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Education

Feb 1973Nov 1985

Matriculation with University Exemption

Roedean School for Girls, South Africa

Started at Roedean in Grade 1 and Matriculated there. Earned Sporting colours for Swimming, Tennis , Hockey and was Squash Captain. Was a librarian and a prefect in matric.

Feb 1986Nov 1990

BA Social Sciences

University of Johannesburg

Graduated with a BA degree. Majors included, Family and Private law, Philosophy, Linguistics and History of Art

19911994

Post graduate studies Archaeology

University of the Witwatersrand, Archaeological Society Qumran Caves Israel

Theory at WITS, on site at the Qumran Caves Israel

Work experience

Jun 2015Present

Senior Art Director  Film, Editing, 2d Motion Graphics

IDEA AFRICA incorporating STEM and TEACH 

Julia Jordaan :Senior Art Director Film, Team Manager, Film, Art Director Location Shoots

I am currently employed by Idea Africa an International Foundation focusing on e learning as a Senior Art Director of film, editing and 2d motion graphics.

We are creating content under the term STEM, Science,Technology,English and Mathematics, for children across Africa and South Africa.

My job was to establish the overall look and feel of the online experiments. After art directing the shooting of the experiments, they were edited to brief and colour corrected. Thereafter through means of motion graphics and typography the briefs were packaged for school children in their relevant age groups, to demonstrate, witness, show the experiment and their elements, and thereafter the result and explanation leading to the conclusion of the experiment that had just taken place. 

I supervise a team of editors and animators and am responsible for creating the look and feel of the modules. I work closely with the science consultants, locally and Internationally as well as the project producers.Communication between divisions is vital and I place a great emphasis on teamwork.

Feb 2015May 2015

Art Director, 2d Motion Graphics Editor, Concept Development

Julia Jordaan  : Urban Green Development

Freelance

Urban Green properties, a holding company, wished to expand its existing founding entity into several new research and development ventures. The holding company, which was based on a strong housing redevelopment and ergonomically designed furniture concept, wished to expand its vision into new development of business entities, not only concentrating on construction and housing development concepts, but also bespoke technical goods.

Social media was the vehicle of choice to launch and introduce the new products. Conventional stores, were replaced by e commerce platforms together with dedicated sites and all promotions, sales and launches were done through the web and its incredible ability to reach people by people. 

Sep 2009Apr 2014

Senior Editor/Concept & Script Development and Motion Graphics Animator

Velvet Films

Supervised corporate shoots. Directed Corporate shoots. Worked on in house case studies for companies such as Dimension Data, Merchants, Bonitas and Internet Solutions. Also worked on all the safety and informational videos for Gautrain, shown on all the platforms and on the trains. Worked on pitches, assembling pitches and doing music searches.Designed the concepts for award events such as the Free State Stars, Bonitas and Clover Danone. Worked with creative teams and clients from concept to final delivery of the programme.Worked in the broadcast field where I packaged and edited the FNB Biznetwork financial show for CNBC. Created promos for upcoming sporting events.

Aug 1996Mar 2009

Co-Founder and Senior Editor

Visual Assault Post Production

Operated a Post Production Facility. I managed five editors that edited television and cinema commercials. Music videos were also edited. We had 3 producers and 2 assistants. We also had a satellite office in Cape Town.

Portfolio

Portfolio

ACHIEVEMENTS

 I have won several Loeries and a Grand prix for Nashua, special mentions for websites, several Avanti awards, finalists in all Vuka awards entered and a New York Clio award using only 2d animation. I am also very proud of 2 concepts we created for DSTV. Both for the Go channel (now Vuzu) An agony aunt for teenagers, called Dr Ruthless, and a magazine show called Vicious Delicious which was hosted by Zuraida Jardine. We wrote the scripts, art directed, directed and edited the shows.  I created animations for Al Gore's international conferences on climate change, launched a dvd magazine.I create Tumblr sites for showreel purposes for art directors and am often asked to do stock and sound research as treatment for broadcast work.Furthermore I have won Avanti awards for motion graphics in television and Film. Shot Brand activations for Cinema for Vodacom, which won a silver Loerie. Also nominated for 10 SAMA awards for Directing and editing.Edited Commercials, music videos, documentaries and magazine programmes for SABC and DSTV. Created, shot and developed product launches, broadcast on SABC for Haagen Dasz Ice Cream and PPC, School of Magic as well as Taste magazine for Woolworths.Also web based sporting promos for Phenom Ignite and Dimension Data Pro Am.

Skills

KEYNOTE/PPT

FINAL CUT PRO

ADOBE PREMIERE

ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

AUDITION

MOTION

COMPRESSOR

PHOTOSHOP

ILLUSTRATOR

AURORA 3D ANIMATION

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT/RESEARCH/SCRIPTING

FLAME/FLINT ONLINE SUPERVISION

AUDIO AND VOICE OVER SUPERVISION

ON SET EFFECTS SUPERVISOR

SET BUILDING/PROP MISTRESS