Gert Van Berckelaer (°1973, Antwerpen) lived in Colorado, USA after his high school where he got his degree in Liberal Arts.
Back in Belgium he studied social and political sciences with a specialization in communication at the KULeuven and audiovisual arts at Sint Lukas in Brussels.
After his studies he settled in Brussels and started working as a freelance editor and director for commercials and tv programs in close collaboration with the major production houses of Belgium. At the same time he started creating original content, music videos and trailers for various international artists.
He is a well respected editor and runs his post-production facilities ‘the editshop’ in the heart of Brussels. He currently teaches editing at the master students of DocNomads, a pan-european 2 years master programme in Budapest, Lisbon and Brussels. Besides this he is an active editor on commercials, music-video's, feature documentaries and series.
As a producer for Visualantics, he produced several award winning documentaries and he currently has several feature documentaries in development and production.
VISUALANTICS, founded in 2003 and based in Brussels, specializes in independent projects for an international market and is involved in the field of new media, fiction and creative documentary. The company enjoys a growing reputation with contemporary documentaries; Reach for the SKY (on the education system in South-Korea), The Sound of Belgium (on the history of Belgian dance music), State of Play (on professional gaming in South-Korea), the Brussels Business (on lobbying in Brus- sels) and with award winning shorts such as ‘The Extraordinary Life Of Rocky.
Today the company has had collaborations with national and international broadcasting companies such as
ARTE, ZDF, NRK, SVT, YLE, VRT, RTBF, LICHTPUNT etc.
VISUALANTICS is a founding member of FlandersDoc, the Belgian-Flemish association of docu- mentary producers.