Firstly sorry for not blogging, a lot has been going on and there is a lot work i need to share. Learned a few new tricks and been practicing a lot. *And now back to regular programming :-D* A few months ago Jayrox of the Zone Fam came to me and gave me a track called "Kwenachokela" to do a video for, we wrote the script and where pretty much ready to shoot but the guys changed the song to "Nkalata" which was a little more ideal cause the guys wanted to thank everyone that had supported them.
The original script as beyond epic but had to change it cause of a couple logistical issues. 1st thing we shot was the cameo with Chembo which went really well cause she had been to acting school and brought it out combined with her natural talents. In the original script we had transitions such as zoom into TV screen and zoom out revealing a laptop screen and eventually the whole room showing a different fun watching the video in a different room but like i said logistical issues killed it all :-(. Again hands down to Chembo, she was easy to direct and threw in a few of her own acts *Blowing the kiss was all her*.
We later shot some studio scenes at Goemi which where really good but had to dismiss them because the scenes where not working for us, this was mostly because lighting the room was an issue and every time we went for something dramatic the light would be in view of the camera so we opted to stop. We decided to do a black background scene and moved the set to my house where things went a lot better cause i had enough time to prepare the lighting and properly mount the backdrop, also been home meant i knew exactly where everything was for a little DIY *Smiles like a retard*. I set up a 3 point light system, the setup took a while cause i wanted to get the light right and the DIY drill had to be perfect of risk loosing my lights but i wanted some dramatic shots so i was not going to be defeated. The shoot it self went well, my favourite scenes where the closeups with only 2 lights turned on (Hair and fill light). My assistants for the day where Alexanda Zulu editor of Music Xtra margazine and Zone Fam manager Holstar. Overall the last day of shooting was the best with lots of laughs, while we where shooting some of the guys where playing Xbox (Thank you for damaging one of my controllers guys *Fyola*).