Sketchbook Studios signs director Ramon Mellett, ‘He’s not our funny guy’

Before becoming a commercials director, Ramon Mellet worked as an editor, photographer and DOP. This production background gives him an edge on any set. Having also worked for years as a graffiti artist in his earlier life, the non-conformist subculture has perhaps disposed Ramon to ‘keeping it real’ which is evident in his authentic approach to his visual and narrative storytelling.

2021-07-13T11:04:08+02:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Editorial, Sketchbook Editorial|Tags: , |

South Africa’s Work to Watch – July 2021

This month we showcase South Africa's stand-out work. Apart from just bragging about it (which is very important), it’s the work that has been awarded by the Creative Circle as well as IDIDTHAT’s Craft Awards. View the work and find out more about the companies who did it…

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards June 2021

This month's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by our fearless leaders, Executive Creative Director of Joe Public United, Megan Perks and Owner, Composer and Engineer of Howard Audio, Adam Howard. Thank you for your service to this country. Not only are you heroes to us, but to all your fellow South Africans. To Talya Galasko from Sketchbook Studios and Kyle Lewis from Egg Films, congratulations on being awarded Best in Craft, truly the highest honour in all the land, we salute you.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards May 2021

May's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by Creative Director at Ogilvy JHB, Safaraaz Sindhi and Director and Co-owner at Patriot Films, Anton Visser. Shantay, you stay to Ross Garrett from Darling Films and Ari Kruger from Sketchbook Studios, our Best in Craft icons for May.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards April 2021

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the legendary Suhana Gordhan, ECD at Duke and Director Greg Rom from Gentlemen Films. Congratulations to Carbon Films, They and Sinister Studios - this month's epic 3 company win and a ménage à trois of craft excellence!

South Africa’s Work to Watch: April 2021

This month we showcase the stand-out work that South African companies on IDIDTHAT are doing. Apart from just bragging about it (which is very important), it’s the work that was recently featured at the Creative Circle Awards and IDIDTHAT's Craft Awards. View the work and find out more about the companies who did it…

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards February 2021

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by Thibedi Meso, ECD Partner at Brave Group and Trevor Clarence, Director and Partner at Your Girlfriend. Congratulations to Monde Gumede from The Rudeboy Collective and Ari Kruger from Sketchbook Studios on being awarded IDIDTHAT's Best in Craft.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards Rankings 2020

The Official IDIDTHAT Craft Awards Rankings for 2020 are here. Every month IDIDTHAT teams up with the leaders in the production and ad industry to award the finest in South African film and production craft. These rankings showcase the best of the best in Film Production, Post Production, Music & Sound, Cinematography, Animation & VFX. Congratulations you beautiful clever people you!

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards October 2020

October’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by The Star Film Company’s director, Cindy Lee and ECD of FoxP2, Grant Sithole. Congrats to Fausto Becatti from Bioscope Films, Paul Ward from Giant Films AND Xander Vander, Nic Apostoli and Charmaine Greyling from Strangelove for bringing us more goosebumps than Halloween!

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards September 2020

September's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by CCO of Grey Africa, Fran Luckin and Bomb Commercials Director, Ernest Nkosi. Congratulations to Cindy Lee from The Star Film Company, Kim Geldenhuys from 0307 and Matthew Swanepoel from Priest Post Production - you overachieving talented beauties you!

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards August 2020

The IDIDTHAT Craft Awards for August were judged by CCO of FCB Africa, Tseliso Rangaka and Owner of Produce Sound, Louis Enslin. Congratulations to Cindy Lee from The Star Film Company and Paul Ward from Giant Films. We're clapping wildly in the flickering light of our Stage 4 candles in your honour.

Why does Berlin know more about Director Talya Galasko than we do? Here’s the skinny.

International Film Festivals are calling her The Best Global Emerging Talent of 2020. She's just released her third film, Interlude, and we thought it was about time we bring South Africa up to speed on this local talent. Meet Director Talya Galasko from Sketchbook Studios.

2021-07-13T11:15:14+02:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Editorial, Sketchbook Editorial|Tags: , |

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards July 2020

July's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Dani Hynes (Director at Made Films) and Bridget Johnson (ECD at The Riverbed Agency). Massive congrats to Glen Biderman-Pam from Sketchbook Studios who was awarded Best in Writing and Direction Craft by BOTH our judges for his short film 'Love Locked'.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards June 2020

June’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Sibusiso Sitole (CCO at The Odd Number) and Evy Katz (Editor at Left Post). Best in Craft was awarded to Telekom ‘Cyber Mobbing’ for Direction, Editing, and Cinematography. Huge congrats to the team - Kim Geldenhuys, Adam Bentel, and Matthias Graatz.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards May 2020

May’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Giant Films director, Karien Cherry and ECD at Ogilvy SA Joburg, Molefi Thulo. Best in Craft awarded to short film 'Loot' for Screenwriting and Direction. Congrats Greg Rom & Evy Katz, we will have a drink (so many restocked drinks) on you!

Best in Film Craft: December 2019

We’re not quite done with 2019 yet! December’s iDidTht Craft Awards were judged by the bearded beauty himself, Ryan McManus. Apart from being the Regional CCO at VMLY&R South Africa and on the Creative Circle EXCO, Ryan has been recognised at Cannes, D&AD, Loeries, One Show, ADC, Effies, NYF and often on the streets. Thank you, Ryan, you gorgeous clever creative you!

Best in Film Craft: November 2019

November’s iDidTht Craft Awards were judged by the highly Instagrammable ECD of King James Group JHB, Graeme Jenner. Born in England (but we won’t hold that against him), Graeme moved to SA, was raised in Secunda and became a Graphic Designer in Joburg. Since then he has made his mark on the industry in countless ways, including being the Founder of King James II. An honour and a privilege to have you Graeme!

‘They Did That’ October 2019. View South Africa’s New Work.

In a never-ending quest to keep you updated on all the impressive work that the industry is creating, we’ve created ‘They Did That’. Here we showcase all the latest work that agencies are most proud of and want to show off.

South Africa’s Work to Watch: October 2019

This month we showcase the stand-out work that South African companies on iDidTht are doing. Apart from just bragging about it (which is very important), it’s the work that was recently featured at the Creative Circle Awards and iDidTht’s Craft Awards. View the work and find out more about the companies who did it…

Best in Film Craft: June 2019

Every month iDidTht.com teams up with an industry leader to award South Africa’s best in Film Craft. This month, Claudi Potter, yes, the multiple award-winning Creative Director at Joe Public United, brings her years of judgy-mcjudgerson experience to our awards and we are in awe to say the least. Thank you Claudi and congrats to all the winners.

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