SASC Instagram showcase opportunity

Dear SASC members,
The SASC wants to work and improve the society’s online visibility.
Starting May 2016, we want to launch the official SASC Instagram page @insta_sasc.
With this we would like to invite you to showcase your images created through lighting and lensing on this Instagram page. These showcases will be of an individual cinematographer’s work on his or her’s movies, commercials or tv series.
How it works PER EMAIL:
1) We need frame grabs of your work. Send the images in it’s native aspect ratio. Not smaller than 1MB.
2) Include a description of what the frame entails, the technical aspects of how you achieved it and what that image means to you.
3) Write the hashtags relevant to that image and the production, crew, places, cast, etc involved.

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.
The South African Society of Cinematographers (SASC)
Email us:

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 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).


Should you require further information or have any queries, please contact don’t hesitate to contact Duane at the above email number


Thanks, and good luck to you all

All the best

Duane Rogers SASC




Over 150 entries received for “Visible Spectrum Awards” to be Judged by prominent persons from the Industry, 12 Categories and well supported by our Patrons and awaiting official support.

Judging for Visible Spectrum going well! SA Cinematographers rock @FilmFound support needed !!!!!!
Thank you to all the Patrons/Sponsors “Visible Spectrum Awards”

Attend Awards 21 November 2015 Book Now!

– See more at:

Press Release August 2015


Due to a lack of funding and sponsorships the Visible Spectrum Awards has assumed a very low profile over the last few years. However the SASC members of our board have still been active in assisting the industry in many ways and on many committees within the industry locally and internationally the entire time.

We have accepted that it is time to elevate our presence once again in the Film and Television industry. We believe that the standard of cinematography can be improved and our wish is to readdress the situation by once again reinstating the Visible Spectrum Awards. This annual event showcases the work done by homegrown Cinematographers across all the various genres.

This prestigious event will for be a casual affair, making it accessible for all industry participants.

The SASC board of governors is very pleased to announce the establishment of SASO – South African Society of Operators which is a new entity associated directly with the SASC. SASO membership is open to camera operators and specialist cinematographers who have undertaken work that does not conform to the full SASC membership criteria.

The society is proud to announce that the SASC are now fully associated members to IMAGO, the European Federation of Cinematographers. All our members are listed within the IMAGO directory and web-site. A total of forty-two countries represented are listed and listed therein. Their new updated directory is expected later this year.

The closing dates for the VSA entries is Friday 23rd October 2015. The Visible Spectrum Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday 21st November, the venue of which will be announced at a later stage.

The society recently received an invitation from the president of the American Society of Cinematographers – ASC, to attend the International Cinematography Summit Conference in Los Angeles. We were represented by SASC board member Vincent Cox ASC, SASC, BSC. Our SA showreel was nominated amongst the top three showreel’s, as voted by the international attending delegates.

You can download the press release here….

Press Release – August 2015