Today I had an interesting discussion with my friend and fellow freelancer (cinematographer, designer, web developer and recently blogger) Marcel Beck (MXB Studios) about showreels, shoots, creative ideas, crediting and the ethics that go with it all. When I created my showreel a couple of days ago I was faced with the problem as to whether to credit all the actual people whom were involved in each clip and how to go about it? Those who work in film/video/audio-visual know that it is a medium that usually requires collaborative participation. For this reason I decided to add the full credits in my blog (and add the credits as a link to the video) as a way to thank all the people who gave/continue giving me the opportunity to work with them. Some videos I directed, scripted and edited, where others were edited/animated only. I have also included click-through links to some of the bellow credits.
FULL CREDIT LIST:
Directors – Karien Mulder, Celeste Muller, Nicole Olwagen, Leandi Kruger (Open Window School of Visual Communication Film Arts team)
Assistant Director (1 of 3 days of shooting) – Barry Berk
Producer, editing and grading – Karien Mulder
Assistant editors – Jan Harm, Dan Roberts and Leandi Kruger
Cinematography – Celeste Muller, Nicole Olwagen, Leandi Kruger and Karien Mulder – special thanks to Chris Pinto
Styling and set – Open Window School for Visual Communication Film Arts team, Laurie Levine, Barry Berk and special mention Anita Viljoen for the wedding dress .
Make-up (underwater) – Liezl Callaghan
Special Mention – Pluto Panoussis, Dan Roberts & Barry Berk
Puppetry / Director / Producer – Marinda Botha
Co-Producer / Director – Frances Charlton
Director of Photography / Editor – Karien Mulder
Lighting – Damon Berry & Tammy Reid
Cinematography – Nicole Olwagen, Celeste Muller & Karien Mulder
Continuity / Gaffer – Liani Lombaard
Puppeteers – Franqi van Niekerk & Anri Wessels
Make-up – Yowyn du Plooy
Stills – Mark Straw, Nicole Olwagen & Celeste Muller
Concept Design – Marinda Botha & Frankie Beagle
LLN News Network (Lombard Insurance Group), Art Flashman Showreel and Geospace International corporate videos: Cinematography, Production, Grading and Animation was done collectively by Karien Mulder and Alexis Schofield. Additional episodes of the LNN News Network (6 episodes) was created for the Lombard Insurance Group, South Africa and included: Adriaan De La Rey (Cinematography, sound, After Effects), Jan Harm (Cinematography, sound, After Effects), Werner Olivier (cinematography and sound), Louise Malan (production assistant), Alexis Schofield (animation and cinematography) and Karien Mulder (production, direction and editing).
Script / Director / Styling / Production / Editing – Karien Mulder
Executive Producers – Hermann Nortje, Anita Viljoen and Karien Mulder
Cinematography / Sound recording – Adriaan De La Rey, Werner Olivier and Karien Mulder
Horse Handlers – Cassy Parker, Lauren Cockrel and Louwmane Swanepoel
Assistants – Nic Mulder, Louise Malan and Chris Pinto
Translator – Tanya Viljoen
Final Sound Mix – Jacob Israel
Talent – Anna Julies (as the storyteller), Paul Boois, Andries Booysen and Richard Watala (documentary footage), Franklin Ruiters as Andries and Antjie Somers, Hermann Nortje as the Ghost of Johan Bryde, Anita Viljoen, Werner Olivier, Louise Malan, Adriaan de La Reay and Riaan Steenkamp builders as extras.
Music by – Drieka Nero, Les Valentyn, Martin Blake and Dicta 2011.
Special Thanks to – Julian Melck (Kersefontein Guest Farm), Mike Turner, Eddie and Caroline Papier (research), Patrick Pretzen (research), Riaan Steenkamp builders, Jeff Adonis (Langebaan Primary School), Pluto Panoussis and Jan Koster (The Open Window Film Arts).
Direction: Karina Kisseleva
Teaser Editing, grading and title animation: Karien Mulder
Behind the scenes photography: Karien Mulder and Christina Kisseleva
The final music video was edited by Karina Kisseleva and Marcel Beck.
Script – Pierre Patau and Akram Miknas
Narrator – Akram Miknas
Director / Cinematographer / Editing / 2D Animation – Karien Mulder
Additional Archival Film – Werner Nekes: A six-part film-series Media Magica (Displayed in the Dubai Moving Image Museum)
Sound: Nic Mulder
Music: Shedneryan by Roger Subirana & Royalty Free Grand Piano Work Theme.
Animation, scripting and editing for the Jam Jar Stop-motion animation promo video, The Butterfly, drawing time lapses, rotoscoping, stop-motion animation and editing of corporate FP7 (Fortune Promoseven) and Geospace International videos was all done by Karien Mulder.
Clients mentioned in this article is based on this current showreel and is not a reflection of a complete body of work.