Nationality: Austrian / South African

Languages: German and English

About Nicolas-Cheze Divischek

I am a German and English speaking Wildlife and Reality TV cameraman and editor based in Cape Town, South Africa. I have lived and worked in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. I specialised in wildlife during my time as a ranger in one of South Africa’s best nature reserves. I spent almost 2 years living in the African bush filming and editing documentary series and documentary long-formats, which have been broadasted in over 20 countries on major channels such as Animal Planet, ABC Australia and National Geographic. I filmed and edited the first wildlife shorts ever produced in Qatar and was part of building the biggest Independent film production company in Qatar. As Head of Technical Operations, I was able to expand my abilities as a certified highspeed phantom technician and as a cineflex operator. I currently am in partnership for the only Vision Research certified highspeed Phantom Flex 4k rental company in South Africa called Highspeedworx, servicing the industry with highspeed cinematography. My personal drive to widen my knowledge, urge to seek adventure and passion for film has made me able to break the boundaries of productions with creativity and technology.

2014 – Present Co-Owner And Freelance

Highspeedworx | Cape Town, South Africa

With my years of experience in highspeed cinematography I formed a partnership with Highspeedworx in South Africa. We own and run the most versatile camera in the film industry – Phantom Flex 4K. Highspeedworx is based in Cape Town, South Africa and is a one-stop shop for all highspeed needs. . Our clients include Nike, Nestle, BMW, Landrover and many more.

2012 – 2015 Head of Technical Operations/camera operator/online editor

AYN AL SHAHEEN FILMS, QATAR

Building the biggest independent production company in Qatar from scratch. Setting up workflows, network systems, edit suites, editing protocols, camera systems. Online edited over 30 documentary series. Lighting Cameraman, Phantom Technician/operator and cineflex operator.

2012 Original concept and creator wildlife warzone: Rhinos

5to9 Productions for Al Jazeera Documentary Channel

This series deals with the issues of rhino poaching in South Africa and what is being done to combat it.

2010 – 2012 Head of Technical Operations / Wildlife Cameraman / Offline Editor

Rock Wallaby Productions | Shamwari Game Reserve

Filming and offline editing of series „Shamwari: A Wildlife“ and various documentary long-formats such as “Wild and Woolly: An Elephant and his sheep”, which were broadcasted in over 20 countries from ABC Australia and Servus TV to Animal Planet.

My specialization

Lighting Cameraman - Various cameras, Wildlife, Factual Documentaries, Interview set-ups, Lighting setups, Greenscreen VFX
Timelapse specialist - remote controlled timelapses, setting up timelapses for years
Phantom Flex Operator - Highspeedworx.com
Cineflex Operator
Head of Post-Production
Off and Online Editor - Adobe CC Suite, Final Cut Studio, Final Cut X
Colourist - Da Vinci Resolve