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Thapelo Khoarai

ABOUT ME

Thapelo is a visual expressionist with an eye for detail, he's an introverted rock-star that brings about creative solutions to any task. 

He works hard every day to unlock his full potential, so that he is always at his best. 

Thapelo's work is very expressive paying very close attention to design elements, he loves exploring and trying new ways of expanding his incredible storytelling abilities.


SKILLS

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Audition

EXPERIENCE

Multimedia Content Producer - Umuzi Academy | 2018

QUALIFICATION

NQF 5 Certificate in Film and Television - Umuzi Academy | 2018

INTERESTS

Personal:
Fashion

Music

Movies

Professional:

Storytelling

Cinematography

Creative Direction

Art Direction

Video Editing


PORTFOLIO

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Siwaphiwe Madlingozi

ABOUT ME

Siwaphiwe was born in Port Elizabeth and later moved to Cape Town. In her early childhood she discovered her passion for the arts, and growing up in a fatherless home, so grew her passion for activism. 

Siwaphiwe is ambitious and aims at continuous growth and development as a multidisciplinary artist. Art lives through her and she prioritises its ability to communicate over words. 

Whilst her creativity began with music and fine art, it later expanded to include digital storytelling which birthed her focus on developing conceptual skills across mediums. This conceptual foundation is supported by technical skills in professional photography, video editing, curation and basic motion graphics.


SKILLS

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Audio Recording

Videography

Photography

Art Direction

EXPERIENCE

Multimedia Recruit - Umuzi Academy | April 2018

Drummer - St. Clair Band | Present

Freelance Photography | 2017 - Present

QUALIFICATION

NQF 5 - Film and Television Studies | Umuzi Academy | 2018

INTERESTS

Personal:
Fine Art

Photography

Storytelling

Music

Professional:

Post Production

Art Direction

Curation

Conceptual Photography

Videography

Editing

Concept development

Cinematography 


PORTFOLIO

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Xola Mteto

ABOUT ME

Xola Mteto has incredible experience in inclusive, digital storytelling. His involvement in community development has helped him to understand the power of media to change social - and environmental issues, particularly in communities of colour. Most recently, at Umuzi, Xola has learnt how to run projects from concept to execution to review, filling different roles throughout the year. 

Xola’s primary focus is documentary filmmaking where his core competencies are research, directing, editing and videography, ideally while training young people in basic storytelling.  

Earlier this year he got an opportunity to direct a short film for the South African Eco Film Festival. He works with the youth across Africa, where he's able to share views and hold discussions on how to transform Africa and how to best create content that speaks to our generation.  

Xola is also part of a documentary informal training institute (Documentary Institute of South Africa), where they take young people from marginalised communities and train them in documentary film skills.  

Xola sees himself continuing with creating content that is thought provoking, creating awareness and educating our generation on issues around us.


SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop

Final Cut Pro

Lightroom After Effects

EXPERIENCE

Film Intern - Salus | September 2017 - March 2018

QUALIFICATION

NQF 5 Certificate in Film and Television - Umuzi Academy | 2018

INTERESTS

Personal:
Reading Documentaries Politics

World Debates

Professional:

Value Adding

Optimism


PORTFOLIO

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Victor Chiloane

ABOUT ME

Victor Chiloane is a self-taught and creative graphic and motion designer with five years’ experience in a variety of client projects.

Victor has been deliberate in making the moves towards a career in the film industry by enrolling for the Film and TV learnership programme at Umuzi.

He has a hands-on approach to the creative process making sure that each project is curated with the utmost attention from inception to final delivery.


SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe illustrator
Adobe After effects
Adobe Premier
Adobe Lightroom
Cinema 4d
Html
CSS
Javascript (basic)

EXPERIENCE

Umuzi Creations | 2018
Kuntha Printers and Design

QUALIFICATION

Film and Television Production - Umuzi | 2018


Information Tecnology - Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology | 2016


Computer Clerk - Boston City Campus & Business College | 2008

INTERESTS

Personal:

Movies
Music
Art
Muscles
Exotic Cars

Professional:

Reading
Automotive Design
Architectural Design


PORTFOLIO PIECE

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Samkelo Mthimkhulu

ABOUT ME

Samkelo Mthimkhulu is an eager and vibrant designer who dabbles in all aspects of design.

Art has remained a constant in Samkelo's life from her early days as a popular sketch artist in her school to later choosing visual arts and interior design in tertiary.

She has a particular interest in empathetic design. Her style can be described as minimalistic and classy with a hint of detail.


SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop
Indesign

EXPERIENCE

Photo Editor/Junior Graphic Designer - TL Photos | August 2017 - March 2018

Junior Interior Designer - Red Bellwether | February 2017 - June 2017

Part-Time Wedding Photographer

QUALIFICATION

NQF 5 Advertising - Umuzi Academy | 2018  

Interior Design - Durban University of Technology | 2014 - 2016  

Community Development - ACTIVATE! Leadership | 2015

INTERESTS

Personal:
Reading
Cooking

Professional:
Entrepreneurship
Motion Graphics


PORTFOLIO

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Khomotso Mapholo

ABOUT ME

Khomotso Mapholo's interests lie in film, television and photography. He is very fond of current affairs and entertainment.

Client focused, he prides himself in having a good understanding of how to best advise clients on what is technically possible to achieve their goals.

He specializes in multimedia production using computer-based packages including Adobe Premiere Pro, Lightroom, After Effects and Photoshop.
Khomotso is a skilled content creator who has a good understanding of the digital industry, always keeping up-to-date with the best practices to follow for success.


SKILLS

Photography
Videography
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects

EXPERIENCE

Multimedia/Storytelling Recruit - Umuzi Academy | 2018

Underwriting Clerk - Santam (Associated Marine) | April 2017 - March 2018

QUALIFICATION

National Certificate in Film and Television - Umuzi Academy | 2018  

Short Term Insurance NQF4 - Inseta | April 2017 - March 2018  

BCOM Finance - University of Johannesburg | Feb 2014 - November 2015 (Incomplete)

INTERESTS

Personal:
Fashion
Music
Fine Art
Traveling
Reading  

Professional:

Photography
Videography
Video Editing
Image Retouching
Motion Graphics


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Mlamuli Nkosi

ABOUT ME

Mlamuli Nkosi is a conceptual and critical thinker, who is always taking on new challenges.

He is passionate about dedicating his heart and mind fully to all the work that he does for his clients.

Mlamuli is a firm believer that slow and steady wins the race and he always takes his time with everything that he does.


SKILLS

Data Analysis
Google Analytics
Google Adwords
Social Media Marketing
Marketing Strategies
Business Strategies

EXPERIENCE

Digital Strategist - Umuzi Academy | 2018


Marketer and Club Promoter - Two Tone Lounge, Vintage Lifestyle Pub and Restaurant | 2016


Social Media Manager - Two Tone Lounge, Vintage Lifestyle Pub and Restaurant | 2016


QUALIFICATION

Business Analysis NQF LEVEL  5 - Umuzi Academy | 2018

INTERESTS

Personal:

Guitar
Composing and Writing Music
Traveling and Touring
Motivational Speaking
Athletics

Professional:

Digital Photography
Data Analysis
Music Production
Art Direction


PORTFOLIO PIECE

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Sibusiso Tlhabadira

ABOUT ME

Sibusiso is a contemporary/commercial photographer based in Johannesburg with current knowledge of the latest photographic trends and technology.

Clients have praised him for his ability to photograph efficiently and effectively while maintaining poise and enthusiasm. He brings this artistry and professional demeanour to every photo shoot.

Sibusiso is passionate about playing his part in improving life in his township/community by volunteering his expertise and hosting art exhibition events.  

He goes by Zulu Desperado and has a concrete list of advocations in his photography career. Some of these include participation in the following exhibitions:

  • Street culture group exhibition at AGOG gallery in 2017. 

  • Photolense Encounters at the ROOM gallery in February 2018.

  • Through The Lenses gallery in December 2018. 

  • Yaphoto festival in Yaounde, Cameroon in March 2019


SKILLS

Adobe Bridge
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Premiere Pro

EXPERIENCE

Certificate In Advertising - Umuzi Academy | February 2017 - February 2018

Office Support Admin - Vodacom | April 2014 - September  2015

Legal Collections Consultant - Brooks & Luyt Attorney | March 2013 - December  2013

Legal Collections Consultant - FNB | November 2011 - December 2012

Debt Collector - JD Group | March 2009 - November 2011

Debt Collector - African Bank | 2008 - Mar 2009

QUALIFICATION

Certificate In Living Legends Documentary Multimedia - JT Comms/ Dept Of Arts And Culture | 2018

National Certificate In Advertising - Umuzi Academy | 2018

Certificate In Photography - Market Photo Workshop | 2016


INTERESTS

Personal:

Street Photography
Hosting Street Exhibition
Traveling

Professional:

Video Directing
Content Creation
Skills Development/Transfer
Training


PORTFOLIO PIECE

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Tulani Qinga

ABOUT ME

Tulani Qinga is a self-taught designer, photographer and radio producer, trained as an art director. 

