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March 20, 2013, 10:43 am
On the 23rd of October we hosted a panel discussion on 3D filmmaking at AFDA Johannesburg.Many thanks to the participants: Russell Bowden, Richard Muller and Este Nortje, S.A.G.E., as well as 3D Rigs and Visual Impact!
September 18, 2014, 12:29 pm
Photos from our "Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects in action" event, hosted by SAGE member Daniëlle Nel and Labspace. A thoroughly informative night of Adobe magic!
September 18, 2014, 9:35 am
Over the last two years, we've been sending quite a lot of job offers through to our membership mailing list. To make this process easier, we've added a new contact form, specifically for sending job offers to our members. Click here to visit the job offer form.
May 18, 2014, 1:06 pm
This short document aims to help producers better understand the different types of post-production roles. Though by no means exhaustive, this covers the basics of each job. The editor Editors are responsible for creating a visual product by combining the raw visuals and sound in order to create a narrative. An editor is expected to know the software, as well as to have an understanding of visual language, rhythm, pace, dialogue and music and it is vital that the editor is organised and ...
April 14, 2014, 7:41 am
Rates and conditions should be considered negotiable; this is a guideline, not a rigid set of rules. SAGE publishes a pre-employment checklist in conjunction with this rate card. 2014 marks a new direction for our rate card. We have begun matching inflation, simplified the job classifications, broadened the range of experience pay, and attempted to match rates with the camera department. You can download the rate card as a PDF. We urge you to read about the changes in detail below the card...
March 31, 2014, 3:55 pm
On the 25th of March 2014, SAGE held a social event At The Table in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. The weather played along on a beautiful starry night as our 5 recipients of the SAGE acronym were congratulated: Melanie Jankes Golden, Nikki Comninos, Floris Kotze, Candice Odgers and Tanya Rosenberg (pictured, left to right). People enjoyed delicious soups and home-baked bread, washed down with some refreshments. There were new connections made and old ones rekindled. Diverse conversation...
March 23, 2014, 11:50 am
Following our AGM and first exec meeting, we're pleased to announce the new SAGE executive committee for 2014. A sincere thank you to those who volunteered for 2013. We're sure that 2014 will be a great year! Melissa Parry remains as chairperson, Nikki Comninos as treasurer. The new vice-chairs will be Marina du Toit in Cape Town and Nikki Comninos for Johannesburg. We're sad to see a few executive members go. Vice-chair Dr. Liani Maasdorp, Bronwen MacKellar, Dave Olivier, Jenny Hi...
March 10, 2014, 5:51 pm
Different Workflows at the Jozi Film FestivalOn the 22nd of February 2014, SAGE was part of a day of master classes in conjunction with the Jozi Film Festival. In this discussion, we had David Max Brown and Megan Gill S.A.G.E. as the speakers, moderated by Stephen Abbott.The discussion centred around the technical aspects of getting a feature production completed. David Max Brown spoke of his experience editing the documentary feature “Bag on my Back”, which was showing at the festival; ...
September 2, 2013, 12:16 pm
"The film is not shot but built, built up from the separate strips of celluloid that are its raw material... Editing is the foundation of the film art" - Vsevolo PudovkinBut what makes one cut better than the rest?
August 20, 2013, 4:21 am
A presentation that looks at guerilla or low-budget filmmaking.Arya Lalloo, Yoav Dagan S.A.G.E and Ziggy Hofmeyr S.A.G.E will bediscussing tips for the independent filmmaker, and looking at theimportance of independent work. We will consider the relevance of theshort film to our industry...
August 20, 2013, 4:20 am
When editing documentaries, high shooting ratios mean that the editor may work through hundreds, even thousands of hours of rushes before arriving at the final film. How is a feature length documentary structured?
Joe Walker joins Gordon to discuss the editing of Denis Villeneuve's film Arrival. They focus on Time and manipulating t ...
Gordon sits down with Steven Rosenblum to discuss the editing of Birth of a Nation. They talk about lack of footage and how t ...
Gordon sits down with Zack Arnold, founder of FitnessinPost.com, about his new project, Optimize Yourself. This new program i ...
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