In search of bespoke light qualities he has designed & built various light shaping structures. As a designer and inventor he has engineered many bespoke optical, support, motion control and technique specific camera rigs. An early adopter of new technology, he has collaborated in the creation of film mobile app’s since 2011.
As a lecturer, he has presented his own two week cine camera course thirty times over fifteen years to over a thousand students, is a regular annual guest lecturer at universities and film schools in both Cape Town and Johannesburg and himself attends courses in colour space and emerging cine technology. At any given time, he is always grooming at least three camera assistants he is also regularly asked to speak on transitioning digital technologies to commercial film producers and advertising agencies.
Notable recent work includes the blindness documentary ‘first sight’ which besides being national geographic’s most viewed film online in 2015 is currently at 12 million views worldwide across all platforms as well as filming the world’s longest surfing wave in the amazon in brazil. International brands filmed include NatGeo, Fox Channel, Airbnb, Nike, Adidas, Nikon, BMW, Toyota, Kia, Ford, VW, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Mazda, Sab, Sony & McDonald’s.
His work is the recipient of over fifty awards notable amongst them is a D&AD Black Pencil – London, a Bronze Lion – Cannes, Gold, Silver & Bronze Loeries and awards in the USA and Asia. Besides being an avid student of aesthetics & design, his passion includes cycle races, scuba, systema and outdoor exploration.
But if you’re looking for him in a crowd, he’ll be the guy with a camera in his hand, and a smile on his face.