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Profession: Videographer/Photographer
Status: Tobie Openshaw
Location: Taipei , Taiwan
Home base: Taiwan
URL: http://www.mandy.com/home.cfm?c=big039
URL: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Bignosetw
Email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: English, Deutsch, Nederlands, Afrikaans, Zhongwen
Organization: Bignose Productions
MSN Messenger: topenshaw@hotmail.com
Mobile phone: +886-931091608
Emergency notes: Contact corneopenshaw@hotmail.com.
Blood type: O+
Last login: about 1 month ago
Member since: 23 Apr 2006 05:04


Tobie Openshaw is a South African-born DOP/producer/photographer who has been working in video and photography for over 20 years.
He has filmed and traveled from desert to city to jungle, in Africa, Europe, the US, Australia and Asia.
He currently lives in Taiwan where he often shoots for Channels such as National Geographic, Discovery, Al Jazeera and BBC.

He has a day job teaching journalism and videography, while continuing to do personal video and photo projects.

Tobie has collaborated with fellow Lightstalker Kloie Picot on several projects with subjects ranging from Tsunami relief to the Middle East conflict. Their documentary film “Shots that Bind – Palestinian Photojournalists in Nablus” won Best Cinematography award in the Documentary section of the New York Independent Film And Video Festival.

Best known for his long-running work documenting the unique “betelnut beauties” of Taiwan, he has held several successful exhibitions, was published in various local and international publications including the LA Times, and has made numerous TV appearances as the foremost authority on the subject.
Showreel can be viewed at:

Betelnut-beauty photo gallery here:

Betelnut docci trailer is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJo7ZkLwkng&mode=related&search=betelnut

and numerous online sites.




Recent Post

Madagascar fixer/advice

Friends are heading out there in a few days time to film the Famadihana festivals, where families bring out the bodies of their dead ancestors for a dance… (Its a documentary about dance around the world…)

Anyone who can advise them, help with access?

12 Aug 2013 15:08 | 1 replies


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