“I cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” (Nelson Mandela)
“The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela” tells the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela’s character, leadership and life’s method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years. Continue reading →
This evening I spent some time researching bloggers that write about the newest trends in independent film production and marketing. I find it very helpful and insightful to follow professionals and people who are opinion leaders and innovators in the film, music and marketing industries.
As it is already quite late, I am not going to list all the blogs I have subscribed to, but I found a list of various blogs, which i want to share with you today:
100 Best Blogs for Film and Theater students
Silver was given the opportunity of a life time to send out his uniquely South African message to the world and keep the flag flying.
The story behind “South African from the waist down”…
A friendly and effervescent car guard known as ’Silver’ made up a catchy song to sing while watching cars parked in the streets of Cape Town.
One day, recently, he was overheard by the music composer Alistair Davis, who fell in love with the song instantly and decided to take Silver to the Kaleidosound recording studio in Cape Town to meet the music producer Gabi Le Roux, who produces numerous albums for top selling artists including Mandoza.
Gabi was initially not too keen, but Alistair really believed in the song and called his old friend Aidan who then agrees to work on the lyrics, together with Silver. Finally they approached Gabi again and this time he’s sold!
“South African from the waist down” went into production and the recorded version got a record deal with EMI South Africa.
The single is now available for download worldwide on iTunes & is also available as a mobile ringtone. It was released on June 28th on the “Halala Soccer Album”.
|Silver the Singing Saffa Car Guard|
Take a look at our video on Youtube on BMW and the Credit Crunch:
An example of our international student body – my team had one German, one Brazilian and two Russians!
We used the software iMovie on an Apple Laptop. Really great software to easily create movies.
Hope you enjoy!