The Footprinter

June 2015

In this issue

        Youth Day

        Creative Corner

        Boy’s night out!





20th June -  10th July

Semester 2 Registration

13th July

Semester 2 Orientation

27th June

#Creative Corner Studio Shoot

1st July

#Wingman Pilot Shoot

27th June, 4th, 10th July


(Come and get a taste of a live studio environment)


Principal’s Pen

Two and a half months and Footprint Media TV is on-air.  Gone are the cold winter days with the 1st September being the official day of Spring.

Not only are the film makers shooting like crazy, but two of the intakes are finishing off the last of their modules for their qualification.  It is good to have all our interns back if only for a short while.

Our February 2015 intake are half way through their NQF Level 4 qualification and are not only preparing for their single camera shoots, but have also started with their script writing module.  Lots of lovely story ideas have been presented.

We have already passed the shortest night, so keep warm and before long the snorkels, sun tan lotion and beach towels will be out!

"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”   John Powell




Don’t look back

By Sheryl Matthews

In 1974 the Apartheid government decided to make Afrikaans compulsory in all schools across South Africa. This led to the famous Soweto uprising, June 16, 1976, which eventually spread through the whole of South Africa. What started as a peaceful march in Soweto on this day, ended in the death of 23 students as the South African police fired live ammunition on the protesting students. Many lives were lost as a result of the aftermath of this uprising in the years that followed.

This event, as well as many other tragic events that have taken place around the world since the beginning of time has shaped the world that we live in today, and many more events of this nature will continue to occur in this ever changing world.

The key to future development is to STOP living in the past. By all means let’s remember all the events that took place to get us where we are today, but let us not dwell in the past and blame people that no longer have the ability to influence our future. Let us not try and eradicate history. Let us rather create a new history that we can be proud of.

The youth of today are our leaders of tomorrow. The time is NOW to have “The serenity to accept things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can and the wisdom to know the difference”


Animal Cruelty Exposed

By Ruby Manning

With many thanks to various animal rights campaigners such as Smaragda Louw, Emy Wilhelm, Dyann Segel and Glenda Jutan I am learning a lot about the atrocities that go on behind closed doors with regards to animals in South Africa.

My 306 project intends to shock people and bring about the reaction of the viewer wanting to help in any way they can, to prevent these cruelties.

I have learned a lot about the animal fur industry, puppy farms, wild animal hunting, cosmetics and even pet shops! Did you know that the pet shops actually use puppy farms – the same place that breeds animals for dog fighting - to get their pets to sell? I never understood why people were against pet shops until I learned this fact.

I have also been able to explore my role as a director and producer by being given the opportunity to create this insert.

I still have a long way to go, from budgeting to editing but I have done two shoots which have been successful so I am quite positive about the outcome of my assignment. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my crew, Thulane Sandlane, Trevor Anesu Sibotshiwe and Ntabiseng Khiba for all your help!



Are you a creative person?

Do you like expresssing yourself,?

Have you always wanted to be in the spotlight?

If this is you then now is the time to get exposure. Footprint Media TV is looking for talented people who do poetry, rap and sing. If you would love to be a part of this please inbox us your details and we’ll get hold of you.

Don’t miss out on your chance of being in the spotlight.



Behind the Scenes

By Keenen Leqoalana

I am sure that many of you ask yourselves, how do we put together a studio production. This month let’s take a tour inside the control room. What is a control room? J “It is the room adjacent to the studio in which the technical director, vision mixer, sound operator, lighting and vision controller perform their duties”. Basically that’s where everything is controlled. By whom, you may wonder? The person that controls the control room is the Technical Director (TD), “A TD is usually the most senior technical person within a television studio. This person usually possesses the highest level of competency in a specific technical field and may be recognized as an expert in that industry.” In simpler terms,  they direct the show on a more technical and creative sense. they direct the type of shots they need from the camera operator. There are a lot of people involved in putting together a studio production, next time we will focus on other disciplines within a control room.

Oh by the way, the TD (Technical director) also says, stand by! 5,4,3,2,1 And action… CUT!

It’s a wrap J

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The Blame Game

By Frekkie Thulane Sandlane

We all in many circumstances have played the blame game. We blame others for our failures in life. We don’t want to accept that we have failed. “You will hear someone saying, I am not successful because of the apartheid regime.” Such statements are not true, in my point of view.

Everything in life lies on our decisions we make. –if we fail, that guilt will last with us forever… unless we change the situation or circumstances. Changing the situation means, that you take the first step to change failure into overcoming your fear. We fear to take risks because we are afraid to fail along the way...unsure if we will make it a success.

Life itself is a puzzle, we have to fail and from that failure we learn. We should unlearn the bad before we can learn the good. One has the responsibility or choice to lead this puzzle to success. We can write a different story of our life. And change history forever.

