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Gizmo - Ola! Films
Gizmo

How to sell a new DStv decoder? Well if you are Amy Allais you find a hilarious lead and let him sell a competing 'gadget' in a crowded electronics store. The shot of him massaging his cheeks alone is worth a thousand words. Go on - spoil yourself.

Issued by Ola! Films 19 Dec 2014 16:07

Festive bucket - Ola! Films
Festive bucket

Ola! Films Mfundo Mkhize hits a home run with KFC's beyond adorable Christmas spot. Shot on a chickenfeed budget it punches way above it's weight class in production values, slick storytelling and heartwarming performances.

Issued by Ola! Films 19 Dec 2014 15:57

Video is changing everything? - Rooftop Productions
Video is changing everything?

In the not too distant future, you'll probably be watching this article rather than reading it. As screens continue to infiltrate our public and private spaces, most businesses are waking up to the reality that video is one trend they can't afford to ignore if they want to keep customers engaged.

By Richard Ahlfeldt, Issued by Rooftop Productions 18 Dec 2014 11:03

There won't be snow in South Africa this Christmas time - and we like it that way - Greatstock
There won't be snow in South Africa this Christmas time - and we like it that way

There's a strange incongruity when it comes to the dominant imagery used over the Christmas season in South Africa. Even our own street pole decorations and the majority of available Christmas paraphernalia include images of snowflakes, reindeer and the perfunctory snowman.

Issued by Greatstock 12 Dec 2014 13:03

One Rand Man wins five Golds and a Silver at The Midas Awards - Arcade Content
One Rand Man wins five Golds and a Silver at The Midas Awards

King James' One Rand Man campaign for Sanlam won a whopping five Golds and a Silver at The Midas Awards in New York. The Midas Awards is the only awards show to recognise excellence in financial marketing and advertising on a global scale.

Issued by Arcade Content 8 Dec 2014 12:32

Wim Steytler and Okmalumkoolkat collaborate on dramatic new video - Picture Tree
Wim Steytler and Okmalumkoolkat collaborate on dramatic new video

Picture Tree Director Wim Steytler has collaborated with Okmalumkoolkat to create a music video that's as much a thrilling musical journey as a compelling contemplation on what it means to be rejected by society.

Issued by Picture Tree 8 Dec 2014 09:40

Africa - more than a photo opportunity - Greatstock
Africa - more than a photo opportunity

The way Africa is depicted in mainstream media is constantly criticised - and for good reason. Far too often, the varied and diverse lives of people on this vast continent are simplified to the point of being represented as a single story or image that matches existing preconceptions.

By Margi Sheard, Issued by Greatstock 5 Dec 2014 11:24

Spitfire Films proves why you always need at least one friend and wins a Silver PromaxBDA - Spitfire Films
Spitfire Films proves why you always need at least one friend and wins a Silver PromaxBDA

Zombies. There are two kinds. 1: All the rage these days, fictional (we can only assume), seriously scary and usually found late at night when the fog is thick and you're wearing six-inch stilettos. 2: Not all the rage these days, non-fictional (we can only assume), seriously stupid and usually found during the day working at the license department or not - taking your call about the load-shedding schedule.

Issued by Spitfire Films 3 Dec 2014 12:49

Balantines, impressions - Ola! Films
Balantines, impressions

Chris Saunders heats up downtown Jozi with his latest spot for M&C Saatchi London and Ballantine's Whisky. Saunders won the pitch against stiff international competition on the strength of his street-savvy "Run through Time" campaign for Adidas, which snagged the young director a bronze Loerie this year. For Ballantine's he recasts Joburg as Luanda and throws a wicked street party for Angolan superstar and brand ambassador, DJ Alves.

Issued by Ola! Films 2 Dec 2014 09:47

Cash in your camera - how to get paid for your pictures - Greatstock
Cash in your camera - how to get paid for your pictures

In the modern era of digital photography - with camera functionality on almost every phone - anyone now has the ability to capture newsworthy and sought-after imagery and have it picked up by global media.

Issued by Greatstock 1 Dec 2014 13:48

Fierce: Spitfire Films' four days for Vodacom - Spitfire Films
Fierce: Spitfire Films' four days for Vodacom

Four days: from PO to shoot, a client viewing - with smiles all round - and delivery to station. World record? Probably not. Quality worth poppin' bottles for? Fo' sho!

