Current news articles for UCT TV Studio.
UCT TV will be hosting a BBC Africa Workshop session on Solutions Journalism on Wednesday the 26th of February between 12h00 to 14h00. The workshop will feature 2019 BBC Komla Dumor Award recipient, Ugandan journalist Solomon Serwanjja. BBC World Service Group Head of Editorial Partnerships and Special Projects, Emily Kasriel, will be facilitating the Solutions Journalism part of the session. Former BBC Africa Bureau Head Milton Nkosi will chair the session.
UCT Television Studio will be hosting a special masterclass: The Pitch SA! The masterclass will be on the 26th of February 2020 between 13h00 and 14h00 in Beattie Building Lecture Theatre 115, UCT Upper Campus. Luke Walton, a UK-based film producer as well as Mark Blaney and Jackie Sheppard, SA producers - Footprint Films, are invited as guest speakers to talk about this great competition! The Pitch SA is a unique opportunity for one winner to make a short film with professional production support worth in excess of R300 000.
UCT’s Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) is excited to announce that two of its students’ graduate films have been nominated in the Best Student Film category for the upcoming SAFTAs! The UCT films nominated are Tidal a 2018 – Honours documentary film and ANTHEM a 2019 – 3rd year SRP film. These nominations are coming after two CFMS graduate films, The Water Dancers (2017) and Finding Freedom (2016) won SAFTAS in 2019 and 2017 respectively.
Participants have been given briefs to their client projects and began shooting filming on Monday.
One group is shooting a promotional video for Christine Mburu, a UCT post-grad student in The Departments of Computer Sciences’ ICT4D project. Christine developed an app called Preemie Mom Care, which is aimed at assisting mothers who have had premature infants. The app allows mothers who cannot attend to their children every day, to check on their baby’s vitals and receive daily updates from the neonatal unit’s nurses and doctors attending to their infants. The app also provides a platform for mothers to interact with and support each other. The group is mentored by Cian Small.
Stepping Stone week 3 was a fully packed week for the participants.
Monday the participants had a follow up edit workshop with training facilitator Maghide Fife from City Varsity, teaching them about basic sound mixing and colour correction which they applied working on their biographical film assignment.
UCT TV is proud to announce that Stepping Stone Single-camera course is back!
On Monday the 11th of November, 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 Stepping Stone learning co-ordinator, Thabo Bopape. With a great group of participants, this year’s course is off to a great start! The participants were introduced to documentary (single-camera production). In the afternoon, Francois Botha talked about group dynamics & diversity training. The participants were introduced to documentary and single- camera filmmaking.
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 11 November to 13 December 2019 as part of this Stepping Stone community engagement video training course. Apply Now!
Chief Technical Officer, Clement Nchabeleng represented UCT Television at the Mediatech Africa this past July from the 17th to the 19th. The grand media and entertainment technology trade show brought together diverse groups of people, from students to high end professionals, showcasing current technological solutions available to offer an exciting world of multimedia production, storage and delivery experience. The triennial event is open to anyone who is interested in media technology being it lighting, sound, music, disk jockeying, video, film, designing, animation, data/storage management, broadcasting and transmissions at no additional besides the R100 ticket price. Some of the visitors who registered online were lucky enough to get free tickets.
UCT TV hosted a Producers Workshop on the 2nd of August 2019, which forms part of UCT TV's ScreenCubator series. TV producer, Liezel Vermeulen facilitated the workshop which explored key notes and tips on funding and budgeting for film productions.
For the final week of the program, the participants shot and edited five new episodes of Higher Education Today, a television talk show hosted by educational consultant Steven Roy Goodman. Goodman is an expert in advancing the academic, social, and professional needs and aspirations of the students and families he advises – and matching those needs to select colleges and universities.
On Tuesday and Wednesday the participants were divided into two groups and each group came up with a talk show concepts, which they shot and edited after extensive planning. Group One produced a game show entitled “Mzansi Love”. The humorous game show had a presenter who asked the participating four contestants general knowledge questions based on South African culture and history.