Dominique Vandenhoudt – based in Cape Town, Video Journalist & MoJo trainer and Founder of Tape Town productions. Belgian- born Dominique Vandenhoudt has worked extensively for all major TV Networks in Europe covering numerous headline stories & documenting a host of interesting people with interesting stories. These include the likes of Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Bono, The Dalai Lama, Yasser Arafat, Bill Clinton to mention a few.
Dominique started his career as a sound-engineer and later as a cameraman. One of his first professional assignments was to cover the Fall of the Berlin Wall for ITN. While working in Belgium Dominique was introduced to the new concept of Video Journalism based on the principle of one person handling planning, researching and scripting the story and that same person filming, interviewing and editing the final report.
Dominique is also the founder and director of Media-Academy Cape Town who have for the last 8 years been training multi media students as well as professionals in the field of Video Journalism. He has trained staff from numerous local and international companies, government departments, newspapers as well other training academies throughout Africa. Media-Academy is affiliated with The VJ.com founded by Micheal Rosenblum who is considered the ‘Guru of Video Journalism’ and who has grown his training academy to one of the largest and most highly respected in the world.