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Africa Filmmaking Retreat With Jordan Taylor Wright

September 12th - 19th, 2019
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Africa Filmmaking Retreat With Jordan Taylor Wright

September 12th – 19th, 2019
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Fuel your passion for filmmaking with a dream South African safari getaway with Jordan Taylor from Taylor Cut Films! Join us in the savannah to travel, experience, create and learn with likeminded people who share your passion for storytelling. This is a must-do for anyone who wants to hit that reset button and challenge themselves in a whole new way!

OUR CONTENT RETREAT IS SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS

We recognise that everyone has different skill levels when it comes to shooting video and taking pictures. Every activity/session will be tailored to suit your individual ability. All activities are optional so you can either join us in all the activities or just join in as you want.

From complete beginners to seasoned experts, we have your needs covered, and although this retreat will have a focus on filmmaking, we will also be entering into the world of photography. This retreat will not be about how experienced you are, but about having FUN! Our aim is to leave you feeling revitalized and inspired to stay on track with your goals.

What to expect:

The trip will include lessons by Jordan Taylor, close and safe encounters with wild animals such as lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and much more. South Africa is the perfect platform for you to learn and create original content that you can be proud of.

We will be busy during the day – exploring the place, going on trips and game drives – and in the evenings you can relax. Hang out by the bonfire, sneak in a few editing sessions and get some help and useful tips from Jordan. The goal is to have your own Africa travel video by the end of the retreat!

All of this while forming lifelong friendships with similar souls that will inspire you to become the best possible version of you.

What is included:

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Filmmaking workshops with Jordan Taylor

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4 day Safari in a private reserve in the Kruger National Park where you will get in close proximity to animals in the wild like African lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos and much more

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Access to private reserves, meaning our jeeps can go off road to get close to the animals without being surrounded by hundreds of tourists

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Whale Watching Experience

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Accommodation in luxury hotel when in Cape Town and in Chalets while on the Safari in the Kruger National Park

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Travel and Medical Insurance for the Full Duration of the Trip

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Sunrise Hike up Lion’s head for a panoramic view over Cape Town

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One way flight from Cape Town to Johanesburg to start the Safari trip

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A trip to Boulders Beach where you can see plenty of penguins relaxing at the beach

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Group editing sessions

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Airport Pickup and Drop-off

Ready to Explore South Africa?

To make sure we make the most out of our time in South Africa, we have included many trips that will allow you to discover the country and get engaged with the culture.

TIMETABLE

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DAY 1 - Thursday, September 12th

– Check in
– Relax/explore
– Welcome dinner

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DAY 2 - Friday, September 13th

H– Breakfast
– A talk with Jordan Taylor where we will discuss how to make sure you convey a story in your video. We will chat about how to go about writing your thoughts to turn them into ideas, and how to find structure within the pre production process so you can best express your creativity.
– Whale watching experience where we encounter the resident Brydes whale, dolphins, seals and variety of seabirds including the African penguin.
– Lunch
– Sunset hike up Lion’s head peak

Free evening

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DAY 3 - Saturday, September 14th

– Breakfast
– Talk with Jordan Taylor where we will discuss different shots that we can use within our videos to tell the story and vision we want to express. We will touch upon how this can be best applied in camera, what settings to use, and what gear can help with creating everything
– A Trip to Boulders Beach known for its resident penguins
– Lunch
– Sunset Helicopter ride over Cape Town
– Dinner

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DAY 4 - Sunday, September 15th

– Breakfast
– Early flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg 
– Johannesburg to Kruger National Park (Lowveld farmland and Panorama route) We’ll depart early from Johannesburg / Pretoria and drive East toward the Kruger National Park. This route showcases some of the finest farmlands and mountain passes in South Africa.
– We will check in to our lodges in the private reserve, freshen up enjoy a light snack before embarking on an exciting open vehicle sunset game drive in the Manyeleti. The Manyeleti reserve is rich in wildlife and the elevated height of the open sided vehicle makes for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities.
– Dinner and campfire.

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DAY 5 - Monday, September 16th

– Morning coffee, tea and snack
– Depart on an exhilarating sunrise and morning game drive
– During the game drive we will stop for more tea and coffee served with a snack such as a muffin or croissant.
– back to camp for a heart breakfast / brunch
– Talk with Jordan Taylor where we have an overall discussion about how to bring your vision to life within the edit. What creative techniques you can use in post production to add the final brush strokes on the story that you’re making.
– Relax at camp before enjoying high tea
– Sunset game drive
– Dinner and a group editing session

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DAY 6 - Tuesday, September 17th

– Morning coffee, tea and snack
– Depart on an exhilarating sunrise and morning game drive
– During the game drive we will stop for more tea and coffee served with a snack such as a muffin or croissant.
– back to camp for a heart breakfast / brunch
– Relax at camp before enjoying high tea
– Sunset game drive
– Dinner and a group editing session

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DAY 7 - Wednesday, September 18th

– Morning coffee, tea and snack
– Depart on an exhilarating sunrise and morning game drive
– During the game drive we will stop for more tea and coffee served with a snack such as a muffin or croissant.
– back to camp for a heart breakfast / brunch
– Relax at camp before enjoying high tea
– Sunset game drive
– Dinner and a group editing session

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DAY 8 - Thursday, September 19th

– This will be our last day of our African Kruger safari. We will enjoy a final sunrise game drive followed by a hearty breakfast.

