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The 2019 Stepping Stone Single Camera Course is well underway with participants in week two. On Monday, participants pitched concepts for a 2-3 minute biographical film, they all voted on each other’s presentations. The best five concepts with the most votes were then selected, and participants were put into five groups of four ach to produce the films.
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.
UCT TV’s ScreenCubator and Encounters Film Festival invited filmmakers to pitch their impact strategy for social justice projects on the 15th of June 2019 as part of the Impact Springboard Project. This workshop assisted the winning projects in designing the impact strategy for their social justice film with relevant support and seed funding!
On Monday 10th of June, UCT TV hosted the first day of the Stepping Stone Multicamera training module. Excited participants of the three-weeks programme were welcomed by Thabo Bopape, the Stepping Stone learning co-ordinator, Alan Johannes, UCT TV‘s Chief Technical Officer and Simphiwe Shabalala, the current assistant production manager.
Prof. Sir Zanele Muholi, an internationally celebrated and award-winning visual activist based in Johannesburg, invited UCT TV’s Stepping Stone to partner with their Inkanyiso organisation on documenting Ikhono Lasenatali, an art exhibition they organised in Durban.
UCT TV’s ScreenCubator Business Programme in partnership with Encounters, Wesgro, City of Cape Town and FNB, selected applicants from the programme to attend workshops and presentations on the 1st and 7th of June. The purpose of the two workshops was to give the ScreenCubatees the opportunity to learn about the business side of filmmaking. The workshops enabled the participants to register their production companies, open business bank accounts and to select professional business names for their companies.