Tuesday, November 3, 2009
"Umhambi" is a short film I made in South Africa for the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust and its income generation project Woza Moya. Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust is an incredible non-profit HIV/AIDS service organization that serves the Valley of 1000 Hills outside Durban. Woza Moya helps those infected or affected by AIDS earn money for basic needs -- water, food, school fees, books, clothes. Please watch my 60 second film and check out the sites.
Posted by Albert Wisco at 11:54 PM
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The Tim Omotoso Global Outreach group helps at-risk young people in South Africa by giving them a space to discover and hone their artistic talent. Members deal with issues like poverty, HIV/AIDS, crime, alcohol and drugs. This performance documents a large ensemble, a Zulu performance group, and two all-female groups. This was shot in the Durban CBD.
Posted by Albert Wisco at 10:00 PM
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I learn by reading books, taking classes, and observing carefully. I also learn by doing. In fact, that's how I learned to make documentaries and films. Likewise, I believe the same goes for any kind of digital interactive narrative. The more stories you tell the better storyteller you become.
'Doing' is the best way to learn your craft.
This is my digital sketchbook.
I'm confident that there will be many false starts. As a writer once told me in an interview, writing is 10 percent inspiration, 90 percent hard work.
Thanks for taking a peek at some of my doodling.
Posted by Albert Wisco at 9:12 PM