LONG ISLAND MOVING PICTURES, previously known as LONG ISLAND TV, is a BEE level 2 post-production delivery company headed up by talented online editor and colourist, Rowan Cloete and film and television industry content specialist, Carmen Cloete.
LONG ISLAND has successfully delivered on a diverse range of content including scripted features and series, documentary features and docuseries, reality shows, music videos and commercials, delivering in roles spanning online editing, compositing, motion design, VFX and colour grading.
Our team can scale up to include a variety of additional personnel, including our go-to Post Producer, Lauren Clifford-Holmes, online editors, colourists and other post production specialists.
Rowan is an awarded post-production specialist, who over the last decade has become one of South Africa's leading online editors and colourists. He has worked across all phases of production in a career spanning more than two decades. His experience as an actor, director and producer has given him a wide technical and artistic vocabulary.
Rowan is a member of the South African Guild of Editors and has been awarded the right to use the SAGE acronym in honour of his contribution to the industry. He was the first colourist in South Africa to be awarded the acronym.
His focus is employing cutting edge technology and techniques to enhance storytelling, and to offer opportunities and solutions to his clients and collaborators that will support and enhance their creative vision.
His wide and varied experience in broadcasting and film has given him an extensive technical and artistic vocabulary and attitude that makes engaging with him as colourist and online editor incredibly valuable for his clients. The fact that he makes it a fun, easy and friendly process means he's liked for more than just the brilliant work he produces.
Carmen is a media specialist and co-owner of Long Island Moving Pictures. She started her career in broadcasting assisting legendary director Bobby Heany, and from the field moved into corporate where she held down roles at KykNet and Showmax before moving to DSTV as a Programme Acceptance Specialist and Coordinator for 6 years.
During her time at DSTV she was (amongst others) responsible for coordinating the content classification of 14 movie channels and managing a team of classifiers. As a result of much TV watching, Carmen developed a strong sense for trends in the broadcast industry, and the screening of foreign content to advise on feasibility and purchase decisions was included in her responsibilities.
Her time as short form producer saw her gain experience in demanding VFX and animation workflows. With a keen eye for detail and a nose for what we’ll be watching tomorrow, Carmen excels at problem solving, coordinating teams and bringing the best out of creative people to achieve a result that everyone can be proud of.
Lauren began her career as a video and photojournalist, establishing multimedia news departments for News24 and the Mail & Guardian. She spent a decade breaking new ground in online mixed media content production, before finding her home in documentary filmmaking. She has since worked on award-winning independent and commissioned documentary features, docuseries and shorts with various production houses, and as an independent producer.
Her roles have spanned the filmmaking value chain, from production management to line producing, roles as series producer, producer and executive producer. Clients have ranged from government to international NGOs, broadcasters such as CGTN and streaming giants like Netflix.
A storyteller at heart, she has a keen understanding of the core creative intent and is able to work with client, director and all departments across the value chain, juggling the various elements of the process with skill, ensuring exceptional products are delivered on time, within budget, and of a standard that exceeds expectations.