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We were commissioned by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) to create a documentary film for Auditor General of Seychelles. The purpose of the film was to highlight findings from a Marine and Coastal Management Audit that was conducted on the islands with the assistance of Afrosai-e. Along with the findings and recommendations they wanted to create a film that would help educate and encourage change both locally and …

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A live action event involving a monster truck, a live audience, car crushing, and a dwarf. Clearly this wasn’t going to be your run of the mill production, and all of this for a huge international brand. Burger King South Africa’s first foray into TV Commercials in South Africa would be just this. A recent account win for The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town and we were set the …

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NOTE: This isn’t supposed to be an in-depth camera review at all but rather a brief look at how we used the BMPC to shoot a commercial and how we found it. At the end of 2013 the were asked to a shoot a little performance piece for client of ours. It was a simple kitchen scene performance piece that would feature two characters and a bit of comedy. Rob Nicholls …

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Corporate Video Production is now more in demand than ever before. Gone are the days when a simple brochure or powerpoint document is enough to promote your business. Aside from the more tradition presentation and brochure inclusion uses, the internet has created a whole new market as well as customer type that consumes huge amounts of information in the way of online or viral videos. For search optimization web based …

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We spent a week in the middle of winter traveling up the west coast of South Africa shooting a video to create a Trans Hex diamond mining group corporate Video. The brief was to show the softer side of mining and highlight some of the efforts they have made within the local communities in the surrounding areas that they mine in. The entire video was shot on the canon 5d …

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Jenna Upton from Max Models filmed by iKraal – Montage of Jenna Upton of Max Models. Montage compiled from shots taken on a recent Tesco Shoot. Location: Stefan Antoni House, Fresnaye, Cape Town South Africa.

Fibreco have begun building one of South Africa’s largest open access fibre optic networks. They approached iKraal Video Production to cover their first groundbreaking event in Bloemfontein and then to present a Fibreco launch video montage of this the following day at an awards evening in Sandton, Johannesburg. Constrained timing and travel logistics along with some service delivery strikes close to some of the filming locations made for a very …

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Jelena for Tesco (UK) – We spent a week shooting summer fashion inserts for London based chain store Tesco. Making the most of the Cape Town summer to shoot their still catalogue for the up and coming queens jubilee we where asked to cover the story for a behind the scenes video for the Tesco magazine website. While we were at it we shot some general fashion videos with a …

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Working the Blindside for Supersport – iKraal is lucky enough to be producing a 24 week online series for Supersport.com. The weekly show “Working the Blindside” is written and presented by Steve Morris. Shot each week in our in house studio the show covers the previous weeks games and helps gamer on supersport.com to make informed decisions when selecting their Fantasy League Teams and making score predictions. Turn around time …

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Puma Senegal with Big Sky Productions – Quite a while back we got an amazing opportunity to be involved in shooting a number of African stories for Puma international. The main story was to show how Puma had involved local artists in the design of the Puma National football strip. It was great to be invited by the Big Sky team to work on this project with them. African travel …

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Saldanha to Cape Town in a Wheelchair – At the end of last year we embarked on a journey with Dries and Glenn and their dream of riding their wheelchairs from Saldanha Bay to Cape Town (over 150km). We spent a few days with Dries and his family, and tracked parts of the actual journey culminating in a March to parliment on National Disability day. It was really great to …

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Canon 5D MarkII Wildlife test run in Kenya – After finally bowing to the DSLR revolution i have to say i am hugely impressed so far. DSLRs are still a long way off replacing conventional professional cameras, but boy can they be useful! Although we had already shot several Viral’s on the cameras the gear was always dry hired in for the jobs, but seeing the ease of use and …

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“The Compound” a web series a hit! – For the last month iKraal has been working on a web series with 2oceansvibe.com called “The Compound”. In what we believe is a first for South Africa a branded content show was produced for agency Gloo’s client Samsung for weekly online delivery. Director of Photography for the job was iKraal’s Crispian Abbott with Andrew Fraser on second camera. All editing and post …

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After the success of last years show we were once again asked to produce the viral, launch and show material for the Bafunny Bafunny 2011 show which kicks off in October this year. Playing on the Rugby World cup we put together a supersport “esque” intro which is then broken by off the wall comedy. The spot was shot over 1 day in studio in JHB on Sony EX3 and …

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Safari 365 video – Viral video created for online in bound tour opperator Safari365. Based on footage shot on location in Kenya at the end of 2010.

