Video

All the video work I have produced over the years.

Art, inheritance and family crests

 

Originally produced for Cue.

Antoinette Pienaar is a graphic designer based in Grahamstown who works under the umbrella ofWoel Design.

Pienaar is at Festival with her new exhibition Advancing Backwards. The exhibition is broken up into two parts: her custom-made family crests and the Unfortunate Inheritance series which chronicles the weird and wonderful things we inherit from our families and wish we hadn’t.

You can find her exhibition in the cells at the Provost Cafe.

#15SecPromo

As part of my work at Cue in 2015, I was charged with running the Instagram account. As part of that job and in the interests of generating an audience for a social media channel we had never used before, I produced and curated a series of videos under the hashtag #15SecPromo where artists could promote their show in 15 seconds and we would share it on our account to our audience.

My two favourite ones are here and you can watch the rest after the break.

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Amazing Other Show 2015 wows audiences

First published as course work on temporary blog, Digital Rom-Com.

Cast members (from left to right) Luvuyo Yanta, Sisonke Yafele, Masixole Heshu and Tyson Ngubeni argue during The Amazing Other Show. PICTURE: Stuart Thembisile Lewis

Cast members (from left to right) Luvuyo Yanta, Sisonke Yafele, Masixole Heshu and Tyson Ngubeni argue during The Amazing Other Show. PICTURE: Stuart Thembisile Lewis

The Amazing Other Show has been a fixture of the Rhodes University Orientation Week schedule for nearly a decade. The show is a joint initiative run by the Rhodes Drama Department, the Higher Education HIV/Aids Programme (HEAids) and the Eastern Cape’s premier drama company Ubom! It aims to educate new students at Rhodes about a variety of issues they may encounter in their first year including racism, homophobia and anti-religious sentiment among other things. However, the show’s poster is deliberately left ambiguous and first years are not told what to expect from the show. (more…)

When the lights go out

Originally produced for 25 Voices, a documentary project by my Television 3 class.

 

As of the beginning of this year, over 15 million South Africans live on social grants. Future and his family are just some of the many people eking out an existence with these limited funds. They receive two R310 Child Support Grants every month. With this as the only income in the household, they have to pay for food, toiletries and electricity.

Their electricity supply was installed by the local Makana Municipality, which buys units directly from Eskom and sells it to their constituents at a mark-up. This, combined with inflation and rapidly escalating base rates for electricity, makes just keeping the lights on a daily struggle for the poorest of the poor.

A day’s worth of electricity costs Future’s family R22 and they barely receive enough units to make it through the day. More often than not, they will wake up and not be able to wash clothes or cook food until someone has made the long walk up the hill to the nearest shop that sells Makana electricity.

Future is not the only child who goes to school hungry in his community. All he wants is for Eskom to take over the municipal electricity supply so he and his community can afford to keep their lights on.

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Starring Sandisiwe Future Veto

Crew:
– Stuart Thembisile Lewis
– Nolo Lakaje
– Anelisa Salavu