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Cape Town TV Newsletter February 2019

Training workshop programme

Cape Town TV is excited to announce the launch of our new workshop programme, designed and implemented to support organisations and filmmakers. In 2018, CTV finally achieved its long-term goal of establishing a training facility at our premises in Observatory. The space includes a large, equipped training room, resource centre, kitchen and bathroom as well as small training studio.


The space is being used primarily for a MICT Seta funded Learnership Programme which comes to an end in May 2019, with our workshops being held in the training facility and across the station. CTV has planned 36 workshops for 15 participants per workshop during the course of 2019.


The workshops will take place every Friday and range from a half to full day sessions, with exceptions taking place over a number of consecutive weeks. The workshops are highly interactive and geared towards active participation by the group toward specific production outcomes. 


As training is not our core business, we have started and will continue to build up a database of freelance educators who will deliver the training and are committed to partnering with training institutions to avoid duplication and synergize efforts.


The following workshops will be offered in 2019:


NGO orientation workshops


The aim of this workshop is to induct new member organisations and familiarize them with CTVs membership benefits. We also do a broad overview on how NGOs and CBOs can use the media and audio-visual media, in particular, to enhance their efforts. The workshop is also open to organisations interested in becoming members of CTV community television collective.


Duration: 10 am – 4 pm

Dates: 26 April,12 July, 18 October


Production Mentorship Programme (PMP)


This series of workshops is aimed at emerging producers who have been selected through the PMP to develop in-house shows for CTV. The first workshop looks at developing the concept of your show, identifying your audience, understanding the “clock” and developing the content of the show. The second workshop looks at research and script writing and in the third we will do presenting skills. The third workshop will cover presenting and interviewing skills.


Duration: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm over three consecutive Fridays

Second Call: 10, 17, 24 May 2019

Third Call: 26 July, 02 August, 16 August


Digital content creation


This workshop targets all CTV user groups and will teach Mobile Journalism (MOJO) methodology to enable participants to produce video and multimedia on their cellphones. The first workshop involves planning your video, scriptwriting, shooting, mobile sound and lighting, editing on your mobile phone. The second workshop will look at repurposing your video for different platforms, how to market and distribute the video on multiple platforms and how to promote the video on social media.


Duration: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

First Date: 21 June, 28 June

Second Date: 04 October, 11 October


Insert Production


This workshop targets CTV in-house staff, primarily, and is aimed at improving skills in basic story-telling and insert production. The workshop takes place over three consecutive Fridays with exercises to be completed in-between. 


Duration: 9.30 – 4.30 pm, over three consecutive Fridays.

Date: 15 March, 29 March, 05 April

Date: 08 November, 15 November, 22 November


How to Monetize Your Show


This workshop targets our independent production partners as well as the emerging producers recruited through the PMP. The aim of the workshop is for producers to gain a better understanding of their shows “real estate” and develop mechanics that appeal to potential sponsors and advertisers. We will also familiarize producers with CTV’s Terms of Trade and take producers through our sponsorship guidelines and rate card.  These workshops are usually very interactive, involving an “each one – teach one” approach as producers learn from each other.    


Duration: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Date: 07 June

Date: 20 November

Community Engagement Workshop

This interactive workshop is aimed a creating a space for CTV staff to engage with members and producers on creative ways to build community participation in the channel. The workshop will include an input on international examples of best practice followed by a discussion on suitable methodologies to adapt and pilot at CTV. 

Duration: 9.30 am - 1.30 pm  
Date: 30 May 2019

If you are interested in participating in any of these workshops please email Please note that these workshops are only open to staff, interns, volunteers, member organisations, producers that have been selected through the PMP and existing independent production partners (who have programs airing on CTV).


There is no charge to attend workshops however in some cases we will ask for a small donation to cover the cost of refreshments for full day workshops.


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