In recognition of Nelson Mandela’s upcoming 94th birthday, GlobalGrind put together a video series documenting how ‘Born Frees’ experience freedom in New York. I was one of the ‘Born Frees’ interviewed. Sharing my love for my country and gratitude for the legacy he has left, was an honour!
So our final video pieces for our semester 1 writing and reporting class had to be about couples in the east village… of course my partner Laura and I found the cutest most adorable couple ever!
Despite some technical glitches and blind rookie mistakes plus this being the first ever piece of video where I got to play cameraman and editor – it turned out super cute!
Fast forward to pre valentines day and lo and behold the NYtimes local east village blog decided to pick up on our class’ videos for a series in the run up to V-day – and today they posted ours…#whoop!
Add to that Veronica sending us a sweet email saying:
“This looks great!! You guys did an excellent job. Such a nice way to end a long week.”
One of the craziest and most fun challenges of my life was producing the first season of Real Goboza in 2007 which was hosted by Dineo Ranaka and Trevor Noah… and who can forget Lelo such a smart savvy woman – she cracked me up at every shoot!
I found this online…can’t believe just how groundbreaking doing celebrity gossip in prime time television was in those days…crazy that shows like Flash, Headline etc are now such a normal part of the scene in South Africa.
A snippet of the RGB report one of my favourite segments to produce because well it always got controversial…
And what would celebrity show be without red carpet reports… on this one I did the V/O too, yes because in the early days RGB was poooor!
And who didn’t love Lelo Boyana? She was SA’s first blogger turned tv personality, thanks to me because well I was obsessed with her blog and once I met her I knew she belonged on TV. Writing scripts for her was always such a blast because she never held back…
This trip down memory lane has convinced me, it’s time to get back to making TV… one day soon.
I’ve started freelancing again! I pitched this piece to True Love after watching family and friends go through lobola and wedding proceedings. I was so fascinated with the politics of the whole thing and decided it was worthy of further investigation, this was the outcome. Waiting for the tribalists to get on my case.
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