Emmy Nomination for Jo

Jo Oosthuizen gets his third Primetime Emmy nomination
Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming
– Survivor “Caramoan – Fans vs. Favourites” CBS, Mark Burnet
From a very young age his dad motivated him to work hard, never give up and to always finish the job at hand no matter what. Growing up in his mother’s art gallery had a big influence on his creativity and his appreciation for beautifully “framed” pictures. Feature films took his mind on an incredible journey and he could never get enough of this visual form of story telling. In 2003 he completed his bachelors degree in Audio Visual Production Management at the University of Johannesburg and started working as camera assistant to various award winning Cinematographers.
Since 2005 Jo worked as a Camera Operator always evolving as an artist behind the camera. Over the years he has worked in various genres including Feature Films, Commercials, Documentaries, Music videos, Drama series, Reality TV shows and it has taken him to thirty-one countries.
Jo has worked on fifteen seasons of the Emmy award winning Reality TV series Survivor – CBS and for other international broadcasters such asNational Geographic, Discovery Channel, History Channel, BBC, ITV, ABC and ESPN.
Jo was fascinated by steadicam shots and he knew very early in his career that he wanted to become a steadicam operator. In 2008 he invested in his own steadicam equipment for Film and HD cameras. Jo’s love for cinematic images caused him to focus more on Steadicam and Camera operating on Commercials and Feature Films. Jo is passionate about Cinematography with an addiction for amazing motion pictures. Composition, lighting, dynamic steadicam shots and the challenges that filming may bring is what he lives for. Jo enjoys experimenting with different styles and interpreting the director’s vision is extremely important to him.
Cameras that’s been flying on Jo’s rig include the Arricam LT, Arri 435, Moviecam Compact, Arri Alexa, Arri D21, Red One, Red Epic, 5 Camera DSLR rig, Sony F900, Sony PDW-F800 XDCAM, Panasonic Varicam, Panasonic HDX900…
Awards & Nominations:
Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming, SURVIVOR “South Pacific” Mark Burnett Productions / CBS, 2012
Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming, SURVIVOR “Redemption Island” Mark Burnett Productions / CBS, 2011

SASC Office

Dear SASC members,
We launched the SASC Instagram page today, and I am very excited with the positive response.
I am sending this notification to remind all members to participate in this.
The more the better.
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SASC Visible Spectrum Awards




Should you have any nominations for entries in our Awards, please find the details in the attached “Call for Entry” documents

As you can see we have 11 award categories ranging from Students to Documentaries and Drama to Features films

The closing date for entries is the 1st September 2017 and the category entrance fee is FREE

The Visible Spectrum Award ceremony will be held on 30th September 2017 the venue is ‘The Barnyard Theatre, Cresta, Johannesburg – 17h30 for 18h00 start

To book for the Visible Spectrum Award ceremony, please email the sasc@mweb.co.za with the amount of people attending in your party, as well as the names and contact details

A ticket to attend the Visible Spectrum Awards evening costs R150 per person and includes dinner, the Award Ceremony, entertainment, and plenty of time to network and have a good time. (Student packages are available on Request).


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Thanks, and good luck to you all

All the best

Duane Rogers SASC




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