Offline Editors in South Africa

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

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Amelia Cohen | Priest

Amelia Cohen works her magic combining live action with motion graphics. Her fresh and lyrical approach to the flow and timing to editing allows her to turn any footage into a work of art. She is also a skilled illustrator and character developer.

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Andrew Traill | Ludus Post Productions

Andrew Trail’s list of awards isn’t what makes him so great. It’s his attention to the creative process. It’s his incredible ability to know when and why you need a cut or a transition and how to blend scenes that has made him a legend.

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Angela Whitehouse | Ludus Post Productions

Angela Whitehouse’s edits are chock full of nuance and details, not only creatively, but technically, as well. She is one of South Africa’s few accoladed female editors. She adds enthusiasm and a feminine take on storytelling and knows her craft like no one’s business.

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Chris Rautenbach | Ludus Post Productions

Chris Rautenbach has ten years of storytelling under his belt. He headed up Embassy’s post production department as senior commercials editor and was the Creative Director of live action production at Oliver More. Chris brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the offline suite.  

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Colleen Knox | New Creation Collective

Colleen Knox has been an editor for over five years, working on documentaries, commercials, music videos and sporting events. When she’s not being driven by her work ethic in an edit or on set, she’s using it to train for ultra-marathons.

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Glary Leshilo | Ludus Post Productions

Glary Leshilo is touted as South Africa’s rising star. He has climbed the ranks based on his editing wizardry. He believes that the editing process is all about understanding creative people — particularly the director — you’re working with because it’s such a close relationship.

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Jamie Taylor | Ludus Post Productions

Jamie Taylor believes editing is about feeling and intuition. He has the ability to cinematically touch things and add creative value to any project. He has extensive experience in VFX and together with this technical ability, has bagged many international and national awards.

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Jordan Koen | Ludus Post Productions

Jordan Koen has tackled long form editing from the start of his career in both the local and international market, allowing him to learn and grow his storytelling craft. He is now honing his editing skills in the short form market.

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Josh Borrill | Ludus Post Productions

Josh Borrill is a post production specialist, skilled in offline, grading and online. A true shoot to stations genius. Josh is an editor who likes to be onset when needed. He also enjoys traveling with his production team around the country and abroad.

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Julian Redpath | Ludus Post Productions

Julian Redpath is a special talent, one of South Africa’s finest indie folk musicians. Not only is he a music maestro, he is also a creative and experienced editor with strong narrative sense and visual flair, delivering great cuts on a tight deadline.

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Liam Traynor | The First Order

You need something quick, flashy and speaks to the zeitgeist of South Africa? Liam is your guy! With a top notch understanding of Offline, Grading, Motion GFX and Online, and a finger on the pulse of current influencer trends, Liam will get your job done in the most creative, energetic way imaginable.

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Luka Scott | we are_

Finding freedom in the creation of passion projects, high-end fashion TVC’s, and social content, there is no video editing technique too much of a challenge for Luka. With an eye for structuring footage and marrying it with the most compelling music, his insights impress, on every project.

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Mark Ash | Ludus Post Productions

Mark Ash is a talented and flexible commercials editor. He edited the Cannes Gold and Silver award winning campaign ‘Breaking Ballet’ for TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and Darling Films. He is ranked in the top 3 most awarded offline editors in the country.

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Matthew Swanepoel | Priest

Matthew Swanepoel likes to tell stories, and tell them well.
He has a knack for narrative and discern for detail, and enjoys expressing emotive emphasis eloquently with each piece of work. His craft awards collection matches his exceptional editing expertise and his astute ability to alliterate.

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Miriam Arndt | Ludus Post Productions

After briefly considering becoming a wizard Miriam instead opted for a career in advertising, leading to her graduation from AFDA in 2011. After being a permanent editor at a boutique post house for six years, Miriam has branched out and is now available at LUDUS Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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Nick Gishen | Ludus Post Productions

Nick Gishen is a cool, calm and collected editor. Nick prides himself on his craft and the quality of his work. He has a fluent command of narrative structure and an excellent technical grounding, making him a first rate visual storyteller.

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Paul Speirs | New Creation Colletive

Paul Speirs is a technically strong feature film and commercials editor working locally and globally. His engineering mind combined with a love of storytelling and good cinema brings problem-solving techniques to the art of fine-tuning a cut, drawing on subtlety and underscoring good performance.

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Raees Hassan | Ludus Post Productions

Raees Hassan’s advertising career began as a creative designer, 2d animator and photo editor. Raees is a storyteller who uses well thought out sound design to enhance his work. He is level headed and is a stickler for detail, an asset in the editing process.

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Tshepo ‘Sci-T’ Dladla | Ludus Post Productions

Tshepo ‘Sci-T’ Dladla is an accomplished short-form offline editor. Tshepo works primarily in Adobe Premiere Pro, he is a relaxed and creative editor who prides himself on his craft and the quality of his work. Vernacular TVC’s, be they Tswana, Zulu or Sotho, are no problem for this talented craftsman!

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Willie Saayman | Ludus Post Productions

Willie is a master commercials editor with over 20 years experience in the craft. His talent for compelling storytelling has allowed him to work with most of South Africa’s top directors. Willie’s work has earned recognition at the Loeries, Cannes and has been featured on Shots.

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