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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:56
Chanelle Ellaya

And just like that we’re into the last quarter of the year. With the festive period hovering on the horizon, a certain sluggishness always seems to creep up around this time. However there is still much to be done before we close off another successful year, so let’s get straight into the issue.

This month we have the annual DISCOP Johannesburg event, taking place from 25 to 27 October at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The DISCOP film and TV markets were created to provide content producers, sellers and buyers with a platform to connect, build relationships, pitch projects and make deals. Since its inception in 2012, DISCOP Johannesburg has grown to become the world’s number one destination to buy, sell and co-produce content ‘Made in Africa’. With this in mind, we’ve treated our readers to a sneak peek of what to expect from this year’s edition. Be sure to get the scoop on pages 34 to 38.

On pages 16 and 17, we have a much-requested interview with sought-after DOP, Barrett de Kock. Compiled by our contributor David Cornwell, the informative Q&A is a must-read for up and coming DOPs, touching on everything from location and lighting to Barrett’s favourite cameras and gear.

Another noteworthy contribution comes from Bladeworks Post Production’s Warren Bleksley. He presents an eye-opening case study on pages 24 and 25 regarding what it was like working on post-production for the massive production that is Coke Studio Africa.

Finally, on pages 28 to 30, our favourite techy, Ian Dormer, gives us an in-depth post-show report on the recent IBC Show. Ian covers the conversations and trends that came out of this year’s event as well as his favourite and most notable products.

And with that we close off another issue of Screen Africa. If you’re attending the upcoming DISCOP Johannesburg or the much-anticipated PromaxBDA Africa – taking place at the Maslow Hotel, Sandton, on 9 November – be sure to come over and meet with us.

Till next time!

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