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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:04
Chanelle Ellaya

With a welcomed quiet month of August behind us, we’re feeling refreshed and ready to take on a new season! Bring on the fresh ideas and new inspiration. The upcoming months promise to pack a much-needed creative punch, with the much-anticipated and always inspiring DISCOP Africa set to take place in October and PromaxBDA Africa following suit in November. The Screen Africa team will be reporting on both these events – be sure to keep an eye out on the next few issues to see what went down.

I’m sure many of you are currently gearing up for the trip to this year’s IBC – taking place from 15 to 19 September at the RAI, Amsterdam. While our editorial team sadly won’t be heading over, Screen Africa’s sales associate Graham Grier will be there and our October issue will hold a comprehensive report back, encompassing new technologies, trends and conversations – not to be missed!

In this issue, our Broadcast Technology section sees Ian Dormer talk all things HDR in an eye-opening piece titled ‘The Other Format War’, be sure to check it out on pages 30 – 31. In the same section, editor Anthony Lee Martin gives his opinion, on pages 32 – 33, on embracing these ‘new’ technologies, including UHD and HDR, from a post-production perspective. Closing off the section is Grass Valley’s senior product manager, Cameras, Klaus Weber, who discusses SDR and HDR compatible workflows for live production.

In our film section we get into the making of the much-anticipated African musical feature She is King, as well as award-winning director, Akin Omotoso’s silent film A Hotel Called Memory.

Until next month!

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