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Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar
Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

"Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

By Cari Coetzee 4 hours ago

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

Trevor Stuurman was a speaker at WGSN's Futures Cape Town.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Talking African inspiration with Trevor Stuurman

One of the highlights of WGSN's Futures Cape Town was an inspirational talk by 24-year-old Trevor Stuurman - in effortless digitally savvy youth fashion, this Christmas Day baby is an entrepreneur, photographer and multimedia visual artist with a verified Instagram account and over 156,000 Twitter followers - here's why his fresh ideas resonate so deeply.

By Leigh Andrews 10 Nov 2017

SA takes home metal at international craft festival
SA takes home metal at international craft festival

South African production and film talent recently took home a number of accolades at leading international craft festival Ciclope, at the awards ceremony hosted in Berlin, Germany on 26 and 27 October

Issued by Ninety9cents 10 Nov 2017

Team Young Guns Films: Producer OJ van Jaarsveld; director of photography (DOP) Fergus Hannah; director Rob Hannah.
"We love what we do, as petrol heads and film nuts" - Young Gun Films

I recently sat down with OJ Van Jaarsveld, account director for Young Gun Films, in their classy office space where guests are welcomed by name on entry, to find out about their success in the niche world of car advertising and their recent foray into the music video space

By Leigh Andrews 9 Nov 2017

Ducati launches Panigale V4, creates film to capture sound
Ducati launches Panigale V4, creates film to capture sound

Ducati has finally unveiled the much-anticipated Panigale V4 superbike. This is the first production Ducati with a four-cylinder engine, which is said to be "a delight to the ears" of any superbike fan (video)

8 Nov 2017

Meet Tinqoh - Lebogang Rasethaba's new superhero for Brothers For Life
Meet Tinqoh - Lebogang Rasethaba's new superhero for Brothers For Life

Egg Films' Lebogang Rasethaba directed Tinqoh, Brothers For Life Yenzakahle's new ad

Issued by Egg Films 7 Nov 2017

Kyle Lewis directs eye-popping Zakwe music video featuring Cassper Nyovest and Musiholiq
Kyle Lewis directs eye-popping Zakwe music video featuring Cassper Nyovest and Musiholiq

Arcade Content's Kyle Lewis took some time out of advertising to direct Sebentin (Haters), Zakwe's eye-popping new music video featuring Cassper Nyovest and Musiholiq

Issued by Arcade Content 6 Nov 2017

How to Adventure (Image Supplied)
New Discovery Channel SA series will show that anyone can adventure

In How to Adventure, South African explorer and adventurer, Riaan Manser will take several ordinary South Africans out of their comfort zone, travelling the length and breadth of SA on extraordinary adventures

6 Nov 2017

Red Cherry Interactive produces corporate video content for Ster-Kinekor Entertainment
Red Cherry Interactive produces corporate video content for Ster-Kinekor Entertainment

Red Cherry Interactive was briefed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment (SKE) to capture and package all of the action at their PlayStation (PS) stand at Rage 2017

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 3 Nov 2017

Picture Tree's Gersh Kgamedi is on a roll
Picture Tree's Gersh Kgamedi is on a roll

Last Thursday saw the premiere of Gersh Kgamedi's feature film directing debut, She is King, at the Joburg Theater. This English/Zulu musical is a first for SAfrica, and is to be released on 1 December 2017

Issued by Picture Tree 3 Nov 2017

Behind the scenes: Getting film equipment from A to B
Behind the scenes: Getting film equipment from A to B

If you thought the job of moving people around the world was hard work, wait until you need to get film equipment from A to B

Issued by Stage and Screen Travel Services 3 Nov 2017

#MIPCOM: It's Africa's time in film
#MIPCOM: It's Africa's time in film

Africa is a land of storytelling, ambitious talent and outstanding filming facilities. Its time has come to make a mark on international drama

26 Oct 2017

Red Cherry Interactive produces new commercial for SOS Children's Villages
Red Cherry Interactive produces new commercial for SOS Children's Villages

Red Cherry Interactive was briefed by SOS Children's Villages to conceptualise and produce their latest video commercial to raise awareness and encourage the public to donate to the great cause

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 25 Oct 2017

#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times
#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times

