To Cut or Not is a discussion about different editing styles, how they serve story and emotion, and how some techniques are an invisible part of the narrative, while others call attention to it. When is it better to use a long take rather than a montage, or jump cuts rather than seamless continuity? What is the emotive effect on the narrative? Join award-winning editors Nick Costaras and Megan Gill S.A.G.E. for a thoughtful conversation about the impact of different editing styles on a story.
Join us for our first event of 2015!
25 January 2015, 15:00
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Joubert Park, corner Klein and King George streets, Johannesburg
Catherine Meyburgh S.A.G.E., Yoav Dagan S.A.G.E., and Zana Marovic will discuss their collaboration with artist William Kentridge and composer Philip Miller in creating Refusal of Time, a multi-projection art installation commissioned for dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel.
On the 22nd of February 2014, SAGE hosted a panel discussion at the Jozi Film Festival, featuring panelists Megan Gill and David Max Brown and chaired by Stephen Abbott.
Photos from our "Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects in action" event, hosted by SAGE member Daniëlle Nel and Labspace. A thoroughly informative night of Adobe magic!
On the 25th of March 2014, SAGE held a social event At The Table in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
The weather played along on a beautiful starry night as our 5 recipients of the SAGE acronym were congratulated: Melanie Jankes Golden, Nikki Comninos, Floris Kotze, Candice Odgers and Tanya Rosenberg (pictured, left to right).
We are excited to invite you to our next social event, an opportunity to network and socialise as we honour our 2014 acronym recipients. This free event is open to all film and television industry professionals, but please RSVP by Monday 24th of March.
"The film is not shot but built, built up from the separate strips of celluloid that are its raw material... editing is the foundation of the film art" — Vsevolod Pudovkin
But what makes one cut better than the rest? Join us at this panel discussion where SAFTA winners Ronnelle Loots (Die Wonderwerker) and Tanja Hagen (90Plein Street) will be sharing their experience and expertise.
When editing documentaries, high shooting ratios mean that the editor may work through hundreds, even thousands of hours of rushes before arriving at the final film. How is a feature length documentary structured? How is it all kept organised? Do work processes differ when editing different genres?
Join us at this talk where Catherine Meyburgh and Izette Mostert will be sharing their insights.
A presentation that looks at guerilla or low-budget filmmaking.
Arya Lalloo, Yoav Dagan S.A.G.E and Ziggy Hofmeyr S.A.G.E will be discussing tips for the independent filmmaker, and looking at the importance of independent work. We will consider the relevance of the short film to our industry, the purpose it serves and the benefits.
Yoav Dagan S.A.G.E owner of TiNT Post Production, will elaborate on his personal experience of the 48-hour Film Project.
Arya Lalloo owner of Reality Principle Productions, will talk on the journey of the independent filmmaking artist.
On the 21st of July, SAGE chairperson Melissa Parry will chair a panel discussion titled "Laying in the Cut". An interactive discussion with editors from the DIFF 2013 selection, looking at scenes from their films and documentaries, they will discuss the importance and techniques of editing for narrative impact.
On the 24th of July at Wild Talk Africa Film Festival 2013, SAGE editors Elmien Fourie, Candice Odgers and Susan Scott will talk about working on their award winning films as well as sharing their practices in the cutting room. This SAGE Masterclass will be illustrated with footage from wildlife films and also highlight editing techniques from classic Hollywood feature films.
SAGE (The South African Guild of Editors) and In The Bag (A Wits Film and Television initiative) presents: Thinking about — and working on — the feature length documentary. Join us in Johannesburg at the Wits Appolonia Theatre on the 20th of June for a discussion with two of South Africa's top long form non-fiction editors.