Multimedia

Thanda Kunene

SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Audition
Adobe After Effects
Adobe InDesign
Cinematography
Commercial Photography
Audio Recording + Post Production
Kinetic Font
Motion Graphics
Technical Lighting

EXPERIENCE

Photographer (Freelance) - Between 10 and 5 | 2018

Multimedia Recruit - Umuzi Academy | 2018

Awakhe Holdings - Multimedia Designer | 2014 - 2015

Al Nicoll Photography - Strobist + Secondary Photographer | 2012 - 2014

QUALIFICATION

NQF 5 Film & Television Production - Umuzi Academy | 2018

NQF 4 Digital Photography - Creative Arts College | 2012

NQF 6 Sound Engineering - Academy of Sound Engineering | 2009 (Incomplete)

INTERESTS

Personal: Creating Digital Content, Music and Audio, Hydroponics and Farming in Urban Cities

Professional: Commercial Photography & Portraiture, Art Direction, Hydroponics and Renewable Energy Resource Based Work

ABOUT ME

Thanda Kunene is an unconventional problem solver, storyteller and content creator. He is a technical innovator who specialises in cinematography, photography and audiovisual design based work. Thanda is an avid lover of Design Thinking and his expertise lies in digital and audio media, with a special focus on testing and adjusting end products to meet the dynamic needs of each client.


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Refiloe Malekela

SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Audition
Storytelling
Camera Skills
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Lightroom
Design Thinking

EXPERIENCE

Multimedia Recruit - Umuzi Academy | 2018 - 2019

Curatorial Intern - Johannesburg Art Gallery | 2018

Content Creator - Manechicks.co.za | 2017 - 2019

QUALIFICATION

National Certificate: Film and Television Production NQF Level 5 - Umuzi Academy | 2019

Bcom General - University of the Witwatersrand | 2016 - 2017 (Incomplete)

INTERESTS

Personal: Hiking, Fine Art, Photography

Professional: Animation, CGI, Social Media Strategies

ABOUT ME

Refiloe is an ex BCom student turned multimedia artist who is passionate about representation and creating a society that is just. She left the world of finance to pursue careers that she would find more fulfillment, in art direction and photography. She is inspired by South Africa's rich heritage, something she believes is fertile ground for endless creativity. Although Refiloe enjoys her alone time, travelling, hiking, blogging, works well in a team, fully engaged with others.


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Paballo Mphahlele

SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects

EXPERIENCE

Content Creator - Umuzi | 2018 - 2019

Photographer - Flashing Lites Studios | 2016-2017

QUALIFICATION

NQF Level 5 Certificate in Film & Television - Umuzi Academy | 2018- 2019

Higher Certificate in Photography - Vega School | 2015

Advanced Certificate in Professional Photography - Vega School | 2016

INTERESTS

Personal: Music, Reading, Art

Professional: Cinematography, Entrepreneurship, Photography

ABOUT ME

Paballo is a highly driven and experienced creative professional with a strong background in photography and videography. Her great communication skills coupled with her ability to effectively manage her a candidate that will always be able to work well on a team. Paballo is passionate about how creativity can be used to solve real social problems through innovative solutions.


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Phumelelokuhle Ngidi

SKILLS

Adobe Premiere
Pro Adobe
Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After effects (Beginner's Level)
Celtx
Final Draft

EXPERIENCE

Filmmaker - Umuzi Academy | 2018 - present

Photographer - Think Leverage | May 2018 - Aug 2018

Content Creator - Afropunk | Dec 2018

Performance Artist - UJ Arts & Culture | Feb 2014 - Nov 2018

QUALIFICATION

BA in Film & Television Communications - University Of Johannesburg | 2018

NQF 5 Certificate in Film & Television Production - Umuzi Academy | 2018

INTERESTS

Personal:
Literature, Philosophy, Visual Arts, Jazz, Humanity

Professional: Directing, Scriptwriting, Cinematography

ABOUT ME

Phumi is a conceptual storyteller who is passionate about film and the literary arts. Ngidi's quest is to tell stories that hold up a mirror to our ever-changing contemporary society. As a regular feature in Umuzi’s short films, Phumi was a driver within our multimedia products, contributing as a writer, actor and art director.


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Thabo Tsolo

SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Premier Pro
Adobe After Effects
Maya 3D
Unity Game Development Engine

EXPERIENCE

Developed An African Arts And Games Organisation: Ethiopia | 2019

Launched game at Amaze Indie Game Festival: Germany | 2019

Game Launch at Rosebank Mall: Sponsored By ABSA Bank | 2018

Company-Driven Youth Coordinator and speaker: Goethe German Institute of Technology Game Designer | 2018

Afropunk Curator, Post production and Photo editor | 2018

Enter Africa & Goethe African: Location based team game development | 2018

Speaker at the Ekasi Tech Festival In Soweto | 2018

Game Developer at 1st ever SA Train Jam To CPT | 2018

Connect TV’s Youth Concert Facilitator | 2018

Maan Creatives Junior Animator | 2016

QUALIFICATION

City Varsity Diploma: Game Design & Animation | 2016 - 2017

Umuzi Academy: National Certificate in Film & Television Production - NQF 5 | 2018 - 2019

INTERESTS

Personal:
People, Learning, Travelling

Professional: Animator, Filmmaker, Content Creator

ABOUT ME

Thabo is charismatic and analytical with an infectiously positive attitude. He has a great ability to motivate and adapt to challenges. His winning attitude is matched with a high level of creativity and the ability to work towards an objective. Adding to his technical strengths, Thabo is also multidisciplinary - working on a personal project: a game developed with his team. It has already gone live and making the rounds at international gaming conventions. Thabo is eager to learn and be a part of a team and ultimately own his own studio where he can give other young people an opportunity to bring their ideas to life through animation, film and art.


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Thapelo Khoarai

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, Art Direction

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.


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Siwaphiwe Madlingozi

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, Storytelling, Music

Professional: Post Production, Concept development & curation, Cinematography 

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.


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Xola Mteto

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: Documentaries, Politics, World Debates

Professional: Value Adding, Optimism

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.


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Victor Chiloane

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, Exotic Cars

Professional: Reading, Automotive Design, Architectural Design

ABOUT ME

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


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Khomotso Mapholo

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: Music, Fine Art, Reading  

Professional: Motion Graphics, Image Retouching, Motion Graphics

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.


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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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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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Pandelani Baloyi

ABOUT ME

In this digital age, the visual elements of a project cannot be underestimated, Pandelani offers experience as a conceptual thinker and Multimedia Storyteller who is young enough to have her pulse on all the multimedia trends to develop a salable product.


SKILLS

Conceptualizing and designing high-quality print, digital and video projects.

Collaborating with content teams to ensure seamless marriage of content with design.

Effectively coordinating multiple projects.

Adhering to style guides, while keeping things fresh.

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Photographer and Videographer | 2015 - 2017

Video Editing Intern- Blue Wizard Productions | March 2018 - April 2018

Multimedia Specialist and Storyteller - Umuzi | May 2017 - Present
 

QUALIFICATION

National Certificate in Advertising (NQF Level 5) - Umuzi Academy | 2017-2018

Diploma in Computer Based Graphics Development - Rosebank College | 2013 - 2016

INTERESTS

Professional:
Directing
Video editing
Writing
Cinematography
Photography

Personal:
Acting
Singing
Poetry
 


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