Our Story

Realtime Pictures was established in 1996 as a TV production and facilities company. Over the years, we have grown our services to include two state-of-the-art production studios - an 80m² green screen with wrap-around infinity curve, and a 150m² soundproof studio complex. We're located in the heart of Linden, a bustling suburb which has fast become one of the main production hubs in Johannesburg. Our mission is to be professional in our field and to deliver standards of an international quality. We believe in skills transfers and hands-on training, which stimulates the industry in the right direction.

Meet the Team



Quentin Haffern founded Realtime Pictures as a facilities company in 1996, and have been directing multi-cam studio shoots since 2000. His vast technical experience has resulted in me lecturing on numerous occasions for different training organisations. He ran the first television MAPP SETA learnership programme in 2006 with 18 learners and achieved a 100% pass rate.



Greg Licence graduated from the Academy of Sound Engineering in 2007. He started working at Realtime Pictures in 2009 as the audio final mix engineer, working on a variety of shows from sitcoms to dramas to everything in-between. He completed a Final Cut Pro course - there was no stopping me from there. He took on camera work, graphics jobs and other industry-related work.




Fanuel Matshaya has been at Realtime Pictures for 15 years! He started off as an assistant and worked his way up the ranks to studio manager. He knows the studios better than his own house (because he built them), and can quickly fix technical problems without losing focus. He has a good knowledge of lighting, audio and signal flow.



Eric is the studio assistant and has been trained on the fundamentals of rigging, lighting and making great cappuccinos for those early morning shoots. He learns something new on every shoot and is happy to be of service to fulfill any client needs.