AFDA Pro announces new courses for 2017

AFDA announced in December their new AFDA Pro extended learning short courses coming in 2017. Developed for working professionals and companies looking to invest in their employees through upgrading existing skills, switching areas of professional focus and developing new skills for opportunities of growth in the entertainment, media and related industries.

These courses offer the opportunity to be ahead of the curve.

The dates and fees are now available for the 4 new courses and are structured with an opportunity for self-study by receiving learning material to prepare for the intensive practical and theoretical training and workshops. Most of the training time will be scheduled during evenings or weekends in order to accommodate those who may be unavailble during normal working hours. These are current AFDA PRO offers with their 1st quarter dates and fees are as follows:

VIRTUAL REALITY (360 VIDEO PRODUCTION)
“Imagine the feeling of actually existing in a virtual space — that’s the true potential of virtual reality.” - Dr. Mark Bolas
Virtual Reality (VR) offers enormous opportunity for content creators to make immersive content for the market. This is the future of media technology and your chance to learn about it. The objective of the course is for participants to understand and engage with the basic principles of the medium of 360 Virtual Reality involving opportunity for practical outcomes to produce an immersive production with technical proficiency of contemporary standards of production processes and technical limitations.

Virtual Reality Dates and Fees 1st Quarter
JOHANNESBURG: 4 February – 5 March 2017
CAPE TOWN: 11 March – 11 April 2017
R10 000 per participant

TRANSMEDIA
The emergence of online video has changed the media industry exponentially. Online streaming of video content is a billion dollar industry globally. But how do we monetise online video content to get audiences to pay a sustainable price for good quality content? This course is aimed at developing content for the future of online convergence as the digital revolution takes hold in 21st century media production. This course will keep you ahead of the digital curve by multiplying your skills accumulation. Learn how to monetise and aggregate transmedia video content from script to screen. Participants will have pitched and produced a transmedia brand narrative with a 360 multimedia distribution and exhibition strategy for a Transmedia video.

Transmedia- Dates and Fees 1st Quarter
JOHANNESBURG & CAPE TOWN: 4 February – 5 March 2017
R9 500 per participant

BROADCAST DESIGN
Broadcast Design is a cutting edge digital art form that is growing exponentially due to the expansion of Transmedia as film, television and online media converge and hybridise in the domain of 21st century media production. This Broadcast Design is facilitated by an industry motion graphics artist who will train participants to create professional projects using video material and graphic elements created in Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator and Cinema 4D. Using these software packages, the participant will create on air imaging and opening sequences for film, television and multiple online platforms.

Broadcast Design- Dates and Fees 1st Quarter
JOHANNESBURG & CAPE TOWN: 4 February 2017 – 5 March 2017
R9 000 per participant

SCRIPTWRITING
Do you have a great idea for a screenplay or TV series but never get around to writing it? AFDA PRO introduces a screenplay incubator focused on award winning writing concepts and techniques such as: screenplay structure, character arcs, themes, dramatic conflict, genre and visualisation. Leading scriptwriters will guide participants through internationally benchmarked best practice for participants to complete a first draft of an original screenplay or TV pilot within 90 days.

Screenwriting- Dates and Fees 1st Quarter
JOHANNESBURG & CAPE TOWN: 11 February – 11 May 2017
R13 500 per participant

*Dates provided indicate the period over which the course will take place. The actual lectures and workshops of the course will take place over weekends and selected evenings.
2nd Quarter course dates and fees to be announced.
Disclaimer: Please note that dates, fees, course content or offers are subject to change and courses will not be run with fewer than 10 participants.
AFDA reserves the right to make changes or withdraw information or course offers without prior notice. Where possible, AFDA will endeavour to notify all persons and/or organisations affected as a result.

Contact Shmerah or Stevan to find out more:
JOHANNESBURG: Shmerah Passhier Shmerahp@afda.co.za / +27
11 482 8345
CAPE TOWN: Stevan Buxt Stevan@afda.co.za / +27 21 448 7600
While many of the courses will include leading industry practitioners and experts contributing to the courses, AFDA Pro will be facilitated by Shmerah Passchier and Stevan Buxt. Please contact them to find out more about the experts behind the various courses.

JOHANNESBURG: Shmerah Passhier Shmerahp@afda.co.za / +27 11 482 8345
CAPE TOWN: Stevan Buxt Stevan@afda.co.za / +27 21 448 7600

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