Dawid Joubert obtained a degree in 2016 at the University of Stellenbosch in BA Drama & Theatre Studies. Storytelling has always been part of his life and his primary goal was, and remains, to make a difference through his storytelling and films.
When you started the programme what genre of video media were you interested in and has this shifted over the course of the year?
At the beginning of the year, I was very interested in the “run & gun” / Gorilla-style mentality of filmmaking. Standing at the end of the year I’m still very interested in that but now my interest for documentary filmmaking and action / outdoor filmmaking has developed too.
What area of filmmaking do you currently find yourself drawn to?
I really enjoy Post-production at the moment!
Pick three words/phrases that describe your approach to the medium?
– Do More.
-Film is music for the eye.
-Tell the story.
Why did you choose to study cinematography and content creation?
To be an independent filmmaker, and to be able to do everything from pre-production through to delivery.
What has been the most noteworthy shoot/project you have done this year? (Perhaps provide a link to the final edit)
The most noteworthy shoot I’ve done this year was a trip in Namibia for 16 days. You can check out my video about that experience here:
Who is your biggest videographic influence at the moment and how?/why?
Dan Mace. The way he uses sound to drive and tell a story is absolutely insane. It fascinates me how he pushes the boundaries to create content.
What has been your biggest misconception about videography and content creation as a practice?
My biggest misconception was that creating content for online is inferior in terms of project-size, versus big filmmaking productions, and that it didn’t require as much pre-production. I quickly realized that the more planning you do, the more efficient you will be.
What is the most valuable thing you have learnt on the course?
How to properly use and manage video equipment and how to use the correct settings.
What advice would you give to anyone seriously considering applying for the course?
This course is what you make of it. You can walk out at the end of the year with a YouTube channel/Portfolio filled with varied and considered video, or with only one or two mediocre ones.DAWID'S YOUTUBE CHANNELDAWID'S INSTAGRAM