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Canon Launches Canon Connected – A Free To Access Content Hub Featuring Educational And Inspiring Videos For Photography Enthusiasts

hursday 23ʳᵈ April 2020 – Canon Europe today announces the launch of Canon Connected, a free-to-access content hub, designed to educate, inspire and entertain photography enthusiasts and videographers. Produced by Canon Ambassadors and community of filmmakers, experts and influencers across Europe, inspiring and educational videos will be uploaded to the hub regularly, enabling people to learn a new skill or perfect their technique during these unprecedented times.

For many professional photographers and filmmakers, the restrictive lockdown measures imposed across the world has impacted their ability to work and travel. Canon Connected provides these very people the opportunity to share their experience, knowledge and talent with a virtual community of photography enthusiasts and in the process, enables them to continue with their livelihoods from the safety of their home.

Canon Connected provides a plethora of ways for visual storytellers to create and share thought provoking content. Covering a variety of relevant topics, videos will comprise of tips, tricks and tutorials for anyone interested in learning from the masters of their craft or simply fine-tune their photography or video-making skills.

Visitors to the Canon Connected hub will be able to select from videos produced by some of the world’s most acclaimed and accomplished photographers and filmmakers, including Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Daniel Etter, documentary and expedition photographer Ulla Lohmann and editorial expert Wanda Martin, talking through how to set up a home studio. In addition, extreme sports photographer Richard Walch shares his vlogging essentials, while family photographer Helen Bartlett provides tips for how to photograph restless children.

Canon Ambassadors associated with Canon Connected:

  • AWARD-WINNING TIPS
    Daniel Etter – Pulitzer Prize winning photographer sharing stories behind some of his most famous images.
  • SHOOTING FROM HOME
    Ulla Lohmann – Specialising in travel, expedition and adventure photography, offering creative ideas on capturing dynamic imagery when locations are limited.
  • SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY AT HOME
    Eddie Keogh – With 35 years’ experience shooting sport at the highest level, Eddie shares his tips for taking sports photography to the home and garden, substituting players for pets and fans for family.
  • MASTER THE LIGHT
    Sanjay Jogia – Luxury wedding photographer specialising in Indian weddings, offering tips on creative uses of lighting and its importance in photography.
  • FREELANCERS
    Wanda Martin – With extensive experience in editorial and portrait photography, providing insight into turning your home into an exciting and creative shooting space.
  • FAMILY PORTRAITS
    Helen Bartlett – Highly-regarded family photographer offering family photography tips which can be implemented at the home or on-the-go.

Susie Donaldson, ITCG Marketing Director at Canon Europe, commented “I am extremely proud to support our network of Canon Ambassadors and community of photography enthusiasts during these challenging times. Canon Connected will host an exciting array of inspirational and educational video content which will help our community learn and develop new photography techniques from the comfort of their home, long after the lockdown has lifted”.

More so than ever, it is important for professional photographers, videographers and photography enthusiasts across all genres and technical capabilities to unite and share their invaluable knowledge with a supportive and passionate community.

For more information on Canon Connected, please visit: www.canon-europe.com/pro/canon-connected

Follow updates using #CanonConnected across Canon’s social media channels.

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25% Covid-19 Discount On All Term 2 Short Courses – ACT Cape Town

Our hands-on intensive short courses provide the skills necessary to springboard you into the film industry.

Acting for Film I – The Actor and the Self

4 May – 10 June / Mon & Wed / 5:30pm-8:30pm

  • Understanding the self is fundamental to authentic performance.
  • Coaches incorporate various exercises and techniques including those of Uta Hagan, Stella Adler, Ivana Chubbuck and Sandford Meisner to help the actor build a solid acting foundation in preparation for performance on film.

Click here to find out more about your AFF I coach, Tamryn Speirs.
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Acting for Film II – Finding Emotional Truth

5 May – 11 June / Tues & Thurs / 5:30pm-8:30pm

  • Harness emotional truth and deliver dynamic performances.
  • Using techniques and exercises developed by Lee Strasberg, Susan Batson, Sanford Meisner and other master practitioners, allow students to further explore, develop and deepen their understanding of textual analysis, acting and performance.

Click here to find out more about your AFF II coach, Nicola Hanekom.
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Auditioning for Camera

23 & 24 May / 9am – 1pm

  • This course explores all aspects of a film audition. It includes the step-by-step breakdown of an audition script, the call back, acting technique and the practical exploration of the audition process. The course culminates in a mock audition for playback and review.

Click here to find out more about your auditioning coach, Uga Carlini.
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TO ENQUIRE OR BOOK, CONTACT US TODAY!
Tel: 021-4197007 / 074-737-7096 (WhatsApp only)
enquiries@actcapetown.co.za
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Want To Live Your Acting Dream? – ACT Cape Town

Acting for Film – Short Courses

Commencing on 4, 5 & 23 May 2020

Want to live your acting dream?

IN THE SPIRIT OF CREATIVITY & INNOVATION, ACT IS (PROVISIONALLY) MOVING ONLINE!

Term 2 Short Course dates have been revised to coincide with end of Covid-19 lockdown period (30 April 2020). However, should there be an extended lockdown or restrictions imposed on educational institutes, limiting commencement of training, ALL COURSES WILL CONTINUE ONLINE.

Our hands-on intensive short courses provide the skills necessary to springboard you into the film industry.

