Cinematographers/DOP’s in South Africa

Find the top Cinematographers/DOP’s in South Africa for your TV commercials, online content, short films, music videos or film production. Based in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban.

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Adam Bentel SASC

Storytelling is part of who Adam is. He draws on his own personal experiences and emotions when beginning any project. Adam has always been in love with stories and he comes from an incredibly creative family, where literature and music played a major role in his upbringing.

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Adam Vinokur

Adam’s practical yet creative approach makes him a great partner on the road to realising a vision. No two shoots are the same and whether it’s a no bells and whistles natural light job or a Ben Hur with all the toys – Adam’s goal remains to create a profound result.

Johannesburg

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Alard De Smidt

Alard is always ready to try something new and his background as a grip definitely has given him a certain edge as he’s able to push boundaries. He’s also one of those guys that leaves his ego at the door!

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Bradley Devine

Bradley goes far and beyond what is expected to get the job done. He respects the role of the DOP and brings a bag load of fresh ideas to every set. You’ll enjoy having him around, great to work with and very efficient.

Johannesburg

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Bonga Nkomo

I have experience as a DOP and second camera operator across a wide variety of formats, entertainment, reality and film. I’m a team player and coming from a graphic design background I have always pursued expression in visual media, cinematography.

Johannesburg

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Brendan Barnes SASC

Brendan boasts an impressive showreel of work behind his name. With nine feature films, starring Hollywood A-listers such as Megan Fox and Mélanie Laurent, as well as multiple award winning commercials, he has successfully cemented his place as an accomplished long form and commercials cinematographer.

Johannesburg

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Chuanne Blofield

In 2016, Chuanne received the highest national accolade in his field for his photography on the film, “Necktie Youth”, when he was awarded the Golden Horn for “Best Achievement in Feature Film Cinematography” at the annual SA Film and Television Awards, cementing his place as the most prominent young cinematographer working in the SA Film and Television industry.

Johannesburg

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Cobus Oosthuizen

I’m fortunate to be living my passion and I would love to share that passion with like minded humans. If you need something photographed, filmed or edited get in touch.

Pretoria

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Dave Fisher

Dave’s view of the world is precise, considered and remarkable. His ability to work with natural light and transform whatever crosses his lens – makes his work both unexpected and beautiful.

Cape Town

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David Pienaar SASC

Dave is ranked as the hottest up-and-coming DOP in South Africa at the moment, despite his modest attitude. His work speaks for itself, please take a look at his website.

Cape Town

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Devin Toselli

Devin’s been a fully fledged DP since 2013, rapidly gaining a reputation for exquisite visuals within budget. In 2016 he shot his first full length feature and was also named number 1 Loeries Cinematographer for his work on Chicken Licken ‘Kung Fu’, Ster Kinekor ‘Vision Mission’ and 5 Fm.

Cape Town

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Diego Ollivier

Diego believes that as a DOP he needs to work closely with the director and production design team to create the most beautiful and authentic version of the directors vision; painting the mood into every moment to tell stories that matter.

Johannesburg

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Dino Benedetti SASC

Dino treats every story with respect and honours it through modern visual storytelling. His ability to mould light has captivated audiences in a body of work that transcends style and theme. Dino is technically adaptable and his ability to communicate clearly with directors is driving his promising career in feature films and commercials alike.

Johannesburg

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Fahema Hendricks

Hendricks  promised herself early on that she’d travel wherever the job took her. Her particular ability to translate the unseen idea into a visual feast makes her the perfect accomplice in the quest to make real all things as yet, only imagined.

Cape Town

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Felix Seuffert

Having worked in more than 40 countries on 4 continents Felix draws from a vast cache of experience in the most diverse cultural and geographical settings. With a sensitivity for the director’s vision, Felix has refined an eye for the beauty in the ordinary as well as the extraordinary and a desire to marry both unpretentious subtlety and aspirational gloss in his work.

Cape Town

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Gaopie Kabe

Gaopie believes in the power of strong collaborations and telling good narrative through strong imagery. In spending time finding and defining visual choices and structures, one can support a narrative visually in ways that help to elevate the story and the director’s vision.

