Danie Van Der Linde
Photo Franchisee

My Story

I started my professional TV career in 1995 after completing my education in Visual Arts at the South African Film School. Working for a big Sports brand Supersport producing "Promo's".

In 1997 I left for the USA and worked with Camp TV shooting video yearbooks during the summer school holidays in Maine. Afterwards, I moved to Los Angeles where I worked on several films and TV sets, grip, PA, sound engineer, and several other roles.

Back in South Africa in 1999, I completed a Diploma course in print and design.

As a freelancer in the following years, I was the Senior Director for Big Brother South Africa 1 & 2 for Endemol Productions. I also spent several years as Senior Editor working for Urban Brew Studios. I also designed, wrote, Produced, Directed and edited a very successful Sports Wrestling show for the South African domestic market.

Afterwards, I created a Motorcycles Lifestyle show combining my involvement in Motorcycle racing with my passion for TV.

In 2011 I migrated to New Zealand and started shooting action photo's around the New Zealand racetracks as a freelance photographer. I also headed up Production for TV Central till 2014 when this small Matamata regional station closed down.

My career took to the skies as I chased my aviation dreams and am a qualified pilot.
Covid brought many things to a halt and I looked for an opportunity to combine my love of visual art and aviation. Drone videos and Photography seemed a great combination and before I knew it I was shooting Real Estate photos and videos with the amazing Waikato Open2View team.

My combined experience and knowledge gives your next campaign the edge over other agents and photographers. Please feel free to get in contact!

Some of my happy clients...

Hey, a big shout out to you Danie. The photos for 18 Burwood RD are fantastic and the vendors are so please. They have used Open2View in Whanganui many times but Judy said that your photos are far better than any of the photos they've had done in the past.

Nerrida schuler - Harcourt Matamata

"Always amazing work with a great smile and can do attitude"

Roger Child

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