Editors

An editor is a person who practices film/video editing by assembling the footage. However, the job of an editor isn't simply to mechanically put pieces of a film together, cut off film slates, or edit dialogue scenes. An editor must creatively work with the layers of images, story, dialogue, music, pacing, as well as the actors' performances to effectively "redirect" and even rewrite the film to craft a cohesive whole. Editors usually play a dynamic role in the making of a film.

With the advent of digital editing, film editors and their assistants have become responsible for many areas of filmmaking that used to be the responsibility of others. For instance, in past years, picture editors dealt only with just that—picture. Sound, music, and (more recently) visual effects editors dealt with the practicalities of other aspects of the editing process, usually under the direction of the picture editor and director.

However, digital systems have increasingly put these responsibilities on the picture editor. It is common, especially on lower budget films, for the assistant editors or even the editor to cut in music, mock up visual effects, and add sound effects or other sound replacements. These temporary elements are usually replaced with more refined final elements by the sound, music, and visual effects teams hired to complete the picture.

Film editing is an art that can be used in diverse ways. It can create sensually provocative montages; become a laboratory for experimental cinema; bring out the emotional truth in an actor's performance; create a point of view on otherwise obtuse events; guide the telling and pace of a story; create an illusion of danger where there is none; and even create a vital subconscious emotional connection to the viewer, among many other possibilities.

Offline Editors
An offline editor is what was traditionally referred to as a "picture editor". The offline editor works closely with the director to craft the story and will typically be a senior editor with lots of experience in storytelling. Of all the people involved in the post-production process an offline editor typically spends the longest time on the project.

On the technical side a good offline editor will have a firm grasp of the technical specifications of the system/s they work on, be they Avid, FCP or one of the lesser known systems. With the advent of the digital age and HD there are many different digital and HD formats available to the filmmaker and it is very important that the offline editor is familiar with the various different workflows required by each format.

Media management is of paramount importance especially on longform jobs such as series, features and documentaries.

