AFF / Stepping Stone Nov-Dec 2018: Week Two

27 Nov 2018 - 11:30


UCT TV is proud to announce that AFF / Stepping Stone Single-Camera course is well underway! The training module continues during week two.

On Monday the 5th of November, Thabo Bopape, the Stepping Stone Learning Co-ordinator, gave participants feedback on pitches for their first group projects. He spoke about different elements including roles, preparing a script, call sheets, release forms and various permits, schedules, interview questions, etc.

On Tuesday, facilitators Riaan Hendricks & Marius Van Straaten shared their knowledge with the participants. In the morning, Hendricks hosted a masterclass on observational films, focusing on the three-act structure. Marius’ workshop took place in the afternoon. He delved deeper into camera techniques, how to shoot for editing a documentary, and how and when to use a reflector indoors and outdoors.

Riaan Hendricks hosting his masterclass


AFF / Stepping Stone participants filming in Gugulethu

On Wednesday morning, Miki Redelinghuys facilitated a workshop on ethics, best practice, and the filmmaker’s responsibility in ensuring protection of the rights of interviewed subjects. Participants then started filming their first group assignments. On Thursday, groups and their mentors continued filming in various locations including Cape Town City-Bowl, Gugulethu, Mowbray, Belhar, Langa, Phillipi, etc.

Edits were completed, and groups received feedback equipping them to take on their second and final group assignment ... More exciting news to come!

AFF / Stepping Stone participants editing at UCT TV Studio

The Stepping Stone video training programme was initiated as a way to provide aspiring filmmakers who are not registered for UCT Screen Production courses access to the knowledge, facilities, and equipment needed to make a start in video production.

The African Filmmaking Fellowship aimed at bringing postgraduate students from a variety of African universities together in Cape Town for a seven-week, full time residency programme that will equip them with the skills necessary to produce short documentaries and to establish their own documentary production short courses.

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