Kobus Loubser is a sought-after DIT, photographer and videographer with over twelve years’ local and international experience. He acquired his wide range of skills while working as a DIT on feature films, music videos and commercials for clients including Coca-Cola, Coronation, Adidas, Cell C, McDonald’s, Toyota, Absa, Telkom, KFC, Isuzu, and Honda; as well as a recent beer commercial shot at Kilimanjaro. In addition, he worked as a Phantom high-speed camera operator on projects for Bidvest, Santam and MTN Africa.
Kobus gained extensive global industry knowledge while working in countries such as Botswana, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Turkey, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. He especially enjoys working on documentaries and is currently involved in an interesting long-term documentary project for Eskom. He regularly works on productions for Discovery Channel, and recently did a covert documentary about elephant
poaching in the Serengeti where he also shot some remarkable footage of the Wildebeest migration.
He was involved in the “Spirit of Africa” off-road rally competition two years in a row, and the French production “La nuit des éléphants” that he worked on, was the first ever wildlife documentary shot on custom cameras entirely by moonlight.
His next project for Discovery Channel is a Virtual Reality experience for Shark Week, which will include using new technology to shoot under water and implementing VR footage stitching – a creative challenge he is very much looking forward to. Kobus is most in his element when he can combine his vast technical skills with his keen artistic eye, as well as troubleshoot and solve technical challenges in the process.
His main areas of expertise include:
· TV commercial DIT
· Blue Chip documentary DIT
· Time lapse shooting & workflow
· Monitor calibration
In his free time, Kobus experiments with DIY improvements to his DIT trolley – it currently looks like a wheelchair from outer space.