Online Editors
The online editor is the person responsible for the "finishing" of the picture. He/she will grade or colour-correct the project and add in titles and sometimes even visual effects. He/she and his/her assistant are then responsible for conforming and playing out the final movie to the specifications set out by the broadcaster or client.
  • Adam P
  • Designation: Editors/. Adam attained a BA Dramatic Arts (Hons.) and Television Production and Editing (Hons.) from WITS. In 2007, whilst in his 2nd year of study, he enjoyed the privilege of... ...
  • Adeyemi I
  • Designation: Editors/. Adeyemi studied at Afda and started his career by interning with Colorist (Craig Simonetti) at Blade Works post-production facility. ...
  • Alan H
  • Designation: Editors/. Alan is an offline editor with nearly 20 years experience in the industry. He is able to edit on Avid and Final Cut Pro with excellent comic timing and deft story telling ability. ...
  • Anna S
  • Designation: Editors/Offline . Anna has experience editing documentaries, commercials, corporate videos, reality series and narrative projects. ...
  • Athena A
  • Designation: Editors/Online; Offline. Athena is an intelligent and dependable editor who works on both the Final Cut Pro and Avid platforms ...
  • Bobby M
  • Designation: Editors/Subtitler; Camerman; Director; Producer. Bobby is an editor who started his career in the film industry in 2004. He completed his film studies at Big Fish Film School/Monash University, where he also completed an intensive short course on Documentary making. ...
  • Bongi M
  • Designation: Editors/Post Supervisor. Bongi is a TV editor who began her art career as a drama student at NSA and studied TV Broadcasting at Wits ...
  • Bradley K
  • Designation: Editors/Researcher, Offlone/ Online Editor. Junior Director, . Bradley is an enthusiastic researcher and editor with strong design and online skills, who is a pleasure to work with. ...
  • Brett A
  • Designation: Editors/Post Supervisor. Brett is a young, creative and passionate offline/online editor based in Johannesburg. ...
  • Bronwen M
  • Designation: Editors/Post Supervisor . Bronwen started her career by working with a few top commercial directors and on some ground breaking commercials including the much loved MNet campaign... ...
  • Catherine D
  • Designation: Editors/Online; Offline. Catherine is a talented, innovative, engaging and meticulous storyteller with a flair for finding the beauty, even in seemingly ordinary shots. ...
  • Caylen H
  • Designation: Editors/. Caylen started out as a Media Operator with Etv before taking a position with Quizzical Pictures as an assistant editor, where he worked on a Rhythm City for 8 years. ...
  • Chad M
  • Designation: Editors/. Chad has worked on Commercials, Promos, Presentations, Corporate Videos, Documentaries, Short Films, Sports Shows and various other genres. ...
  • Charles T
  • Designation: Editors/Producer, FCP Trainer. Charles is an editor and FCP trainer with over 13 years industry experience. ...
  • Christel S
  • Designation: Editors/Post-Coordinator, Production Coordinator, Directors Assistant. Christel is an ambitious young assistant editor with excellent communication skills, who also has experience as a post-production and production coordinator. ...
  • Dean B
  • Designation: Editors/Animator, Videographer. Dean is a passionate offline and online editor who has worked in various kinds of short form media, from commercials to music videos to corporate AVs. ...
  • Derick C
  • Designation: Editors/Animator, Camera Man. Derick has 10 years production experience under his belt, While he was studying he started off as a photographer and camera operator for Dream Merchant productions, this lead to editing and motion graphics which he has mastered to date. ...
  • Elizabeth W
  • Designation: Editors/Motion Graphics Artist . Elizabeth is a video editor and motion graphics designer, who is passionate about the creative arts and the craft of creating great visual entertainment. ...
  • Francois G
  • Designation: Editors/Camera Man, Director, Media Producer. Francois is a multi award winning editor.He is an experienced off-line, on-line editor on both Final Cut Pro and Avid platforms. ...
  • Frank J
  • Designation: Editors/Cameraman, Researcher, Director, DIT. Frank Joubert is a freelance editor and camera operator with over ten years%u2019 experience in the film industry. ...
  • Frans B
  • Designation: Directors/Researcher/ Editor/ Cameraman/ Scriptwriter/ Proofreader. Script Writing got him into Filming, Editing and Research. Research got him into Directing. In short, a fascination with the human experience and spirit got him into... storytelling. ...
  • Gareth J
  • Designation: Editors/Offline, Online. Gareth is a senior off and online editor who is equally comfortable working in Avid or Final Cut Pro. ...
  • Gloria M
  • Designation: Editors/Offline . Gloria Matolo is an unconventional, energetic, semi-conforming editor. ...
  • Halinka V
  • Designation: Editors/Post Production Supervisor/ AD/ Scriptwriter . Halinka's vision is to bring commitment, integrity and competence to the Audio Visual field. ...
