DUT hosts annual Video Technology Awards
From Best production to Best camera and editing, the stage was set for the best of the best at the Video Technology Awards 2019.
The Department of Video Technology at the Durban University of Technology hosted the annual Video Technology awards at the Coastlands Hotel on Wednesday evening.
The annual award ceremony recognises and celebrates students who excelled in their academics. The winners were selected from over 102 students enrolled for the Video Technology programme at the university.
The event was attended by students, family members, and lecturers. Winners were selected from 1st year to B Tech level and received certificates of achievement and trophies. Two big winners of the evening were Nkanyiso Mbalane and Mamello Hlongwene who each received a cash award to the value of R2.500 from Gela Productions for producing high-quality videos.
Another big winner of the evening was Nasiphi Debe. Debe, a 2nd-year student received a total of 5 certificates and trophies, namely; Best Second-year Documentary (with her group), Commitment to quality, Outside Broadcast, Music video/montage.
“I’m surprised because I think it’s a lot of hard work. I am not someone who works hard just so I can win awards, I do work that I believe will have a positive impact. I’m super excited. I’m really happy,” said Debe
Congratulations to the 2019 Video Tech Award winners:
Commitment to quality: Nasiphi Debe
Recognition of Excellence: Thembelani Ngcobo
Merit Award: Mphumeleli Mbatha
Best Drama: Aadil Bugarith
Best Music Video: Gina Warrior
Best Sound: Peter Bentley
Best Outside Broadcasting: Peter Bentley
Best Camera: Motikoe Khiba
Best Editing: Aphiwe Magadle
Best Script: Christine Govender
First Place 3rd Year: Austin Mohabir
Innovation: Wade Dannhauser
Best Production BTech: Sifosethu Gumede
Bruce Dobie Award for Initiative: Noxolo Zwane
Combined Artist Award for Outstanding Achievement: Austin Mohabir