Acting for Film I – The Actor and the Self

4 May – 10 June / Mon & Wed / 5:30pm-8:30pm

Understanding the self is fundamental to authentic performance.
Coaches incorporate various exercises and techniques including those of Uta Hagan, Stella Adler, Ivana Chubbuck and Sandford Meisner to help the actor build a solid acting foundation in preparation for performance on film.

Click here to find out more about your AFF I coach, Tamryn Speirs.
Click here for more info on AFF I
Click here for 2020 Course Calendar

Acting for Film II – Finding Emotional Truth

5 May – 11 June / Tues & Thurs / 5:30pm-8:30pm

Harness emotional truth and deliver dynamic performances.
Using techniques and exercises developed by Lee Strasberg, Susan Batson, Sanford Meisner and other master practitioners, allow students to further explore, develop and deepen their understanding of textual analysis, acting and performance.

Click here to find out more about your AFF II coach, Nicola Hanekom.
Click here for more info on AFF II
Click here for 2020 Course Calendar

Auditioning for Camera

23 & 24 May / 9am – 1pm

This course explores all aspects of a film audition. It includes the step-by-step breakdown of an audition script, the call back, acting technique and the practical exploration of the audition process. The course culminates in a mock audition for playback and review.

Click here to find out more about your auditioning coach, Uga Carlini.
Click here for more info on Auditioning for Camera
Click here for 2020 Course Calendar

TO ENQUIRE OR BOOK, CONTACT US TODAY!
Tel: 021-4197007 / 074-737-7096 (WhatsApp only)
enquiries@actcapetown.co.za

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MultiChoice Talent Factory Portal Hosts DOLBY Webinars

Content Creators will learn the magic of using DOLBY technology in storytelling

The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) in partnership with the Dolby Institute is excited to launch yet another online learning channel, Dolby Audio Webinars. The series of webinars covers a range of topics such Sound for video editors, Setting-Up a 5.1 Session & Mix environment, Dolby Atmos Content Creation and other sound engineering topics.

The first of 8 webinars will go live every Thursday, starting on the 16th April 2020 from 13:00 – 14:00 CAT. The first session focuses on Script Analysis & Planning for 5.1 Productions and is one of four webinars geared towards all content creators whilst the other four webinars are more technical and tailormade for mix engineers, video editors and system integrators.

In filmmaking, sound is often overlooked yet it’s an important component of filmmaking. The Dolby Institute develops educational programming to help creatives advance in the art of storytelling, whether they’re making a film, mixing the sound for a sporting event, or designing the next-generation music experiences.

As the leading video entertainment provider on the continent, MultiChoice recognizes the importance of understanding sound in order to tell authentic African stories. This partnership with Dolby will benefit storytellers across the continent and support the growth of the homegrown entertainment industry.

NOTE: The recorded webinar series will be made available on the portal the day after, so log on to keep learning.

Excited by this new online learning channel? Join the social media conversation and tell us which webinar piques your interest.

Join the MTF social media conversation on the hashtag:

MultiChoiceTalentFactory #MTFxDOLBY #DOLBYWebinars #IgnitingAfricasCreativeIndustries and follow us on:

Instagram: @multichoicetalentfactory
Twitter: @MCTalentFactory
Facebook: @multichoiceafricatalentfactory

Have you registered on the MultiChoice Talent Factory portal? Join over 26 000 creatives who are expanding their network and showcasing their talent! The portal is a pan-African, film and television digital marketplace for information about all aspects of this creative industry. #SignUp2MTF

If you have any questions about the MultiChoice Talent Factory, please contact us on info@multichoicetalentfactory.com

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Lockdown? Openup! Blender Live Streams, Tutorials & Characters

The global spread of the Corona virus has affected our daily lives, most of us now have to stay safe at home. To turn the lockdown into something positive, the team at Blender will provide free daily content for everyone: video streams, tutorials and a new cool open project “Settlers”.

Blender Today, Everyday – live stream

You might be familiar with Pablo Vazquez hosting the Blender Today weekly show, where he shares the latest Blender updates. Starting this week, Pablo will be creating DAILY content, providing a mix of news, guest appearances from the community and a very relaxed vibe while talking about Blender. Join the live stream on YouTube (and soon on more channels) at 5PM (CET) and watch the videos as they drop online!

Python for Artists and More

While the development team is constantly busy developing new features and improving the existing ones, Blender developer Sybren Stüvel is also going to extend his popular Scripting for Artists series, on Blender Cloud and on YouTube, free for everyone! As videos get published, make sure you leave him a comment about what you’d like to see next.

Next to that, Blender developer Sergey Sharybin will also share some insights on Blender development – stay tuned!

Settlers. A new free and open project

The Blender Animation Studio team is working the production of their latest short film: Coffee Run. Since the project will soon reach the end of production, it’s time to look at what to do next. Introducing: Settlers!

Concept art by Vivien Lulkowski

Settlers is a new kind of project, a small “playground set” that everyone can use to create adventure and exploration scenarios. Escape from the daily routine and make your own world! Settlers will be freely available on Blender Cloud and will consists of:

  • A set of rigged characters
  • Environments and props
  • Plus all the behind the scenes and source files, starting from concept art, to final rigs and animation

We will keep these projects running for at least a few weeks, until we will be able to go back to a normal life, working together at the studio. Until then #stayhome, let’s keep each other company online!