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Danie Nel VIDEO: Loki Rothman performing "Uptown Funk"

I had the opportunity to shoot Loki's latest performance video, a cover version of the Mark Ranson/Bruno Mars number, "Uptown Funk". The great thing about shooting this is the relative freedom I had in choosing angles and playing with all my toys. I used a jib, a slider, a GoPro, 2 DSLR's simultaneously, a bunch of my lights and good music to boot.

There is not a heck of a lot to tell in terms of behind the scenes, but he had to play the song about 10 times, and we got the footage in about two hours. So far the response has been very good.

Watch this space for another Loki Rothman video coming soon.

Creation Wines Ad for Online Ordering

Unfortunately I don't have any behind the scenes video or footage of this particular shoot, but I thought I'd share it anyways. The client needed a short video to add to a newsletter encouraging people to order their wines from the client's online shop. The storyline/concept was supplied by the client and I was tasked to make it happen. The bulk was shot in about 2 hours in a guesthouse in Stellenbosch that was loaned to us! It was shot at almost noon, so we had to black out the place quite a bit, and I needed to gel some lights to get the desired "night-time" effect. The actor, Khail, also happens to work for Creation Wines, but was an excellent sport and did a great job. For the record: the idea was a cheesy comedy feel, almost slap-stick. His colleague, Karlè Briedenhann, who is a professional actress and is involved in wine part-time, directed his performance and was also largely responsible for the concept. In terms of crew.... well. It was I and my alter…