About Me

I am a professional videographer, animator and photographer based in Hillcrest near Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. I grew up in Hillcrest and have lived here most of my life. I began my creative journey in 2000 when I started tinkering around on graphic design software, I decided to formalise my interest by enrolling in graphic design courses then got a job at a printing company, it was during this time that I bought my first professional camera. It's now 13 years later as I type this and I'm still doing website design, photography and videography. I had a stint working at an advertising agency as senior graphic designer but after almost two years I decided I'd be better off self employed.

I am married to a talented marketer named Ruth, we have a baby daughter born in July 2019 who is the light of our lives.

Experience

  • 01 Sep 2011

    Lit Media

    After deciding I wanted more creative control over my work and to explore new challenges, I resigned from The Unlimited. I went back to self employment as a videographer, animator and photographer. I have a separate website for my wedding photography which you can see here.

  • 01 Feb 2010

    The Unlimited

    Having worked in-house as a freelancer for a number of months at a company called The Unlimited, I was offered a permanent position as Senior Graphic Designer. Having decided a stable job suited me at the time, I accepted the position.

  • 01 Feb 2008

    Colin Browne Creative

    I left Absolute Digital when the band I was in signed a recording contract. In between tours and recording albums I continued to do graphic design work. My clients included Island View Storage, Rennies Distribution Services and other Bidvest companies.

  • 01 Aug 2006

    Absolute Digital

    Based on my portfolio of private jobs I had done while immersing myself in graphic design, I was asked to join a printing company called Absolute Digital. I was the graphic designer and I ran the wide format printing machine. Whilst there I began doing photo and video shoots.

  • 05 Feb 2002

    In the Beginning

    Frustrated in working an unfulfilling job, I started tinkering with Corel Draw on my brothers computer. I was instantly amazed by the world of creative possibility at my fingerprints. I started picking up design work for clients around Hillcrest.

Gear

Design
2018 Macbook Pro
Adobe Creative Cloud

Video & Photography
Canon XA11 Video Camera
1 Canon 5D Mark III
1 Canon 5D Mark II
7 L-Series Lenses
DJI Spark Drone
DJI Ronin-S Gimbal
Lapel and Shotgun Microphones
Zoom H1 Audio Recorder
Monopod and Slider
3 Speedlights
Elinchrom Studio Lighting
Tripods, Light Stands, Filters

Software

I've spent the majority of my career using Adobe software, having done many online courses through lynda.com and studied books. I used to use Dreamweaver and Flash to build websites until WordPress became the best choice for website development.

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  • HTML / CSS

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  • Illustrator

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  • Photoshop

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  • After Effects

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  • Premiere Pro

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  • Indesign

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  • Lightroom

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