Entries in Music Video Production (13)
CITY BOWL MIZERS
Five dudes from Durban, South Africa: playing music, being kiff, feeling forever inspired by the works of Bill Murray… that pretty much sums up the City Bowl Mizers.
No surprises then that we welcome in 2013 with an ‘evolutionary’ new iKind Studio-produced music video featuring an action-packed ‘day in the life’ of a rather unusual character - ‘the missing link’ - a chimp who thinks that acting mature is for the birds.
Launched this week on the ‘revolutionary’ comedy and music website, Lechop TV, ‘Growing Old’ is making waves on the web and will be hitting commercial TV stations soon!
Shot partly on a Red One MX camera in sunny Durban SA, this upbeat, light-hearted take on life is iKind’s ninth music video collaboration with the City Bowl Mizers. Enjoy!
|Directors||Alistair Heath and Devin Carter||Chimp on bed||Jacobus van Heerden|
|Producers||Matt Nefdt, Alistair Heath and Steve Jones||Chimp doing doughnuts||Steve Jones|
|Director of Photoraphy||Devin Carter||Chimp in bar||Clinton Small|
|Underwater Camera Operator||Ryan Logie||Chimp flipping off monkeys||Kurt Pienke|
|First Camera Assistant||Dylan ‘Woogy’ Marriot||Benson Schwenson||Jacobus van Heerden|
|Gaffer||Marcus Hebbelman||Actress in bed||Kirsten Holder|
|Production Assistants||Kurt Peinke and Shanelle Jewnerain||Chimp rider (skate)||Wes Coetzee|
|Chimp rider (surf)||Brandon Jackson|
Here’s a facinating story of singer / songwriter Tresor Riziky (aka Tresor), an artist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who five years ago left his hometown of Goma, deep in heartland of Eastern DRC, for greener pastures and hopes of a music career in sunny Durban, South Africa. With nothing more than the clothes on his back and a fire in his heart, Tresor traversed the length of Southern Africa in pursuit of his dream… to become a celebrated, professional musician.
In order to make ends meet upon arrival in Durban, Tresor worked as a car guard (security guard) in the bustling streets surrounding Durban’s City Hall. Five years on and a huge amount of perservearance later, the talented musician has reached yet another of his goals with the release of a ‘world class’ music video… ironically filmed in the selfsame Durban City Hall.
Filming inside the iconic City Hall, in the heart of a buzzing Durban, was needless to say a ‘momentous’ experience. The architecture, lighting and pure size of the location offers the film-maker genuine cinematic scale. A big ‘thank you’ from iKind Studio to the energetic cast who danced their hearts and souls out for hours on end, to Media Film Service for their generous supply of production equipment and to eThekwini Municipality for the opportunity to shoot in this ‘National Treasure’.
As a professional musician Tresor performs regularly on the local and international stage, and this upbeat single off his new album displays the energy, passion and perseverance of a unique and talented individual.
‘Complete’ won’t be the last collaboration between iKind Studio and Tresor and with his new album set to be released early next year, we’re sure there’ll be many more great singles and music videos to come! In fact, we’ve heard the next single already, and plans are in the works. Let’s just say… it could be epic!
|Director||Matt Nefdt||Offline Edit||Matt Nefdt|
|Producer||Matt Nefdt||Online Edit||Matt Nefdt|
|Director of Photography||Devin Carter|
|Director of Lighting||Devin Carter||B Camera Operator||Luke Mason|
|Executive Producer||Michael Nefdt||Grips||Dylan Marriott, Marcus Hebbelman, Preston Kyd|
|Project Manager||Sian Boolsen||Production Assistants||Nkanyiso Mdlalose, Noxolo Mhlongo|
|Project Accountant||Levonne Nefdt||Wardrobe / Stylist||Shanelle Jewnarain|
|Actress||Chelsea Laskey||Choreographer||Julia Wilson|
iKind Media Director, Matt Nefdt, (centre) celebrates the completion of yet another successful iKind Studio music video production
with Red Light Stereo band members Gareth Purchase, Donovan Blom, Dylan Rhodes and Lliam Scholtz.
(Photo : TJ Photography)
RED LIGHT STEREO
“What I’ve Become”
Some two years ago, the world witnessed the inaugural collaboration between iKind Studio and Durban-based pop-rock quartet Red Light Stereo with the launch of a comedic music video for the band’s single ‘Daydreaming’ (watch here.) Now we’ve teamed up once more with band members Dylan Rhodes (vocals / keyboard), Gareth Purchase (Guitar), Donovan Blom (drums) and Lliam Scholtz (bass) following the release of the band’s new EP, available for download via their Facebook page (facebook.com/redlightstereo).
The music video for ‘What I’ve Become’ portrays the contageous ‘live performance’ energy that the group exudes, and emphasizes the maturity of a slick, well oiled act that they are today. The performance is fast-paced and energetic, yet retains colorful and fun elements which are signature Red Light Stereo. The iKind production crew took over The Engine Room at The Origin for a night of lasers, flashing lights and partying with 30 plus extras styled in an array of glow-in-the-dark accessories; giving the club scene that extra bit of pizzazz! A lot of fun was had by all.
The city shoot had the crew and 4 stunning actresses cruising the night through the streets of the Durban CBD with a whole lot of yellow tape. What were they doing with all that tape? Well, you’ll have to watch the video to find out. Thankfully nobody got arrested…
Behind The Scenes at The Origin
|Director||Matt Nefdt||Post Director||Matt Nefdt|
|Producer||Matt Nefdt||Editor||Devin Carter|
|Director of Photography||Devin Carter||Grading||Matt Nefdt|
|Director of Lighting||Devin Carter||Compositing||Matt Nefdt|
|Executive Producer||Michael Nefdt||Graphic Design||Stathi Kougianos|
|Project Accountant||Levonne Nefdt||3D Tracking and Stabilization||Andrew Sutherland|
|B Camera / Grips||Marcus Hebbelmann|
|C Camera||Luke Mason||Cast|
|Lighting Assistant||Dylan Marriott||Girl 1||Dominique Mann|
|Make-up / Stylist||Shanelle Jewnarain||Girl 2||Simone Mann|
|Production Assistant||Sian Boolsen||Girl 3||Cheyne Lister|
|Grips Assistant||Preston Kyd||Girl 4||Kai Pretorius|