Featured location: Bo-Kaap, Cape Town’s multi-coloured neighbourhood

The Bo-Kaap, with its multi-coloured houses and cobbled streets, is a favourite film and stills location in Cape Town. It’s also home to quaint, authentic restaurants and a small but growing design sector. Love Cape Town has a cool insiders guide to the Bo-Kaap, featuring some great pics, to the historical suburb.

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Get set savvy by training to be a PA

Media Source Africa is offering an intensive, real-world 2 day Production Assistant Training Course in Cape Town on 30th & 31st August 2017. The course is specifically designed to equip emerging filmmakers with the ability to walk onto a set with confidence. Training includes • the role of a runner/production assistant • set etiquette • crew…

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Loeries 2017 Winners

The Loeries 2017 – South Africa’s premier advertising and marketing industry awards – were announced this past weekend, at the Durban International Convention Centre. The exhaustive list of winners in all 22 categories is here.

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Cape Town Mayor launches annual pre-season film industry briefing

The annual Cape film industry pre-season briefing was launched yesterday by Wesgro and the City of Cape Town, together with the Commercial Producers Association and South African Association of Stills Producers, Cape Town. The two-day briefing is an opportunity to engage industry stakeholders, discuss developments over the past year as well as opportunities and challenges in the…

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NFVF calls for funding applications

The National Film and Video Foundation has announced a call for funding applications in the following funding categories: Development (feature films, documentaries, short films and TV Formats) Production (feature films, short films and documentaries, archive and post  production) Individuals, companies and organisations may submit funding applications to the NFVF for any of the above funding…

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Best Camera Settings for Shooting Videos with a DSLR

A short video guide for beginner DSLR users to the best settings for shooting video, from DSLR shooter Darius Britt. Using an entry level Canon 60D, Britt gives a fast tour of the most important settings, including shutter speed, frame rate, sound recording and file numbering. The guide also spends a little time on specific settings…

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