An image from a short film by Liam Davies called “Free at last”, as shown in the Video Festival.
One of the motion graphics designed by a student for channel MK 324.
An image from the animated music video “Skaapstad”, created by 3rd year students.
The second and third year Video students showcased their short films and music videos at the annual Open Window Video and Animation Festival
on Friday 16 November. The audience was entertained by refreshing productions proving the students' skill to write original stories, style and direct actors, shoot the footage and do final editing. We would like to congratulate lecturer Pluto Panoussis whose inspiration and vast experience in the industry inspired the students to produce films of professional quality. A selection of six short films and music videos were submitted for the MNet Edit Online competition
. Three productions were selected and can be viewed at www.mnet.co.za
. Congratulations to Marius du Plessis, Nathan Fourie, Koos van der Watt, M.J du Preez, Louis Minnaar and the Skaapstad creators.Virtual virtuosity:
The third years produced several music videos for musicians this year, of which the latest was done as part of their experiential learning program. George-Felix van der Merwe, Emile Maritz, Diaan Eyssen, Elmarie Hamel en Neil van Vuuren have, under the art direction of Pluto Panoussis, created an animated music video for South Africa's first virtual band, the Oranje Vryskape
. The song is called “Skaapstad”
and is presently enjoying a lot of airtime on MK324. The students are presently working on a second video for the Oranje Vryskape.Competitions are there to impress:
Recently it was the Illustration department and their students who impressed by taking the top three prizes in the annual Bank Note Design competition. The Communication Design students showed off their talents in the annual SAPPI Think Awards
, which celebrate excellent design by students. The Open Window's Werner Burger, Marianne Geldenhuys and Michelle Beukes walked away with merit prizes and the School was mentioned as one of the top four design education institutions in South Africa.