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Winners of the 2012 ‘Local is Lekker’ Film Competition

The “local is lekker” film competition was created to allow SA film makers a chance to present their film making skills annually.  The top 3 films were shown around the country in conjunction with the Reel Rock Tour.

First Prize:  No Strings Attached
Prize:  R2,500
Description:  Matthew Bush climbing the hardest free solo routes in South Africa.
Camera:  Olaf de Wet; Max Martini
Sound:  Karl Haupt/Flatline Studios
Editing:  Amy Daneel
Music:  Moby “Walk with Me”/”Stabbings”/”Flying Foxes”


Second Prize:
  Life Enhancement Program
Prize:  R1,500
Camera: Jono Joseph
Editing:  Garth McIntosh &Jono Joseph
Music:  DJ Krush, Feed me ft Tasha Baxter – Strange Behaviour, Krysia’s Music Box
Description:  Joe Möhle completing the first Trad ascent of an old open sport project in Cape Town.


Third Prize:
  Sugarloaf
Prize: R500
Description:  Alard and Voitecsoloing Desert Rose on Sugarloaf Mountain in Namibia.
Camera:  Alard and Voitec
Music:  Kongos “I want to know”

The troubles some people go to for good video or still material. Corey Rich shooting Alex Honnold.

The troubles some people go to for good video or still material. Corey Rich shooting Alex Honnold.

Five film-making tips for next year:

1/  Tell a story.  Don’t just submit climbing with music. Have a beginning, a main part and an end.

2/  Minimize pans and zooms.  They distract the viewer and can actually make them motion-sick.

3/  Watch the position of the sun.  Try to have it at your back.

4/  Remember audio.  Good narrative and music are key.

5/  Use creative angles and shots.  Especially with climbing, getting into the right position is half the battle.


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A big thanks to the sponsors who made this competition possible!!

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One Response to Winners of the 2012 ‘Local is Lekker’ Film Competition

  1. Deanvdm Oct 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Well done to RobertB and the rest for a very cool idea. I hope this initiative will be run again next year and grow exponentially The bigger mountain film festivals such as Banf and the Kendal Mountain Festival also started small and are now big events on mountaineering calendar everywhere.

    Congrats to all the ‘artists’ and actors in the winning entries!

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