The idea was to show how sometimes no matter how one is dressed, the individual’s true self will always bubble to the surface.
We are very proud to announce that our Fashion Film, STEAM 1886, was chosen to be shown in the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival in July 2013.
It was chosen from 11 000 entrants from 110 countries to be played at the festival.
The movie was also nominated in 7 categories for awards at the International Fashion Film Awards held at the event . The categories were Best Picture, Visual Effects, Cinematography, Art Direction, Fashion, Hair, Make Up.
Nicky and I ended up walking away with BEST ART DIRECTION!
It was a very proud moment for us as well as for video production in Cape Town. it was amazing to be able to stand on the world stage and show them what we can do in Cape Town and South Africa.
Here is a great video clip of the festival :
If you have still not seen the movie check it out here : https://vimeo.com/67053719
DIRECTED by ADRIAN LAZARUS and NICKY FELBERT
Check out the VIDEO here
We shot and produced this video on Clifton 4th Beach which lies about ten minutes from the Cape Town City center.
I was approached a few weeks ago by the models to shoot some body work of them as a couple as I had done fashion work with them previously. We were on the beach before sunrise and started shooting as the sun crested the side of Lions Head Mountain.
They were really fun and professional to work with, both of them braving water of 10 degrees to get the shots. But then again all video production in Cape Town is so much fun!
I shot on my Canon 7D mostly with a 50mm 1.2 lens. I edited the movie with Edius 6 and then finished it in After Effects CS6. I really loved the Video Co-Pilot Optical Flares plugin!
We shot in color and decided that the black and white treatment was the way to go in the end. That said, I took stills which we may leave in color for Derek and Charissa’s portfolio’s.
I directed the shoot with the help of my wife Nicky Felbert.
I produced the shoot with some help from my friend Gavin Schneider, and a great team – Stephan Hambsch was 1st Assistant and Walter Chitate was my 2nd Assistant. Both were a great help in getting it all done in 4 hours on the beach.
Wonderful styling was by Tegolin Markham and the Makeup/Hair by Lauren Donay Telo.
The music is called Broken Spell by Moore & Sons and is available from www.freemusicarchive.org – please check them out.
This was great video production we shot on the Atlantis Dunes just outside Cape Town.
The campaign was produced by Gavin Schneider and his fantastic team.
We shot the film on the Canon 7D and edited on Edius 6. The final output and effects grading was done on After Effects CS6.
Great to see hair and make up artist Carl Isaacs back on set. Model , Emma Jane Menteath from Outlaws agency, was a pleasure to shoot!
This is fun video production I shot with my wife Nicky Felbert in Cape Town.
We were asked to do a live shoot at film industry event. As exciting as that sounded we realized that there were challenges that comes with shooting in front of hundreds of your peers.
We shot the video on a Canon 7D at 50 frames, using both a set of Zeis Prime Lenses and my trusty old Super Takumar 55mm 1.8 lens.
Our team consisted of Sebastian Voigt (lighting), Walter Chitate (Assistant), Shahnaz Cola-Wrensc and Alet Viljoen doing Hair and Make Up, and Gizelle Baumgart who handled our styling.
Adrian Nakic of the Sunshine Company supplied the amazing Profoto 800 HMI lights as well as the new Swedish Chameleon camera stabilization rig. Find them at sunshinecompany.co.za
The lights are so easy to work with as they remain cool and fit all the regular Profoto flash light shaping heads, while drawing minimal electricity.
The camera rig made light work of the camera set up and was a pleasure to use.
I edited the project using Premier Pro and After Effects.
The amazing music was kindly supplied by Jerome Arthur – find the rest of his work on line at iTunes as well as jeromearthur.co.za
The old Buick was supplied by Gary at Motostars in Cape Town – motostars.co.za
The event was hosted by Jan Verboom of Roodebloem Studios in Cape Town – roodebloemstudios.co.za
What you can’t see from the video is that we were shooting at night and the wind was howling – probably the worst wind in Cape Town for years. Roofs blowing off, trees uprooted and broken in the night. And we were shooting under a tent covering outside. What a fun shoot!
Watch video HERE
Nicky and I filmed and shot this video production in Cape Town just before the commercial season starts up again here.
It all came about after weeks of mulling over an idea to shoot a Steam Punk fashion video right before the summer production season hots up in Cape Town. I had the idea, but no location to shoot it in.
I then walked into David Donde’s new Truth Coffee shop in Cape Town, and knew that it was the perfect location for the video.
David is really into Steam Punk and already had most of the costumes available – these were made by the Little Hattery.- find them at thelittlehattery.com
I quickly assembled my team together who helped pull this video together in a week.
I asked Jack Gallagher to start creating the opening sequence in 3D Animation – he jumped at the opportunity and put together the modelling and animation – he can be contacted at email@example.com
Lyal Seba is the most fabulous prop stylist and hunted down the most amazing gadgets and props available. She can be found at lyalseba.com
The rest of the wardrobe and styling I left in the capable hands of Tegolin Markham – she was an amazing help on the project.
Sebastian Voigt was responsible for the lighting of each set and did a superb job, given that we completed the whole shoot in 8 hours!
For the hair and make up, I relied on a wonderful team – Nathaline Renaud, Antoinette Pugh and Irene Tamashenka – they did a super job.
I need to thank both Darja at Dmangement and Donne at Ice Genetics for help in casting such wonderful talent. Both modelling agencies are in Cape Town and have the greatest selection of talent available. Please check them out at icegenetics.co.za and dmanagement.co.za
I contacted the mobygrattis.com website who kindly gave me the license to use Moby’s music – thanks so much guys! Love your music!
The piece is a fantasy video showcasing the fashion, the hats, the gadgets and the lifestyle that could have been the future of 19th Century steam culture, set in the future.
The decadent nature of this steam era video, is portrayed with strong gun-slinging women, and rough grizzly men.
The music from Moby suits the piece perfectly.
I shot the video on a Canon 7D and edited it in After Effects and Edius 6.
Jack did the 3D and Animation with 3D Studio Max by Autodesk.
In all we spent under $1000 dollars to realize the project.
Thanks to all who helped make this video a reality!
This was such an amazing video production to be a part of.
We arrived at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town to be greeted by smiling, beautiful, young faces.
Some of the kids were going through treatment, others were outpatients.
We had a really professional crew and loads of support staff helping out.
The video was shot on an Arri Alexa in Prores 444 – c Log, and then edited in Edius and Final Cut.
The video was shown in Cape Town at the Reach for a Dream Gala event and was a huge success.
A video recently shot in studio in Stockholm for The Look Magazine from Switzerland.
Great styling on the day by Rose, and lovely to work again with photographer Marcel Gonzalez-Ortiz and my clients Simone Schäfer and Nicolaus Zott from Austria!
Once again all shot on the Canon 7D and edited in Edius and After Effects