Presenting our first video offering:

a Full-time programme in cinematography for content creation.

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Our intensive, yearlong course of study is structured to develop technically refined creatives who are able to design and implement audiovisual content for online distribution. The course is for driven individuals who want the technical and conceptual knowledge to tell their digital stories in stunning visuals. They want to be YouTube famous and not Spielberg famous.

Students will be taught by highly qualified and experienced lecturers and industry specialists within a supportive learning environment. The course curriculum is content driven and student centred, drawing on the participation of both the individual and the group. Coursework will consist of weekly assignments, group critiques, class discussions, practical exercises, tutorials and individual mentoring sessions. Students are encouraged to be experimental with their project tasks, rigorous in their research and exploration, and professional in their conduct.

In addition to their coursework, students will be expected to attend weekly lunchtime lectures and take part in school field trips and quarterly exhibitions. Students may also attend Part-Time-Study photo walks, open critique sessions, evening seminars and a diverse range of alternative Winter School courses as at no extra cost. Orms Cape Town School of Photography students will have access to an impressive range of resources and facilities on the school premises and Orms Rental to complete their assignments and passion projects.

At the end of their studies, students will leave with Practical and Creative Showreel, a personalised website, a business vision and an RPL Drone licence.

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Course Outcomes

  • Implement technical camera and lighting work
  • Develop heightened visual literacy
  • Valid commercial RPL Drone License
  • Proficiency in location sound recording
  • Implement editing and colour grading skills using post-production software
  • Design motion graphics using post-production software
  • Create bi-weekly video content for online distribution
  • Create practical creative and professional showreel
  • Create a custom designed website and online video presence
  • Develop a business vision
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of monetizing content on a digital platform
2018 Year Schedule

TERM 1 | 23 JANUARY – 24 MARCH
TERM 2 | 10 APRIL – 16 JUNE
TERM 3 | 10 JULY – 1 SEPTEMBER
TERM 4 | 18 SEPTEMBER – 8 DECEMBER

2017 Open Days

19 AUGUST, 09:00 – 12:00
18 NOVEMBER, 09:00 – 12:00

2018 Application Deadline

31 DECEMBER 2017

  • – Practical hands-on lectures with film gear and software
  • – Valid commercial RPL Drone License
  • – Produce supervised video content twice a month from concept to execution
  • – Bi-weekly tech talks from Orms Pro Broadcast to keep up with local developments in their chosen field.
  • – Gear rental facilitated by Orms Rental for real world simulation
  • – Printing discounts with Orms Print
  • – All gear provided for assignments and personal projects

Studio

A fully equipped studio with Elinchrom lighting gear, polyboards, a beauty dish and additional lighting equipment and lighting accessories, an infinity curve, green screen and a selection of paper backdrops.

Gear

All film, lighting and sound gear for classwork and assignments are provided by Orms CTSP and facilitated by Orms Rental. Students are encouraged to use gear for practice.

Mac Lab

Equipped with 27″ Apple Macintosh computers with the full Adobe Creative Suite and Da Vinci Resolve. Learn to use Premiere Pro, After Effects, Assimilate’s Scratch and Photoshop. Wi-Fi access is inclusive of course fees. The lab is also home to a dedicated film scanner.

Darkroom

Process negatives, print photographs and experiment with alternative photographic processes. Orms CTSP provides students with chemistry for their darkroom coursework, although additional printing is at your own cost.

Seminar Room

Equipped with air-conditioning, high-definition projector system & surround sound. Students are expected to attend weekly lunch-time lectures, hosted by various industry professionals and well-known South African and international photographers.

Gallery

The school has an active gallery space showing work by lecturing staff, alumni students, current students, our Artist in Residence and special Orms CTSP guests.

 

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MONDAY

Student planning


Practical Cinematography


1-on-1 Consultations


Lunch


Content
Creation

TUESDAY

Student planning


Visual
Literacy


Lunch


Lunchtime lecture


Post
Production

WEDNESDAY

Student planning


Practical Cinematography


Lunch


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Content Creation
Shoot

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THURSDAY

Student planning


Post
Production


1-on-1 Consultations


Lunch


Business Acumen
Workshop

FRIDAY

Student planning


Content
Creation


Lunch


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Practical Photography
Shoot

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ONLY IF YOU ARE....

Passionate

You love visuals and want to know more

Hardworking

The course will push you, and you need to keep up

Driven

You want to create and shoot content weekly.

