One of Skybok’s new clients, Pepper Pastor, is a New York native famous for her hair styling skills – boasting celebrity clients such as Levis, Cadillac, Pony, Terry Richardson, Converse, Alice & Olivia, Redbull + more. She wanted us to create video profiles showcasing her client testimonials, as well as the start of a new video web series where she shares creative tips. Skybok also did a great photoshoot of Pepper, which you can see on her Facebook channel here.
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You’d be surprised to learn that many of our clients are unsure about how to set up their spaces to best show off their brands. They don’t realise that they don’t need to hire a set designer to do this, they can be their own set designer with some basic tips:
Skybok has helped tell the story of some great charities in South Africa.
A great way to salute your African heritage is to give back to outreach organizations in Africa.
Here are a few videos of organizations + projects we have been involved with.
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Carlos De La Rosa is the lead vocalist, guitar player + song writer for rock band “Diamond Nugget” from Mexico. He was recently touring Texas + played at The Continental Club in Austin.
A Video Profile Shot on a local singer here in Austin.
A cool experience! I always learn more + more with every job. This is my second music video type shoot (the first was for a band Leopold + His Fiction for their debut album).
Argyll wanted something more personal, to showcase an intimate setting; a more behind-the-scenes feel that allowed him to connect more personally with his fan base.
Filming coffee shops is great because you catch people on a caffeine high and everyone wants to be on camera!
Usually, filming in certain venues requires some sort of permission grant signed by whoever is being filmed, like a release form, so they can’t turn around and sue you when the video ends up on the internet. Luckily, I’m very diligent with getting release forms signed.
But even with that, it’s always tricky filming the people on location because they are often suspicious of your intentions and can suddenly become quite alarmed.
How most places handle this uncomfortable issue is they put up a sign notifying the patrons there is a film shoot going on. Basically, such a sign puts them at ease by informing people on their way into the venue. It also waives any responsibility legally on behalf of the venue because it means anyone who is there has been ‘told’. And by being told, they’re indirectly giving their consent to be filmed. Unless they explicitly object, the venue assumes they are happy with it. If they’re not happy with it, it’s their responsibility to get out of the shot or ask the filmmaker to exclude them from the shot.
It’s a great way to get around the problem.
Though, for some reason, coffee shops are always less likely to be fussy.
Everyone is there meeting friends or having little business meetings or church gatherings, so it’s not like a Hollywood production. Putting up signs everywhere almost never has to happen because no one ever really has an issue (at least in my experience). And, if they do, it’s easy enough for them to come up and tell you.
I think today in general, people are becoming more relaxed anyway. I’m realizing this because with all the social media going on, there are so many people besides the professionals who are raising a camera for social reasons. The atmosphere is more personal and there’s a striking kind of trust fueled with adrenaline and excitement.
Skybok has filmed dozens of coffee shops in South Africa, here are some of my favorites below. Enjoy!
The South African music scene has evolved so much in the last decade. I personally love listening to one of our top DJ’s, ‘Euphonik’. Check out my Spotify playlist of South African artists to hear his sound along with many others.
Skybok was fortunate to film some incredible music venues that contributed to the country’s music scene by providing platforms for local artists to reach new audiences + connect with old ones.
Here are stand out places we filmed in various cities: