XCIV is a Cape Town-based collective specialising in Photo, Video and Drone Content.

Home to Hloniphizwe Coleman, Luke Maximo Bell and Shawn Ogulu, XCIV has created beautiful content around the globe helping clients and their brands share with the world the spaces and experiences they have to offer.

The continued development and success of our carriers has been intrinsically tied to the emergence of two things that have changed how we create and share.

The first is the emergence of social media. As we started creating we were able to immediately exhibit our work and engage with those it connected with. Instead of learning how to cater our crafts to magazines and galleries we immediately created for and with the broader audiences, we wished to reach. This has shaped how we make content to this day, as consumability is at the forefront of everything we create.

The second is the rapid technological advances in what we use to create. As we worked on bigger and bigger projects, we found our selves on sets filled with dozens of people who created in a fundamentally different way because of the tools they had come up using.


Before they could set up lights, we already had gotten the BTS shots we needed with an A7s. Where they needed Easy-Rigs and Steadicams we were able to hold in our hand's cameras that could internally stabilize.

This all turned us into a team that could create anywhere with a backpack's worth of gear and a company that could turn a brands story into one that the public would want to view and share.



XCIV specializes in "small scale" content, we pride ourselves on being able to create fast, light and consumable anywhere in the world.


Over the last few years, we have focused on bringing this ethos home, as we've helped some of South Africas biggest brands fill every pixel with the beauty and potential that is this place we call home.



To say we're gear obsessed would be putting it lightly. At the start of every project we map out what it is possible to produce with what we have and what we might get to push that further.

We also love making content about the gear we use. From reviews and how-tos to talks big and small we have loved spreading what we have learned in person and over the web.



Freefly Wave (30%)

3 x Sony A7s iii

2 x Sony A7 iii

Sony A7riii (Screen faulty)

Sony A7sii

Sony A6000

2 x Sony A6300

Sony A6400

Sony A7

GoPro Hero 10

GoPro Hero 9


Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM

Sony 35mm f/1.4G

Sony 50mm f/1.8

Sony 18-105mm f/4

Sony 70-200mm F2.8

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8

Sigma 150-600mm with MC-11

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 

Laowa 24mm Probe Lens

Sigma 30mm f/1.4

Sigma 16mm f/1.4

Camera Accessories:

Zeapon 2 

Moza Slypod

Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab 

Zhiyun Weebil-Lab 

Zhiyun Weebil-S

Hollyland Mars 300 

Hollyland Mars 400s 


2 x Rode Wireless Go 

3 x Rode VideoMicro


Polar Pro VND 82mm 

Freewell VND 82mm 

Tiffen 1/4 Promist

FPV Drones:


iFlight Taurus X8

5 inch cine FPV



2x Mavic Air 2s

2x Mavic 3 Cine

Heavy Lifters:

Alta 8

Alta X



As long as we've created we've shared. From Instagram accounts to in-depth workshops, we've always been able to bring the public in on each and everything we create.

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