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Ernst comes from a photographic background the transition into video came naturally as the years progressed. Fast becoming a name directing, and producing anything from Short Films, TV commercials and virals hits as well as shooting fashion stories on the side and jointly running international Fashion label Lalesso.
“I studied politics and international relations, with an emphasis on African politics and conflict resolution. My love for travel lead me on a year long trip in a Landrover around sub-saharan Africa, where I met a photographer on the beaches of Kenya, and quickly fell in love with the job. 10 years on I have valued local and international experience. I began with a production company and quickly became a producer at Bigs Sky Productions (Cape Town) and after 7 years of producing everything from small photoshoots to large scale TVC’s I decided to pick up the camera full time. I had just won the Prize for the BOKEH Mercedes Benz International Fashion Film Festival which gave me the needed confidence to be a full time filmmaker. I continue to shoot for large local and international brands and companies. I love to travel and speak 4 languages, with extensive technical knowledge and connections in the African continent as well as Europe and America.”
With a strong grasp of composition and light he quickly learnt to compose and edit visually stimulating and enjoyable videos. Starting off with making behind the scenes videos on shoots he was working on he has gone on to more documentary and fashion videos. It is evident in his work that he enjoys what he does, because he enjoys his camera and the people he works with. Since then he has shot for established brands such as Woolworths, Merchants on long, Lalesso, Galeries Lafayette, Puma, Mothercare, Beuninger,Karstadt, Watch My Job, Okapi, 5ForChange, ABSA, to name a few. Look out for 2015 as he has some very exciting projects in the pipeline.
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Cell: +27 (0) 76 247 4567