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[March 06, 2014]

AFDA Durban Campus ups its game [Bizcommunity (South Africa)]

(Bizcommunity (South Africa) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The AFDA Durban Campus has recently spent more than R1.2 million to add to its technical equipment and campus facilities. This is an investment in the quality of its educational programme and students' creative output.


All post-production facilities have been furnished with new workstations, the library has couches, and the entire campus has 150 new chairs and new signage on all venues along with the inclusion of a new 5.1 surround sound studio. Editing, sound and visual effects studios have had a number of new iMac machines installed with the latest industry software.

A new 5.1 Mix Surround Sound Suite has been kitted with the latest sound equipment ranging from perception 220 microphones, cross-faders, 20 channel sound-card to the new Avid Control software as well as a sound-proofed voice-over /Foley recording studio, which enables filmmakers to reproduce everyday sound effects and quality voice over dialogue, which are added to film, video and other mediums in post-production to enhance audio quality.

The Actor's Studio has also had an extension with a new fully equipped stage being installed and is fitted with high-powered Par Can LED lights, Axial spotlights, Fresnel lanterns with barn doors and a control desk for all electrical equipment.The latest camera equipment The most exciting high-tech equipment has been acquired for the Film School with the cinematography department receiving the latest camera equipment - some of the exciting gadgets include pocket-sized Black Magic cinema cameras that record 1080HD ProRes 422 (HQ) direct to fast SD cards for quick editing or colour correcting on a laptop or pc, along with a steadicam and a DJI Phantom helicam with a GoPRo for overhead filming.

AFDA Durban's campus dean and COO, Franco Human, said: "The new additions to an already successful learning programme, are a clear indication that our campus is on a par with our Johannesburg and Cape Town Campuses, which are considered to be above international standards when it comes to educational content and the production of film content." All rights reserved.

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