Videographer Durban – Monster Energy Ultra – behind the scenes

Hi guys, welcome to part 2 of the blog. Today I want to talk about equipment needed for a product video. At Videographer Durban we have the best equipment required for the shoot. We shoot on the Sony a6600 Mirrorless camera. Lights are Manda CN-600CSA LED light 126 – LED Video Light. One light is fixed onto a stand while the other is a smaller handheld light, what is called a sungun in the video industry

The tin is filmed on a 360 rotating display turntable which allows the tin a full 360 degrees.

The tin is sprayed down to create the look of being ice cold and forming condensation. The display turntable requires a usb connection to a powerbank while in use or AAA batteries. Please be careful when sparaying water on the tin to not damage the mechanics of the turntable.

360 Degree Round Rotating Automatic Display Stand

Black cloth is required for the background, preferably a matted black cloth. My girlfriend kindly bought the backdrop so a very big thank you to Maxine Jeannette Roberta MarĂ©. Please see below pics of my girlfriend….isn’t she beautiful!

It is very important you know exactly the shots you looking for. If you working on your own it can be tricky to make everything happen at the same time. Let me give you an example. The tin turns on the turntable, I like to spray the tin with water to get the effect of water droplets running down the tin. To get that look the water droplets need to be placed on the tin as soon as before filming can take place. In my video the lighting movement was very important too. The lights are moved by hand at the same time the water is sprayed on the tin. You can understand now that it can get very difficult to make everything happen at the same time.

Thats all for now guys…thank you for reading. Please all come back for part 3 where will discuss bringing all the elements together and the editing.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries.


Guy Crosbie

Videographer Durban

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