Welcome to the first episode of Department Spotlight, where we as Looped Pictures talk to our collaborators and filmmaking friends about their experiences in the South African Film Industry. In today's episode, we speak with Bre'anne Holz, the producer of our #6ShortsIn6Weeks project about her experiences and the challenges she faced producing 6 consecutive short film shoots while also having a full time job
Welcome back to Department Spotlight, where we as Looped Pictures talk to our collaborators and filmmaking friends about their experiences in the South African Film Industry. In today's episode, Jaco and Mark speak about their experiences directing our 6ShortsIn6Weeks project. They also delve into what they've learnt being directors on many short films and their feelings on what the industry is like and what it means to be a director.
In the third installment of our Department Spotlight Podcast, we have 3 special guests speaking all about acting in the South African Film Industry. Justine Case lead actor, Daniela Caprin, interviews the two leads of our upcoming Afrikaans film, Alle Grappies Op 'n Stokkie (All Jokes Aside). Wentzel Lombard & Tanja Franzsen have quite a bit of acting experience between them. Listen to their advice to the next generation of actors in theater and film.
Editing can make or break a film. Jaco & Mark have quite a bit of experience between them in this discipline. In this episode of Department Spotlight, they discuss everything they have learnt editing everything from commercials to short films to animations. Listen as they discuss their favourite films, favourite resources and advice to anyone who wants to start.
In this Skype edition of Department Spotlight, we talk to the DOP's of our recent short films. They discuss their time at film school, getting their first job and share some stories from working as everything from assistant electricians to being the DOP of commercials. They also tell us about what they want to see in the partnership between director and DOP. Finally, they talk about how the global pandemic has affected their lives and what they've been keeping busy with. If you'd like to see the films we make, head to our Short Films Page now!
In this Zoom edition of Department Spotlight, we talk to some of our writing friends and colleagues and find out what their process is. We discuss forming an idea and structuring your initial draft to when are you happy with a draft? They give us their incredible insights from working on commercials, feature films and series from South Africa and discuss how you can get started as a new writer. If you'd like to see the films we make or watch any of our other videos, feel free to check out our YouTube Channel!
In our latest Zoom edition of Department Spotlight, we talk to Production Designers who we met here in South Africa, but are now all over the world. Raquel Delgado still works in the South African industry, Lauren Boy does her magic in Britain and Olivier Mutombe-Amisso currently works in Congo. They give us some great insights into the differences between the industries and how the world of production design works.
In this episode of Department Spotlight, Alyssa ten Doeschate, Peloyame Dituanyane, Kevin Strydom, and Natasha Luttjeboer talk about their favourite stock audio libraries, designing their own Sound Effects & their tips and approach for foley. They also discuss what it's like to be a sound designer in the age of memes. Apologies for the quality of Natasha's audio, 'tis the nature of Zoom calls sometimes unfortunately!
In this episode of Department Spotlight, Dustin van Wyk and Alexander Verbaan talk about how they got into the industry, how many instruments you need to play to be a composer, the differences between scoring films vs commercials vs games and so much more!
Talia Smith recently won a Student Academy Award for her short film Umama, which she made as her thesis film at New York University. Talia explains what Umama is about - its context and background, telling South African stories, and the considerations that go into committing a story inspired by real life events to film. She also tells us all about her experience with the Academy and being a medalist in the 2020 Student Academy Awards.
In the eleventh installment of our Department Spotlight Podcast, we have 3 special guests speaking all about acting in the South African Film Industry. Adrienne Cameron-Ellis from Mallemeule and REDACTED, Lehlohonolo Mokhampanyane from Public Engagement & The Birth of a Karen and Kashifa Adams from Robots. Together they tell us all about what they have found being actors in the new industry of Social Media & self-tapes.
In our final podcast for 2020, Jaco & Mark discuss the content we created this year. From the original 6 short films that we made to our podcasts, to the special videos we made. They also discuss what they learnt from releasing 12 short films in a single year as well as what they learnt from doing YouTube for a year. They also talk about their experiences as freelancers and share some tips for how to get clients and how to set your rate.
In part 1 of our conversation with Michael Lawrence Potter, we discuss his experiences working as a lawyer while also acting and pursuing a creative career in film and theatre. Follow Michael in instagram: @whatspotting.
In part 2 of our conversation with Michael Lawrence Potter, he tells us all about his experince during the production of the 2020 film, Triggered (now on DSTV BoxOffice). Follow Michael in instagram: @whatspotting.
Today we talk to Evan Wigdorowitz, an up and coming director/writer originally from Johannesburg, but now living in Cape Town. He explains his path from attending the less conventional art school instead of film school and then taking a job at a production company doing research to now being an established new Director in the industry. Follow Evan in instagram: @evanwigdorowitz
In part 2 of our talk with Evan Wigdorowitz, an up and coming director/writer originally from Johannesburg, but now living in Cape Town. He explains his process from the writing stage through to post production. He also explains why he sees editing more like a conversation than a technical job. Follow Evan in instagram: @evanwigdorowitz.
Today we talk to Sans Moonsamy, an established South Africa Actor, Comedian, Director, Writer, who has been running Sandman productions for the last 20 years. He tells us all about his early experiences in the industry and how one project lead to another and eventually landed him some of the best and genuinely funny roles that has performed very well commercially.