Liesel and Erald Felix, who presented the series Panache Video Productions produced on Economics (for Matrics) Video recording inside a coal mine, Witbank, Mpumalanga From a video production on South Africa's cultural heritage, for DAC Role-play for Department of Corrections, Baviaanspoort Prison, near Pretoria An enormous amount of detail planning is required for a successful video production At the Knowledge Resources Book/DVD launch, Johannesburg (The Coaching Leaders' Programme, by Dr Caren Scheepers)

When it comes to video productions – which are costly, no matter which way you look at it – one should always be certain of the credentials of the video production house.

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You can also check out what clients have said about us below – much of it, as you can see, unsolicited. These recommendations also testify to the fact that Panache has been producing superb videos -- mostly corporates -- for a long time!

(Pdf's of the recommendations available on request.)

Centre for Child Law University of Pretoria

20 May 2005

To whom it may concern:

I hereby declare that Liesel Eiselen is well known to me. She and Linda de Jong wrote the script of a video, titled "Happy again". She was also responsible for producing the video on Betacam with 2D animation, music and film inserts. This programme has also been translated into Afrikaans under the title "Geluk" and has been shown on KykNet a few years ago already (20 May 2001). The programme has since been adapted slightly and translated into Zulu to reach even more children. ( Ed. The Zulu programme was also handled by Panache Video Productions.)

This programme has been developed to teach children the most vital life skills so that they are less vulnerable in situations where they could be sexually exploited. The project posed several real challenges to the scriptwriters and production staff due to the fact that very sensitive issues are addressed. It also required multi-disciplinary research to find ways of conveying the sensitive message so that very young children can be taught these vital life skills. The success that Liesel Eiselen achieved in the project is admirable.

It is with confidence that I recommend Liesel Eiselen of Panache Video Productions. Please feel free to contact me personally if any other information is required.

Yours sincerely
Prof C.J. Davel (Ed. Now Boezaart)
Professor of Private Law University of Pretoria
Director of the Centre for Child Law
(012) 420 2354

Department: Justice and Constitutional Development

For Panache Productions
Letter of Recommendation

Liesel Eiselen from Panache Video Productions undertook the development of a video production for the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development relating to Criminal Court Procedure. The presentation features a narrated trip through a criminal court and explains issues and roles and functions related thereto. The production is available in four narrated versions (English, Zulu, Tswana, Afrikaans) and is used for public education programmes initiated by our division.

A criminal court in South Africa, although very relevant to the public at large, is a very bland topic. The content usually comes over as boring and technical in nature. However, with Liesel's involvement from the point of conceptualisation to final production, the creative approach was unmistakable. She has managed to put the legal jargon in language that is easy to understand and package it all in a very viewable format.

She was instrumental in the casting of presenters in different languages, which gives new value and credence to this production; without her guidance I would have fallen back on our voice-over options.

Her suggestions with the use of animation, truly adds value to the production. Here specifically her advice on cost implications was of great value to me.

Liesel is easy to converse with and is thorough in her attempts to receive a complete brief so that she can provide the customer with what they want/need, and not what she thinks they want/need. She was invaluable in assisting the Department to produce first class video productions at a reasonable cost.

Her services are recommended.

M Janse van Rensburg
Deputy Directory: Public Education and Liaison Service
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
012 315 1065

Department of Correctional Services

June 2005

Re: Educational DVD on the White Paper on Corrections in South Africa

The Department of Correctional Services commissioned Panache Video Productions to produce and educational DVD on the White Paper on Corrections in South Africa, a production which had to be completed in two weeks during April 2005.

Despite the tight deadline which seemed impossible, Panache Video Productions delivered a top quality product which as a department we are proud of.

Commitment and hard work underpinned by passion, dedication and thoroughness displayed by Panache during the production, give me no doubt in recommending this company with no reservations.

Thank you.

Bheki Manzini
Director Communication Services
Department of Correctional Services
012 307 2281 / 082 773 6151

FFE: Minerals – Buffalo (Pty) Ltd

17 May 2005

To Whom It May Concern

Panache Video Productions has completed several projects for FFE-Buffalo, which manufactures mining machinery, particularly feeders & feeder-breakers, for both the soft and hard rock markets (coal and platinum).

The production team has successfully dealt with recordings above and below ground and the videos, CD-ROMs and DVDs Panache has produced work well for FFE as marketing/communication tools.

We have recommended Panache Video Productions to other companies requiring video/multi-media production as we were impressed by the quality of their work, their excellent service and very competitive prices.

C J Fourie
Financial Manager


Hi Liesel,

Ek het na die program gekyk. Baie geluk. Dis regtig goeie werk. Alles is great: die keuse van Clementine was beslis 'n inspirasie - die vrou is 'n ster!

Die grafika is net daai bietjie komedie wat nodig is en dan al die ander goeters: kamera, klank, beligting ens. alles mooi saamgebind in 'n baie sinvolle program. Baie dankie.

Groete en nogmaals dankie.

Antonia Vermeulen
Video Unit: Line Producer

HAUM Literêr

Heil die Leser

Liesel Eiselen is aan my goed bekend as 'n persoon met skeppingskrag en kreatiwiteit. Sedert sy in die jare tagtig op gereëlde basis vertalings en vryskutredigering van literêre werke vir Haum-Literêr behartig het, het ek haar loopbaan met belangstelling gevolg, en getuig graag hiermee in haar guns.