STEP 1 | Complete an Application Form (including a copy of your ID / passport, all relevant educational certificates and motivational essay)
STEP 2 | Pay your R 500 application fee online
STEP 3 | Upon success of your application, we will schedule a time for you to come in for an interview.

Please note: Only applicants who submit all the required information will be considered.

On acceptance, applicants will need to register as a student at Orms Cape Town School of Photography to secure their place. This process will be set in motion by the school.

MOTIVATIONAL ESSAY

250 – 500 word essay on the following topic: Why is cinematography important to me?

Payment Option 1

Course fee: R85 000 (includes all gear rental)
Less 10% discount only if paid in full by 31st December 2017
Less 5% discount only if paid in full by 28th February

Orms CTSP has partnered up with Fundi Educational loans. Please visit their site to apply for an educational loan and make use of our discount structure as listed above.

FUNDING WITH FUNDI

STEP 1 | APPLY

SECTION A | PERSONAL DETAILS

Surname / Last Name *

Full Name(s) *

Preferred First Name *

Date of Birth *

Residential Address *

Postal Address*

Citizenship *

ID Number (For South African citizens)

Country of origin (For non-South African citizens)

Passport Number (For non-South African citizens)

Study permit number (For non-South African citizens)

Mobile Number *

Your Email *

SECTION B | PARENT/GUARDIAN DETAILS (for applicants younger than 18 years old. Insert 0 if not applicable to you) *

First Name *

Surname *

Title *

ID Number*

Relation to applicant *

Postal Address

Mobile Number *

Guardian Email

SECTION C | FEE PAYER INFORMATION*

First Name *

Surname *

Title *

ID Number *

Relation to applicant *

Postal Address *

Mobile Number *

Email *

SELECT YOUR METHOD OF PAYMENT *

Payment Option 1

Course fee: R 85 000 (includes all gear rental)
Less 10% discount only if paid in full by 31st December 2017
Less 5% discount only if paid in full by 28th February

Payment Option 2

Orms CTSP has partnered up with Fundi Educational loans. Please visit their site at https://www.fundi.co.za/products/funding.html to apply for an educational loan and make use of our discount structure as listed above.
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SECTION D | 2017 SECONDARY SCHOOL
Please complete this section if you are currently in a secondary school based in South Africa

School Name

School Address

Subjects to be written this year
MathematicsMathematical LiteracyLife OrientationAccountingAgricultural Management PracticesAgricultural SciencesAgricultural TechnologyArtBusiness StudiesCivil TechnologyComputer Applications Technology (previously Computer Studies Standard Grade - Literacy)Consumer StudiesDance StudiesDesignDramatic ArtsEconomicsElectrical TechnologyEngineering Graphics & DesignEnglish: Advanced Programme English(Literature)GeographyHistoryHospitality Studies (previously Home Economics)Information Technology (previously Computer Studies Higher Grade - Programming)Life Sciences (previously Biology)Advanced Programme Mathematics(calculus, further algebra, and one of: matrices, statistics, mathematical modelling)Mechanical TechnologyMusicPhysical ScienceReligion StudiesSecond Additional LanguageThird Additional LanguageVisual Arts

Other

Home Language

First Additional Language

Specify Second / Third Additional Language/s

SECTION E | SECONDARY AND POST EDUCATION INFORMATION
Please complete this section if you have already left school. Supply only details of secondary education institutions located in South Africa. Please attach certified copies of your certificates.

Last education institution attended

Address

Postal / zip code

Non-tertiary education list of activities
Please fill in this section if you are not registered with, or have not previously studied at a tertiary education institution

Activity 1

Year of Registration

Activity 2

Year of Registration

Activity 3

Year of Registration

Activity 4

Year of Registration

More activities you'd like to share

Tertiary education list of activities
Please fill in this section if you are registered with, or have previously been registered with a tertiary education institution. Please include original transcripts or certified copies of your certificates / results.

Tertiary Institution

Year of Registration

Qualification for which registered

Qualification completed

Attach copy of certificate

Tertiary Institution

Year of Registration

Qualification for which registered

Qualification completed

Attach copy of certificate

Tertiary Institution

Year of Registration

Qualification for which registered

Qualification completed

Attach copy of certificate

Tertiary Institution

Year of Registration

Qualification for which registered

Qualification completed

Attach copy of certificate

More tertiary education history you'd like to share

Attach certified copy of the applicant's ID document

Attach your motivational essay here (PDF or Word document)

I have read & accepted the Terms and Conditions of this course

Where did you hear from us?

