Rob Weidner

Optimist & Storyteller

Rob Weidner is a storyteller based in Cape Town, South Africa who enjoys empowering others with his creativity and optimism.  Technically, Rob is a freelance focus puller and camera operator focused on feature films and long-form narrative projects, but aside from that, he can also make a mean homemade pizza. To check out what he is up to now, check out his Now page.

”If anyone understands that film making is a process of problem solving, and who knows how to solve them, it’s Rob. Meticulous in prep and on set, his attention to detail is commendable.
Working with expensive film gear requires discipline and technical skills, and having a First Assistant in the department like Rob is a dream.
He is confident, positive and has a great personality and sense of humour, and he is a great teacher.
Rob is a world class technician and I guarantee he will find a place among the top Cinematographers in the world in the near future.
Looking forward to him being my right hand man again real soon”
— Trevor A Brown, SASC
Every set should be lucky enough to have at least one Rob around. He was tireless, dedicated, fun to work with, and despite some ridiculously difficult days, I never heard him complain.
— Kyle Ham, Producer/Director
Rob showed up early, always prepared for a particular days’ shoot, and he stayed late, packing up equipment, taking care of what other had left undone...He was indefatigable, utterly dependable, highly capable, strong, and right-minded.
— Chris White, Director

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