Johannesburg

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Hanru Reyneke

Meet Hanru. 12 years ago in 1994, he decided that he was going to be a cinematographer. His dad’s old film stills camera inspired this dream. His dad taught him all about the basics of light and composition…and as he got older, he grew more motivated to tell stories through pictures.

Johannesburg

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James Adey SASC

James is a storyteller. A dab hand at developing a look to suit the individual board, he is relentless in his search for the exact compositions and lighting states that best communicate the director’s state of mind.

Johannesburg

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Jimmy Reynolds

If Mcguyver and Chuck Norris had a love child who worked in film he would be Jimmy Reynolds. There is nothing this guy can’t do. He will go to literally any lengths to get you the shot you want. He doesn’t just bend over backwards for your film, he takes it to the edge and then somersaults. All the while keeping a contagious smile on his face.

Durban

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Jo Oosthuizen

Jo Oosthuizen is a multi Primetime Emmy nominated Director of Photography | Steadicam Operator and ‘B’ Camera Operator who lives for cinematic images. His passion, positive energy and incredible focus on set has become his trademark.

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Johannes A. Schoutsen

Focus on artistry through high-end imagery; Johannes is an internationally recognized filmmaker working with major brands such as Sesame Street and Kia Motors. Acting as a lead cinematographer in fast-paced, high-stake location productions to operating in professional studio environments; additionally, Johannes has a vast amount of experience moving the camera system on 3-axis handheld gimbal systems.

Johannesburg,  Cape Town & Toronto

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Justus de Jager SASC

His passion and creativity makes Justus De Jager a phenomenal team player and the kind of guy whose images and ideas are sure to make a significant mark on the rising new wave of South African film and media makers.

Johannesburg

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Kabeer Shaik

Kabeer Shaik is an enigmatic cinematographer working globally on long and short form productions. He has worked on films which have earned awards at Cannes, The Loeries and The Safta’s.

New York & Cape Town

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Kabelo Thathe

No matter the challenges on the day, Kabelo loves that he gets to amplify the amazing stories of those around him. Once that kid who pasted movie posters on his bedroom wall, he’s now the guy who gets to create those images for the next generation of wide eyed DOP’s.

Johannesburg

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Lars Cox SASC

Coming from a family of film fanatics, Lars possesses an enviable fluency in all formats, so nothing gets in the way of his ability to tell a story. Whether it is a 90-minute narrative or a 30-second sales pitch, he brings a unique perspective to everything he shoots.

Johannesburg

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Lebo Moabi

Lebo started in the industry as a 1st AC, then moved to 2nd cam & eventually elevated to DP position. His experience in the TV industry has allowed him to carve out a niche in reality entertainment TV and short films. Lebo’s ambitions are to continue building his profile and shaping his aesthetic in TV drama and films.

Johannesburg

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Motheo Moeng SASC

Motheo has worked on a wide variety of formats, with a lot of different directors, but one thing remains the same: Motheo’s gentle character and collaborative working style make anything possible, a formidable skill in an industry built on imagination.

Johannesburg

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Natalie Haarhoff SASC

10 years of on-location single cam shooting, a SAFTA award, an Avanti and SACS Visual Spectrum award later and Natalie is still sure her best work lies ahead of her. Her tenacity and thrill at every part of the spectrum will serve her well in the commercials environment, where she will no doubt leave her mark.

Johannesburg

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Ofentse Mwase

His incredible grasp of cinematic nuance and how to capture ordinary moments in extraordinary ways has led to a body of work that is varied and compelling. See his images on Instagram, watch his reel and you’ll soon see why he has a following.

Johannesburg

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Pierre de Villiers

“Nothing without a reason” is the adage that Pierre De Villiers lives and shoots by. A fan of finding the why in every decision, he creates the kind of images that don’t just look beautiful, but have the power to change the way you see the world.

Cape Town

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Rick Joaquim SASC

Rick is generous, determined and focused on bringing the heart of the piece into the light. He is also one of the best humans you’ll ever meet. Which is probably why he finds the kind of moments ordinary people overlook. Rick’s work was also recently included in the ARRI Camera Showreel 2019.

