Thursday, May 5, 2022
Monday, March 7, 2022
NETFLIX & TEMPO, through its associate SAGE, are joining forces to offer the first VFX editor course of its kind in South Africa. This course is aimed at those who want to make a career as a VFX editor.
WHAT DOES A VFX EDITOR DO?
VFX editors work as a link between the film or TV production team, which shoots the live-action footage, and the VFX studio that does the visual effects. A VFX editor can be employed by a VFX studio or directly by the film or TV production company. The role varies depending on whether they are in-house (employed by the studio) or by the client (employed by the production company).
NETFLIX NEEDS VFX EDITORS
The number of productions is increasing, and with them, the need for this crucial and specific role in the post-production process. NETFLIX wants to train editors in their workflow, so that VFX editors can be ready to go.
WILL I GET A JOB ON A NETFLIX PRODUCTION AFTER TAKING THIS COURSE?
There is no guarantee. However, there is a great chance of being asked to participate as a VFX editor on a NETFLIX show, given the high demand for these professionals.
The course has been developed by Liyana Mansor, BFE & Lukas Lerch, BFS and will be run with participation from Daniëlle Nel, SAGE. You will learn directly from these highly skilled professionals who have on the job experience working for NETFLIX.
Liyana Mansor BFE is a UK-based editor and VFX editor in high-end television and feature films. Her credits include Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Prime Video), The Alienist (TNT), Chernobyl (HBO), Black Mirror (Netflix), and Alien: Covenant (20th Century FOX). She uses Avid Media Composer together with Continuum and Sapphire plugins for offline comping and Adobe Photoshop. IMDB
Lukas Lerch BFS - after working multiple years in Berlin, Munich, London and LA as a first assistant editor and VFX editor time has come to use the experience gained to provide post-production services and consulting. IMDB
Daniëlle Nel from SAGE has been freelancing as an editor since 2002. She has a MFA in Craft Editing from the University of Ravensbourne. Known for her work on Amandla, Tomb Raider (2018) and the BAFTA and Oscar Winning My Octopus Teacher (2020). IMDB
The course will take place online in May 2022:
- Thursday 5 May 2022 - Introductory Session (1 hour)
- Saturday 7 May 2022 - Day 1 of the course (4 hours)
- Sunday 8 May 2022 - Day 2 of the course (4 hours)
In addition, there will be the possibility for personalised sessions scheduled after the course to resolve any doubts participants may still have.
REQUIREMENTS FOR OBSERVERS
There is no selection process to register as an observer, however, you do need to be a member of SAGE (or have an active application in progress to join SAGE).
You are involved in post-production and wish to have a greater understanding of the role of a VFX editor.
You can attend the planned schedule as an observer.
Post-Production professionals who work as educators, post-production supervisors or co-ordinators and other industry professionals can join SAGE as Affiliate members.
If you have any questions, please contact us at VFXCourse@editorsguildsa.org
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS
You have experience as an assistant editor or editor, with some VFX or motion graphic experience.
You really want to work as a VFX editor.
You are experienced with Avid & Premiere.
You can attend the planned schedule.
You are not required to be a member of SAGE
The course has 30 participant places and there will be a selection process for applications which will be carried out by SAGE.
The registration process will open 7 March 2022 and will last until 23.59 on 8 April 2022
After reviewing the applications, an email will be sent to the candidates with the communication of the selected candidates during the last week of April.
In order to register you have to fill this form.
In addition to the above form you will need to attach your CV with your professional experience, and a short text about why you want to participate in the course.
Applications will be evaluated on: Experience, Motivation, Order of enrolment, as well as the above requirements.
Register at VFXCourse@editorsguildsa.org
The role of the VFX editor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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Monday, February 7, 2022
Monday, January 17, 2022
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF
THE SOUTH AFRICAN SCREEN FEDERATION (SASFED)
TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY
ON THURSDAY 27TH JANUARY 2022 AT 14H00
In line with clause 11.8.7 and 11.8.8 of the SASFED Constitution the AGM MUST form a quorum.
11.8.7 The AGM shall form a quorum if 80% (eighty percent) of the full members of SASFED are represented with a voting mandate.
11.8.8 If within one hour after the time appointed for the meeting a quorum is not present, the meeting shall stand adjourned to a day not earlier than 3 (Three) days and not later that 14 (Fourteen) days after the date of the AGM and if at such adjourned meeting a quorum is not present within half an hour after the time appointed for the meeting, the Members present shall be a quorum.
It is therefore imperative that member organisations ensure that their representatives attend.
Please confirm your attendance to email@example.com by Friday 21st January at 13h00.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
SAGA presents a panel discussion on the Professional Acting industry in Africa. We are in conversation with AfroFIA representatives from Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa, exploring the similarities and differences of our respective industries.
This session puts the African Artists’ journey into context across the African continent.
Join the conversation on Wednesday 1 December from 16:00 – 18:00.
Register with the zoom link provided.
Date: Wednesday 1st December
Time: 16:00 to 18:00
Place: Register with the zoom link: tZMtdOisqjktGdRhKlpujaRVweag8DqtjCfN
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Media registration fees will be sponsored or 1 for their followers!
‘’Last years’ event saw 50 teams with a crew & cast of over 600 people successfully making their short film in 1 weekend breaking records in KZN and this year we expect a greater response with some celebrity teams, radio stations & influencers already registered to participate,’’ says Maharaj.
It is a great platform to enter the industry, with a virtual workshop held the weekend prior to the filming event and no fancy equipment needed (a smart phone will do), this is your chance to get your content & yourself on the big screen!
Some of the exciting Awards & Prizes include:
Best Cinematographer – R10 000 Cash Prize
Best Newcomer – Bursary in Filmmaking From Creative Arts Collage
Best Mobile Production – Huawei P40
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
a virtual editors roundtable on story and structure
Date: 1 December 2021
Time: 19h00 - 20h00
RSVP: Register Zoom Editors Roundtable on Story & Structure
London born, to a Libyan father and a Capetonian mother, Khalid Shamis S.A.G.E studied film language in London and rose the ranks as a promo director in the satellite television realm, blasting ‘made-for-TV’, pop content from the West into the Arab world, winning a PROMAX Europe in 2001. Wishing to fulfil a dream to explore the life and legacy of his maternal grandfather, he moved to Cape Town in the mid 2000s. The documentary, Imam and I (2011) won a SAFTA, the audience award at the Encounters International Documentary Film Festival and became a document on the histories of the Muslim community in South Africa. His second feature doc, The Colonel’s Stray Dogs (2021), premiered at Hot Docs in April 2021
Ronelle Loots S.A.G.E is probably South Africa’s best known, most talented and most loved feature editor! A multi award winning editor, proud recipient of numerous SAFTA feature film and documentary awards and honoured with many festival awards for editing, her extensive filmography includes several notable productions, including, among many more, Four Corners, Master Harold and the Boys, U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, Forgiveness, Pal
Jacques de Villiers has edited both fiction and documentary films and doesn't see that much difference between the two. His work has played at major film festivals across the world, including opening the Panorama section at the Berlin Film Festival with Flatland (2019), competing for the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival with Mlungu Wam (2021), and winning (as editor and co-director) the Best Documentary Prize at the National Geographic All Roads Film Festival for The Creators: South Africa Through the Eyes of its Artists (2011).
She is co-director, co-producer and editor on the multi-award winning documentary Dying for Gold (2019)