Aerial photography and videography by Outdoor Video & Photographic

Groenvlei Sunrise shot by OV&P

Welcoming 2024

Happy New Year to you and yours! As we wave goodbye to 2023 and embrace the promise of 2024 there’s a buzz in the air – a sense of vibrant possibilities and new adventures waiting to be captured. May it be a brilliant year for us all.

At Outdoor Video & Photographic, we’re reflecting with gratitude on the exciting journey of 2023. It was a whirlwind of creativity, technical advancement and lots photo and video shoots, including ground based and aerial, in our studio and on location.

Heartfelt THANK YOU to all our valued clients. Every shoot held highlights for us, too many to mention, but here are a few short videos to share a glimpse and to spark ideas for you to promote your products and services in compelling ways.

To start with, our Aerial Videography Showreel incorporates some of the stunning properties that we’ve filmed and photographed:

A few of these showcase the exceptional work of Rouan Theart at LTA Architects, such as this super cool restaurant in Paarl:

We loved creating a series of videos for Cape Aqua, to help promote their bottled spring water, one of the purest on the market:

It was a ton of fun to capture unique, high vibe exercise classes for DS Bungee Fitness, featuring their fabulous team and studio:

We were privileged to film the R/V Roger Revelle departing from Cape Town for Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego:

And closer to home, we’ve been capturing the impressive progress of construction here at the visionary Devonbosch development where our studio is based. Stay tuned for our time lapse video on completion, but here’s a taste of building in progress:

In addition to many other wonderful shoots, we had the great pleasure of creating a special portfolio of images and videos for Knysna Tourism. The feature pic at the top of this post was taken on a sunrise shoot there. Watch this space for more about that!

Stepping into 2024, we’re filled with anticipation as new adventures beckon. To all our clients, associates, family, friends and fellow adventurers out there, here’s to a fantastic 2024. Let’s make it an amazing year to remember – one frame at a time.

Winelands Anniversary

It’s been a year since we moved from Johannesburg to the magnificent Western Cape Winelands and we feel so privileged to live and work here, especially when we get to film and photograph breath-taking properties, including farms, lifestyle developments, homes and historical buildings. Shooting property is one of our specialties, in part because Dave and I both certified as estate agents years ago, so we understand the requirements and have insight into what works to highlight key features of properties.

We love this work as it draws on a number of our core skills, including my diploma in interior decorating, which contributes to shooting interiors, and Dave’s extensive experience and skill as a licensed aerial drone pilot. In addition to recently filming and photographing the various buildings and vineyards on a beautiful wine farm, he captured a stunning time lapse sequence of the sunset from a spectacular vantage point. Here are a few behind the scenes pics to give you an idea of what we did:

Our interior and exterior, aerial and ground based images and video combine powerfully to create compelling portfolios that assist owners in showcasing their properties and promoting their associated businesses and services, or else support the sales objectives of appointed estate agents. Depending on the specific purpose of each shoot, the content can be enhanced with our product and lifestyle photography and videography too, shot strategically in our studio or on location in enchanting settings.

We’re also passionate about crafting impactful promo videos that leverage top quality, evocative content with captivating scripting and professional voice overs that convey the essence of our clients’ vision and message, while effectively demonstrating what they deliver, because ‘showing’ prospective customers what you do is so much more meaningful than ‘telling’ them. Contact us today if you’d like a no-obligation conversation to explore inspiring ideas to showcase your business or property.

Special shoutout and thanks to all our clients and associates who’ve contributed to our successful business transition to the Winelands, and to our wonderful family and friends for all they’ve done to help us establish our new home here!

Dave & Naomi Estment, co-owners of OV&P

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and everything of the best to you and yours for a fantastic 2023. May it bring all that you wish for and more!

Looking back, we spent most of last year planning, packing and re-positioning our company and ourselves in the Western Cape Winelands, which must be one of the most beautiful regions in South Africa. It’s also close enough to Cape Town to enjoy the excitement of the Mother City and the ocean, which we had the pleasure of experiencing recently on a windy sunset cruise.

Cape Town view from the ocean

More specifically, we’re living on a gorgeous farm just outside Stellenbosch which is surrounded by mountains, vineyards, rivers and a very different culture to Johannesburg in many ways, most of them being positive, relaxing, friendly and welcoming.

Almost synchronistically, we’ve settled into a new studio in the visionary Devonbosch business and residential development which is less than 3km from our front door, so zero traffic and less than 5 minutes to the studio. It’s amazing how the Universe provides when you follow your instincts and commit to a goal. Thank you Universe! Here’s an aerial pic of our studio building to help you get your bearings if you visit us here, which you’re welcome to do. We’d love to discuss ideas for your photo and video portfolio!

Brickfield Studios at Devonbosch

Outdoor Video and Photographic has already established an amazing network of new clients and we’re sincerely grateful for their support and friendship, as well as that of all our long-standing clients, associates, family and friends. Thank you all! So, going into the new year we’re filled with enthusiasm, passion for what we do best and knowing that the more effort we put in the better our results will be in exceeding both our and our clients’ expectations, and the more value we will collectively contribute.

In the meantime, we wish you wonderful success and peace of mind as we head into 2023. Let’s make it count!