STEP 2 | PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEE

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Course OVERVIEWS

PRACTICAL CINEMATOGRAPHY

Practical Cinematography aims to develop technically strong individuals so that they can implement and create visually pleasing content.

For at least six hours a week, students will receive hands-on and intense technical experience using cameras, lights, sound equipment, and post production software.

These contact hours will be supported by additional bi-weekly tech talks from Orms Pro-Broadcast to keep up with local developments in their chosen field. The course’s approach to post-production is that production will aim to shoot as flat as possible so that creative choices can be taken in post-production. This is in keeping with modern filmmaking.

CONTENT CREATION

Content Creation focuses on the various ways video is used to tell a story with a particular focus on modern technology and mediums. Instead of a standard scriptwriting course, it will focus on developing a story for vlogs, online news, commercials, music videos, documentary, social media marketing, branding and other short format videos.

VISUAL LITERACY

Visual Literacy consists of a combination of lectures, discussions, critiques, films, gallery outings and other events dedicated to establishing the student’s understanding of the photographic medium within the broader context of image production, including the visual languages ubiquitous in news, scientific research and popular culture, for example. During the year the student will learn to make informed decisions about the analyses and interpretation of the image as a signifier.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Students will attend facilitated workshops, throughout the course of the year, dedicated to providing them with the necessary skill set to draw up and establish a business plan tailored to their particular interest. In addition to addressing their business vision, students will learn how to manage a business, develop and market their products and services, draw up service agreements, invoices, contracts, monetise their content and manage their tax return.

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Creating a platform for housing work online is an essential skill, enabling students to manage their web presence and image interface.  In the Web Development component of their studies, students will learn how to build their own website

CREATIVE & PROFESSIONAL SHOWREELS 

The last term of the year is dedicated exclusively to developing and shooting concepts that will be used to form two separate showreels. CTSP feels that a successful showreel should be able to showcase diverse projects that the student has contributed to.

The Creative Showreel is for experimental projects that do not necessarily fall within known video genres or concepts. The Professional showreel is a product tailored for the student to pitch for commercial work once he or she has completed their studies.

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FAQ'S

      • How to apply technical camera work
      • How to apply technical lighting work
      • Be proficient in location sound recording
      • How to edit, colour correct and grade
      • How to create motion graphics using relevant software
      • How to create video content from concept to distribution
      • Conceptualise and produce creative projects towards a Creative Showreel
      • Conceptualise and produce commercial projects towards a Professional Showreel
      • Creating a custom designed website and online video presence
      • Develop a business vision
      • Learn to fly a drone commercially and receive an RPL license
      • Demonstrate a knowledge of monetising content on a digital platform
      • Develop heightened visual literacy
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Camera operator
  • Drone operator
  • Motion Designer
  • Video Editor
  • Audio Visual Artist
  • Social Media Producer
  • Video Journalist
  • Music Video Producer

Although we do not currently offer bursaries or scholarships, this is definitely something we’ll do in the future. Please contact us if you’d like to be notified of any such opportunities in the future.

The school does not offer accommodation, although there are ample apartment blocks and living quarters in our surroundings.

Course fee: R85 000 (includes all gear rental)
Less10% discount only if paid in full by 31st December 2017
Less5% discount only if paid in full by 28th February

Please note that we have a credit card facility available.

Orms CTSP has partnered up with Fundi Educational loans. Please visit their site at https://www.fundi.co.za/products/funding.html to apply for an educational loan and make use of our discount structure as listed above.

The interview will be an opportunity to talk, ask questions and get to know each other. Come as you are!

Firstly, ensure that you have submitted all the required documents and materials as stated below. We will notify you via email or telephonically to congratulate you upon acceptance within the first 2 weeks after your review.

Documents required

  • Online application ( to be found under the Apply tab)
  • MOTIVATIONAL ESSAY: 250 – 500-word essay on the following topic: Why is cinematography important to me?
  • A copy of your ID/passport,
  • all relevant educational certificates

Please note: Only applicants who submit all the required information will be considered.

On acceptance, applicants will need to register as a student at Orms Cape Town School of Photography to secure their place. This process will be set in motion by the school.

Yes – please send us your latest results to review.

Innovative approach to learning and an incredibly beautiful space!

Anakin Warren

Fantastic! Learnt so much, was inspired, have returned for second course!

Sophia Mortakis

This school helped me build incredibly valuable contacts, I still collaborate with some of them on projects.

Jason
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