Johannesburg

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Robo Wilson SASC Accreditation Pending

A lifelong pursuit of elegance by humble means | cool to work solo | near solo | geeky aesthete | lover of design | rigs | science | seeker of parallel rays of light | cyclist | wannabe swimmer | rookie runner | passionate teacher of cinematography | purveyor of foreign accents.

Johannesburg & Cape Town

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Rory O’Grady

A collaborator at heart, Rory is always keen on finding ways to look beyond the frame and capture the humanity around it. Despite being a fan of preparation, capturing real emotions and telling stories that change hearts and minds is what Rory likes best. Making the world more beautiful, one picture at a time.

Johannesburg

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Scott McCullough

Scott is a multi-award-winning director/DP who collaborated with Prince and directed commercials for Pepsi, Coors, Budwieser, GM, Ford, Jeep, Target and many more Fortune 500 companies.  He has worked with top production companies like STORY, James Productions, Paisley Park, The Directors Networth, TATE/USA, Wilfred Park with some of the biggest agencies.  Scott is a hands-on director who’s fast, creative and is a collaborator experienced in every possible situation.

Los Angeles, CA USA

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Shaun Harley Lee

Cape Town & London

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Stephan Hambsch

Stephan is a multidisciplinary award-winning German/South African director of photography with a passion for shooting emotionally engaging stories and projects that are technically demanding.

Cape Town

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Sunel Haasbroek

Award-winning, internationally recognised and still deeply focussed on shooting the most beautiful pictures she can, Sunel Haasbroek sees the world through the kind of lens that makes it prettier to watch going by…

Cape Town

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Tiyane Nyembe SASC

Tiyane’s precision with lighting to create enchanting pictures, paired with his passion, ability to tell stories, and his calm and easy energy on set, is definitely the reason he is the youngest and first Black African to be inducted into the SASC. He is also a Multi SAFTA Award nominee for Best Achievement in Cinematography.

Johannesburg

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Tom Marais SASC

Tom loves everything about the craft, especially how one can use the light and composition to narrate a mood or idea. He reads the script and comes up with a striking visual design and interpretation of the story in mind, working with the team to ensure the project runs smoothly and looks fabulous.

Johannesburg

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Tom Revington

Wherever Tom goes, a camera goes with him. It is, after all, his lifelong passion for photography that led him to discover and study the wonderful world of Film and Television at Wits for four years. Here he learnt the art of combining images and story telling. He loves the teamwork and collaborative effort that goes into movie making, and gets excited about the different ways in which ideas are brought to life.

Johannesburg

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Trevor M Brown

Trevor has been DOP on an impressive filmography of well known films. To name a few, Strike Back 2, Treasure Guards, Blue Crush 2, Philanthropist, Last House on the Left, Flashback of a Fool, The Deal, 10,000 BC, Avenger, Catch a Fire, The Mercenary, The Triangle, Lord of War and most recently The Perfect Wave.

Cape Town

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Trevor Calverley SASC

Lights and time. That would be his wish. But with a stills sensibility like his, and a well honed flair for finding the best part of any story, Trevor believes that collaboration is how the cinematographer helps to translate the idea into a visual narrative.

Johannesburg

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William Collinson SASC

Nominated for three SAFTAs for feature film work, Winner of SASC Visible Spectrum Award for a feature film, winner of Golden Lion and two Gold Loeries. William is a long-form DOP looking to get into more short-form commercial work.

Cape Town

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Willie Nel SASC

Willie sees the filmmaking process as his ultimate creative expression and loves to travel the world, making evocative films, shooting well-crafted commercials, collaborating on unique music videos, and doing so with good people who are passionate about creating great work.

Johannesburg

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Zenn Van Zyl SASC

With a unique approach to any shot, Zenn has a delicate eye for composition, lighting and movement.  Apart from wishing for a longer magic hour and more time to perfect the intent and beauty of each scene, there is not much Zenn would change about his job.

Cape Town

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