Issued by Spitfire Films 27 Nov 2014 14:05

Rob Smith wins Digital and Experiential at Ad of the Month - Arcade Content
Rob Smith wins Digital and Experiential at Ad of the Month

Arcade Content's Rob Smith was the brand film director behind the winning work in both Digital and Experiential at the Creative Circle Ad of the Month awards. Rob directed the One Rand Man Sanlam brand films, which came first in Digital and third in Experiential, as well as the brand film for the Johnnie Walker Meet Your Match campaign, which won the Experiential category. King James was behind both campaigns.

Issued by Arcade Content 27 Nov 2014 12:57

Picture Tree's Fausto Becatti wins PromaxDBA Africa Award - Picture Tree
Picture Tree's Fausto Becatti wins PromaxDBA Africa Award

Picture Tree Director Fausto Becatti was part of the team that took home a PromaxDBA Africa Award recently.

Issued by Picture Tree 27 Nov 2014 12:31

1 life. 3 TVCs. 1 Howard Music - Howard Music
1 life. 3 TVCs. 1 Howard Music

Three original scores from Howard Music provided the emotive finishing touches to a series of TV commercials for 1Life Insurance, celebrating the triumph of the human heart.

Issued by Howard Music 25 Nov 2014 13:22

Chris Saunders shoots beauty - Ola! Films
Chris Saunders shoots beauty

In a feat of versatility, Chris Saunders recently turned his hand to beauty for this Johnson's Hydra spot for 140 BBDO Cape Town. His extensive experience in fashion photography paid off, and he took to it like an old pro.

Issued by Ola! Films 25 Nov 2014 10:22

Rights and clearances - How to cut through the red tape for use of those special shots - Greatstock
Rights and clearances - How to cut through the red tape for use of those special shots

Clearances are a vital part of the creative production process involving special third-party elements such as stock footage - ensuring that a piece of work can be used without infringing on the rights of others. Knowing where to find that special shot of a sporting, celebrity or famous figure and then negotiating the necessary rights, can be a daunting task. But with the help of international stock footage company, Greatstock, obtaining clearances from rights holders for the commercial use of their images and footage, is stress-free.

Issued by Greatstock 21 Nov 2014 11:03

Recreating African folklore tales with life-size puppets, digital imagery and Embassy/Snap Pictures - Embassy & Snap Pictures
Recreating African folklore tales with life-size puppets, digital imagery and Embassy/Snap Pictures

After a rather serendipitous chain of events in May 2014, through-the-line advertising agency Twyne approached us at Embassy/Snap Productions to help them with an upcoming event. The brief was straightforward: help conceptualise, develop and produce content for the 10 year anniversary celebrations for Regiments, a company specialising in capital markets, investments and real estate, assisting the public sector to effectively roll out on their infrastructure mandates. Fair enough.

Issued by Embassy & Snap Pictures 21 Nov 2014 10:40

Afrikaans is dying? Not while Carmen is in town - Martin Glitz and Glamour
Afrikaans is dying? Not while Carmen is in town

Broadcast houses are in a race against time to land the signature of Eldorado Park's gorgeous, favourite daughter, model Carmen van der Merwe, to spice up Afrikaans shows for 2015.

Issued by Martin Glitz and Glamour 18 Nov 2014 12:18

Picture Tree's Fausto Becatti helms new Shadowclub video shot on bolex cameras - Picture Tree
Picture Tree's Fausto Becatti helms new Shadowclub video shot on bolex cameras

Fausto Becatti's video for Shadowclub's "Dirt and the Rubble" is a deeply moving mash-up of analogue film and digital footage and scenes drawn from the director's personal archive as well as freshly shot images.

Issued by Picture Tree 17 Nov 2014 09:04

Ogilvy & Mather CEO Abey Mokgwatsane to open inaugural AFPRO Connect 2014 - AFPRO Connect Expo
Ogilvy & Mather CEO Abey Mokgwatsane to open inaugural AFPRO Connect 2014

Meet award-winning SA advertising and commercial production companies, discover the latest trends in corporate video production and distribution, and find out how video can be used more effectively to grow your business in 2015.

Issued by AFPRO Connect Expo 13 Nov 2014 08:32

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