Western Cape promotes live streaming to boost Cape Town film industry

The Western Cape Government says it’s focusing on using tech to revitalise the Cape Town film industry, according to the Daily Maverick. Decoding Government-speak, this likely means they’re getting behind using streaming as a viable alternative to clients and agencies travelling from their own countries. It’s easy to see the benefit to both parties: more…

Leading a creative team remotely

Film production, to a large extent, has remote work built into it’s processes. Departments and their HODs are briefed, and get on with their tasks, regrouping and reporting when necessary, This is of course true of both director-based, and service-based work, where briefs happen long before we get to meet our clients and colleagues in…

Mediatech Africa returns to showcase leading film and TV tech

Mediatech Africa, SA’s premier trade show for advanced media and entertainment technology, returns to Johannesburg from 19-21 July 2017. The expo showcases new technologies and services from industry leaders in AV system integration and communications; live entertainment technology; television and broadcast; animation and film; studio and production, DJ and pro-audio equipment. Show highlights include the…

The Scorsese of the Skies

Using drones for filming is one of the hottest new areas in film tech, and the Drones Africa Summit in Johannesburg from 20-22 September will feature plenty of them, with specialised talks and demos on operational issues, training, regulatory updates, and how to be the Scorsese of the Skies.  

Canon cameras score Technical Image Press Association awards

Screen Africa reports that many Canon cameras have scored awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). Amongst the awards are Best  DSLR Entry Level for the 100D; Best DSLR Expert for the 6D; and Best Video DSLR for the 1DC. The awards panel, made up of editors from 28 of the world’s leading photography and imaging…

The cameraman – not the camera – maketh the picture

Cinematographer Ryan Walters writes about why he ditches his 4K cameras – including a RED One and an Epic – in favour of the Canon C100 – a move that that would seem like downgrading to a lower spec camera. Walters robustly renews the point that creating great imagery depends on the cameraperson using their…