Video Production Durban – filming properties

Hi all, welcome to another blog from no 1 video production Durban, today lets talk about property videos.

GCV Productions films property videos on a DJI Osmo camera, its a walk through video of the property for sale.  The DJI Osmo can film as well as take photos.  Below is a video sample of a property we filmed recently in KZN.

please watch the above video to give you a good idea how a property video is filmed.

The property takes roughly 30 minutes to film.  Photos and video are taken at the same time from the exterior working our way through the property to the bedroom.

Make sure you have fully charged batteries and a SD card.  Complete videos should be roughly 2 minutes.  Have 30 usable photos by the time you done.  Photograph wide angle shots of the rooms.  Switch on lights and put down toilet seats.

There is no need to clean rooms or pick stuff up, its not for you to neaten a property.  You are there to film and photograph.

Communicate with the estate agent.  There will be dos and donts you need to know.

For more information regarding video production please call us on 0721281823 or,  contact Guy Crosbie.




video production durban – Midlands Medical Centre

Hi guys, welcome to another blog from video production Durban.  Today I’d like to show you a video GCV Productions recently completed for the Midlands Medical Centre in PMB.   MMC will use the video to celebrate their 30th Birthday celebration.

The video was filmed in one day at the MMC premises.  I worked closely with Kavith who is their Public Relations guy. Kavith was such an awesome help with the whole production.  Interviews were filmed first so that we could tick the names off the list.  And then we shot the cutaways that relate to the interviews.  The script was formulated after the interviews were done so that information in the voice over wasnt repeated in the interviews.

Editing took roughly 4 days to complete.  Drafts were sent to MMC so that we could both work towards a final master.

Michelle Driman added the voice over, professional as ever.

Below is a video link to the video that is on You Tube.  The video is 8 minutes long and focuses on what is MMC all about and their history development.


If you would like any more information regarding a video made for your company please contact me


Guy Crosbie



Video Production Durban – Present to Camera

Hi guys, welcome to another blog for video production durban, todays we talk about a video presentation.  We shot this video two weeks ago.  It is of a person introducing themselves on camera and giving a very brief description of their service.  The message is short and sweet.

Production.  The video was shot in a small studio with an infinity background.  The picture frames relate to the presenters work, they on easels behind the subject.  The video is filmed on a Canon 550D.  Two lights are used.  One light is key light and the other light is on the pictures behind.   The subject is wearing a lapel mic.   Images of the subjects work have been inserted during the course of the video.

This presentation to camera works well when the subject is confident and happy to talk straight to camera.   I avoid this approach if the subject is doing it for the first time.   Its not easy to pull so well done to Matthew Willman.

Have a look at the link below:

video production durban – how important is voice over

Hi guys, welcome to another blog from the no1 video production durban.   So…lets talk voice over.  How does voice over affect your video production?   why not record your own voice and place in a video.  There are a number of reasons why your voice might not be the best move

  1.  You are not a voice artist and will not sound like one if you use your voice.
  2.   Voice carries the video and its important the voice used is the best quality and the right voice for the video.
  3. There are trained artists out there that have an exceptional voice that adds quality to a video production.

Never let a video play too long, attention span doesnt last much longer than 4 – 5 minutes.

To keep attention you need the right shots and the right sound.   Certain voice styles suit certain videos.  cartoons wont sound right with Sir David Attenbrough and vice versa.  There are certain videos that require a male voice over and some require female.


This link takes you to the artist I use:


Right voice or not, I welcome honesty.  I will send a blog about editing a voice and how it works to use a voice.  Thank you for reading my blog, I hope you can learn from it


For more information on videos please contact Guy Crosbie @ GCV Productions  @

Video Production Durban – TeamCare Advert

Hi all, welcome to another video production durban blog.  Thank you for reading this. Today I’m proud to show off the very exciting tv advert GCV Productions produced a month ago.  I am not actually sure what tv station the advert is playing on.

Below is the link:


The client is Teamcare, we had great fun putting it together for Roseanne and the team at Teamcare.

The advert is filmed on a Panasonic GH5 and a Zhiyun Crane 2 :

The advert was shot in one day from 9 am to 5pm.  Manosh at Pixelcraft Training, was cameraman and editor so well done Manosh.  A great video was produced  and I hope Teamcare and their wonderful staff go from strength to strength.  Editing took roughly 4 days to put together.

The advert is 45 seconds long, voice over is done by Michelle Driman, please feel free to contact GCV Productions for voice over advice.  Michelle Driman is a true professional and adds quality to any video production with her awesome voice talent.  Editing was done at Pixel Craft Training School in Overport KZN.  A radio advert has also been produced using Michelle Driman’s voice for a length of 30 seconds.


For more information regarding a video please call Guy Crosbie@ GCV Productions