My career began in television in 1984 when I joined the SABC. I completed the SABC’s Television Training Course, and then moved into VT (video tape department) and FFC (final control) to complete my training.
In 1985 after 1.5 years at SABC I moved to Video RSA (Currently ZSE TV) as a VT operator for there main edit suit (yes in those years an edit suite required a full time VT operator and a machine room full of 1 inch machines).
In 1988 I joined The Video Lab as an Editor, working in there linear suites. I spent 3 years at The Video Lab working my way up to become one of there top linear editors and edited hundreds of commercials music videos and inserts for television.