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Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya.
Celebrating African storytelling and craft

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya, and a Ciclope Africa judge, talks about what Africa can bring to the international stage...

By Louise Marsland 15 hours ago

Digital photography trends are in Canon's favour this year
Digital photography trends are in Canon's favour this year

With consumers' seemingly insatiable desire to take photos and with full frame and professional cameras increasingly on photographers' minds, 2018 looks to be an exciting year for imaging company, Canon...

Issued by Canon SA 2 days ago

#WTMA18: An inside look at the Google Trekker Project
#WTMA18: An inside look at the Google Trekker Project

This was more than just putting South Africa on the map, it was a nation-building project with a common cause...

By Robin Fredericks 2 days ago

Howard Audio captures the essence of the movies for Discovery Insure
Howard Audio captures the essence of the movies for Discovery Insure

Howard Audio was the dynamic musical force behind the latest Discovery Insure advertising campaign...

Issued by Howard Audio 3 days ago

Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work
Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work

Francisco Condorelli, the director of Ciclope, tells Bizcommunty.Africa what he sees for the future of Ciclope and awards focused on craft rather than the 'big idea'...

By Louise Marsland 20 Apr 2018

Audio Militia’s co-founder and executive producer, Nick Argyros.
Audio Militia - "Stellar content means repeat business and great reputation"

Audio Militia's co-founder and executive producer Nick Argyros shares how their 2017 Loeries success proves it's time to disrupt the production industry and create content beyond the expected music and audio...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Apr 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

Egg Films' Kyle Lewis directs 'Ungovernable' BMW commercial
Egg Films' Kyle Lewis directs 'Ungovernable' BMW commercial

Cape Town-based director Kyle Lewis, who recently signed to Egg Films for commercials representation, has released Ungovernable, a new ad for the first-ever BMW X2...

Issued by Egg Films 19 Apr 2018

#BreakingBallet No. 8
#BreakingBallet No. 8

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris jumped at the opportunity to incorporate a Wakanda-inspired episode into their #BreakingBallet series...

Issued by TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris 13 Apr 2018

#OneShow2018: Moving Image Craft finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: Moving Image Craft finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'moving image craft' category have been revealed for One Show 2018, with one SA entry making the grade...

12 Apr 2018

Red Cherry Interactive produces corporate video content for BASF
Red Cherry Interactive produces corporate video content for BASF

Red Cherry Interactive was tasked to produce a short internal 2D/3D corporate video for BASF showcasing four fundamental pillars that form part of their values-driven programme, #BASFChooseSouthAfrica...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 11 Apr 2018

All the Ciclope Africa 2018 winners
All the Ciclope Africa 2018 winners

Ciclope Africa: The continent's talent was on show at the first ever African regional leg of flagship craft festival...

11 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Kenya's AfricanStockPhoto builds strong active user base
Kenya's AfricanStockPhoto builds strong active user base

Kenyan startup AfricanStockPhoto has acquired an active user base of 100 photographers across the continent since its launch, helping it grow its imagery database into the thousands...

By Tom Jackson 11 Apr 2018

iDidTht.com Craft Awards March 2018: "Bloody well done" to Sanlam '100 Years'
iDidTht.com Craft Awards March 2018: "Bloody well done" to Sanlam '100 Years'

IDidTht's March SA Film Reel Monthly Craft Awards were judged by Mariana O'Kelly, ECD at Ogilvy JHB, who selected Sanlam's '100 Years' by Ian Gabriel from Giant Films for Direction Craft...

9 Apr 2018

Darrin Thomas, Manager, Marketing and Communications Africa, Virgin Atlantic Airways
Marketing Virgin Atlantic: Challenging the status quo with flair, passion and love

"I love that we, at Virgin Atlantic, are always taking calculated risks - we're always pushing the boundaries, but with the customer's best interests always in mind."

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2018

Finalists for Ciclope Africa announced!
Finalists for Ciclope Africa announced!

After much anticipation, and 10 days of deliberation, the Ciclope Africa shortlist finalists have been announced...

4 Apr 2018

Canon celebrates 15th year of #1 share of global interchangeable-lens digital camera market
Canon celebrates 15th year of #1 share of global interchangeable-lens digital camera market

Canon Inc's interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the number-one share of the global market for 15 consecutive years, from 2003 to 2017...

Issued by Canon SA 3 Apr 2018

10 content video myths busted for your business
10 content video myths busted for your business

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a powerful content video is worth 1,000 pictures. The challenge comes when you have to sit down and choose those 1,000 pictures and create something from them that resonates with people...

By Shae Leigh 29 Mar 2018

10 reasons to be at Ciclope Africa
10 reasons to be at Ciclope Africa

Ticket bookings are now open for Ciclope Africa, the regional leg of Ciclope, the leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image...

29 Mar 2018

Saftas Technical Awards announce winners
Saftas Technical Awards announce winners

Last night, the television and film industry celebrated outstanding work done within the technical craft of the industry at night one of the 2018 South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) held at Sun City, Bokone Bophirima...

23 Mar 2018

Sea Monster animation adds to Cape Town's sustainable tourism toolkit
Sea Monster animation adds to Cape Town's sustainable tourism toolkit

South African animation company Sea Monster Entertainment donated a series of videos that showcase sustainable tourism in practice, highlighting how locals and visitors can engage with their spaces in beneficial ways...

20 Mar 2018

Zeitz MOCAA Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.
Ciclope Africa deadline extended

The deadline has been extended for international festival of craft awards, Ciclope Africa, held in Africa for the first time ever...

19 Mar 2018

Chris Querido of Sonar Studios.
"Award-winning work comes from creative compatibility and collaboration" - Sonar Studios

Sonar Studios owner, composer, sound designer and creative director Chris Querido let us in on his successes on the local and global award track over the past year...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Mar 2018

Award-winning videos
Award-winning videos

A key component for the award entry, regardless of the category or sector, is the submission video. Darren Kerr goes through some of the key elements of producing an award-winning video...

By Darren Kerr 9 Mar 2018

Three applications for video in channel communication
Three applications for video in channel communication

Wynand Smit takes a fresh look at how video can be used in the channel environment, like how AI-enabled video screens can "learn" from the data you create when interacting with them...

By Wynand Smit 7 Mar 2018

iDidTht.com Craft Awards February 2018: Toyota's 'Rami', a well-crafted narrative
iDidTht.com Craft Awards February 2018: Toyota's 'Rami', a well-crafted narrative

IDidTht's February SA Film Reel Monthly Craft Awards were judged by Gareth McPherson, ECD at Publicis Machine, who selected Toyota's 'Rami' by Paul Ward from 0307 for Best of Reel for Direction Craft...

7 Mar 2018

Alexi Wheeler, vice president, animation production and development, Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler on entering the age of content

Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler shares about the talk he presented at the 2018 CTIAF, how he feels about the role of women in the animation industry and elaborates on what he thinks the industry as a whole can still improve on...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Mar 2018

Coronation connects with South Africans in new campaign by Net#work BBDO celebrating the last 25 years
Coronation connects with South Africans in new campaign by Net#work BBDO celebrating the last 25 years

Building upon last year's hugely impactful campaign about making South African's hard-earned money work for them, 'Trust Every Day' looks back over the past 25 years through the lens of a South African family...*

Issued by Coronation 6 Mar 2018

FirstPencil takes a trip with Five Roses and M&C Saatchi Abel
FirstPencil takes a trip with Five Roses and M&C Saatchi Abel

At the end of 2017, FirstPencil trekked all the way to Sri Lanka to shoot the new Five Roses ad...

Issued by FirstPencil 5 Mar 2018

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