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TALENT-ETC

By Jennis Williamson

We are excited to launch our new search functionality for our VOICE division on our website.

Go check it out and If you are keen to book some of our talent, or come on board as a voice over artist, email Kristy at voice@talent-etc-co.za

TETC- KZN

by Fundi Zwane & Justin Nanak

This month has seen us sign new exciting additions to the talent family.

Our artists are attending auditions and loving the convenience of self tapes and we are working tirelessly in the background to meet the requests for a KZN Workshop as artists have been asking.

Season is in full swing and we are also on the look out for new shows that are set to be shooting this year and will keep you all in the loop.

CREW-ETC

By Frankie Opperman​

The first third of the year is done and dusted and we look back fondly at the first four months as we’ve kept on expanding into new productions and production companies, big and small. Crew-Etc continues to grow and also grow our talented roster of freelancers. We have very exciting things planned for the second half of the year and some great line ups coming on board, but for now, let’s start gearing for winter and all the glorious productions on the horizon to cater for.

In a very momentous moment for the industry as a whole. UK (now based in SA) Intimacy Coordinator Kate Lush, together with SA Director and Intimacy Coordinator Sara Blecher have spearheaded the creation of a set of guidelines that look at Intimacy at every stage of production, from the writing of the scenes to post production that is now endorsed by, The South African Screen Federation, The Independent Producers Organisation, South African Guild of Actors, The Personal Managers’ Association, South African Guild of Editors, Sisters Working in Film and Television, The Casting Directors’ Association, The Writers’ Guild of South Africa, Independent Black Filmmakers Collective and Intimacy Practitioners of South Africa.

Link – https://www.intimacysouthafrica.org.za/protocols/

VOICE-ETC

By Kristy Suttner

This month has been mayhem what with artists in and out of studio, getting bespoke scripts written and refining our voice over skills to make sure we nail that read, every time!
Thanks to our amazing artists who have really grafted hard to make sure our demos are top quality.

We are looking to go live with our first batch of artists on the new voice page on the website in the next weeks, so watch this space.

And to all our artists – remember that the change of season wreaks havoc with our sinuses and therefore our voices. Look after your vocal chords, get plenty of rest, and when in doubt… steam!

SOCIAL-ETC​

By JC Snooke

“TIKTOK’S APP IS “TRAINING WHEELS” FOR FUTURE INFLUENCERS AND CONTENT CREATORS

It’s a 2 years old read, but we think is a nice read for new influencers, to go have a look at.

TikTok provides a framework that makes it easier for people to create — especially if they don’t know what else to do. And these creators are starting younger than ever before.

When TikTok was still Musical.ly, it was the first real social network that reached an audience of first graders. It makes sense, since devices like iPhones and iPads have started reaching younger and younger people.

But the fascinating part is, TikTok is making it easier for them to become content creators. It 1) allows them to create content that they would not otherwise be able to make as easily on their own, and 2) gives them a framework they can play or create within.

For example, the TikTok app gives people tools like filters, control over video speed, access to professional audio and more. Even if you’re not the best lip-syncer, you can still create something fun on TikTok with a music background.

It’s similar to what Instagram did for photography — through filters and other photo editing settings, Instagram made it easier for people to create and distribute photos.

To read more about this go to:
https://bit.ly/3aO7a5C

LIFE-ETC

By JC Snooke

NFVF CALL FOR SUBMISSION FOR TRAINING PROVIDER GRANT

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is pleased to announce that the call for training provider submissions is now open. This funding aims to award grant to accredited training companies who are interested in:

  • Assisting new entrants in launching successful careers through on-job and off-job training
  • Providing skills development programmes for professionals already in the film industry to enhance their career development.
  • Facilitating short courses/workshops for professionals

The NFVF is looking for submissions in the following fields identified as scarce skills in the “State of Skills in the South African Film Industry Research” conducted in 2016. The scarce programmes can be found on this link: https://bit.ly/3eLfWCS

BIRTHDAYS FOR THE MONTH

Ailene Pretorius
Andre Velts
Baxolise Mfidi
Candice Modiselle
Christiaan Scheepers
Connell Cruise
Corné Crous
Cremer Van’Dango
Diolan Govender
Divan de Villiers
Eden Classens
Eljerel Naidoo
Hanno Hattingh
Heinrich Franse
Herman Vorster
Ian Strauss
Jason Greer
Jonaid Carrera
Keyuri Stafford
Khantse Serobe
Kristen Raath
Kyle Swart
Lian van der Westhuizen
Louw Breytenbach
Lyle Edwards
Malcome Legare
Marisa Drummond
Marius Gerryts
Max Mabota
Megan Parker
Michelle Ayden
Mpho Masiu
Mpilo Nzimande
Noni Mbethe
Noxolo Makatini
Oliver-Ché Naidu
Oyoliwe Jeme
Paul Nzama
Phindile Mshudulu
Piet Snyman
Puseletso Lekgau
Reine Swart
Rikki Brest
Roelof Rens Twijnstra
Sbusiso Mbokazi
Shannon Rose
Siyanda Rasi
Stefan Vermaak
Tiisetso Sefatsa
Tshepiso Jeme
Yolande Mostert

VERNAC SAYING FOR THE MONTH

By Precious Magoswana

“Libunjwa liseva” - The day is worked while it is still fresh.
Make good use of opportunities when they are available.

FINAL THOUGHT

By Jennis Williamson

Moving into the 2nd quarter of the year already…and as we could lay firm foundations for our plans and goals in the first 3 months, we are excited to see our goals come to fruition…it’s time to audit, edit and build!

I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. 

Timing is everything

Love and light

Jennis

 

QUOTE FOR THE MONTH

By Shalock Rass

Always remember why you started the journey.

Shalock Rass