High School: Blessed Trinity Secondary School
Film School: Academy of Design and Technology (Toronto Film School)
Graduate Education: Digital Film and TV Production (Honours)


Johannes found himself deep in the film industry as soon as he stepped out of the Academy and onto the streets of Toronto. Eventually, his professionalism and friendly, cooperative demeanour have taken him from Vancouver, Canada to Cape Town, South Africa.


In 2006, Johannes moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, to find work. He quickly landed on the set of Peach Arch Entertainment’s feature film, Grizzly Rage. Director David DeCoteau and Second Assistant Cameraman Jason Heke took Johannes under their wing. Johannes was only supposed to be on set for the day, but he ended up spending his whole summer shooting on the ambitious project. The production was a R30.18 million full high definition film which was released worldwide.


Once the film wrapped, Johannes moved back to Toronto to pursue his career further. But his life took a huge turn when he received a call from Carnival Corporation & plc (Princess Cruises line), inviting him to come aboard a grand class ship as an official Videographer. His duties would involve overseeing all areas of production to post and create what the company called the “Reflections DVD,” which would be distributed and sold to all passengers. Johannes took on the challenge without hesitation.  While aboard the Crown Princess, Johannes filmed off and on the ship, from tour excursions to the ship’s main events. Johannes continued in this role for the next two years, boarding the Island Princess, Crown Princess and the Grand Princess. He has filmed on the glaciers of Alaska and the warm beaches of the Bahamas, on the surreal streets of Bermuda and the frenetic boulevards of New York City.


In 2008, Johannes decided to step off the ships and return to Canada. He began working with ES Team Productions on their reality show Miss Latina Canada. The show was to go national and Johannes wanted to be a part of its success. Starting out as a volunteer on the show, he quickly became an asset to its production; he now stands as one of the Miss Latina Canada’s key players. Johannes now serves as the Camera Consultant for future recording and has been asked back for season two.


With season one of Miss Latina Canada going to air, Johannes was soon approached by Quiet City Design, one of the premier graphics houses in Toronto. The company director, Len Marshall, was to oversee all design aspects of the upcoming “Harvest of Hope” congress being held by the Salvation Army at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Johannes was tasked with overseeing all video production with cinematographer Shawn Batten. Filming and editing all of the interviews with the top men and women involved, Johannes was contracted for full postproduction and production work.


Johannes was finally ready to take his next and biggest step, and with all his projects wrapped he made the move to South Africa. Inspired by the excitement of the Cape Town Film Studio and the natural beauty of the country, Johannes was sure that the South African experience would further his skills as a filmmaker. With South Africa as his base, Johannes is working to establish himself as both a professional filmmaker and a true artist in the post-production environment.

Nominations and Awards:
Ghoema 2016 – Beste Kinder-Album DVD
Ghoema 2015 – Best Music Video


Cinematography Lecture:
Auteur School of Independent Filmmaking (South Africa, Johannesburg)
Photo & Film Expo (South Africa, Johannesburg)


Ezimnandi Cooking Show Pilot Flying Circus TV, Producer: Gino Shellile, Director: Anthony Mearns, Position: DOP Jan De Wet – Lofkleuters 5 Brick Wolf Creatives, Sony Music Producer: Christian Wolf, Position: DOP Afri-Visie Admit One Productions, Producer: Ruette Steyn and Henre Pretorius, Position: DOP (music videos) World Wide English Tellus Vision & Jeanious Productions, Producer: Anna Nordquvist, Position: CO Miss Latina Canada ES Team Productions, Producer: Stefany Singh, Position: CO Ricus Nel I Recall A Gypsy Women Select Music, Director: Christian Wolf, Position: CO Ray Dylan The Only One Select Music, Director: Christian Wolf, Position: CO


Film / Commercial
Grizzly Rage
Peach Arch Entertainment Group, Director: David DeCoteau, Position: Clapper loader
Reconnect Eternal Films, Director: Marius Swanepoel, Position: CO, DOP


Short Film
Jingle Fever
Producer: Amour Elliott-Setter, Director: Amy Reinecke, Position: CO
Ek Lief Die Vrystaat
Producer: 360 Pro-Management, Director: Christiaan Botha, Position: CO, DOP


Music Video (Camera Operator and Director of Photography)
Gavin Edwards – Sparks
Bobby Van Jaarsveld – H.O.L.Y
Die Ventertjies – Lentevrolijkheid
Neil Somers – Silwer Kombers
Kurt Darren – Kaalvoet Skokie
Charlize Berg – Braaf
4 Werke – Wind In My Seile
Brendan Peyper – Die Perfekte Een Vir My
Ray Dylan – Warm Girls En Koue Bier
Candy Benson – Niks kan my keer die
Ray Dylan – Ek sal jou moet laat gaan
Joe Foster – Mona Lisa
Ampie Du Preez – Draai Op
Gary McDowell – Wonder
Brendan Peyper – Bly Nog ‘n Bietjie
Mynard Smit – Iets om in te glo
Emil Struwig – Hemel in jou oe
Vicky Anne Serfontein – Pertrol en Vuur
Pieter Krugel – Laat dit reen
Erika Strydom – Lazyboy
Jane Duke – Hemel In Jou Oe
Mosterdsaad – Manne Wat Glo
Schine Rossouw – Vas Dans
Jaco Nel – Stywer Vas
Len Muller – Iets Om in the Glo
Nicholis Louw & Elizma Theron – Sout
Nicholis Louw – Bring Die Storm
Kurt Darren – Dans op die Tafels
Arno Jordaan – As Jy Hier Is
Little Eye – End Game
Little Eye – Disco, Position
Kobi Onyame – Heartbeat
Adam Barnard – Hy Is
NRG – Sexy Baby


Music Video (Second Unit)
Prime Circle – Ghosts
Prime Circle – Castle Collaboration
Burgerd Botha – As Jy Twyfel


Corporate Video
Mastercard, Priceless Surprise South Africa, Johannesburg)
Creative Council, Vodacom Ignite 2018 (South Africa, Johannesburg)
OrthoLogic Systems, Infomercial/Training (South Africa, Johannesburg)
DS Photography, Garnier (South Africa, Johannesburg)
Stryker South Africa, Promo (South Africa, Johannesburg)
Skye, Converse Optimistic Rebels (South Africa, Johannesburg)
Rolprent Films, Laerskool Lichtenburg (South Africa, Lichtenburg)
Bates Mining Specialist Product Video (South Africa, Underground Mine)
Benoni Country Club Promotional Video (South Africa, Johannesburg)
Ferrofood – Infomercial (South Africa, Johannesburg)
Elan Communications – Process Show (South Africa, Johannesburg)
Quiet City Design – Salvation Army interview series (Canada, Toronto)
Carnival Corporation & plc Princess Cruises – Princess Reflections DVD


Seeking positions in the Camera Department.


Academy of Design and Technology (Toronto Film School) Digital Film and Television
Production (Honours)


Johannesburg, SA

Email: J.Schoutsen@mac.com

Phone: +27 (0) 83 486 5219

Toronto, CA

Email: J.Schoutsen@mac.com

Phone: 1 905 692 2512

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