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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Financing your SA film

Money is one of the main stumbling blocks¬†holding South African filmmakers back, despite growth in demand for African stories and a wealth of new ideas and talent, writes Kim Crowie in the Callsheet. Anyone who has started to make a film in South Africa knows that it’s¬†an uphill struggle to acquire the finance one needs…

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DISCOP Johannesburg film and TV market returns to Johannesburg in Oct 17

DISCOP Johannesburg, one of TV and films most vibrant markets, returns in Oct 2017. Launched in 2012, DISCOP has become an important forum for pitching and purchasing new content.Johannesburg is a 3-day market bringing together 150+ international sellers of film, TV content, adaptation DISCOP Johannesburg takes place from 25-27 October, and will bring together over 150…

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#WomenNotObjects

Revisiting this outstanding video from 2016, #WomenNotObjects names and shames ads that objectify women in ads. The 2-minute film provoked wide-spread conversation, some defensiveness, and some apparent real shifts in some companies’ attitudes towards sexualizing women in ads.

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Ad agencies will go out of business if they don’t change these 4 crucial things

Writing in Forbes, Keenan Beasley says that Ad agencies are really struggling: declining ad spend budgets, more media to work within (remember when it was just print, TV and radio?), the all time problem of demonstrating concrete value for ad services, and so on. The solution, he argues, is to disrupt the traditional advertising agency…

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