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STANDARD BANK JAZZ FESTIVAL& NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

PUTTING THE ARTS ONLINE

2020

WHAT DID WE DO?

Leila has been a member of the Standard Bank Jazz Festival team for over 7 years as a venue manager and logistics assistant, but in 2020, with the pandemic in full swing, we had to shift gears in how the Jazz Festival and National Arts Festival would be happening. OCTOPI was brought onboard to run the content side of that process, and produce videos for 23 performances between Joburg and Cape Town in June of 2020 so that the festival could now be seen across the world.

HOW DID WE DO IT?

With a team of videographers in Cape Town and Joburg, editors dotted across the country, and a rather precarious AWS system, we moved footage across great distance in order to have the videos ready in the nick of time. Still in level 4 lockdown at the time, it truly was a bizarre experience standing in the Artscape Theatre with world-class musicians performing to an empty auditorium. 

CLIENT

STANDARD BANK JAZZ FESTIVAL
& NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL,
South Africa

TEAM

lEILA KIDSON
PRODUCER
& PROJECT MANAGER

JOSHUA SMUTS
VIDEOGRAPHER, editor &
project assistant

MICHAEL CARTER
VIDEOGRAPHER & EDITOR

ABIGAEL THOMPSON
VIDEOGRAPHER & Editor

TARIQ MUNSHI
VIDEOGRAPHER

Julia ramsay
JHB production manager

Dan tucker
editor

DYLAN THOMSON editor

tammy goldenberg
Editor

Rowan codling
Editor

brad jackson
editor