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Tsogo Sun Slots Factor Launch

Tsogo Sun Slots Factor Launch

Living Art at the launch of the Tsogo Sun Slots Factor at 3SIXTY Montecasino

Living Art at the launch of the Tsogo Sun Slots Factor at 3SIXTY Montecasino

Last week I attended the second Slots Factor media event, held at 3SIXTY in Montecasino. This was also the venue of last year’s event, which I wrote about. Like 2013’s event, the attending media contingent was once again offered a fun-filled evening with good entertainment and lekker food.

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Mercia Lampen’s Creative Wedding Videos.

Mercia Lampen’s Creative Wedding Videos.

Mercia Lampen

Mercia Lampen

I met Mercia when I hired her to join my SAPA multimedia team as a reporter, when I was the Multimedia Manager for the South African Press Association (SAPA). She was part of the team that delivered the high earning Oscar Pistorius bail hearing footage for SAPA multimedia, but I never knew she was this creative.

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Highway Singalongs video by TJ Smith

I found this cool YouTube Channel by TJ Smith, who does these fun-filled “Highway Singalongs.” I thought that you might enjoy this and I hope you attempt to make your own video.

Whatever happened to Wet Wet Wet?

Whatever happened to Wet Wet Wet?

Wet-Wet-WetThis Scottish 1980’s soft rock band came onto my music radar with their 1987 released album called “Popped In Souled Out” which I recently purchased on vinyl. Band members, which consist of Marti Pellow (vocals), Tommy Cunningham (drum & vocals), Graeme Clark (bass & vocals) and Neil Mitchell (keyboards & vocals) sang my favourite tracks “Wishing I was lucky” and “Angel Eyes”.
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Editing Adventures on Tropika Island of Treasure

Editing Adventures on Tropika Island of Treasure

photo2My reality video editing journey now includes the 6th season of “Tropika Island of Treasure” which was produced by Quizzical Pictures and  aired on SABC 1. Unlike the past 5 seasons, where the show format consisted of South African celebrities, this season’s Series Director, Warren Bleksley, was tasked to come up with a new, revamped show format, offering ordinary South African contestants the…

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Acid Jazz bands were a big hit at this year’s DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival

Acid Jazz bands were a big hit at this year’s DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival

Incognito on stage @ DStv Delicious International Food & Music FestivalUnlike last year, I was not offered a media invite by Total Exposure to attend this year’s DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival. I guess my blog post called “Not So Delicious Food and Music Festival” about last year’s event did not go down too well. Lucky for me, a good friend of mine, Owen Hannie,gave me his VIP complimentary tickets, as I was still in two minds if I should buy…

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Zonke ‘Give and Take Live’ DVD (Official EPK Part 3)

Zonke ‘Give and Take Live’ DVD (Official EPK Part 3)

Part 3 in the series “The Making Of…” GIVE AND TAKE – LIVE.

Download GIVE AND TAKE – LIVE:
https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/giv…

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I don’t understand the concept of the most popular show reel structure, do you?

I don’t understand the concept of the most popular show reel structure, do you?

musicshowreel2_mew1If you have  ever worked in the television industry, you must have been asked for a show reel. I do understand the principal of a visual CV showcasing your creative contribution to the different productions you have worked on, but I don’t think the current common show reel structure works for me.

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My experance as a video editor on Survivor South Africa Champions

survivor-banner-3Wow, what an amazing experience it was for me to be part of season 5 of the “Survivor South Africa Champions” reality show. I left the freelance video editing scene in 2008, after completing the edit of a rugby reality show called “Up and Under”. I spent the following 5 years working in the online video industry.

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Zonke ‘Give and Take Live’ DVD (Official EPK Part 2)

Zonke ‘Give and Take Live’ DVD (Official EPK Part 2)

Part 2 in the series “The Making Of…” GIVE AND TAKE – LIVE.

Download GIVE AND TAKE – LIVE:
https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/giv…

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