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44 Del Valle Crescent - Cape Town, Western Cape - 7441 - South Africa

Experience2013 to present - Freelance colourist based in Cape Town, South Africa. I have a wide range of grading experience, grading commercials, television shows, feature films and documentaries. I also work on TV shows such as Black Sails (seasons 1 to 3, currently working on season 4 for Starz networks), and Marco Polo Season 2 (for Netflix/ The Weinstein Company) as a dailies colourist. I mostly work on Da Vinci Resolve, but occasionally on Baselight as well. I have worked at a number of Post Production facilities in Cape Town, Dubai, Budapest and Malaysia, such as The Worx, UPP, The Ludus, Optix and Searle Street Post Production, to name a few.
2012 to 2013 - I worked at a Cape Town Post facility called Black Ginger, grading on Baselight 2. During this time I mostly graded TVC's and local music videos.
2007 to 2011 - Worked at Waterfront Studios, a film and TV post production company in Cape Town. I predominantly worked on a Da Vinci 2K+ grading system with a Spirit Data Scanner, and occasionally on a Quantel Pablo for DI grading. Being based in Cape Town, I graded many international commercials that were shot in Cape Town, as well as grading dailies for many international film productions, such as Safe House, 10 000BC, Doomsday, Last House on the Left and many others.
2004 to 2007 - I worked at Condor Cape Town, using Da Vinci 2K+ with a Spirit Data Scanner, mostly grading television commercials.
1999 to 2004 - Started my career as a telecine colourist at The Refinery. I used a Da Vinci 888 system, with an Ursa Diamond telecine. During this time I graded commercials, as well as doing dailies for a number of international film productions that were shot in Cape Town. I was based in Cape Town, but as I developed my grading skills, I frequently graded at our main facility in Johannesburg.
1996 to 1999 - I started working in the film industry at The Refinery Cape Town. Initially I was employed as a tape operator in the Central Apparatus Room, dubbing video tapes, preparing station masters, patching various tape machines to the edit suites within the facility etc. I was promoted to senior tape operator, before becoming a junior Avid editor. As a junior editor, I mostly cut promos for a local TV station ETV, which was housed in the same building.
EducationNational Diploma: Video Technology (Natal University of Technology)
Hardware ProficiencyDa Vinci 2K+
Spirit Data Scanner
Software ProficiencyDa Vinci Resolve
Quantel Pablo
Da Vinci 2K+

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