Critters on Camera: 6 hints for working with reptiles, snakes, and insects on film sets

South Africa is well known for our magnificent wildlife – and they’ve made thousands of appearances in films, TV shows and other ads. But we’re also home to thousands of other magnificent and creepy creatures, including bugs, snakes and other reptiles that also slither onto set from time to time. Animal wrangler Damien Elliet is the…

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Travel and Leisure ranks Cape Town as the Ninth Best City in the World

More prestige and friendly favour for one of South Africa’s most popular #filmproduction cities: #CapeTown has added another feather to its tourism cap by being named the Ninth Best City in the World. According to CNN, Travel & Leisure website’s reader survey included Cape Town in the top 10 best international cities, keeping company with popular and prestigious international destinations Rome, Bangkok, Kyoto…

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Glo’ing Review – Summer is coming

‘Cold’ is a relative term. Here in South Africa, when the weather is at its coldest, and we’re wearing our thermal underwear, and have turned the tea cossie into ear muffs, we’re at about zero degrees Centigrade, or 32 Fahrenheit. In Norway, that is the sort of rarely-seen temperature that demands wearing a bikini and…

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Danny Boyle’s 15 Golden Rules of Moviemaking

Danny Boyle has directed hit films in a wide array of genres—from the cautionary drug saga Trainspotting to the inspirational, Oscar-winning drama Slumdog Millionaire. Writing for MovieMaker magazine, Boyle has enumerated his 15 Golden Rules of filmmaking.

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Forest in Focus Forest Film Fest

Like trees? Like movies? Like movies about trees? Like watching movies in trees? Greenpop’s Forest in Focus is a film fest that not only celebrates and raises awareness about forests in Africa and on a global scale, but also allows the participants to take the films home on a USB  stick. Treehouse viewing optional. Forest…

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