Me Eiselen is iemand wat bewustelik leef en haar skryfwerk word gekenmerk deur oorspronklike en verbeeldingryke vindingrykheid. Sy ken veral die tekstuur van taal, dit waarna die groot geeste verwys as die "asemhaling" van woorde. Sy beskik ook en veral oor die vermoë om analities te luister, 'n eienskap wat haar goed te pas kom by die skryf van 'n draaiboek waar iemand se woordeskat, beeldspraak en selfs taalslordighede belangrike middels tot oortuigende karakterisering is.

Ek glo dat Me Eiselen 'n dinamiese bydrae te maak het as draaiboekskrywer vir Kyk-Net. Sy is hart, hand en verstand betrokke by haar werk en is in staat om deur haar draaiboeke probleemoplossing aan te spreek én grense te verskuif op 'n wyse wat nuut, boeiend én verruimend is.

Kontak my gerus vir nadere besonderhede, indien nodig.

Tel (021) 426 2173

Bestuurder: HAUM-Literêr, tans aanbieder van 'n boekerubriek op Kyk-Net se kunsteprogram, "Kunskafee".

Hollister Incorporated


This serves to advise that we have had numerous dealings with Ms Liesel Eiselen at Panache Video Productions.

The quality of projects completed by Panache has been exceptionally high and the service excellent. I can, without reservation, highly recommend Panache Video Productions.

A J Rischbieter
Regional General Manager

House of Encouragement

Dear Liesel

Once again we thank you very sincerely for your special contribution and the super job you have done with the video.

Ich danke ihnen herzlich fur die ausaerstreckte hand und hilfe im namenm der waisenkinder von House of Encouragement in Soshanguve.

Walter & Estelle

Irodo Consulting

Irodo Consulting

Panache Video Productions has produced three productions for Dr Caren Scheepers, Counselling Psychologist, Consultant and Coach at Irodo Consulting (, as well as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), namely two case studies (The Medupi Way & Nedbank Turnaround) as well as DVD that forms part of an educational package on leadership development, marketed by Knowledge Resources (The 7 P's of Coaching Leaders).


15 March 2000


It is with great pleasure that we recommend Liesel Eiselen as a highly professional trainer in the Microsoft Desktop Environment. Due to the fact that she is involved with sophisticated usage of various Microsoft products in her daily tasks, her practical experience distinguishes her from many other so-called experts in the field.

Students enjoy her approach and methodology, i.e. to create exciting items for use in various applications, e.g. PowerPoint animations, Word Art, etc. together with items for everyday use. This enables students to utilise the programs to the fullest extent. Her mastery of lesser known items or undocumented features, often surprise users, and is key differentiating feature in her courses.

Customers often insist on her availability for future or follow-up courses and invariably give very positive feedback during course and lecturer evaluation. She is very reliable and dependable. The relationship between Ms Eiselen and Modfin has been sustained over the last four years, and we will utilise her services whenever possible.

H. E. van den Heever

Thusanang Development and Training

25 May 2005

To whom it may concern:

Panache Video Productions has worked on several assignments for Thusanang, involving video production, copying to various formats and creating interactive multi-media CD-ROM presentations.

We have been impressed by their willingness to go the extra mile, their in depth knowledge of video and multi-media production, their creativity and the quality of their work. In addition, it should be noted that they carefully consider the client's needs and frequently suggest alternatives that could save the client money.

We are happy to recommend Panache Video Productions' services.

Sarie Badenhorst



Dear Liesel

The popcorn screening (with microwave popcorn) went extremely well. Our colleagues
were absolutely thrilled and gave feedback that these are very informative DVDs (and also had lots of compliments for Panache!!!). All agreed that after watching the DVDs they under-stand the depth of the CFS programme much better.

I also used it for training on Tuesday in Upington and wow... it blew the people's hair back! Now all want copies. All want to use it. It worked extremely well
in training as well.

Can I get a master copy from you for the 1000's that we going to reproduce?

Thanks again for a fabulous DVD.

André Viviers
Education Specialist (Early Childhood Development and Child Friendly
UNICEF South Africa
e-mail :
Phone : +27 (0) 12 354 8201

Verna Vels – SABC


Liesel Eiselen was tydens die vroeë jare van televisie in Suid-Afrika vir etlike jare werksaam in my departement, nl Joernaalprogramme, wat onder andere ook die Jeug- en Kinderprogramme ingesluit het.

Sy het geskryf en regie gedoen vir beide kinder- en volwasse programme en na sy die diens van die SAUK verlaat het, voortgegaan met die produksie van 'n groot verskeidenheid van programme.

Sy ken die televisie-medium en is 'n bedrewe en kundige programmaker.
Ek stel my graag beskikbaar vir enige verdere navrae indien nodig.

Tel: (011) 837 2231
Sel: 082 925 8451

Wedding Video

Firstly, thank so much for the Wedding Highlights part of the video -- we used it at our UK celebration (which as well as moving into our house has been consuming us for the last month) and everybody raved about it, as do we.

It was simply excellent and we watched it several times already - it really is brilliant. The music is so matched to the pictures and it cuts seamlessly between scenes. We were amazed actually how much of the day's highlights you captured.

Will get on the case of your payment for the remaining DVD and again sorry for the delay and thanks for the excellent work (and if you want to quote me on you website feel free).