. ^ community news. "Howard University Article on Black Magic Filmworks". Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  31. ^ IMDB. "Digital Effects Artist for Paper Chasers". Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  32. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/nollywood-usa-african-movie-makers-expand-filming-to-dc-area/2013/05/22/c132bae6-b107-11e2-baf7-5bc2a9dc6f44_story.html/
  33. ^ IGS. "Coast Guard TBI 101". Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  34. ^ Afroblu Multimedia Home. "Emmy Mention". Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  35. ^ The African Post. "Awards Mentioned page 31 for WMIFF". Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  36. ^ The African Post. "Page 5 Listed NAFCA WIN for Best Cinematography". Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  37. ^ "2011 Ghana Award Nominations". Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  38. ^ "Golden Icons Magazine 2012 Nominations". Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  39. ^ Indie Music Awards Nominees. "Indie Music Channel". Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  40. ^ "African Oscar Nominations 2013". Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  41. ^ "African Oscars Nominations 2013". Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  42. ^ "Ghana Movie Award Nominations". Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  43. ^ "Tim Wilson Listed as Winner on WMIFF 2011 List for Paparazzi". Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  44. ^ WMIFF.com. "WMIFF Winners – Tim Wilson Paparazzi". Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  45. ^ The African Post. "WMIFF Awards covered – Front Page and page 31". Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  46. ^ Nollywood Film Critics. "Nollywood Who's Who: Nafca Mention". Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  47. ^ Ghana Celebrities.com. "Nafca Best Cinematography in the Diaspora listed". Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  48. ^ "Winners at African Oscars". Retrieved November 23, 2013.

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