|ABOUT To make truly great content, you need a well rounded view of production and not just one aspect of it. For that reason, we offer comprehensive courses that offer everything from shooting to editing, and most importantly, the art of storytelling. The skills we teach you will help you to not only tell a story, but to stand out in the digital crowd.|
|Dominique Vandenhoudt – based in Cape Town, Journalist and Founder of the media academy, responsible for training and national content distribution/media relations. Belgian-born Dominique Vandenhoudt - who has worked for all major TV Networks in Europe covering numerous headline stories & meeting a host of interesting people, with interesting stories. Some of them happen to be famous, like Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Bono, The Dalai Lama, Yasser Arafat, Bill Clinton and Princess Diana, to name a few.
Dominique started his career as sound-engineer and later as cameraman, and was there to film the story of the Fall of the Berlin Wall – for ITN. While working in Belgium, Dominique was introduced to the new concept of Video Journalist, based on the principle of person handling planning, researching and scripting the story and then filming, interviewing and editing the report.
Dominique Vandenhoudt is director of Tape Town Productions, a company specialisied in television and online production and works as a trainer for videojournalism in South Africa.
| Jonathan Berman is director One Free Agent, a company specialisied in television and online production and works as a trainer for videojournalism in South Africa. He also is chief-editor at www.790tv.co.za. Jonathan Berman has received a solid grounding in how to finish a program for television or cinema. Over four years he animated, edited and mastered everything from commercials for big ad-agencies to 3D rides for major events. “When filming in this day and age, one must continually be thinking of how the program is going to be cut, and how shots can possibly be enhanced through visual effects or image manipulation.” With a solid base to work from, Jonathan then set his eyes further a field and moved to Sydney, Australia to study a 3 year Cinematography Degree. After completing this degree, he was given the opportunity to move to the Benelux, from where he set-up base in Brussels, Belgium.
Jonathan worked for 4 years in Europe... With his film degree behind him he was able to work in both camera and lighting departments, and between the two disciplines worked on feature films, commercials and television series. Jonathan has returned to South Africa with the idea to hone all his past experiences in the media world, into a project where he can put all his skills together and provide others the opportunity to become involved in this exciting career and to produce programming of world class standard.
|Ute Mattigkeit – based in Cologne (Germany), Journalist and responsible for training and international content distribution/media relations. Born in 1972, Ute has been working in the Media Business for over 18 years. After studying politics, history and economics at the University of Münster, Germany, she went through a special journalism training at a television production company in Cologne and has been working since then for serveral public and private television stations, as well as Print and Online-Magazines in Germany and internationaly. As an executive producer Ute Mattigkeit was responsible for the launch and success of several television formats, so nineandahalf, an awardwining news programme for kids broadcasted on the first german television (ARD), where she introduced videojournalism to produce international stories.
Ute Mattigkeit herself specialised in Videojournalism in 2004 through trainers from the German Television Station Hessischer Rundfunk (HR). Since then she has been producing documentaries and feature-stories in South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Tanzania, Burundi, Indonesia, Thailand, Israel, Turkey and the US. For her work as a videojournalist and executive producer Ute Mattigkeit was awarded serveral prices, including the North American Childrens Adward, the International Film Festival Award in Bangkok, the EMIL audience award, and two nominations at the World Television Award in Canada. Ute Mattigkeit is CEO of gomie production, a company specialised in television and online production and works as a trainer for videojournalism in Germany, Thailand and South Africa.
|Michael Rosenblum - For more than 22 years, Mr. Rosenblum has been on the cutting edge of the digital ‘videojournalist’ revolution. During this time, he has led a drive for video literacy, and the complete rethinking of how television and online video is made and controlled.|
|Lisa Lambden is the Managing Director of “Rosenblum TV ” and she runs a group of media companies based in New York producing Video Journalism-driven programming, consulting on digital media projects and training thousands of people worldwide to create video content. Lisa also serves as both General Manager and Executive Producer for a group of hyper-local TV stations the company runs providing content for Verizon, putting out daily local stories in Washington DC, Long Island and Northern New Jersey.|