CURRICULUM VITAE

Personal Info:

Dual Citizen (South Africa & U.S.A)

JHB, South Africa

1994-10-04 / 9410040310080

hesterisek@gmail.com

+27(0) 798919964

Personal Statement:

After graduating, I decided to take the independent route of starting Tiger & Lilly Productions. This was a time of immense growth and self-discipline - It gave me the freedom to work on personal projects in my free time and interrogate where exactly I’d like to position myself within the film industry. After two years of dipping my toes in various waters and growing the company, it became clear to me that my passion and aptitude mostly lies in the editing room.​ Since then I've become a full-time freelance editor. The depth and scope of what there is to learn about the craft of editing is seemingly never-ending, and my curiosity and love for editing grows with every project. My experience stretches over a variety of projects including Short Films, Music Videos, Drama Series, Reality TV, and Ads.  

Education:

2008 - 2012       Menlopark High School (Five Distinctions)

2014 - 2017        BA (Hons) Film Arts (Cum Laude)

                           Open Window Institute

Honors year completed under a merit based work-to-study bursary.

***Summary of Honours Thesis

***Full Thesis

 

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Experience: 

Au Pair in Beijing, China: 2012 - 2013

Tiger & Lilly Productions: 2017 - Present

As a start-up company, the range of duties and skills learnt was vast. They include, cinematography, directing, editing, working with clients and freelancers, social media marketing, website building, and creative direction.

Freelance Editing:  

Offline Editor: Run Jump Fly Creations

Short-Form Content: Online adsbehind the scenes videos, branded content

2019 - 2020

Offline Editor: Ochre Moving Pictures

Drama Series: 'Spoorloos' Season 3 

2021

Offline Editor: Wyrd Films

Reality Show: 'Ouma Weet Mos'

2021

Offline Editor: Limpopo to iKapa

Travel Show: Armchair Traveler

2021 

Video Editor, One Nation Creative - Johannesburg
Promotional Ads & Inserts for TV

2021 - 2022

Assistant Editor, Ochre Media - Johannesburg
Crime Drama Series, ‘Lioness’ Season 2 for MNet

2022

 

Offline Editor, Ochre Media - Johannesburg
Family Drama Series, ‘Spoorloos’ Season 4 for KykNet TV.

2022


Set Work Freelancing: 

Camera Assistant -  T.V Series ‘The Greenhouse Effect’ for Oxygen Media

                                     T.V Series ‘Abnormal Load’ for Oxygen Media

                                     Short Film ‘What did you Dream?’ by Karabo Lediga 

                                     Branding ‘Make-Up is Art’ for Black Gosling
Camera Operator -  Behind the Scenes Shoot for Burley Boys
D.O.P                       -  Standard Bank Advertisement  for Black Gosling


 

Open Window Institute: 2016 - 2017

iMPAC Festival Program Co-ordinater

Editing Short Course Lecturer

Social Media Marketing Content Creation

Languages:                           

Afrikaans (Fluent)

English (Fluent)

French (Beginner)

Software Skills:

Adobe Premiere Pro: 9/10

Adobe After Effects: 4/10

Adobe Media Encoder: 9/10

Adobe Photoshop: 5/10

Da Vinci Resolve: 6/10

Achievements: 

Best Conceptual Film & Best Documentary at Open Window Pangolin Awards (2016) 

Conceptual Short, ‘Immer Veranderend’, selected & screened at Silwerskerm Film Festival & AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival as part of a Student Showcase. (2017)

 

Narrative Short, ‘Tweetalig’, selected & screened at Silwerskerm Film Festival as part of a Student Showcase. (2018)

 

Poetic Documentary Short, ‘Heuegenisse van ‘n Vrou’, selected  & screened at Apollo Annual Film Festival. (2018)

Conceptual Short, 'Trilogy', selected & screened at Latitudes Art Fair (2019)