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Naomi & Dave Estment of Outdoor Video & Photographic

Wrapping up 2020

What a year this has been and how amazing to think that it’s almost behind us! We can likely agree that it’s been particularly challenging, including for businesses across the board. So, we’re especially grateful for each and every client, associate, supplier, family member and friend who has supported us and participated in our journey throughout 2020. Sincere thanks to you all!

Despite the significant impact of lockdown on our in-person photo and video shoots, as well as the knock-on effect of widespread budget cuts by many clients, we’ve been blessed with some inspiring work for special people. The creative fulfilment this brought us offered refreshing relief from the global focus on Covid-19, and we’re delighted to have contributed to their marketing campaigns. Above is a recent pic from our final climb onto a warehouse roof to retrieve the time lapse camera that had been faithfully capturing the contstruction of the new warehouse that you can see behind us, for our valued clients at Fortress REIT Limited.

Here’s another example of a project that we filmed and photographed for SA Paving, including capturing their wonderful team at work! This video combines ground and aerial photography and videography, which adds great perspectives for a more dynamic viewing experience, and helps to showcase the premium service that this industry leader has been delivering for over 40 years:

And here’s a super fun, Bond-inspired stop motion sequence that we created for Dimanzi perfume’s men’s fragrance, which Dave wears and we love! The theme incorporates vibrant gambling flair, complete with cards, chips and dice rolling out onto a black glass reflective surface for added impact and allure. Take a look for some fast-paced action and then click here to shop online for Christmas gifts in the form of gorgeous Dimanzi fragrances for men and women to treat that special person in your life!

Do you have any innovative plans for your marketing projects, perhaps to implement in 2021 so that you can start the year strong? We hope these two videos give you some fresh ideas and inspiration, and wish you every success as we move forward in collective recovery from 2020. In the meantime, Happy Holidays to you and yours, and may your festive season be richly blessed!

Dimanzi Eau De Parfum

Premium Product Pics

Do you have a need for compelling product photography? If so, you likely know that creativity and attention to detail are key to success. This is particularly relevant when these principles have also been applied to the product being photographed. For example, a significant amount of time, attention and care went into creating the beautiful Dimanzi perfume and branding that you see here.

We had the pleasure of attending an enchanting presentation recently by Di Thompson, the founder of Dimanzi. She has a captivating story, infused with meaning, that spans her experiences in South Africa and France, including studying at the prestigious House of Guerlain on the Champs Elysees in Paris. Her journey led to her creating this “rainbow floral green fragrance with fresh and woody notes capturing the essence of our African spirit and aligning it with true French chic”.

Each aspect of the product and packaging has been specifically selected by Di, from the essential oils that are sourced from Grasse in France (the home of many great perfumes) and the glass beads that are made by local women in the rural areas of the Kwa Zulu Natal Midlands in South Africa, to the black and white zebra design that reflects Di’s personal Burchell heritage. The name Dimanzi also intentionally combines her name with the word “Manzi” which means water in the Zulu language.

To photograph this gorgeous product, we placed it on the light table in our studio and used a combination of 3 flash lights with adjustable intensity. Two of the lights were set up to shine through soft boxes, from either side of the light table, a bit above and in front of the product. A third light was positioned on the floor beneath the light table, shining upwards through a sheet of blue gel, which looks like a piece of extra strength cellophane. That created the blue glow in the background of the image.

This is one example of how to showcase a product with the introduction of a colour hue to contribute mood. Of course videography can evoke another level of interaction and sensory involvement, combining the art of motion with audio cues that can orchestrate emotion and motivate action in your viewers. We love to do both, hence why we’ve specialised in photography and videography genres since launching Outdoor Video & Photographic over 18 years ago.

If you’re looking for fresh ideas and professional photos and videos to showcase your products, contact us today to discuss how we can help.

Rose Champagne in Glasses

Celebrating OV&P’s 15th Birthday

All the very best to you for a brilliant 2016! January is generally meaningful, being the start of a new year and a perfect opportunity to take stock and refresh your goals, but this month is particularly special for us at OV&P since we launched our company 15 years ago, soon after the turn of the century. We are proud that what started out as a fairly low-key photographic studio focussed on modelling portfolios and a passion for wildlife photography and videography, has matured into what we would like to think is a cutting edge production house serving an impressive client list. Continue reading “Celebrating OV&P’s 15th Birthday”