videography

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.

Rudolph de Wet - Head of Production at OV&P

Our Team is Growing

Warm welcome to our new Head of Production, Rudolph de Wet! He brings valuable skills, expertise and experience to OV&P, spanning a range of genres and incorporating photography, videography, film making and editing. We took the above pic of him at the visionary Devonbosch development near Stellenbosch, where our studio is based.

As you can see, he’s geared to shoot with one of our Nikon cameras mounted on the DJI Ronin gimbal, which is a special piece of tech, particularly for capturing action footage and subjects like event content and real estate walk-throughs, super smoothly. Rudolph lives life to the full, embracing new opportunities along the way. He started out studying health and safety and going overseas. In the USA, he found himself in the position to assist in a big film production doing the work and research, and knew this was for him.

He studied a year of photography, then two years of film, TV and video production, before establishing his career as a photographer, videographer and editor. Rudolph weaves his unique and creative style into each frame, whether behind the lens capturing breathtaking moments or immersed at his editing desk. He thrives on bringing visions to life and had an absolute blast working with TV series and talented singers, among other exciting things.

The diversity of his projects has allowed Rudolph to refine his skills across various genres and styles. From capturing the raw emotions on set to adding that magical touch in post-production, he’s always wholeheartedly dedicated to delivering top-notch results. He loves venturing into new creative territories and collaborating with individuals from various industries. Every project brings fresh inspiration and opportunities to push boundaries.

Aside from work, Rudolph finds solace in outdoor adventures, especially mountain biking. We’re delighted to have him on board and look forward to plenty of great shoots and adventures together!

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!