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Kyle Lewis's epic Nasty C music video featured on Apple Music internationally
Kyle Lewis's epic Nasty C music video featured on Apple Music internationally

Arcade Content's Kyle Lewis directed Bad Hair, Nasty C's epic 14-minute music video that topped the Apple Music video charts in South Africa for the week of its release...

Issued by Arcade Content 9 hours ago

Young Gun Films and Ogilvy collaborate on Castle Lite
Young Gun Films and Ogilvy collaborate on Castle Lite

Young Gun Films had the pleasure of working with Ogilvy Cape Town this month, on the creation of content for Castle Lite...

Issued by Young Gun Films 1 day ago

Sunu wins Branded Content Gold at Bookmarks
Sunu wins Branded Content Gold at Bookmarks

Egg Fllms' Sunu directed Absolut's One Source campaign with Khuli Chana, which won the only Gold in the Branded Content category at the 2017 Bookmarks...

Issued by Egg Films 2 days ago

Kyle Lewis wins Silver Craft at the Bookmarks
Kyle Lewis wins Silver Craft at the Bookmarks

Arcade Content director Kyle Lewis won a Silver Craft award in the Online Video Production category for Mr Madumane (Big $pendah) at the 2017 Bookmarks...

Issued by Arcade Content 2 days ago

Three profitable ways to use drones in your business
Three profitable ways to use drones in your business

Some years back, the idea of drones wasn't even existent. The world needed large cranes on which to hoist cameras for aerial photography and depended largely on satellite images...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 7 Mar 2017

Is the AI apocalypse a real thing?
Is the AI apocalypse a real thing?

First Pencil spent the last months of 2016 working with Wunderman Aqua on the Investec Private Bank #MoreThanData campaign and this is what they have to show for it...

Issued by FirstPencil 7 Mar 2017

Esnaashari-Charmatz.
#BrandManagerMonth: Getting animated about the TV animation industry

Animator Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz attended the Cape Town International Animation Festival this past weekend. She shares what it's like working at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, California and offers advice to aspiring animators hoping to draw their own creative future...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Mar 2017

Armed with the raddest kicks in town...
Armed with the raddest kicks in town...

For the second half of 2016, First Pencil collaborated with King James Cape Town on three content pieces for New Balance South Africa...

Issued by FirstPencil 6 Mar 2017

#IAmEllen
#IAmEllen

The brainstorming space is an incredibly malleable one. Not all ideas are manufactured within the confines of four glass walls of the boardroom. Some of them are composed – with theme tune – in the shower. In this instance, however, the organic, creative process used client-agency voice notes as the catalyst...

By Mike Sharman 6 Mar 2017

One Source the most nominated campaign at the Bookmarks
One Source the most nominated campaign at the Bookmarks

Egg Films' Sunu directed the campaign's central music video and the short documentaries that supported it, which are up for seven Bookmarks in the Branded Content and Online Video – Craft categories...

Issued by Egg Films 1 Mar 2017

Got a thirst...?
Got a thirst...?

First Pencil did these little clips for FCB as part of the “Sprite Your Thirst” campaign...

Issued by FirstPencil 28 Feb 2017

Urban Strings is paving the way for innovative and unique South African music
Urban Strings is paving the way for innovative and unique South African music

Urban Strings is South Africa's first string and multi-instrumental music collective. Officially formed in 2016, Urban Strings is made up of 12 talented and diverse musicians from South Africa...

Issued by Urban Strings 24 Feb 2017

No secrets, no makeup, no wardrobe in new Kyle Lewis music video
No secrets, no makeup, no wardrobe in new Kyle Lewis music video

Arcade Content's Kyle Lewis directed No Secrets, the intimate first music video for Pure, the reinvention of Purity Zinhle Mkhize...

Issued by Arcade Content 23 Feb 2017

Zwelethu Radebe joins Egg Films
Zwelethu Radebe joins Egg Films

Rising commercials director Zwelethu Radebe has nestled in at Egg Films, where he'll be working with producer Dumisani Mvumvu from their Johannesburg office...

Issued by Egg Films 21 Feb 2017

Urban Brew Studios to move to Brightwater Commons
Urban Brew Studios to move to Brightwater Commons

Urban Brew Studios will be moving to brand-new state-of-the-art facilities at Brightwater Commons in Randburg, by early next year...

