I was asked by a Swedish company to take some marketing photos at a company in KZN called Transpec that manufactures heavy duty trailers. It was for a new design of tipper trailer that was designed in Sweden and manufactured here, it was very impressive. The brief was to capture every stage of the design to manufacture process, however when I told the owner of Transpec this, he asked how that could be possible since the trailer was already manufactured. So we ended up doing the best we could with general workshop scenes. I think they came out nicely.
Every few months nowadays I get commissioned to take photos of a CEO in the KZN area by a magazine called CEO Magazine. This time it was for Bakers Transport in Cato Ridge. The entire shoot was no longer than 40 minutes, because CEO’s are busy people and you can often only get them for a short amount of time between meetings. I haven’t met a CEO yet who hasn’t been a kind person, so that tells a story right there.
I spent two days filming at a small Christian private school in Pinetown called Highway College, the marketing manager and myself walked around to all the classrooms and I shot all the footage. I also spent a bit of time at the sports day where the kids were running races and winning trophies, they all got really hyped up! The children are all well behaved and polite, it was painless and enjoyable. Thanks to all the Highway College staff for their assistance.
I made a promotional video for a bio-products company called NBISA. Some of the areas I had to film in were so sanitary that I had to wear 3 layers of protective-wear, hair net, shoe covers, the works. Even my camera and equipment had to be sanitised. It was a full day of filming and I’m happy with how the final product turned out.
This is a follow up from my previous video, this time it is the instructions on how to make the Fibertex facemask. I originally did two separate video shoots to try get live footage of an actual person making a mask by following the steps, but having both shoots ended up being a bust I ended up making it entirely with motion graphics. I made it in Adobe After Effects from scratch, it was the culmination of about 180 layers of moving content!
I designed the website for FT3 Masks, it’s a project by a company called Fibertex. I’m also doing some promo and instructional videos which are still to come, but in the mean time I created a little animated video for social media to announce the website. The website features an online store, news section and more. You can see it at ft3mask.com.
I don’t often do school photos, but last year I did the school portraits for Highway College in Pinetown. It was two days of begging reluctant kids to smile for the camera followed by another day of doing the marketing photos. The kids at Highway College are extremely well behaved, I’ve never been called ‘sir’ so many times in a short space of time in my life! The marketing pics are going to be used for the website which I’m also designing.
We spent the night up at Crestwood Estate to do photos for the new website. It’s situated on the Curry’s Post road in the heart of the KZN Midlands. The front gate opens up to a beautiful tree lined driveway that leads to the main house, once we walked to other other side of the garden the most spectacular view unfolded in front of our eyes. I couldn’t wait to do a series of photos to stitch together to make into a panorama. The rooms are all cosy and the grounds boast several areas that can be used to host weddings and functions including a dam and paddocks.
I spent a few days up at Thorner Estate near Camperdown doing photos of all their accommodation. The pics are up on their new website which I built too. They have space for thirty eight guests across four houses and two cottages. It really is so peaceful and tranquil up there that I didn’t really mind going back a few times to get finish off the pics. If you’re looking for a stunning wedding venue or a fishing getaway, look no further!