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African Media Resource Centre

JT Comms

The Space - Packaging content for Digital migration

JT Comms established the pioneering African Media Resource Centre of Excellence in Johannesburg in September 2009. The space is designed to facilitate the production of original media content and serve as a venue for launches and seminars, training, product & artist showcases. The dominant wave of the African Resource Centre is creating conversations and packaging content, aligned with current business thinking. As well as pushing the envelope across the proverbial bottom line.

The Venue

- Based in the leafy suburb of Craighall (JHB),
- Easily accessible space with ample off-street parking,
- Features a press conference area, an interview room and a wireless network for instant story filing and Social Media posts.
- Suitably Afrocentric decor and an inviting garden complete the facilities at this innovative venue
- The space is designed to facilitate the production of original media content and serve as a venue for launches and seminars, training, product & artist showcases.

Embracing 21st Century Technology

A niche set-up for the innovative and visionary African Media Centre of Excellence that will see them extending their contribution and service as an important content hub and media archive source.
Delivering quality is a non-negotiable in today’s competitive market. In order for the studio to be productive from installation, our package that not only performs well, but also is easy to operate.
At the heart of the video editing and capture suite is a 27-inch: 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, 16GB memory
1TB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M with 2GB video memory.
Software will include Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor with future plans to include Adobe’s new Creative Cloud range of graphic tools.
We’ve chosen two Canon XA40 HD video cameras to handle the video capturing. From conferencing to documentary production, these cameras guarantee compelling delivery.

To compliment the video suite, an audio suite with a similar spec’d Apple iMac will run the industry standard audio editing tools from Avid - Pro Tool 11.
The well known Focusrite Scarlett audio interface will take care of the audio IO(Input Output). From script to voiceover, sound effects and even live recording of small bands, nothing will stand in the way of this small but powerful setup.

Empowering young journalist with digital savvy is one of the goals. We are functioning in a digital world where iPhones record feature films and news from across the globe – it is this interface that will be the reality of the Media Centre and with the recording aspect established there will be no ceiling on what can be archived and disseminated.
Young journalist will learn the art of the A-Z of how to use digital technology to capture a story both for immediate consumption and for the archives.

Media Excellence in Action

Creating and running educational, training and professional development programmes, enabling experienced and emerging professionals to access the media industry, build partnerships and learn about production, presentation, promotion, and distribution

Benchmarking & #EntrepreneurConnect

Producing and curating original, culturally significant content, the uniqueness of the Media Resource Centre will be its focus on independents and freelancers. The capacity to ideate, produce and package – then support the traditional media or social media marketing of product to market, for ANY entrepreneur as an outcome of the Media Centre – is a First!

The Media Resource Centre Areas

Documentation and archiving – collection of an image bank
Generating content for TV and radio, print and online media
Providing media and production services and support
Training and mentoring
Local and international exchange programmes

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FACTOID

South Africa is becoming a hub for Pan-African media and arts projects

JT-TV

This channel presents a host of eclectic, ruby-in-the-dust conversations and performances,for viewers who are interested in intimate views from the JT Comms arts selection.

A creative, innovative and imaginative idea, befitting the arts and media in our society.

Prof. Tawana Kupe Dean of Humanities, Wits University

Let the conversation(s) continue, let it go round and round. Let the conversation keep rolling, gathering and collecting new voices along the way.

Nothando Migogo CEO Capasso

A giant leap for art journalists on the continent

The Observer Uganda

Most of my work has been in the cultural industries and I am passionate about what that industry has to offer the world.

Vanessa Perumal Managing Director, JT Comms

Fully employing the strength of audiences, potential clients, competitors and career cohorts is a key ingredient to generate greater Net Worth for our clients, through our networks.

#EntrepreneurConnect

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