  • Helene I
  • Designation: Editors/Compositor, VFX artist, Flame / Smoke Online editor . Compositor, VFX artist for high end TV commercials as well as Cinema. Helene is well known in the industry to be the best retouch artist available and her roto skills are very fast and accurate. ...
  • Hersh P
  • Designation: Directors/Editor . Hersh has a passion for editing and cinematography. He has a BA Audiovisual Production Management with Honours completed at The University of Johannesburg and studied at Wits, AFDA and Arcada ...
  • Ian W
  • Designation: Editors/. Ian is well known in the film industry as a reliable, accountable and fast editor who treats every job with the same amount of enthusiasm and professionalism, regardless of budget or rating figures. ...
  • Jacques R
  • Designation: Editors/Stills Compositor, DOP, Creative Director, Photographer . Jacques is a creative and focused individual that is simply obsessed with learning new tricks and methods to improve his craft as an editor, creative director, photographer & image editor. ...
  • Jamie T
  • Designation: Editors/. Jamie is a Commercials/Promo/Film Editor (offline and online) with a strong feel for narrative, tone and emotional nuance. His work has won some notable awards... ...
  • Jeanesse M
  • Designation: Editors/. Jeanesse is an ambitious and conscience video editor that aims to gather knowledge in all fields of post production. ...
  • Kabelo M
  • Designation: Editors/. Kabelo Molefe is a filmmaker, visual designer and fine artist who has been in the creative industry for over 5 years. ...
  • Kabi M
  • Designation: Editors/Designer. Keabetswe (Kabi) is a flexible designer and creative video editor with diverse creative interests, ranging from soft to commercial creative material including design (both electronic and print media). ...
  • Kevin B
  • Designation: Editors/Cameraman /Grpahic Desifn. Kevin has 5 years of extensive professional editing experience in the film industry on various projects including music videos, training videos... ...
  • Leon G
  • Designation: Editors/Motion Graphics Designer, Post Supervisor, DOP, Script Writer . Leon well known as an Editor, DOP and Motion graphics artist. ...
  • Lexie K
  • Designation: Editors/Videographer, Photographer. Alexandra best known as Lexie is a jack of all trades, and a master of some, she is a freelance videographer, photographer and editor. Lexie completed her Masters in Film & TV (cum laude) from Wits ...
  • Lihle M
  • Designation: Editors/Online . Lihle Msimang is a young lady with an immense passion for editing. With a wide range of editing skills, she can edit anything from Film to Music Videos to Corporate Videos and DVDs. ...
  • Magda V
  • Designation: Editors/Post producer, Post Supervisor, Videographer . With more than 13 years experience in the local broadcast industry, Magda has gained experience in both online and offline editing. Her main focus areas are dramas and soap... ...
  • Marcus C
  • Designation: Editors/Compositor. Marcus is the proud winner of several Avanti and Loerie Awards for Post-Production. has spent the past 20-odd years in the television industry honing his editing and composting skills. ...
  • Masibonge M
  • Designation: Editors/Camera Man/ Compositor . Masibonge comes from an IT and music background and literally spends his days in front of the computer. He is fresh from University where he completed a course in Multimedia Design specializing in Video. ...
  • Masonwabe J
  • Designation: Editors/Director, Cameraman. Masonwabe has worked on short and long format productions including commercials, TV promos, drama series and music videos. ...
  • Matthew M
  • Designation: Directors/Editor, Videographer . Matthew has crossed over from the world of Music into Cinematography... ...
  • Melissa D
  • Designation: Editors/Writer, Photo Editor, Jnr Producer. Melissa is a LISOF graduate with a major in Fashion Media. She is a keen editor, junior producer, writer and is capable of doing design projects such as photo compositing and retouching. ...
  • Michael K
  • Designation: Editors/Colorist, Certified FCP and Avid Trainer. Michael has a broadcast editing career spanning 16 years, and has worked on a variety of projects including documentaries, sitcoms, commercials and music videos. ...
  • Michelle F
  • Designation: Editors/. Michelle is a vibrant and skilled editor with a variety of notable projects under her name. ...
  • Nate L
  • Designation: Editors/Cinematographer, Director, Colourist . Nate is a highly creative editor, and director, with a great love for story. ...
  • Nokwanda M
  • Designation: Editors/Jnr Post Producer. Nokwanda is an dedicated junior offline editor with a passion for filmmaking. She has three years working experience and also has experience working as a Post producer ...
  • Nomzingisi M
  • Designation: Editors/Graphic Design. She love to work on story structure and bringing the best out of the material given. Nomzingisi has a keen interest in all genres of factual programming and have a passion for storytelling. ...
  • Nyiko C
