We are excited to invite you to our next social event, an opportunity to network and socialise as we honour our 2014 acronym recipients. This free event is open to all film and television industry professionals, but please RSVP by Monday 24th of March.
The SAGE acronym recognises members’ expertise in their field. Our five acronym recipients for 2014 are:
Melanie Jankes Golden
Nikki Comninos has been working in the South African film and television industry for nine years and has over 50 screen titles to her name as director, editor, or editor-director. In 2011 she was awarded Best Documentary Editor at the South African Film and Television Awards. She also has a strong academic background in media and she is currently registered at WITS University for a Ph.D in Creative Arts, focusing on home video and memory. Her key, and most cherished, experience lies in the directing and editing of documentaries.
Melanie Jankes Golden
Melanie Jankes Golden started as an assistant Editor in commercials at Orchestra Blue Post Production (2000). Her passion is to tell stories, and finds herself caught up in her footage editing a scene until it works, and works well. Melanie believes that if done right, education through entertainment is a powerful medium. She has edited across multiple genres such as wildlife, documentary, drama, feature films and reality. Melanie edited the feature length wildlife documentary Eye of the Leopard directed by Dereck Joubert, which won Best Editing at the International Wildlife Film Festival in Albert, France in 2009.
Floris Kotze has edited for cinema, television and corporates over the last 12 years, resulting in his wide variety of editing styles. With a strong focus on technology, it was inevitable that he would venture into directing and camera-work. He has worked on programmes for the likes of the Discovery Channel, M-Net, Big Brother and Fashion TV, demonstrating his ability to produce outstanding videos, but most importantly, to really shine in post production.
Candice Odgers enjoys all aspects of post-production and prides herself on being an Editor, Sound Editor and Colorist. Recognizing that the Wildlife industry was at the forefront of the High Definition revolution she quickly jumped at the opportunity to work on productions for National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Channel Five, ZDF and Canal Plus for the likes of Briteside Television, Aquavision, Earth Touch and Triosphere. Candice has spent the last 5 years working on a number of projects with the prestigious Wildlife Filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers in Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert at Wildlife Films.
Tanya Rosenberg has over 20 years experience in the film industry and 15 years in the edit suite. She has come to realise that nothing can truly prepare you for the curve balls the film industry will throw at you. She believes that although the basics of editing can be taught, no course or certification can make you an editor. Tanya’s is also of the opinion that she has never stopped learning… she just falls on her face less often.