He specialises in digital design, UX/UI design, logo design, branding and campaigns.

Tulani is an inventive digital artist that is always looking for new experiences and inspiration.

His mission is to create lasting and meaningful connections between brands and their audience.

Tulani also believes the greatest instrument for crafting is trial and error.

When not designing, he is usually found telling compelling stories and creating radio documentaries. 


SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Indesign
Adobe Muse  
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Audition
Corel Draw

EXPERIENCE

UX/UI Designer - Umuzi Academy | 2018

Graphic Designer/Photographer - Development Hub | 2017

Layout Designer - Abelanani Creations | 2014 - 2015

Graphic Designer - Desert Storm Multimedia | 2011 - 2013

QUALIFICATION

NQF 5 Advertising Certificate - Umuzi Academy | 2018

NQF 6 Advanced Radio Certificate | Wits Radio Academy | 2017

Web Design Certificate - Boston City Campus | 2008 - 2010

INTERESTS

Personal:

Radio
Photography
Motion Graphics
Storytelling    

Professional:

Design
Branding
Corporate Identity
Packaging
Illustration


PORTFOLIO

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Lerato Moiloa

ABOUT ME

Lerato Moiloa is a multimedia practitioner, specializing in videography, video editing, motion graphics and story-telling.

She is also an urban-jazz musician and a human rights activist, particularly passionate about the rights of women and members of the LGBTI+ community.

Lerato considers herself a global citizen whose purpose is to create and disseminate beautiful and meaningful content - aimed specifically at the upliftment of Africans.


SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe InDesign
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Audition
Fruity Loops

EXPERIENCE

Multimedia Content Producer - Umuzi Academy | 2018

Online English Teacher - Education First | 2016 - 2017  

Project Manager - Aganang Bohle | 2012 - 2015  

Junior Event Coordinator - Grounded Media | 2009 - 2012

QUALIFICATION

NQF5 Film and Television Production - Umuzi Academy | 2018   

Applied Digital Photography and Film - Johnathan Andrews School of Film and Photography | March 2011 - April 2013  

BA Journalism - University of Johannesburg | February  2008 - March 2013

INTERESTS

Personal:
Human Rights Activism (specifically those of Women and members of the LGBTI+ community) Live Music

Theatre

Travelling

Professional:

Filmmaking Photography Video Editing Conceptual Thinking Scriptwriting


PORTFOLIO

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Zethu Macatsha

ABOUT ME

The worlds that exist within word and literature have been an intrinsic part of Zethu Macatsha's being and self-expression since the moment she could read and write.

While pursuing her degree in Media, Marketing and Cultural Studies, Zethu developed strong compositional and editing skills, as well as an eye for detail.

With her educational background and work experience, she has proven herself well-suited to work as a copywriter.  


SKILLS

Writing short focused, concise and engaging material for different markets.

Ability to work in a range of different writing styles across various platforms.

Ability to work within diverse groups.

Brand promotion through writing.

EXPERIENCE

Copywriter - Umuzi Academy | 2018

Assistant Writer - Isazela (The Conscience) | 2017

QUALIFICATION

Bachelor of Arts, Media, Marketing and Cultural Studies - University of KwaZulu-Natal | 2016

National Certificate in Advertising (NQF Level 5)- Umuzi Academy | 2018

INTERESTS

Personal:
Writing Poetry
Blogging
Writing
Movie Reviewing

Professional:

Art
Short Films
Writing



PORTFOLIO

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Thabo Makubela

ABOUT ME

Thabo Makubela is a driven strategist with a knack for creative visualization and superb people skills.

His tireless dedication to achieving success coupled with his team leadership skills ensure that he always delivers a production that is on budget and loved by audiences and critics.


SKILLS

Complex Problem Solving
Critical Thinking
Creativity
People Management
Coordinating With Others
Emotional Intelligence
Sound Judgement and Decision Making
Service Orientation
Negotiation
Cognitive Flexibility

EXPERIENCE

Digital Strategy - Umuzi Academy | 2018

Buyer - Topaz Sky Trading | 2014   

QUALIFICATION

National Certificate in Advertising (NQF Level 5) - Umuzi Academy | 2017

BA Degree Integrated Marketing Communication - AAA School of Advertising | 2010 - 2013 (Incomplete)

INTERESTS

Personal:
Making Music
Writing Fictitious Stories And Folk Tales
Reading
Illustrating
Outdoor Activities (Sports, Camping and Hiking)

Professional:

Business Strategy
Content Strategy
User Experience Design


PORTFOLIO

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