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SOUTH AFRICA

#StartupStory: Meet new creative production co. Osu
#StartupStory: Meet new creative production co. Osu

Executive producer Simoné Bosman recently founded creative production company, Osu, lending her son's name of Japanese origin which means to push, persevere or strive.

By Jessica Tennant 29 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The 5 soft skills that will help you become an outstanding video producer
The 5 soft skills that will help you become an outstanding video producer

The producer role is one of the most sought-after in the video industry. It is simultaneously challenging and rewarding, bringing with it both enormous respect and a huge responsibility...

By Jamie Field 19 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

G&G Digital launches breakthrough photography and videography services
G&G Digital launches breakthrough photography and videography services

G&G Digital has officially launched photography and videographic services that break through the noise and hit the creative and strategic mark for clients...

By Desiree Gullan, Issued by G&G Digital 22 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director
#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director

Fort agency's creative partner and director Amr Singh recently won the Craft Gold for Best Directing at the 2017 PromaxBDA Africa Awards for his work on DStv Africa's brand film in collaboration with Studio Zoo...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation
Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation

Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont approached South African sports production agency MoonSport to cover his Artemis World Cycle, which he recently completed, breaking the Guinness World Record for circumnavigation by bicycle in 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Bobby Amm
Non-transparent commercial production affects all stakeholders

The US Department of Justice launched an investigation into agency bid-rigging in 2016. But transparency in commercial production remains a local issue as well...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 20 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective
#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective

“Like a blacksmith, we forge together various skill sets and craft to create a beautiful finished piece,” explain co-founders Diogo Mendonça and Marcus von Geyso of Blacksmith Collective...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Bobby Amm
An industry compromised by in-house production companies

An ad agency's in-house production company (IHPC) can be a tempting choice when looking for a commercial producer. With the ‘lower costs' and the convenience of a single supplier, most business people would consider it...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 13 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The truth about cats and dogs (in the film industry)
The truth about cats and dogs (in the film industry)

The cliché that filming with animals is a challenge came sharply into focus at the end of July, with the passing of the new Performing Animals Protection Amendment Act 4 of 2016 (PAPA)...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 6 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The commercial industry: Built on the backs of production companies
The commercial industry: Built on the backs of production companies

You don't hire a dentist to do brain surgery. You hire a qualified, accomplished, and trustworthy neurosurgeon who can carry out meticulous craniotomies while brushing their teeth...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 18 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
How to turn your photographs into money online

Most people just take photographs to capture a moment so they will never forget it. Little do they know it's quite easy to sell those photographs online and turn that hobby into a paying profession...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The new universal rules for commercial production engagement
The new universal rules for commercial production engagement

Bid-rigging isn't just an American concern; it's an international issue that impacts on the South African production industry too...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 14 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Glen Bosman
Motion picture's digital revolution

Today, filmmaking has little to do with film. Digital technology has advanced so much that we can shoot quality video on our phones and share it on social media in seconds...

By Glen Bosman, Issued by CPA 23 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Oleksandr Marynchenko © –
Digital video archiving - keeping up with today's broadcast demands

Broadcasters and video producers across the world are moving to computer-based platforms...

By Paul Divall 20 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Creating a unified voice and strong foundation for an industry in flux
Creating a unified voice and strong foundation for an industry in flux

For those who have any insight into or experience of the film and television production industry, it is easy to grasp the magnitude of the challenges that these industry professionals face daily...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 4 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
The importance of corporate photography for businesses

It seems that corporate photography has become one of the crucial elements of the marketing strategy of any business, especially when it comes to their advertising campaigns...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Five tips to making engaging corporate video
Five tips to making engaging corporate video

Often the idea of making a corporate video conjures up visions of an enormous budget, hours of pre-production, ever-shifting shooting schedules and numerous changes in the edit suite...

