AFRICAN ACADEMY OF CINEMATIC ARTS

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At AACA you are fully immersed into an intensive project driven experience. Taking you from knowing nothing or very little about cinema to: writing, shooting and editing your own films, documentaries, music videos and more.
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At AACA you are taught and mentored by active film and television industry professionals. Providing you face to face training, personalized advice and feedback on all your projects and career decisions.
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Based in the heart of Johannesburg's trendy Maboneng Precinct, the city streets of Johannesburg are your set. Students have unlimited access to shoot anywhere in the Maboneng Precinct in a safe environment with 24 Hour security.
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AFRICAN ACADEMY OF CINEMATIC ARTS

AACA is Africa’s premier academy for training exclusively in Film and Television production and acting. We are based Johannesburg’s creative capital, Maboneng. We provide various courses with flexible time frames to all aspiring filmmakers young or old, inexperienced or in need of advanced training. Join the next generation of film makers by studying with AACA

7 WEEK MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION COURSE



1 YEAR FILM MAKING COURSE



Areas of Study

DIRECTING

A director is the conductor of the orchestra. He or she is the creative boss of the production at once familiar with all of the elements of a production while making sure each department works well with each other to ensure her or his creative vision is taken from concept to cinema.

SCRIPTWRITING

Every Film starts with a Concepts and concept develops into a story.  The scriptwriter has the rare skill to craft an ordinary story into a screenplay.  At AACA, NARRATOLOGY is the core of our programme.

PRODUCING

Budgeting, Scheduling, Time Lines and negotiations. Money, Money and more money is the lifeline of every creative business, the producer holds their business key of every production.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

It all comes down to the eye of the lens. A Cinematographer translates the director’s vision using the camera to manipulate shadow and light to bring the story to life.

EDITING

Much like a musician which uses notes and chords to create melodies. Editors piece the puzzle of a film together using shots crafting each frame into a living narrative.

ACTING

Actors are the stars of the production which Inspire audiences and deliver the message of the film. Acting is the privilege to exist for just a moment in someone else’s shoes.

SOUND DESIGN

No movie is complete without sound. A Sound Designer fabricates the soundscape, by acquiring and manipulating audio signals, to create an all immersive cathartic experience.

PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Production Designer possesses the highly sought after skill to create the film world making use of set design, props, wardrobe and Make-Up. They take the director’s vision and turn it into a tangible reality.

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MABONENG IS YOUR FILM MAKING PLAY GROUND