We can only reach victory if we are ready to take risks, and die for those sacrifices. It doesn’t matter the time. If we are determined to accomplish what we want, then we can define a brighter tomorrow. I don’t believe in giving up. We must change our paradigm. There must be a change in the way we think, because that gradually has an impact in our reality. Positive about oneself is very important. That makes us value our decisions we make.

A positive mental attitude towards life that, “I can do it”, is what you need to have. Don’t fizzle around and do nothing, the whole week. Go find the right people so, that you can reach were you see yourself. And stop the blame game. Choose to be different and invite change in your life. We don’t live our lives for others but for ourselves.

Many times enthusiastically you’ve congratulated your friends, and relatives on their achievements, yet you eat your heart out and forget that it all lies in hard work. You must intensify your anger, energy and fearlessness. We are living through strange revolutionary times. The old order is disintegrating before our eyes on so many levels. We need to forge new ways of doing things.


Day Out With The

By Keenen Leqoalana

Everyone needs time to have fun. This Youth Day I was out with the boys in Soweto (Orlando) @Chaf Pozi, where we divided ourselves into two teams, for a game of paintball. I was in the red team. I kept hiding in my base so that I didn’t get shot #hide (coward, however I got shot twice. Iit was painful……and it still is!

As much as girls have “girls talk” we also have “boys talk”J,  but we call it “out with the boys”. Think about it ladies, whenever you call your man on a weekend, most of the time he responds by saying “I am out with the boys”. I am sure you ladies think we are out there chasing after girls?  That’s not entirely true. We hang out and speak about anything and everytjing. , Yeah sure we don’t cry over ice cream, but we talk about the challenges we go through in our lives, we try by all means to advise each other. By doing that it strengthens our brotherhood.

Who said boys don’t have emotions. In as much as it is said that boys are not conditioned to cry, we also have emotions. We also need someone to talk to. So when we are “out with the boys” we are taking a break from all the nagging. Being “out with the boys” is like a retreat to clear our minds. So ladies if you want a happy man allow him to have time out with the boys. J  

Ooh and we went out again to check out Fast and the furious 7… I’ll tell you about it next time.

#Under Dog





By Palesa Mphithi


My Internship Experience

By Kathy Kgoroeadira


This month I'm going to switch it up a bit. For those that don't know, I'm doing my internship at Urban Brew. I’v been there for the past three months and I just wanted to share my experience with you guys. To all my fashion lovers, don't  worry I haven't deserted you guys, we will go back to all the fashion talk in next month's issue.

When I got to Urban Brew I was extremely nervous because I was going into the make-up department, a craft I knew NOTHING about, except the basics. When I got there I had to apply make-up on a lot of people which is something I’v never done and that scared me a lot. I was afraid I wouldn't do a good job and most importantly I was afraid people wouldn't like their make-up because television make-up is completely different to the day to day make-up. We have to do make-up on every production that Urban Brew does. We do guests and presenters on productions like Yotv, Shift, Motswako, Soweto TV news, Live Amp, Ed, productions for the gospel channels etc. so it's a lot of work.

I had to learn VERY quickly by watching how the other make-up artists work because there was a lot of work to be done and there was no time for them to formally teach me everything, so at first things were extremely hectic because I had to pretend like I knew what I was doing, so I wouldn't scare the people whose make-up I was doing.

With time I started getting comfortable with my work and working with people, and today I can proudly say I have improved tremendously. I recently worked on a music video with Mandoza with Audrey, one of the make-up artists there and it was great knowing she trusted me to work with one of her clients. It was a wonderful experience.

So overall my internship has been a great experience, good and bad, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.







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Pumlani Tauela

Favourite meal of the day? Breakfast, lunch,  supper? Why?

Breakfast because it’s the only time I can eat Oats with peanut butter.

When you get your diploma what are you planning on doing with it?

End of 2015 , win every award there is possible and make cool films in the process

Where's your ideal place of work?

Ideally an unlimited budget and a handpicked crew not in a studio

What does Pumlani get up to on weekends?

Weekends are either for catching up on sleep if I’m not working and later hanging out with friends or partaking in hobbies
(I wonder which hobbies those are ???)

What type of films would Pumlani like to do?

Nonstop Action, a movie where Steven Seagal actually gets hurt.
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Final words for the Kiiiids as student of the month?

Work hard in a smart way!


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This is an excellent month to focus on yourself!  You have planetary support to spend extra time thinking about your needs and dreams.  The people close to you, such as friends or partners, will only benefit from the effort you put into yourself this month, so don’t feel selfish.  Your self-image, confidence and personal goals will be a big theme.  Career and financial goals will also be up for examination.  You are being called to determine your priorities and look for more meaningful uses of your time and skillsRead more >>




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