– We then depart and make our way to Blyde River Canyon for some scenic viewing. We then make our way to the quaint town of Dullstroom where we stop for lunch
– After lunch we drive back to Johannesburg.  Late afternoon drop off around 6PM.

*All activities are optional
*Timetable subject to change depending on weather and other factors
*If you need an additional night accommodation after the 8th because of a flight from Johannesburg we can arrange a stay for you close to the airport at an additional cost
*The retreat starts in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg so make sure you fly into CPT and fly out of JNB or you can book a flight back to Cape Town on your own accord

Your Accommodation

While in Cape Town we will be staying in one of the best spots the city has to offer, with views to both the ocean and the mountains. Just a few minutes’ walk from the waterfront and right in the downtown area, the hotel is surrounded by lively streets, cool restaurants, hip cafes and good vibes. 
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While on the safari we will be staying in en suite chalets nestled in the bush. The rooms are unique and perfectly placed to provide you with a view of the Manyeleti Game Reserve and the wildlife that may be roaming around outside the fences of the camp, with the beautiful Nyala around your chalet. 
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Pricing and accommodation:

In order to book a spot on the retreat there will be a downpayment of $1000 which will be taken out of the remaining amount. The remaining amount will vary depending on the type of accommodation you chose. The balance will be invoiced to you and will be due within 1 week of the invoice date.

Shared Room (Double Occupancy)

$3,000

Includes a single bed in a double shared room with its own bathroom.

*Price is per person.

Private Room (Single Occupancy)

$3,300

Includes a double bed and a private bathroom
Share it with a significant other and pay the same rate for double occupancy room
$3000 per person

Additional Information:

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Deposit to secure your booking is $1000 which will count towards your full payment

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Full payment is due 1 week after the invoice date.

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All prices are in $USD, are per person and do not include international airfare

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Deposit is nonrefundable and required to secure booking. See our terms and conditions for more details

All in One Creative Vacation in Paradise

Here are some of the activities included in the retreat.

Wildlife Safari in the Kruger National Park

Take a special safari drive with a trained game ranger, which will also offer a bucket-list experience in the vast open spaces of Africa. We will get up close and personal with the Big 5 to take the most fantastic pictures!
Spend hours in Kruger National Park and see more African wildlife than you can imagine. The beautiful sight of Kruger Parks’ elephants, leopards, lions, hyenas, buffalo and antelope will be an unforgettable experience.

 Helicopter Ride Over Cape Town 

Taking off from the V&A Waterfront, you will be awestruck by the Atlantic Ocean stretching out to the horizon, and possible sightings of whales and dolphins below. Further on, you will pass over Green Point Stadium – built for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup – before gaining a bird’s eye view of Robben Island on your right, and Table Mountain on your left. Hugging the Atlantic coast, you will marvel at the Cape Town City Bowl, the Peninsula’s white beaches, and the Twelve Apostles mountain range.  

Whale Watching Experience

South Africa is one of the best destinations worldwide for watching marine wildlife, including whales, whether from the land or from the sea, with spectacular annual visits from humpback whales and enormous pods of dolphins. Whales tend to visit the surrounding area between July and October with peak calving season being from July to August.

Exploring Cape Town

The streets of Cape Town are packed with culture, history, art and local peculiarities. One of the best ways to experience the city is to get out of the car and walk, cycle or skate through the city’s streets, and discover it on a more intimate level. We will be visiting some of the best areas to view and explore the cities amazing sites. One of the amazing experiences you will have is climbing up Lion’s Head for sunrise or sunset that gives you a 360° viewing point of the breathtaking landscape of Cape Town.

To keep this experience personal we have limited spots available so make sure you secure your spot soon!

ABOUT TAYLOR CUT FILMS/JORDAN TAYLOR WRIGHT:

Jordan Taylor Wright, founder of Taylor Cut Films, is a creative director and filmmaker based out of Los Angeles. Taylor Cut Films is a production company / creative agency specializing in music videos, commercials, and films. Over a 10-year span, Taylor Cut Films has worked and created original content for artists such as Usher, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, and The Chainsmokers. Jordan and his team are currently creating ad campaigns with renowned brands such as Bose, L’Oréal, American Express, and Marvel. Taylor Cut Films will soon announce a slate of original TV and film content for 2019. To learn more, follow Jordan Taylor Wright on Instagram, TwitterYouTube, and Facebook and visit IntentOn.io.

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