Issued by Urban Brew Studios 17 Feb 2017

The first South African 360-degree concurrent narrative short film has arrived!
The first South African 360-degree concurrent narrative short film has arrived!

Double Cross, a 360-degree short film created by Global Access, explores a fictitious moment during World War II, where the viewer can see and engage with two storylines at the same time...

By Carla Harris, Issued by Global Access 17 Feb 2017

Cooking up a new season of Ultimate Braai Master
Cooking up a new season of Ultimate Braai Master

Ultimate Braai Master Season 5 returned to e.tv this past Sunday, 5 February at 4pm. Show host Justin Bonello and executive producer at Cooked in Africa, Peter Gird, share the show's success as well as what we can expect from this season's contestants and celebrity judges Pete Goffe-Wood and Benny Masekwameng…

By Leigh Andrews 14 Feb 2017

Jeremy Briggs gives Spar a fresh take
Jeremy Briggs gives Spar a fresh take

Lucky Bean Director/ DOP Jeremy Briggs just wrapped on TBWA Durban's latest work for Spar Freshline, and it's an invigorating, fresh take on a brand that provides not only convenience but quality too...

Issued by Lucky Bean 9 Feb 2017

Greg Gray's new ad for Investec Private Bank #MoreThanData
Greg Gray's new ad for Investec Private Bank #MoreThanData

Service providers are becoming increasingly reliant on data and analytics to establish their clients' needs, however, it is in this process of digitisation that the individuals lose their uniqueness as they get herded into an average mass...

Issued by Velocity Films 8 Feb 2017

Lucky Bean elevates Chivas Regal The Venture
Lucky Bean elevates Chivas Regal The Venture

Content specialists Lucky Bean recently had a chance to live up to their mantra ‘Content made to mean something' when they became Native VML and Chivas Regal SA's preferred production partner on The Venture Elevator Pitch...

Issued by Lucky Bean 8 Feb 2017

Highlights from 2016
Highlights from 2016

Pixel Ink Production Agency reflects on their highlights, challenges, and triumphs of 2016, including their successful rebrand from TEC Video Agency, and sets their goals for the upcoming year...

Issued by Pixel Ink 7 Feb 2017

MTN #MyNightshift wins coveted Creative Circle award
MTN #MyNightshift wins coveted Creative Circle award

With more than 3.4 million hits in just two months, MTN's #MyNightshift has taken the internet by storm...

Issued by Howard Audio 7 Feb 2017

Dani Hynes directs new Old Mutual ad
Dani Hynes directs new Old Mutual ad

Egg Films' director Dani Hynes brought her trademark warmth to FCB Johannesburg's latest Old Mutual ad, which has already racked up over 350,000 views in under a month online...

Issued by Egg Films 7 Feb 2017

Red Cherry, a definition of interactive
Red Cherry, a definition of interactive

Red Cherry is welcoming change with open arms by 'upsizing' and strengthening their existing brands; taking what they are good at and making it even better...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 3 Feb 2017

Applications still open for Magic in Motion Academy
Applications still open for Magic in Motion Academy

Applications for the third annual M-Net Magic in Motion Academy, which offers hands-on practical training to aspiring filmmakers, can still be submitted until 10 February 2017...

26 Jan 2017

Terence Neale directs second global adidas Originals campaign
Terence Neale directs second global adidas Originals campaign

Shot in South Africa, with celebrity pickups in Los Angeles, Original Is Never Finished trended on YouTube on its release, racking up over four million views in under 48 hours...

Issued by Egg Films 25 Jan 2017

Interesting with a capital Instagram
Interesting with a capital Instagram

KFC recently had Ola Films director Chris Saunders string together a few wacky Instagram stories where users can interact with the brand on their smart screens...

Issued by Ola! Films 24 Jan 2017

Maksym Chornii © –
“Space and calmness” – is that your market?

I think it's a fair assumption to make that writers (rather like media planners) should know what their target market and/or readers is/are...

By Chris Brewer 23 Jan 2017

Karien Cherry wins Cristal Grand Prix and gets selected by NBC Universal
Karien Cherry wins Cristal Grand Prix and gets selected by NBC Universal

Giant Films' director Karien Cherry has topped her recent Grand Prix win at the Cristal Awards in Courchevell, France with a new campaign series directed for media giant NBC Universal...

Issued by Giant Films 20 Jan 2017

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