Category Archives: Academy Work

Six Pendoring Finalists!

What incredible news! We’ve just found out that our students have achieved six finalists for the Pendoring Awards 2018. We have a special affinity to these awards as they are all about African languages, Afrikaans included – which means our students get to communicate either in their own mother tongues, or stretch themselves to communicate in a new language, which is not easy!

Getting a finalist for the Pendorings is no mean feat – we are so proud!

You can check out all of their work on the Pendoring website below.

Anja Roos

Monét Lacock

Monique Bonthuys (1)

Monique Bonthuys (2)

Savanna Hinis

Keagan Clack

Well done everyone! We’ll be holding thumbs!

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YouthTube2018 Competition Finalists

Such amazing news! Three of our first year Multimedia Elective students were named as finalists in the YouthTube2018 competition. Nina Roodbol, Jared Laggar and Tyla Foster – well done!

The following release explains more:

After receiving many terrific entries, the WPBTS are happy to announce that Nina Roodbol, Jared Laggar and Tyla Foster are the finalists for the Western Province Blood Transfusion Services  #YouthTube2018 Competition. This year they have a total of 10 finalists: 3 in the Aspiring Creatives Category, and 7 in the Filmmakers Category. We are happy that our three of our first years have made the finals as this is their very first attempt in creating an animated stop motion piece.

You can check out all the entries (and hopefully vote for our students – no pressure!) here.

Adobe Creative Jam

Some of our students recently had the chance to take part in the Adobe Creative Jam in the Naspers building in Cape Town, it was a great inspiring day for all with a lot of laughs and learning.

Have a read of the release below:

Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography students and lecturers got a chance to show off their creativity and learn from top industry talent at the Adobe Creative Jam on Tuesday, September 25th.  The event was hosted by Media 24/Spree on the Nasdak floor of the Naspers Building in Cape Town.

The Creative Jam live event coordinated between Cape Town, South Africa and San Francisco, USA was inspired by South African Adobe Ambassador Ryk Benade.

The event kicked off at 3 p.m. with teams divided in groups from local industry creative, designers from spree.co.za, RLabs, Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology, and other organizations.

Jam-goers got the chance to learn from the best in the industry and speakers included the founder of R Labs and Jim Taylor speaking directly from the USA live via Adobe as well as the latest Adobe XD Tutorial given by Carla Ralph from Adobe South Africa.

Teams of handpicked industry designers along with Stellenbosch Academy students squared off in a mobile app development challenge with a social impact theme announced just hours earlier. The Adobe representatives from the USA judged the final ideas that had to be conceptualized and created within 2 hours.

Stellenbosch Academy students, Jonathan De Goede, Sarchen Gainsford and lecturer – Keenan Jooste – showed off their skills, competing against 8 other teams made up of students, scholars, industry creatives and developers. They were placed first at the event, prototyping an app that helped the victim when reporting sexual abuse.

We would like to thank Spree’s team, Ryk and Esther for the invitation to the Creative Jam as well as Adobe USA and Adobe South Africa for this amazing opportunity.

3rd Year Short Film – Abide

Each year, our 3rd year multimedia students create and produce their own short film. This year, our Multimedia class of 2018 worked together to create ‘Abide’.

“Deep convictions, innocent suffering, in memory lies pain.”

 

Abide was shot on location in Eden Forest, Theewaterskloof Dam and Bettys Bay in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Starring:

Joshua Stadler, Cinzia Cioffi, Jordan Isaacs, Aphiwe Mwezeni, Marco Da Silva, Elize Goosen, Tegan Oldknow, Dru Sin, Clinton Wing and Rob Olivier.

Produced by Shooting Blanks Productions.

Shooting Blanks is a student-driven short-film production company. Thank you for joining us on our journey to conceptualise, produce and launch our first ever independent movie short as part of our multimedia design degree at Stellenbosch Academy of Photography & Design.

Without any further ado we present: Abide.

Student Gold Pack Awards

We’ve just heard that two of our students were named as finalists for the Student Gold Pack Awards 2018. What a great way to start the week!

 

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Itchy Lice Treatment Kit

Daryl Surtees, a 3rd year Graphic Design student, created the packaging for a Hair Grooming Kit that treats the undesired lice on children’s heads. She made a concerted effort to create a kit with natural ingredients opposed to chemical ingredients. This more holistic approach was spurred by an article in which a mother sprayed insect repellent onto a child’s head and consequently the child succumbed from repellent poisoning.

Daryl also identified that the comprehensive treatment process would include having to use multiple products and to make this process hassle free she combined all the products into one convenient easy-to-use innovative pack.

 

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Bloom Infused Sparkling Water

Taskeen Osman, a 2nd year Graphic Design student, designed a new approach to bottled water. Taskeen’s approach was to use water infused with edible herbs and plants containing the health benefits of each plant. The name BLOOM was chosen while she was looking for a synonym for “refresh”. Bloom captured her attention as it can be defined as more than just “a state of flowering”. The word as a verb, means to come into or be in full beauty or health; to flourish. Bio-degradable plastic as material was used for the bottle, this is recyclable, reusable and also compostable. The bottle cap is manufactured from PET plastic, as it is PVC-free and can therefore be recycled.

 

To learn more about the Student Gold Pack Awards, you can visit their website here.

Good luck Daryl and Taskeen!

Car Shoot with our Students

Recently, Sarel van Staden and Maryna Cotton, professional photographers based in Pretoria, visited the academy to show our students how they shoot cars. Their car photography workshop was attended by our students in the Higher Certificate in Commercial Photography as well as the photographer students from the BA programme. What is so incredible about Sarel and Maryna is not just their love for the craft and creative process of photography but also their unique FDL lighting technique, which elevates automotive photography into fine art.

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Donford BMW in Stellenbosch for the use of their gorgeous car for the day.

And to learn more about Sarel and Maryna, please do visit their website here.

We Won Six Loeries!

What an amazing weekend for the Academy! It’s always special to be rewarded for the hard work you do throughout the year and having it recognised on such a big stage is always so gratifying.

To all of our students who entered: Well done!

To all of those who were finalists: Well done!

And to our winners: Well done again!

Emma Haines, Katherine Joubert, Traver Prinsloo, Kim Turton, Jana Pellissier and Jessica James – we are so proud of you!

To see their work, check out our previous blog post highlighting all our finalists here.