Monday, December 10, 2012

The Making Of: Our African Dream advert

A behind the scenes look at the making of the Our African Dream conference advert.

Here’s the finished advert:

Monday, November 12, 2012

Styrofoam – A Day in the Life of a Cup

This is a 30sec short I shot as part of the Philip Bloom SA workshop in October.

Shot on Philip’s Canon 1DX + 24-105mm F4 L lens.

The challenge was to shoot ordinary objects in a unique way. I looked around and when I spotted the cups I knew I’d use that to tell some story.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Recruit – Behind The Music Part 3

In this 3rd video, Tim Feder, producer of the album, speaks about the production process of Recruit’s debut album: The Sign Up.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Making Of: One Second music video

I must have been crazy! We shot the music video on zero budget and with very harsh orange and hot 500W halogen lights that required tons of colour correcting.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Video: Recruit–Behind the Music Part 2

This part 2, features Recruit performing live at Campus Harvest 2012 and talking about the hit track “Revolution”.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Short Film: Forgotten Days

A short film I shot using a Glidetrack HD  Hybrid Slider.

Had a Glidetrack for the weekend and on the day I had to return it I decided to wake up early and put it to use on this cold Cape Town morning.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Upcoming Project: Recruit – Behind the scenes

This Friday I’ll be shooting a behind the scenes video to promote Recruit’s upcoming debut Hip Hop album.

This is a project I’m quite excited about because I know Recruit (Calvin Gopal) personally and this boy’s music is HOTT!!

This will be the third time Calvin steps in front of my lens I’m and I’m looking forward to it.
Calvin Gopal

Friday, July 6, 2012

Received U.S. footage for The Cure film

Today was an exciting day because I met with actor & film maker Errol Schwartz and he handed me footage from the crew that filmed in the U.S.

I guess I can say this qualifies as my first international project?
The Cure

Friday, June 8, 2012

Short Film: Interrogation

This is a 1 minute short film done  as an entry for  a Youtube contest.

The challenge was for a 1 minute interrogation scene with no background music allowed & only 2 or 3 actors in one location allowed.
Wife - Tamara Sheraton
Husband - Paul Manyika

Sound & assistant cameraman: Sakhile Masoka
Directing, filming & editing: Humphrey
Written by: Tamara Sheraton & Humphrey

Update ( Oct 2014)
Check out my latest award-winning short film shot on an iPhone:

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Video: Follow the Call

I did this project in early March for Richard & Chantelle who needed a short clip to tell the story about their upcoming move to Toronto.

It was great getting to connect with and helping tell their journey through video.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Music Video: Mic Chen “One Second”

Shot over 3 days, this was a fun video to do. It was a unique challenge trying to capture the heart of a song that’s sung in a language I don’t understand.

Watch it here.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

On Set: Feature Film Production

Today was my first day on set as the DOP (director or photography) and cameraman for a teaser/ trailer being produced by Nascent Films.

I was so stoked when Errol Schwartz (owner of Nascent Films) called me to help him make this project and
Errol Schawrtz 1

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Video: The Making of HP Advert – Part 2

Part 2 of the making of the His People Bible School video advert.

Covers: film gear and funny on-set moments.

Watch it here
Behind the scenes 2

Video: The Making of HP Advert – Part 1

A behind the scenes look at the making of the His People Bible School advert video.

Part 1 covers  the idea behind the shoot, the cast & crew involved.

Watch it here
Behind the scenes1

Monday, February 13, 2012

Video: His People Advert

This is my latest video that I filmed with the HP Baxter Media team.

This was a very exciting project and we really tried to push boundaries to create a video that will capture the heart of the bible school
HP Advert_sml

Thursday, February 9, 2012

On set: His People Advert

Just finished post-production on an advert I shot for my church His People advertising bible school. We pulled out al the stops on this production: mic boom, dolly and jib.

Here’s some shots from the set. Will be posting the video in the next few days.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wedding - Warren & Monique

A typical rainy Cape Town day is not enough to stop us from capturing a wedding in a great way and I think we did the job with this one…

Saturday, January 7, 2012

DIY: DSLR Camera Rig

This is a video of one the rigs I built for my video projects. It has “How To” instructions for those keen to build something similar.

I love this rig, it’s such an improvement from shooting handheld. I’m busy testing it and should post some test footage soon.

UPDATE: Here's a video shot entirely with this rig: View Post

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Film Gear

Here’s a list of the gear I currently use:

Canon 7D HD DSLR
Canon 7D

Haier HLT71 7” 16x9 LCD: