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Location:Johannesburg, Highlands North
Remote work:Not Applicable
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid/Senior
Company:Danie Odendaal Productions

Job description

Responsibilities (but not limited to the following):
  • Be adept in multi-cam (3 cameras) scripting of final drafts of 6 episodes in your block. Make use of all three cameras in succession and/or alternatively or in a logical mix to enable the recording of a scene all in one go. 
  • Exact and explanatory shot description in camera language of all the multitude of shots per scene and edit points (for the vision mixer) indicated in thorough detail on your camera script prepared at home and delivered timeously before filming. No busking or shooting from the hip.
  • Be an individual in your own creativity with camera shots. Know the rules and how to break them. Adhere to the 7de Laan style sheet of a large variety of shots in your storytelling. "Rush the actors in a wide shot and then just tick-tock with c/u's and MCU's in static positions" in scene after scene throughout your episode is not the 7de Laan style established by the Series Director.  
  • Thorough prep at home in script analysis of any given scene for character subtext and playing between the lines.
  • Read all scripts of each scene of every episode. This entails reading all the episodes of the other Directors' blocks as well and reading ahead up to where the writers are in issuing them. The reason is to pitch performances correctly and in the continuity of emotional journeys. Adhere religiously to the written dialogue unless permission is granted by the Head writer to errata.
  • Work in cohesion with the Box Producer cum continuity director in the recording box, who will assist, advise and give notes to you and the floor manager over and above your indispensable contribution. 
  • Ensure proper continuity of scenes because we shoot 6 episodes out of sequence in 5 days and you have to prepare your next block at home, while the other directors then step in with their blocks before you are in the studio again.
  • Conduct rehearsals with the cast in dry runs. Conduct a rehearsal camera block in the studio with the crew and cast off your widely distributed prepared camera script.
  • Set the mood for the day to create a congenial working vibe for the crew and cast to operate in.
  • Ensure that all requirements on the scene are provided by the relevant departments by discussing your needs in detail with the Art Department at a weekly HOD meeting.
  • Attend relevant meetings with all departments
  • Attend edits and provide insightful editing notes to the editors.
  • Film location scenes where required, providing shot lists and ensuring efficiency on set


  • Degree or diploma in drama (Film/TV Production / Acting and Directing).
  • At least three years multi-cam (3 cameras) directing experience.
  • Coming with a lot of theatre directing and/or acting experience will be an advantage.
  • Artistic directing skills (apart from the technical direction) i.e. actually doing well prepared detailed ACTING directing, is of the essence.
  • Good ability to speak and reading and working in Afrikaans.  Dialogue is by far mainly and predominantly in Afrikaans with a small percentage in Vernacular and English.
  • Pay precise attention to detail and have a methodical approach to work.
  • Ability to prioritise with strong organisational skills and ability to conceptualise ideas.

Send your application to az.oc.naalednewes@rh by no later than   15 December 2021. Should you not hear from us 30 days after the closing date of applications, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful.

Posted on 02 Dec 09:29, Closing date 30 Jan

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