"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun” Mary Lou Cook
The Anthill was created by me, Anthony Yew, it now has a few more people on the team and I’m not working all alone, but the heart and soul of The Anthill is me so if you know who I am, you know who we are as a company.
I started out as a graphic designer and through the years have developed quite a unique skill set from being both technical and creative. I have undertaken various roles including video editor, animator, web designer, compositor, e-Cinema encoder, production manager, technical/creative director and even a Mac & XSAN consultant – just to name a few. The many roles I have taken in different places have shaped who I am as a person, how I do business and most importantly what I have to offer!
I have been very fortunate to have worked with various companies across different media platforms, from charity organizations to Blue chip companies; from MXIT files to Video on Demand and even DCI Cinema Masters. For the past 12 years I worked for a great company who started out as a small team of 10 people and are now part of one of the biggest media companies in South Africa. This experience taught me that through hard work and with great people, anything can be achieved. This is a core value in my business and I believe these two things to be the cornerstones of success. Over the next few years I see myself leveraging on my skills and experience and becoming a great creative who is able to take every opportunity and turn it into something exceptional. I am constantly learning and always waiting for the next new opportunity to use and increase my skill set.
I believe that effective communication and opportunity are key to success, but talent and experience are prerequisites. I offer my skills as an editor, motion graphic artist, web designer/developer and media specialist to help you create visually stunning creations. If you are inspired, see what services I offer, I believe my work speaks for itself so have a look at my showreel and contact me if you like what you see.
Some people are born to be artists, while others are born to be mouse operators. The world needs both of them, but there is very definitely a place for people like me who fit right in the middle and can make the best of both worlds! I offer the following services:
- Art / Creative / Technical Direction
- Encoding & Compression (DCI to VOD to MXIT)
- Design & Conceptualization
- Technical Knowledge of 3D & Stereoscopic
- Corporate Presentations & Videos
- IT (Mac/Win/XSAN)
- Web design, Architecture and GUI
- Multimedia CDs & DVD Authoring/ Mastering
This serves to confirm that I had the pleasure of working with Editor Anthony Yew on various projects as Marketing Manager for Sony Pictures Releases International, South Africa. He assisted with the downloading and editing of all our TV Spots. Anthony worked on the editing on major films such as Quantum of Solace (Bond Film), Spider-Man 3, and Taking of Pelham 123, etc. They were major releases for us and had huge legal regulations which he always adhered to and delivered to the highest standard. He was punctual, professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend his services to any organization.
Nasrin Sayed (Marketing Manager: Sony Pictures Releasing International)
Anthony Yew has been doing the edits for Ster-Kinekor Entertainment and my Disney Theatrical content for the past 4 years. He has always been an absolute professional, getting our jobs done accurately and on time, and with minimum involvement from ourselves. Anthony has a great understanding of our product and we relied on his advise on how best to edit out spots for maximum impact. Anthony has always been an absolute professional and always willing and happy to help and I believe would be an asset to any organization.
Adrienne Scott (Marketing Manager – Theatrical: The Walt Disney Company South Africa)
I like Good job to Ant and his team! I’m very excited about this!
Carey van Vlaanderen (CEO: ESET Southern Africa)
Just a belated note to say thank you 1000 times over for all the new inventions (like sound files ! on DCI) and other great work towards making the LIEFLING premiere such a spectacular success. As always, there is NO WAY we could have done it without you and your 200% commitment. its gone off a blast. Looking forward to the next one, Though calmer! I really appreciate your willingness to always make it work even when we have little time and limited resources.
Helen F Kuun (Indigenous Film Distribution)
Thank you all for your assistance in getting this done in time – love your work!
Eric Blignaut (CineMark)