Haynes - Stills Photographer - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Leora Haynes

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


Production manager, field and content producer, stills photographer in the film and TV industry.

I eat ice-cream for dinner sometimes.


Stills Photographer


Imagery and post-prod for:
Broadcast industry; actor profiles, behind-the-scenes; EPK's; live events; model portfolios; band profiling; sports and automotive; corporate shoots.

Work History

Production Assistant

World Poker Tournament

February 2014 - February 2014

Production assistant to ENG crew for filming of the Alpha 8 Poker challenge held in South Africa.
Basic management of gear; logging of time codes and footage; keeping note of script changes; assisting producers.

Nissan GT Academy Professional Driver filming and stills

Nissan South Africa

January 2013 - January 2013

Nissan is on the hunt for their next professional driver. 16 contestants (8 from the Middle East and 8 from Africa) will compete at race camp in Silverstone for the title and contract to be Nissan's next professional driver.
Playtime pictures and Crazyhorse Productions teamed up to document this event counting down from 25 men to Africa's top 8.

Broadcast Gear Rental Co-ordinator

Puma Video

March 2013 - August 2013

To ensure that the bookings system and company gear is up to date at all times.
Preparing quotes and gear as efficiently as possible for clients
Maintaining of the job files to simplify invoicing.
Consulting with clients to ensure the gear delivered is according to their shoot style, type and budget.
Sourcing of freelance crew for various production houses.
Follow up on payments and accounts with various clients.
Tech support guru.

Production Coordinator / Assistant Content and Field Producer


August 2013 - February 2014

Management of crew and gear for all news and programming shoots.
Booking of crew and cars for shoots.
Assistant producer for Hashtag - entertainment and lifestyle show, and Shape Your Life - Health and wellbeing show.
Budget implementation for various productions
2nd camera assistant.

Freelance Stills Photographer


June 2012 - June 2013

Stills for E-TV on a freelance basis.
Behind the scenes and continuity stills for soapies: Scandal! and Rhythm City.
Actor profiling for Scandal! and Rhythm City.
Media imagery for Step Up Or Step Out 2.

ZONED TV publicity stills

Urban Brew studios

January 2012 - May 2012

Hired for stills for Urban Brew's new show, Zoned TV to air 17 May 2012, at 6:30PM on SABC 1. Photos for backdrop on show are also my works.

Freelance Marketing Coordinator/ Production Coordinator

Sound and Sounds Media

September 2012 - February 2013

Booking and client management.

Sourcing and pitching company proposals to production and post prod houses.

Drafting of legal documentation; proofreading.

Stills Photographer for Tottenham Hotspur International Player Development Coaching School Event


December 2012 - April 2013

Event, action and branding stills in association with Tottenham Hotspur, Forwardzone and Investec coaching clinics introduced into South Africa.
Players committed to training sessions with selected coaches from Tottenham as well as ex footballer and brand ambassador, Ledley King.
Coverage of event and editing of images.

Stills Photographer

Aperspective Media Inc.

September 2012 - September 2012

Photo shoot on The Politics of Women's Health in South Africa.
Visiting and photographing various state-funded hospitals that do not provide adequate health care especially for poor women and children of South Africa.

Stills Photographer for Tropika Island of Treasure 4 (TIOT4) Cancun, Mexico


October 2011 - November 2011

Island antics for the filming of the fourth installment of TIOT, Cancun, Mexico, due to air in Feb 2012.
Publicity stills and media photographer.
General on set production assistant.

Photographer- COPA and Coca-cola football stars shoot.


December 2011 - January 2012

Media, stills and branding photographer for the 2011 Coca-cola football stars which saw young players from around Africa selected and trained in South Africa.

Stills Photographer/Producer

Playtime Pictures

January 2009 - January 2009

Niche production house in Johannesburg specialising in stills and video for live events, music videos, corporate, documentary, television, sport and all the magic in between.

FCP 7 edit suite
Cameraman with standard gear.
Photographer with standard gear.
Additional crew available: production assistant; sound

Sales assistant

Exclusive Books

November 2008 - April 2012

Stock take
Tills and cashing up
Ordering, receiving, labelling and
merchandising of stock
Overall store maintenance; customer
REFERENCE: Mathew Goncalves


Cold Feet - 48 Hour Film Competition 2013

Entered the 48 Hour Film competition JHB leg. This competition involves making a short film - from pitch to delivery, all within the space of 48 hours.
The film was nominated for the Audience Favourite award and I received a producer's award for perseverance.
The genre we were allocated was Horror.

48 Hour Film Festival 2013 - Cold Feet

Produced short horror film entitled "Cold Feet" for the Johanneburg leg of the 48 Hour Film Festival held in September 2013.
Teams had to script, film, edit and deliver a short film within the space of 48 Hours.
The team's film scooped a Producer's award for Perseverance and was a top five audience favourite out of 72 films.
Not bad for a first time we thinks.

Some Of My Works

Specialising in photography for:
Lifestyle; sports and automotive; advertorial; model and actor portfolios, behind-the-scenes; feature films; travel; landscape and macro.
An avid animal lover so entering into the world of wildlife photography too.
If you're a wildlife photographer and wouldn't mind taking me along as an assistant, I'd be quite interested. Thanks.

Qualifications & Certifications

University of the Witwatersrand

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