Behind the Scenes – iKraal was recently asked to film the making of a French commercial in South Africa. Cape Town based production company Lobster Tree and french client Charal spent four days on Lindbergh, a private game reserve outside Johannesburg, and a day at the Steenbras dam just outside Cape Town. The commercial stared two cheetahs, three ostriches, and four wolf-dogs, so the creative team decided on the RED …

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Boschendal Viral Video Entry – Our friends at 2oceansvibe were running a competition over the weekend for Boschendal so after filming the towers this weekend we had an idea late on monday morning and thought we’d knock something together for fun. And we won! Its a great example of tactical viral video and these’s no doubt that the guy’s at Boschendal will benefit from a significant amount of free publicity, …

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Athlone Cooling Towers Demolition – So the Athlone towers are no more and youtube is awash with videos of various angles of the towers dropping to the ground. Many people were caught off guard with the early detonation ourselves excluded (only just!). Many thanks to Rob Nicholls from Wishbones for sorting us out with a press pass for the Pinelands viewing site. Its always great shooting with friends especially if …

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Fifa / Hyundai Fan of the Match – With Fifa World Cup fever finally over we take a quick look at one of the video production projects we had running during the course of the Fifa World Cup. Tapeless work flows showed their real strength in a month long project at the Cape Town Stadium. On Match days we where stationed at the stadium to capture the “Hyundai Fan of …

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Blue Screen with Bafunny Bafunny – Big Sky Production and iKraal facilitated a shoot for Hunta Live Productions about a month ago. It was a one day studio shot of stills and video with 8 of South Africa’s Leading comedians for an up and coming show during the run up to the 2010 Fifa World Cup. A hilarious day was spent on set with lots of props and no script. …

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TF1 – telefoot – TF1 National television in France saw the culmination of four days shooting in South Africa on the weekly football show “Telefoot” this Sunday. The show features three presenters jetted into town for a Both-Worlds Production shoot covering the footsteps of the French Football team. The iKraal team filmed with the group for four days in various locations from Greenpoint Stadium to Hout Bay and finally Pezula …

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Otees AD Shot on Sony EX3 – iKraal Director of Photography Crispian Abbott recently completed a 15 sec AD series for Ground Glass Productions and Director Rob Nicholls. The AD features local Actor Jonathan Hearns dancing on a schools stage in a Napoleon Dynamite “esque” scene that was the source of many laughs on set. A real natural in front of the camera with a real flair for ad lib …

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Encounter AD Screens – A 30sec AD produced by iKraal and directed by Grounglass director Rob Nicholls is currently screening at the Encounters Documentary Festival. The pro bono project was a small way we could help the Festival after funding from the SABC was pulled earlier this year as the broadcaster plunged into financial turmoil. Shot on Sony EX3 and output in HD the short and simple AD “just goes …

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Breaking News at iKraal is the soft launch of a new division within iKraal called “Virology”. Virology is the newest and possibly the most exciting divsion of iKraal. iKraal Virology is a division who’s soul focus is on viral and web based video. From the funny and frivioulus to the corporate web based videos right through to web based “TV” and mobile phone video, Virology is the place for you. …

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ZANEWS Launches – political news satire – ZANEWS, the political news satire produced by Both-Worlds Productions launches today on the internet. Powered by Zapiro, and a host of writers the show will run for 12 weeks on the Mail & Gaurdian Website. iKraal is providing camera and editing services for the entire production as well as motion graphics. Watch this space for more details… and for now log on to …

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2oceansvibe Weather Girls Internet based show – This week saw yet another instalment of the 2oceansvibe Weather Girls. The show is a weekly internet based show for popular local blog 2oceansvibe.com The show sees a local model interviewed by Seth Rotherham of 2oceansvibe fame followed by a light hearted weather report for the weekend. Currently averaging around 30 000 views per show it’s gaining popularity and momentum very nicely. From …

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