Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mandela Day

Great to be part of the Mandela Day Celebrations at the City Hall - Looks like its going to be used for a lot more functions in the future. Millions raised for the Mandela Foundation, Beautiful Gate and Red Cross. We put this clip together.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A quick view - going green

Sometimes on a shoot theres an opportunity to tell another story. I had to get 3 shots of a biodigester, for about 8 seconds of another DVD I'm putting together. But there was an interesting story behind it, so I shot a bit extra and put this together. There is so much opportunity for a million similar small videos to load onto company websites and facebook pages. Sure, everybody needs the big Corporate induction, values and marketing DVD's, but the day to day stuff to update and keep site info relevant can be turned around in quicktime - or less depending if its a newsflash type event.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Keep on keepin on

How does a drive reformat itself during a power outage...and the UPS decide that its not going to perform like it said on the box? So we push on through, recover the files and start again - jump to the end's easier than stressing about what just happened. We will deliver!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Food Safety DVD

Ja - funny business this. The better you do the job, the less likely they are to need another DVD! Produced a Food Safety program for Pick n Pay 5 years ago - hasn't needed an update or changes since then - My cars got a planned obsolescence - shouldn't my DVD's... Naah - keep the client happy always - good referrals, and at least I get to run a few new copies every year.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Where the buck stops

Spend the time getting the brief right and the rest is easy...and broaden the input from the sweeper to the CEO - all have an interesting perspective to add to the mix...but when all the infos in - someone must make the final call - and then we have a way forward. NEVER shoot and edit for a committee - unless you want 5 different productions!
Lessons from the front

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Birthday tata

Been a busy week shooting various events around Cape Town.  City Hall for the canvas auction on Saturday night - great interviews!! Thanks to Mark and Zuks for getting the shot in spite of us being forced back 4m from the red carpet. Edit will be up on Youtube - I'll post it here later.
Then todays shoot at various primary schools around Khayelitsha, singing Happy Birthday to Madiba and handing out of food packages.
Theres so much goodwill and fantastic kids with loads of potential - harness it for a supernation!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Summer luvin!

Have fun while you're doing it. It's funny, but beach scenes are written into a lot of our scripts, which brings our clients down to confirm we're sticking to the brief- and they end up suggesting sundowners and discussing progress. Work can be fun!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Girls at Play TV

I'm normally shooting down trenches, out of helicopters, hanging off pylons or doing Corporates - nice to have a change of pace. I'm sure it's something I could get into... Girls at Play promo. They're trying to motivate for a series. Quite a fun day!

Friday, July 1, 2011


Watch this space... after 4 years of getting my act together for the uber website - I find the worlds moved on... and now we have iwrappers, fanpages, a melee of interconnectivity across platforms - and this blog is gonna be a small part of the cyberface twat blogosphere...its gonna be a MACHINE!!!
Bing Digital