By Kelly McGillivray 25 Sep 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Commissioning a corporate film: An executive note
Commissioning a corporate film: An executive note

In today's overcrowded, fast-moving marketplace, your company is judged, accepted and paid according to how it presents, re-presents and projects itself. Film makes a powerful statement...

By Roger Metcalfe 12 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

10 things to do when the lights are out
10 things to do when the lights are out

Businesses are suffering because of the ongoing load shedding across South Africa. Not everyone is in a fortunate position to own a generator, so the flow of day-to-day work tasks is interrupted...

By Tim Hill 17 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Anton Ressel
Learn to say 'No'

Saying 'No' can be a liberating experience for an entrepreneur...

By Anton Ressel 9 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

It's about the creative
It's about the creative

Eddie Mbalo, Interim CEO, On Digital Media/StarSat, believes South Africa's content providing industry is in a crisis and this is why TopTV ended up the way it did...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Nov 2014

COLOMBIA

Christian Ángel
Why we decided to do away with meetings and remove bosses from our start-up

PEREIRA, COLOMBIA: Our start-up is now six years old, and during that time we have learned a lot, mainly from mistakes - and from the only two initiatives that were correct from the beginning and are still present today.

By Christian Ángel 26 May 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Ready to exchange the boardroom for the studio?
Ready to exchange the boardroom for the studio?

Are you charged with the adrenalin from having endured more than your fair share of 'flack' in your job? Then you may feel justified in diving headlong into the abyss of perceived 'instant freedom' of the self-employed. But first read on, before you hand over 'The Letter'.

By Catherine Milward-Bridges 12 Dec 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Nick Durrant
Digital production agencies: what are they and why do I need one?

As the creative marketing world ebbs and flows around the new impetus brought about by the increasing influence of digital on the marketing mix, creative technologists are emerging to service client requirements.

By Nick Durrant 11 Sep 2013

UNITED STATES

Danny Groner
How stock footage can enhance your video marketing

NEW YORK, US: If you aren't already doing video marketing of some sort, you should be thinking about it.

By Danny Groner 30 Jul 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Porn industry eyes Google Glass
Porn industry eyes Google Glass

IOL reports that Google Glass is enjoying - if that is the right word - keen interest from the porn quarter in the US, and Google itself might find the situation somewhat embarrassing.

By Rod Baker 14 Jun 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Triggerfish plans to take on Disney
Triggerfish plans to take on Disney

All part of a 20-year plan, Triggerfish Animation aims to eventually displace Disney, announced the company's CEO Stuart Forrest at yesterday's Net Prophet conference in Cape Town. Laying the animation studio's cards on the table, his talk followed on the inspirational thread that ran through all the talks at the annual event.

By Sindy Peters 24 May 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Everyone must get b*tches...
Everyone must get b*tches...

Now and again a video pops up on YouTube which simply can't be ignored. One has popped up, which sharply placed South Africa's privileged youth under the microscope and it's not all that rosy.

By Evert Lombaert 12 Apr 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Oh Ducky... you're Absolutely Ferbulous!
Oh Ducky... you're Absolutely Ferbulous!

NEWSWATCH: Gareth Cliff, DJ and Idols judge, has lent his voice to a Disney show and will be the voice of Ducky Mo-Mo in the Disney production Phineas and Ferb, reports Channel24, and Mail & Guardian reports that the Free State claims it didn't pay R140m for a website, but only R40m... Now that's a relief.

By Rod Baker 5 Mar 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

In an effort to make a festival’s memories last as long as Stimorol’s Infinity gum, Stretch executed SA’s largest ever ‘silent disco’ concept with state-of-the-art radio technology imported into SA, allowing consumers to tune in, via headphones, to their favourite DJs for a truly memorable experience.
Experiential marketing: production, a new work of smart

I couldn't help but be grateful for what the birth of experiential marketing has done for our profession. From a production perspective, there is now global recognition of a specialised multifaceted skillset that allows us to transcend the basic associations of toolkits and tape measures.

By Romy Paull 15 May 2012

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