This week, Whitemore Masudi Ngwira is our special guest on the ‘Create Incredible’ podcast, and he lets us in on what it’s really like working on reality shows as a colorist.
Whitemore Masudi has worked predominantly on TV shows for South Africa’s major broadcasters, some of which include the popular ‘Our Perfect Wedding’ and ‘Date My Family’.
‘Date My Family’ became famous for helping singletons find partners by setting them on dates with the family and friends of potential love interests, whereas ‘Our Perfect Wedding’ followed couples in their journey up to the moment they say ‘I do’ at the altar.
By nature, reality TV is never predictable, which is why Whitemore’s job is so important: he needs to blend together all the raw footage of live drama to create a seamless journey.
Whitemore also belongs to a whole host of societies and committees, such as the Southern African Freelancers’ Association, the South African Guild of Editors, and Colorist Society International to name a few, as well as sitting on various judging panels like the South African Film and Television Awards, thanks to his extensive career in the industry.
‘I have a principle called LLL: life long learning, because I am learning everyday’– Whitemore Masudi Ngwira
He explains why it’s so important to be a part of these communities, as it is a space for creatives to get together, exchange experiences, network, and celebrate achievements.
Amongst other tips and tricks, Whitemore lets us in on how streaming services are actually helping fund creative communities in Africa, that you never stop learning in this industry, and offers advice to newcomers: build the biggest online portfolio you can.
Give it a listen on any major podcast streaming services! And, action…