video production Durban – the year 2019

Hi guys

Happy new year, hope you all had an awesome New Years Eve, here is to a great 2019!!!

What is GCV Productions plan for the new year???  To make great videos of course.  What needs to be done to create videos?  A great creative mind for editing and filming.   The best equipment would also help of course.   Lets make the year 2019 the year for DSLR and lots of motion.

I am hoping to have a bumper year, lets chase the goals yet always be in the moment, do not do things as a means to an end, the fun is in the journey…be here now.

I will load some pics here of the equipment we use for the videos we make .

Above is the gear we use.  Lights, tripods, cameras, cranes, lapel mics, Sony camera,

We are a video production company specialising in the filming and edit of corporate and training videos for the video Durban market.

Have a look at my youtube page for more info regarding the videos I have made

Above is a short showreel of the work done in the last year or two.   view it and contact us

 

for more information regarding videos call gcv productions on 0721281823 or email guy@gcv.co.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trail of Lights, Durban Botanic Gardens

Hi guys, welcome to the 1st blog of video production durban  for the year 2019.  I hope everyone has a great year ahead. Towards the end of last year I filmed the Trail of Lights at the Durban Botanic Gardens organised by The Event Company, all lights provided by Magic Company.

Here is a link to the video, enjoy viewing it.  I will discuss the video after the link

 

Did you enjoy it?  The video was filmed on 1 evening, 14th December 2018.  The purpose of the video is to promote the evening for the next 2 weeks to all public to visit the venue and support the charities represented.

Filming the event has its challenges, nearly every shot needs to be lit which meant bringing an assistant, thank you to Kerry Phillips for her helping hands with the lights and choosing the right locations to film.

Another challenge is to make sure the ISO settings on the camera is not too high creating a grainy shot.  I set the DJI Osmo to 800 ISO, this allowed enough light without too much movement in the shot.

The event began at 18:30 until 21:30, the first hour is still in sunlight so I waited till after sunset for the majority of the filming.

 

 

Once the sun went down it was rush rush rush.  there was so much to film.  We had to have the video done by the end of the evening as the edited video would be used to promote the event the very next day.

The footage was then edited to music that evening and presented to the client the very next day .  The client was extremely happy with the video with only one request…to swap the logos at the end of the video.

I hope you guys like watching the video.  Please support GCV Productions for any videos you may require.

Thank you

Regards

Guy Crosbie

http://www.gcv.co.za

Video Production Durban and property videos

Hi guys, my apologies for video company Durban been away for so lng.  Lots to talk about so lets gets going.  Whats new at GCV Productions?  We are now filming property videos for an auctioneer company called In2Assets.  They are based in Umhlanga and they buy / sell / auction properties all over South Africa.

GCV has been filming properties for them for 3 months, the equipment used is the Osmo and we cover a property in about 20 minutes.  Music and titles are added in the edit.  I will insert a video for you guys to have a look at as I now have the permission to show the videos online.

They use the videos to market the property for the auction date which is a month or two after the filming is done.

I am not sure if the videos play on a loop, I must ask them next time I see them on location.   Videos are sent via WeTransfer to their Head Office in Umhlanga .

I spend approximately 30 minutes at the location, often I meet the agent in charge of selling the property or a representative from In2Assetts.

In2Assetts, property auctions

 

We are filming property number 7 tomorrow in Umdloti, KZN North Coast.  Always a pleasure working with the guys at In2Assetts.

 

Guy I will load some demo videos in the next blog for you to watch.   If you have any questions regarding filming or editing please call me :  Guy Crosbie  0721281823

Thank you for reading my blog, all the very best

 

Regards

 

video production durban working with Zecks and Viceroy

Hello everyone.  As promised video production durban has a brand new video for you guys to look at, witness the great Zecks and Viceroy doing what they do best at Summerveld, KZN in South Africa

 

Have a look at the below link…

Zecks is an amazing man from Zimbabwe and has developed such a special bond with Viceroy, a beautiful horse owned by Liezel Mitchell.  Together they are perfection, watch their movements in perfect harmony together.

What a wonderful morning spent capturing their awesome relationship on video for the world to share.

We filmed on the Osmo DJI, no audio was required.  The song used is called Asimbonanga by Johnny Clegg, a wonderful tribute to Nelson Mandela.  It took roughly 2 hours to film and we all had a lovely time putting together the video and editing to a lovely musical piece.

Please contact GCV Productions for any video you need made or equiries.  Give Guy Crosbie a call on 0721281823 or email him on guy@gcv.co.za

 

video production durban update

Hello everyone, welcome to another video production durban blog.  It has been quite a while since we last chatted.  I am sure you wanting to know what has been going on.  I have been all over the country filming.  We continue to Cape Town next week to finish a documentary series and then its to JHB for more training videos.

Yesterday I did a lovely video with a very intelligent horse and trainer in Shongweni KZN.  I will post the video link as soon as the video is complete.  The video is a promotional video for Zecks and Viceroy was filmed on the DJI osmo at a place called Summerveld

 

Zecks and Viceroy are performing in Pietermaritzburg this weekend at a show at Golden Horse Casino.  The video will be used to show at the event.  GCV Productions is very proud to be associated with Zecks and Viceroy and we all hope both trainer, owner and horse have a fantastic weekend at the show.

I will conclude the blog tomorrow with the finished video and all the logos I am waiting for.

 

For more information regarding videos please contact video production durban

Guy Crosbie

 

video production durban – video presentation

Hi guys, welcome to video production durban no 1 blogger.  Whats news today…lets have a look at a recent video we shot.

Let me give you the lowdown on how this video came together.  It was shot in a small studio with a mixture of studio still lights and video LED light.  Background was composed of framed pictures on Easels.  We shot on a Canon 550D, sound was recorded using a Sony lapel mic plugged into an Zoom H5.

The camera was locked off for the entire shoot and all that was done was to hit record on the camera as well as the audio recorder.  The shoot lasted roughly 90 minutes with takes being repeated sometimes just for safety.   Cutaways in the edited version were jpegs that were imported from still images supplied by Matthew Willman.

So yes pretty much a straight forward video shoot using video basics to get the final product.  Below is a link to the video on youtube….

 

 

So the above video is very basic.  Make sure your settings are correct from the beginning and go ahead and shoot.

GCV Productions is a video company based in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.  Please call us for any queries you may have.

 

Regards

Guy Crosbie

guy@gcv.co.za

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 www.gcv.co.za,  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

guy@gcv.co.za

www.gcv.co.za

0721281823

 

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  @ www.gcv.co.za