Alpha 7S III and A7C Launch Event in South Africa

Alpha 7S III and A7C Launch Event in South Africa

Join us for the virtual launch of the newly announced A7C compact full-frame mirrorless camera and highly anticipated Alpha 7S III, the full frame mirrorless camera.

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Sony Middle East and Africa launches newly announced A7C compact full-frame mirrorless camera and highly anticipated Alpha 7S III, the full frame mirrorless camera.

Sony Alpha Ambassadors Anthony Bila, Cedric Nzaka, Luke Bell and Hloni Coleman of XCIV, Ian Nieuwenhuizen, Jacques Crafford and Ofentse Mwase will join us to share their experience and answer your questions live after the demonstration.

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Speakers at the Event
Rhulani Anthony

Anthony Bila

Sony Alpha Ambassador, Films & Fotos, Founder of @studiobila, Writer & Director of @theisolationistfilm

Anthony Bila, otherwise known as ‘The Expressionist’ was born in the township of Tembisa, South Africa. He has worked as a creative director and interdisciplinary visual artist for more than a decade both in the advertising industry and for his own creative company, Studio Bila. The camera has been a tool for self-expression and giving a voice to diverse and representative voices from all over his country of birth South Africa to be heard resonating all around the world.

His fine art and fashion work as both photographer and director has been exhibited in Japan, China, Taiwan Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa respectively. In the realm of fashion editorials, his work has also been published in the Vogue, Wall Street Journal, GQ, Elle Magazine, Faculty Press, New York Times’ T Magazine and Glamour.

Anthony was also part of Lagos Portfolio Review and the UK’s largest photography festival and portfolio review, Format Festival’s showcasing his work and creating new work as part of their residency. He is also a winner of the Tokyo International Photography award for 2019 where his work saw part of a travelling exhibition in New York, Taipei, Dublin and Tokyo.

Cedric Nzaka

Cedric Nzaka

Chief Content Officer, Story Teller, Director, Co-founder, @concept254

Cedric Nzaka is a Kenyan born & bred South African based Director of Photog-raphy. He aims to document something new. To Draw inspiration from the worlds complexities, To Showcase magic, To Be intentional with his art. He sets out to heighten his subjects natural state – not camouflage it. Everyday People, In their every day places, Everyday stories being told.

This is what his art helps him do – Rewrite the world, In true faces and their fashion He has an admiration for the culture of fashion, Vessels that express their souls through fabric Defying societal norms. Souls desperately wanting to be seen and he soughts out to see them. Everyday people are in fact Works of art, Portraits to the soul written in flesh and played out only once ; The works of an ice sculptor he says. In the many faces he see’s there’s beauty, No end to the inspiration. The gift is being able to create everyday & that is his story he says.

He has a vast of client and work published in Vogue, Forbes, Netflix, Adidas, CNN , Moët & Chandon, Heineken, Amstel, Macallan, Computicket, Multichoice Africa, Volvo, Toyota, Renault, Capitec, Woolworths, Spree, Old Khaki, Identity, Ciroc, Rémy Martin, Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray, J&B Whiskey, Captain Morgan, Mr Price, Edgars, Sanral , Krone, Fiat, Afro Punk, Sleek Magazine, Sunday Times, Department Of Education South Africa, Fila, Nike, Revlon, Country Road, Lip Sync Battle Africa, Trace, Global Citizen.

Hloni Coleman and Luke Bell

Hloni Coleman and Luke Bell

Sony Alpha Ambassador, Photo, Film and Drone Content Specialist; Founder of XCIV

Home to Hloni Coleman and Luke Bell, XCIV has created captivating content around the globe, helping clients and their brands share with the world the spaces and experiences they have to offer.

Over the last few years, they have focused on bringing this ethos home, helping some of South Africa’s biggest brands fill every pixel with the beauty and potential that is the place they call home.

XCIV, meaning 1994, is a creative pursuit that seeks to exemplify all that South Africa has to offer. Named after the year of the nations independence, XCIV puts representative stories and faces at the fore of all that it creates sharing with the world not just the stupendous landscapes of its home but also the people that inhabit it.

Creating for nascent non-profits and colossal corporate alike, Luke and Hloni know how to make big content in small teams. This after coming up in the age of mirrorless cameras and mobile work flows they pride them selves on being able to create fast, light and consumable content anywhere they are asked to shoot.

After about 5 years in the wedding industry he started a second wedding film brand and soon after that he ventured into corporate and commercial films as well, making his mark internationally for a well-known US brand among others.