Emirates has launched a $15m campaign to inspire travel and promote the airline's network of global destinations. We go behind the scenes of the campaign with Boutros Boutros

By Cari Coetzee 24 Oct 2017

#Newsmaker: Buitendach, Singiswa win Sikuvile Journalism Award for presentation of Financial Mail covers
#Newsmaker: Buitendach, Singiswa win Sikuvile Journalism Award for presentation of Financial Mail covers

Sarah Buitendach and Vuyo Singiswa of Tiso Blackstar Group recently won a Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award in the Presentation category for the 2016 Financial Mail covers they worked on together

By Jessica Tennant 24 Oct 2017

Football brings Italy together in Brent Harris' new ad
Football brings Italy together in Brent Harris' new ad

Egg Films' Brent Harris directed For The Love Of Sport, Sky Sports' epic new football ad, produced by Jon Ronbeck with Mapi Brambilla and Paolo Zaninello from AKITA Film in Italy

Issued by Egg Films 20 Oct 2017

Learn how to develop animated TV series for global distribution
Learn how to develop animated TV series for global distribution

Triggerfish is hosting a free webinar to help animators and storytellers across Africa to develop TV series for worldwide distribution

20 Oct 2017

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

A vital message
A vital message

The Brand Film Co. (a member of The Brand Alive Group), in association with Perfect Directions and Salmon Motion Design, have created a highly compelling three-minute film for The Love Trust

Issued by Brand Alive 19 Oct 2017

International film craft festival appoints local industry leaders to its Grand and Executive Jury
International film craft festival appoints local industry leaders to its Grand and Executive Jury

Ciclope, a leading international festival recognising exceptional craft in moving image, has invited four prominent figures in the SA film industry to sit on the jury of its upcoming awards show

Issued by Ninety9cents 19 Oct 2017

‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies
‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

With revenue from Africa's pay-TV market sitting at $4.4 billion and expected to exceed $6 billion by 2021, the time is now to continue the momentum of content production as a significant economic booster for African economies

16 Oct 2017

Fairytale video shines light on South Sudan conflict and education
Fairytale video shines light on South Sudan conflict and education

How do we get people to care about what's happening in the world? How do we draw attention to crisis situations most of us don't even know exist?..

Issued by Rooftop Productions 11 Oct 2017

Myeza, all suited up.
Why 7Films' SJ Myeza is gunning for Young Guns 15

Local legend SJ Myeza of 7Films is really firing on all cylinders! Not yet 25, he attended Cannes Lions for the first time this year, picked up wins at the Loeries and One Show in New York, he's also just been announced as the only African finalist in the global One Club's Young Guns 15

By Leigh Andrews 10 Oct 2017

Cinema Week to position Mauritius as attractive film destination
Cinema Week to position Mauritius as attractive film destination

Promoting the island as an attractive film shooting destination, Mauritius Cinema Week is expected to attract film directors, actors and celebrities from India, South Africa, France, the UK and the USA

5 Oct 2017

Iceland gets a taste for Chicken Licken
Iceland gets a taste for Chicken Licken

Chicken Licken has just launched its brand-new offering, the Double Chick'n Boerie Burger, which is a chicken patty infused with special boerewors flavouring

Issued by Joe Public United 5 Oct 2017

SA short film selected as Vimeo Staff Pick
SA short film selected as Vimeo Staff Pick

Buitenkant (The Outside), a South African short film by William Nicholson, racked up over 100k views in 48 hours after being selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick this week

Issued by Arcade Content 5 Oct 2017

#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

The Creatrix crew.
#InnovationMonth: Cut through clutter with Creatrix's spectacular vernacular

September is Heritage Month as well as Innovation Month. Lynn Joffe, founder of Creatrix, elaborates on the importance of ‘celebrating local' beyond Heritage Month and innovating by telling specific brand stories with destination-driven radio content that leapfrogs over the literacy barrier

By Leigh Andrews 26 Sep 2017

Angelika Kempe
#InnovationMonth: How to really save money on production costs

Angelika Kempe, executive consultant at AdOps Value, shares what to look out for when assessing production cost estimates, as well as the impact of the ANA's recent report that advertising agencies and their holding companies are less-than transparent regarding production costs and the risk associated with it

By Leigh Andrews 22 Sep 2017

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