  • Designation: Editors/Camera Operator. Nyiko graduated from AFDA. He is a talented editor and camera operator, having had worked on television shows for SABC 1, 2, and eTV. ...
  • O'Brien M
  • Designation: Editors/Designer, Director, Motion Graphics, Video Grapher . O'Brien is a very ambitious young filmmaker, music video director, skilled editor and designer... ...
  • Phillip M
  • Designation: Editors/Producer. Phillip is a hard working person and has a lot of experience in the film industry. He is an independent individual, who works well without supervision. ...
  • Precious K
  • Designation: Editors/Post Supervisor/ junior Producer . Precious is a video editor that has been in the industry for four years now. Having completed her studies at AFDA were she majored in editing... ...
  • Richard M
  • Designation: Editors/. Richard is a promising, young editor who began his career in the film industry as a runner, while completing his degree in Dramatic Arts. ...
  • Robyn B
  • Designation: Editors/Writer. Robyn is, and always have been, a creator. From a young age she has always attracted to capturing beauty - whether in words, films, art or photographs. Growing up, Robyn made sure she grew that passion. ...
  • Rofhiwa T
  • Designation: Editors/Promo Producer. A young creative nerd at heart, Rofhiwa Tshiwawa has several years of experience in the broadcast industry. He began his career as a video editor and Camera Operator ...
  • Sajjaad S
  • Designation: Editors/. Sajjaad specialize in DaVinci Resolve, but is fluent in FCP, Adobe Premiere and Avid as well. ...
  • Sam N
  • Designation: Editors/Director, Writer, Producer, Researcher . Samantha Nell is a South African writer, director, and cinematographer. She completed her MFA at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore in 2014. ...
  • Simon A
  • Designation: Editors/Writer, Animator. Simon has edited, colour graded and done effects work on a number of award-winning short films and commercials. ...
  • Siyanda R
  • Designation: Editors/Post Supervisor . Siyanda currently works as a senior editor and post supervisor. He has become conversant with protocols on a freelance basis, his self motivated keen individual who is full of potential and would be an asset to any post production environment. ...
  • Sizwe S
  • Designation: Editors/Camera Operator . Sizwe is a junior editor who is well dedicate and ambitious with a 3 year diploma in Film and television. ...
  • Stuart D
  • Designation: Directors/Editor, Videographer, Compositor, DOP . Staurt has worked on Corporates, broadcast, Webcasts, Live Events and Commercials to name a few. Stuart is very passionate about the work he does. ...
  • Talent M
  • Designation: Editors/Camera, Motion Graphics . Talent received his television studies diploma from Damelin and motion picture degree from AFDA specializing in editing. ...
  • Tamarin G
  • Designation: Post supervisors & workflow experts/Post Production Producer, Editor, Production Manager, Researcher, Designer, Content Producer. Tamarins interest in film, television & everything audiovisual started at a young age. Always having known what she wanted to do, she studied at the University of Johannesburg where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Production Management. ...
  • Thandeka M
  • Designation: Editors/Researcher, Camera Assistant . Thandeka began her career after completing a three-year diploma at Boston Media House where she specialized in Video Broadcasting... ...
  • Thomas B
  • Designation: Compositors/Editor, 3D Animation. Thomas is a vry skilled, highly driven and dediacted Editor, Compositor and Aniamtor. His great passion for the work he does is the driving force for his success. ...
  • Tiko M
  • Designation: Editors/Motion Graphics . Tiko is a highly motivated and enthusiastic film school graduate with a good knowledge of Production. ...
  • Toni V
  • Designation: Editors/Online/offline Video Editor . Toni is an offline editor with 18 years of experience in the media industry. He was based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for 23 years where he collaborated with many creative professionals in a variety of fields... ...
  • Tsholofelo M
  • Designation: Editors/Offline, Online, Researcher, Director . Tsholofelo is a 28 year old charismatic with a BA in Motion Picture. During her 3 years in the television industry, she has worked as an offline and online video editor on a variety of projects. ...
  • Tumi M
  • Designation: Editors/Colourist/ Sound Engineer. Tumi has spent the past 8 years in the television industry honing his online editing skills. ...
  • William K
  • Designation: Editors/Music Producer. William is in great demand as an off/online editor with a reputation for delivering a great cut in a record time. His work ethic and attention to detail ensures that he is one of general Post's hardest working editors. ...
  • Zandile V
  • Designation: Compositors/Editor/ Illustrator . Zndile is an extremely passionate Multimedia Designer, specialising in video production, illustration, character design, animation and photography. ...
  • Zweli M
  • Designation: Editors/Director . Zweli is a strong off and online editor who also happens to be a director... ...