Monday, 29 March 2010
Saturday, 27 March 2010
Assistant Director: André Liebenberg
Props: Rhona Liebenberg
Gaffer/Spark: Barret de Cock
Runner: Pieter H. Walser and Frans Smuts
Costumes: Aneen Walser and Natalie Williams
Costume suppliers: Playhouse Somerset West and Hospice Somerset West.
Make-Up: Stephanie Roos
Hair: Charne Erwee
Assistant Hair ………….
Catering: Heidi and Albert Ahrens
Script coordinator: Pieter H. Walser
Script grammar: Johan Slabbert
Behind the scenes photographer: Dawane Smit
Technichan: Caleb from Red One Africa
Lights: Michele St. Arnaud Panalux
Organization: Siskha Brand and Sulandi
Choreography: Natalie Williams and Adele Harris
Living props: Alana Walser, Rhona Liebenberg, Frans Smuts
Old photo camera rental: Camera Land Cape Town and Hospice Somerset West
Special thanks: Steve Straker – Hands on Wine
Actors: Kahn, Neil, Paul, Glenn, Pieter H. Walser, Allan Mullins, Andre Liebenberg, Patricia McNaught-Davis
Extra equipment: Liebenberg
Music for dance choreography: Paul Williams
Leading dancers: Natalie Williams, Adele Harris, Aneen Walser and all the amazing dancers.
Monday, 22 March 2010
I was invited to a Vaseline shoot with André Liebenberg. André is one of South Africa`s most famous directors. He has a lifetime of awards behind him, including 12 Loeries and several international Cannes awards for his directing work. He became famous for his Castrol ads in the 90`s and managed to build a reputation of working with children. I respect this man enormously and when I got the invitation to attend one of his commercial shoots I was over the moon with excitement. One of my friends said I looked like a cat who just got milk.
The shoot was wonderful and I learnt a great deal. It really feels like it took me to a new level of understanding. One aspect where I learnt a lot was with lighting. Lighting is really a science. You need to have a feeling for it. Sometimes it looked like a squatter camp that they built around this little pot of Vaseline but it delivered the most amazing results.
I was building set, carrying stuff and sitting on the best spot on the set, next to Andrès` director chair!