Today’s blog is all about no 1 video company durban and Durban Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights.
This is a very special event that has an awesome cause sponsoring selected charities that attend the event. Trail of Lights runs for 7 nights at Durban Botanic Gardens from 6 pm till 9 pm. GCV Productions, video company durban, was asked to cover the event to use for marketing the event and spreading the word something special was happening in Durban. My blog will be from a video point of view and not an organisational one so guys I’m talking about the good and few challenges we experienced making a video. I will include the video so that you can see the final awesome product
The biggest challenge is filming at night, not an easy feat when you are on the go over a few acres of land. Settings on the camera must be so that gain is not coming into the video. Yes the trees are lit but with small fairy lights, not big floodlights. Durban was also experiencing heavy rain for the few days before the event so there was lots of water around which is difficult to see at night.
I decided to shoot the whole event on the DJI Osmo and the Z Axis which gives the awesome feel of the camera flying through the trees
The Osmo and Z Axis were awesome to use and made the job very easy. Shots were quick and I got to move throught the Trail of Lights very quickly so that a couple of runs can be done.
I decided against interviews….not sure why but just felt that we can do a video without talking heads and the organisers were happy to leave them out so as to not steer towards favouritsm for some charities and not others.