Cascoland Mafikeng 2010
Presented by Plexus Films at Mmabana Art Centre, Mafikeng
Saturday 5 June - Monday 7 June
Course design and Tutors
The participants were tutored in the basic skills of conceptualising a story, filming, directing and editing documentary film. During the three days the students produced four short group films. They were responsible for shooting and directing the films and worked with the editor team to construct and edit the short narratives.
The outcome objective of the workshop was loosely built around the concept of the MY TOWN project launched by the Documentary Filmmakers Association in 2009. At the end of the workshop, the students pitched their ideas about a film that dealt with MY TOWN -MAFIKENG to the tutors.
The selected projects were mentored by Maciej, Miki and TinaShe during the Cascoland project. The aim was to have three short films that reveal an insiders’ interpretation of MAFIKENG.
The students had specific roles during the project from camera, director through to the script for the edit.
A student producer, Bontle Mafethe, was selected out of the group to oversee the project and focus on communications between the students and the mentors. Tshenolo Ndaba was selected from the group to work as trainee camera assistant and soundperson with the camera crew.
The project resulted in three films:
Music in Mafikeng
Concept/On Camera Paul Gopane
Camera Nsthole Ntshole
Director Katleho Macheone.
Director: Israel Tou
Camera: Ofentse Motsmai;
Director: Moses Moletsane
Camera: Aletta Setumo
First weekend workshop results:
Post-Cascoland responsibility: Plexus Films and Life Line