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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Alex Fynn | Pretty Neat
Alex’s love for filmmaking began when he picked up his dad’s webcam and made his first Lego Movie. Fast forward 25 years, Alex Fynn is a multiple award-winning director and editor. Alex is known for his slick and detailed approach to filmmaking from pre-production to post. His love of creative freedom means he brings out the best in everyone he collaborates with. Whether he’s in the edit suite, or on the directing chair – he is a firm favourite with agencies and production companies alike.
Alex Nkholisie | THEN
Loves telling stories with editing, whether that’s music videos, commercials, doccies or social content. But your output is only as good as your input, which is why when he’s not editing you can catch him at the theatre, a live music event, getting into deep convos, or just practising the art of being chill. Ok, he also might be binging Love is Blind but we all need a guilty pleasure.
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.
Anthony Lee Martin | Me&MyFriends
You get editors and then you get filmmakers that edit. Anthony is the epitome of the latter and while you may hire him for an edit, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more valuable collaborator to lean on at any stage of your project from conception through to both picture and audio finish. His work and craft have been recognized at many local and international award shows.
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.
Emily Bussace (Freelance) | Deliverance
Emily fell for editing while spending weeks in a tiny room cutting her honours documentary thesis on child pageants. Since then she has worked with top directors and producers on award winning documentaries and commercials. Her love for and grounding in documentary film translates into a sensitivity and understanding of character and narrative which she brings to her commercial work.
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.
Gordon Midgley | Deliverance
Gordon is an experienced, creative editor, who loves a challenge. He revels in the edit suite! His storytelling talent along with his technical ability combine to bring about moving pieces that set tones, create visions and tell memorable stories. He loves taking the viewer on an emotional journey… He also happens to be a really nice guy!
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.
Joe Erasmus | Matte Black
A veteran in the post production industry, Joe’s success is a result of absolute determination and a positive attitude towards conquering all post challenges. He has a great attention to detail and an excellent understanding of the post production workflow in-between the respective departments.
Kobus Loots (Freelance) | Deliverance
After studying and practicing law, the need to be more creative drove me to the edit room where I have remained for the next 30 years! Working with the country’s top directors has resulted in participating in gold-winning campaigns from the Loeries to Cannes and getting involved with a good idea still gets me inspired to this day.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Speirs | THEN
Narrative editing strikes a deep chord, but a good neck-deep technical edit is also his game. If a job has both, he’s died and gone to post heaven. In short, after he’s had a morning coffee, there’s very little (feature films, music films, short films, or commercials) he can’t handle.
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!