Film impact involves designing and implementing strategies to ensure a social justice film reaches the right audience so it has the best chance to bring about the desired change. Social change takes many forms, from creating awareness and changing perception to behaviour and policy change.
South Africa, like any country, has a unique set of characteristics that influence how films reach audiences. That’s why it’s so important to document and share case studies of local impact campaigns that..
UCT TV Operates under strict guidelines during nationwide lockdown
UCT TV continues to offer support and service to students and other UCT Departments during the nationwide lockdown. Students who require production equipment and edit suites in order to continue with their academic projects are welcomed to book equipment online and collect at the studio on appointments only.
Situated on two levels in the Baxter Theatre Centre, UCT Television Studio which is managed by the Centre for Film and Media studies offers a 9 x 12m, fully soundproofed staging area with an overhead lighting grid and adjacent control room. This control area houses equipment for both High Definition and Standard definition video recording, with the HD section able to extend studio function by generating ‘virtual studio sets’.
Stepping Stone outreach video training provides non-UCT and UCT participants access to introductory training in television and video production while producing material that can be used for educational and public relations purposes by UCT departments.
Stephen Roy Goodman Produces another episode of HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY
Together with UCT TV, Stephen Roy Goodman managed to produce yet another interesting episode of Higher Education Today. This award winning episode focuses on Classical Music and Opera in South Africa -- Guests: Bongani Tembe, Chief Executive, KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra and Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Angelo Gobbato, Former Director, UCT Opera School; and Mteto Maphoyi, Aspiring Opera Singer. Your connection to contemporary issues, people, and institutions involved in the world of higher education. This segment of HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY thanks to UDC-TV and UCT TV; host is educational consultant and author Steven Roy Goodman.
The UCT TV Studio is a fully equipped video and audio production facility managed by UCT’s Centre for Film and Media Studies. Our primary mandate is to provide UCT students with space and equipment to grow their practical and technical skills in film and television, thus empowering them to excel in the industry after graduation.
We also pride ourselves in opening doors to aspiring film and video makers who are not enrolled at UCT. Through several social responsiveness programmes, learners can gain vocational skills that begin their journey towards a career in film, television and other content production.
In all the productions above, some of our stepping stones and UCT film and screen production were part of the crew. For the production of all the shows like Higher Education Today and Nah' Mean!, all the crew members were the stepping stones trainees, working on their final project for graduations under supervision of UCT TV staff members and other industry gurus such as Marious van Straaten and Liani Maasdorp.