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UCT Television Studio wishes its clients a wonderful and restful festive season! The studio will close from the 14th of December 2018 until the 13th of January 2019. The studio will open on the 14th of January 2019. During closure, no equipment bookings, collections and returns will be taking place. We look forward to connecting and doing business with you in the new year!
Applications are invited for the post of Chief Technical Officer responsible for the operation of the UCT Television Studio.
Do you have film or video production skills? Have you worked in a multi-camera studio environment? Do you have management or project management experience? Do you have a strong work ethic and like delivering work of a high standard by a set deadline? Do you like working with a diverse group of people in a collaborative and supportive environment? Do you like teaching others and continuously improving your own knowledge? Are you looking for the security of a permanent position, while being able to manage your own work day to reach performance goals and standards set by a line manager? If so, this might be the perfect position for you.
Deadline for application is the 21st of January 2019. Apply!
For more information visit http://www.staff.uct.ac.za/sites/default/files/HUM_E18483_Chief%20Technical%20Officer_CFMS.pdf
On Monday 12th of November, the participants continued editing their training films. The next day, mentors met with the participants to talk about radio edit and interview selects in order to perfect their editing skills. Afterwards, Lynn Brennan discussed basic sound mixing, colour correction and titles – critical aspects to reinforce their editing capabilities.
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.
With generous support from the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) and UCT Television Studio are thrilled to host a third round of the African Filmmaking Fellowship (AFF). Invitations were sent to universities across the continent and over fifty applications were received. After a rigorous and tough process, eight fellows were selected: four faculty members and four postgraduate students. The fellows come from Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ethiopia and represent Kyambogo University (Uganda), Midlands State University (Zimbabwe), Addis Ababa University & Mekelle University (Ethiopia), National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe).
UCT TV is proud to announce that Stepping Stone Single-Camera course is back!
On Monday 29th of October, UCT Television Studio and the Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) hosted the first day of the training module. Participants were welcomed by Dr. Liani Maasdorp, the studio’s academic director as well as the Centre for Film and Media Studies' director, Professor Herman Wasserman. A delicious breakfast from Niche Quiches was served. The fellows and participants were introduced to documentary (single-camera production). In the afternoon, Francois Botha talked about group dynamics & diversity training.
Come join us next week on Friday the 19th of October between 14h00 - 16h00 at the New Lecture Theatre in Upper Campus to watch High Fantasy, a South African comedy, which was screened in the Discovery section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. This film was directed and produced by Jenna Bass. It was co-written and co-filmed by Jenna Bass with the cast: Qondiswa James, Nala Khumalo, Fransesca Varrie Michel, Liza Scholtz & Loren Loubser. High Fantasy is a Fox Fire Films, Big World Cinema and Proper Film Production.
University of Cape Town's Centre for Film and Media Studies(CFMS)'s Honours graduation film,The Water Dancers have been selected to its first international festival, marking the film's international premiere. The documentary will be screened on the 20th of October at the International Green Film Festival in Poland. The Water Dancers will also subsequently be screened across four more African countries namely; Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Kenya and Namibia, as part of the Goethe Institut's Science Film Festival. On a local note, the documentary will be screened on the 12th & 16th of October at the Cape Town International Film Market & Festival (CTIFMF). Well done to The Waters Dancer film crew (Daniel Ndevu, Tessa Barlin, Robyn Palmer, Erin Macpherson & Michael Dawson) !
The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, 2-year appointment starting from December 2018. The main purpose of this position is to direct, plan, schedule, and record, edit and publish digital media productions for use in online and blended learning courses, and the promotion of UCT teaching and learning initiatives.For further information about CILT see http://www.cilt.uct.ac.za
UCT Television Studio and Stepping Stone are presenting a unique non-fiction filmmaking course during the November/December year-end break. We are looking for individuals who are experienced in all areas of production to “mentor” the trainees throughout the process. Your role will be primarily assisting and aiding the flow of pre-production, production, post-production as the trainees will be receiving extensive training in the form of workshops throughout the duration of the course.
UCT Television Studio / Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) / Stepping Stone are presenting a single-camera training course during the November / December university holidays. Only a limited number of applicants can be accepted. The course is free of charge to deserving applicants. Participants will produce four 5-minute non-fiction films (documentary / promotional video) from 29 October 2018 to 1 December 2018 as part of this Stepping Stone community engagement video training course. Apply Now!
University of Cape Town's Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS), is excited to announce that Strike a Rock a documentary directed by Aliki Saragas a CFMS alumna, will finally be on our national broadcaster SABC 1 tonight at 21:00. Strike a Rock was released just over a year ago and has been utilised as a vital tool in Sikhala Sonke’s activism.
Following the screening of Miners Shot Down in August, Strike a Rock will end women's month and Marikana commemoration month by showing the nation the resilience, pain and power of the women of Marikana, who's voices have not been given the place in history that they deserve.