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Phoenix A. Stemmer

SKILLS

Design Thinking
Language
Nuance Storytelling
Story Writing
UX/UI Design
Various Forms of Writing
Presentation Skills
InCopy

EXPERIENCE

Small Business Owner - Elegant Memoirs l 2016 - Present

Copywriter - Umuzi l 2018

Front Office Administrator - Mowana Properties l 2017

Mayoral Election Campaign Team Member - Democratic Alliance l 2015 - 2016

Train Driving Intern - Metrorail l 2014

Call Center Sales Consultant - MTN l 2012

QUALIFICATION

Advertising NQF 5 - Umuzi Academy l 2018

Supply Chain Management - IQ Academy l 2017 (Incomplete)

Call Center - Khomanani F.E.T. College l 2012

BA English & Psychology - North West University l 2011 (Incomplete)

INTERESTS

Adventure
Sports
Poetry

ABOUT ME

Amanda Stemmer first fell in love with the beauty of language and literature at a young age. This sparked her interest in poetry and performance. The more committed she became, the more her creative writing, poetry, debating, script writing, public speaking, and strong editing skills developed. Amanda adds a dash (or more) of creativity to any task that she works on. Her focus and excellent time management skills enable her to work independently without distraction.


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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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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

Geist Video | 2018 - 2019
Motion & Graphic Designer, Video Editor

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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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


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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

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: Poetry, Blogging, Movie Reviewing

Professional: Art, Short Films


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.  


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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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