Luke Bell


Hloni Coleman

Ian Nieuwenhuizen

Ian Nieuwenhuizen

Sony Alpha Photographer, Wedding Videographer, Filmmaker, Founder of WM Films, South Africa

Ian is the founder of WM Films, an award-winning wedding videography company based in South Africa. He and his wife founded WM Films as a side-line interest in 2010, but it soon grew to a business that they have been running full time since 2013. His formal musical background has also given him an edge with video as music is often overlooked as a powerful component when it comes to storytelling.

After about 5 years in the wedding industry he started a second wedding film brand and soon after that he ventured into corporate and commercial films as well, making his mark internationally for a well-known US brand amongst others.

Jacques Crafford

Jacques Crafford

Sony Alpha Photographer,  Filmmaker, South Africa

Jacques Crafford established himself as one of South Africaʼs top wedding videographers, winning various awards for outstanding cinematography. The weddings allowed him to travel and it wasnʼt long before he was overtaken by Wanderlust. His goal was clear, to see the world and earn an income at the same time.

2 years later this dream became a reality and today heʼs living out his passion specialising in travel, tourism & adventure films. Jacques is also an educator and has hosted a variety of workshops, both locally and abroad. To find out more about what he does, check out his Instagram for regular updates

Ofentse Mwase

Ofentse Mwase

Sony Alpha Ambassador, Filmmaker

Ofentse Mwase is a filmmaker who grew up in the great city of Rustenburg in the North West Province, and now resides in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ofentse’s infatuation with film and cameras started in 2005 and led to his enrolment at AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) to study film and cinematography. Ofentse graduated with an Honours Degree in Cinematography in 2011.

Ofentse was voted AFDA Best Cinematographer of 2010 for this work on the Short film IGOLIDE, shot on 16mm Kodak film. Further accolades include a nomination for AFDA Best Cinematography for his work on the short film “The Hajji” shot in in 2011. Thato, a Sterkinekor commercial shot in 2011 on 35mm Kodak Film by Ofentse was also nominated for the prestigious Loerie Award and went on to win a Silver Loerie in the Student Commercials category. Greatest Achievement thus far as a Music Video director was winning Music Video of the Year in the 2017 South African Music Awards (SAMA) for his video for Miss Pru titled Ameni. With over 10 years experience in Film, Commercials and Music Videos, Ofentse is set to be one to look out for in the South African film industry as he continues to be involved in great projects for TV and Commercials.

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Aug 10, Tuesday - Sep 30, Thursday

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Aug 25, Wednesday - Sep 30, Thursday

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Sep 16, Thursday - Sep 30, Thursday

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Sep 18, Saturday - Oct 02, Saturday
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Sep 18, Saturday - Oct 02, Saturday

10:00 - 00:00 hrs

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Sep 20, Monday - Oct 04, Monday
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Sep 20, Monday - Oct 04, Monday

10:00 - 00:00 hrs

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Sep 25, Saturday

12:00 - 14:30 hrs

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Sep 25, Saturday

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Sep 28, Tuesday - Oct 12, Tuesday

00:00 - 00:00 hrs

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Sep 18, Saturday - Oct 02, Saturday
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Sep 18, Saturday - Oct 02, Saturday

00:00 - 00:00 hrs

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Sep 25, Saturday

20:30 - 22:00 hrs

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SHOOTING WITH THE SONY 50MM GM 1.2

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Sep 10, Friday - Sep 24, Friday

10:00 - 00:00 hrs

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Sep 21, Tuesday - Oct 05, Tuesday

00:00 - 00:00 hrs

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Sep 24, Friday

20:00 - 00:00 hrs

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Sep 23, Thursday - Oct 07, Thursday
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Sep 23, Thursday - Oct 07, Thursday

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Sep 16, Thursday - Sep 30, Thursday
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Sep 16, Thursday - Sep 30, Thursday

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Sep 20, Monday - Oct 04, Monday

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Sep 14, Tuesday - Sep 30, Thursday

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Oct 05, Tuesday - Oct 19, Tuesday

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Sep 20, Monday - Oct 18, Monday
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Sep 20, Monday - Oct 18, Monday

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LIGHT IT UP - How to light up a space for any lighting condition

Sep 28, Tuesday - Oct 31, Sunday
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Sep 28, Tuesday - Oct 31, Sunday

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Sep 27, Monday - Oct 11, Monday

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Sep 28, Tuesday - Oct 12, Tuesday
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