Geniuses

We believe that editing is being democratised. History will record this period as the moviemaking revolution. Filmmaking and more specifically editing is becoming the new frontier of literacy. A universal medium of communication that is being embedded in every aspect of our lives from social media to education and everything in between.

School children need to know how to read, write and edit!

Touchscreen tablets and televisions will revolutionize our world in the next 18 months with as much instinctual significance as the Internet and the mobile phone. Can you remember life without them?

Michael Brennan
Michael Brennan is the owner and co founder of Labspace and is based in Cape Town, South Africa, an Apple and Adobe authorised training centre.

Michael has worked on over 15 feature films in various incarnations since completing his BA (Hons) Degree in Film Studies in Southampton, England in 2002.

Michael got involved with Training in 2007 when he felt the void in South Africa for the complete insight into the full Final Cut Studio toolset. He went on to become the first Final Cut Studio Master trainer in Africa and four years later become the first Apple Mentor for Final Cut Pro X in Africa. As an Mentor Michael conducts Train the Trainer courses on behalf of Apple in this Region.
Aside from training Michael was one of the two editors on the SuperSport show “Chase the Makarapa” which won the SAB “Best Sports Journalism of the year 2010″.
Michael continues to Direct, Edit and Composite on short projects.

Saadique Mentor
Saadique Mentor has been working in and around the IT industry since early 2000s, working in areas ranging from retail to distribution, technical support and assembly.

In 2009 Saadique joined the Labspace team, shortly thereafter becoming Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and later Apple Certified Trainer for Mac OS X Support and Server Essentials.
Saadique is extending his expertise into new and amerging technologies and computing solutions including mobile devices.

Daniëlle Nel
Daniëlle Nel studied video production and communication at Media Village Cape Town and graduated in 2001. In 2009, she completed her Apple Certified Master Pro for Final Cut Studio with Labspace. In 2010, she became an Apple Certified Trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor. In 2012 she became an Avid Certified Instructor for Media Composer. Today, she is one of a handful of Apple, Adobe and Avid certified lecturers in Africa.

Over the course of her career in media and film, Danielle has worked on 6 feature films, including “Faith Like Potatoes” and “Hansie”, 4 short films, 6 documentaries, 8 music videos, as well as hundreds of TV programs (including weekly broadcasts) and commercials for clients such as GodTV, Labspace and Global Creative Studios. Her work has taken her all across South Africa and abroad to countries such as India, Zambia, Malaysia and the United States.

Among her other achievements, she won the NTVA Gold Award and Avanti Award Nomination for Student (Group) Production for her work on Pressing On – The Story of Eric Hoffmeyer. She color graded the Yogi Sip Ad that won the Yogi Sip 2009 competition.
The PSA ‘New Arrivals’ she edited also received a VUKA Nomination. The Short Film ‘Dear Sister’ she color graded won a Redemptive Story Award at the Redemptive Film Festival 2011

Cedric Robertson
Skills transfer is a critical and integral part of Cedric Robertson’s career, either as a mentor or being mentored. It started during his three year photographic apprenticeship back in 1975, where he gained invaluable knowledge from the industry experts and in that vain, he has continued to share and teach others, on-the-job, one-on-one or formally. In 1980 obtained his BET Certificate from SADF College of Educational Technology and in August 2013 qualified as an Apple Certified Trainer for FCPX Level 1.

In the early days he edited on dinosaur systems like U-Matic, MII and Betacam SP and was quick on the uptake when NLE’s emerged using the then systems of the day, Avid and Media 100. Teaching is incomplete without knowledge and experience. He adds value to the FCPX course with over 20 years of experience running his successful production company. Work includes short films, music videos, corporate communications and doccies and his favourite genre – TV and Cinema commercials. As former Head of Operations at e.tv, South Africa, managed daily drama and news post production work stations and XSAN based HD documentary and natural history FCP edit suites.

Cedric is old school, based in Melbourne Australia, shoots RAW and loves FCPX!

Mariana Acuña
The Foundry’s Certified Instructor. Mariana has been working in the entertainment industry since 2003, she graduated with honors in New Media, specializing afterwards in 3D animation and digital post-production to then go on to Gnomon School of Visual Effects to study VFX-Supervision and Compositing.

She is an active member of the VFX Society and has moderated the LA and NY chapters.

Working as an instructor since her college days beginning in experimental animation, then as full time faculty for the Art Institute of California-Hollywood, Nuke Trainer for Escape Studios, as well as online classes at CG-Workshops.

Mariana is the The Foundry’s Business Development Manager ANZ and does customized training for Pixar, Sony Playstation, Disney Animation, Legend Films, Rainmaker, & Rising Sun Pictures to name a few.

Andy Day
Andy Day founder of Handy Training Online is a Music and Post production veteran. Working in the professional production industry for over 25 years, with clients including 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Disney, Discovery, National Geographic, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Universal Records & MTV.

He is now Creative Director of his own production company Handy Productions Ltd, based in Auckland New Zealand. He is an Final Cut Pro and Logic Studio Apple Certified Trainer and Apple Consultant Network member in New Zealand taking regular trips to the US, Australia & Europe to train Apple users.

Andy is also an Ambassador for Adobe video products in New Zealand, an Adobe CS6 Certified Instructor & Lead Instructor for Maxon’s Cinema 4D in Australia and New Zealand. Handy Training is also the only Professional AVID learning Partner in New Zealand

Lee Herbet
Lee began in film by creating promos for fellow performers whilst working as stand up comedian in New Zealand. Since then his love of finding new and creative ways to telling stories has expanded from personal projects to corporate work.

He started training people on how to use Apple’s video editing solutions in 2004. He is a certified Apple trainer in Final Cut Pro and Motion. After having worked for Apple for many years, he now trains people in all things Apple.

Lee has a fun and infectious style that always keeps his students engaged and learning. He can adjust his teaching to any level and ensure that no matter what level of knowledge you bring into his workshops, you will always leave having learnt things that will help you be more efficient in what you do.

Antony Brown
Antony is both an Apple and Adobe Certified Trainer and spent nine years in London working within the Adobe and Apple software training industry.

He is also co-founder of London based online production music library cinephonix and a Focal Press author.

To name a few of his clients – Nissan, Australian Federal Police, Fairfax, ABC, London 2012 Olympics, BBC1, BBC2, BBC foreign language division, Red Bee, Channel 4, ITV, ITN, B-sky-B, Nickelodeon, CBS outdoor, Setanta Sports channel Ireland, Disney, Siemens, British Military, NATO, MOD, London Underground, National Maritime Museum, The Mill Film studios, Telegraph, The Guardian, RSPCA, London, Dubai & Greece University lecturers, 3D building Architects, Channel 7, ABC, SBS, Apple Australia/NZ, Red Cross. Impressive!

Combining the skills and knowledge he gained during his stint in London, he delivers InDesign, Photoshop, illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X courses with equal expertise.

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