I was sponsored recently to go along to the iThemba Camp in KZN, and shoot them a promotional video. It was such a great weekend and I have always found what they do so inspiring. The challenge was to shoot something which would make you feel what these camps are like for the kids, rather than the traditional promotional video which just fires info at you. I shot with x2 Canon 550D’s (Prime lenses 24mm, 35mm and 50mm) and a Go Pro which I used for the bus shots and the underwater footage. It was edited and graded in Final Cut Pro X (which as a first time FCP user I’m actually enjoying). The music was purchased from SmartSound through Express Tracks. Enjoy.
“We had a look at the website and watched a small video where children had been taken to the sea for the first time in their lives. Myself and my team were close to tears, four grown men sitting around a computer (and other luxuries we take for granted) watching children relish the pleasure of an opportunity they couldn’t have had without iThemba.”
Michael Colin, Sales Director of BitCo.
I had a great spot up front at the recent Jamie Cullum, and he asked the audience to bring along cameras to record this song for a multi-angle music video he was compiling. This was my angel. Couldn’t have been much closer.
This is a video I produced for Yuppiechef to show off their new offices. Everything is shot on a 5DmkII and edited in FCPX.
Yuppiechef runs an initiative where they teach children to cook and get involved in the Kitchen. Recently we travelled to Joburg and got to spend the day at the Foodiction kitchens in Bryanston. There we spent the day teaching some bright young stars the ins and outs of basic cooking. I shot everything on DSLRs and a GoPro.
This is a video I produced for Yuppiechef to give a review of their 2011 year to their online social community, as well as to be played at their year end staff event. Everything is shot on a 5DmkII and edited in FCPX.
I shot this promotional video for Yuppiechef.com. It was all shot in one (early) morning on Muizenburg Beach Front using a Canon 550D with a 50mm f1.4, and 24mm f2.8. We made an attempt to ride the fine line between drama and humour and bring across this great company’s sense of fun and quirkiness. The video made a bit of a splash in the local media being discussed on Jon Cherry’s radio spot and being flighted on eTV’s satellite channel.
I shot this promotional video for a local jazz and blues band. It was all shot on one night at Obz Cafe in Cape Town with Canon 550D and a 50mm f1.4, and 24mm f2.8. I grabbed footage while they were playing and managed to get two of the band members outside in a break between sets to interview them about the music they play. I had a monopod for stability and a Rode Videomic to assist with the audio capture.