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Skybok Films Sherwood Forest Faire, Texas


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It is the end of winter and the dawning of spring. Birds are singing. Flowers are blooming. The leaves are budding out. And the village and country folk from all around the nearby shires gather in Sherwood Forest for a festive season. Musicians, bards, gypsies, merchants, artisans and chefs all gather under the protection of Robin of Loxley, known as the outlaw Robin Hood, to celebrate Spring, break bread, sing, dance, and give thanks for another rebirth of nature.

Sherwood Forest Faire is a privately-held company run by a small team with the support of hundreds of volunteers who share our vision: to create a beautiful, magical place that is consistent with our six core values:

Authenticity, Community, Escape, Quality, Family, Fun

 

Cape Town, Points of Interest

The Artscape


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The Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, belongs to the provincial administration and was opened on 19 May 1971 as the “Nico Malan Theatre Centre”. It was renamed to “Artscape” in March 2001. Shooting their official video profile for Skybok was an honour! You can see it on their website here. I personally love the Artscape and I try go see as many shows as possible there. – Not to mention that I love meeting all these fantastic people behind-the-scenes who are involved in keeping everything running smoothly! Editing for hours on end and recording all the voice overs becomes so worthwhile when the final product in done and I watch the profile of whatever venue I am busy with… whether it’s a wine farm, golf estate, nightclub, restaurant, coffee shop, hotel, school, resort or this – a theatre, as well as a point of interest, thanks to it’s huge role in the history of the Western Cape. A big smile spreads across my face when I know I’ve done a venue justice. One of those instances was when I completed The Artscape. Thank you to everyone there for being professional, efficient and co-operative as we all collaborated to make this happen.

Bars & Pubs

Tjing Tjing


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One of Cape Town’s favourite night clubs, Tjing Tjing is a rooftop bar located just off Longstreet, Cape Town.

We got to shoot on an absolutely packed night!

It was pumping and the video came out exceptionally.

I love their colour scheme and ‘attic’ feel.

The owner is friendly and professional and I can really recommend hiring this place out as a venue for a birthday party, corporate function or business meeting.

It has a festive atmosphere and shooting their official video profile was a dream.

I enjoyed editing this and doing the voice over particularly because I enjoy the venue so much and I wanted to do Ilse Koekemoer (owner)  justice on her fabulous club!

For more photos Skybok took on the night click HERE.

Here are links to some other interesting blog articles on Tjing Tjing:

http://www.capetownmagazine.com/bars/53

http://www.eatout.co.za/Restaurants/8666/Cape-Town/Tapas/Tjing-Tjing-Rooftop-Bar

http://www.food24.com/Restaurants-and-Bars/Restaurants/Dear-Me-20110517

http://www.wininganddining.co.za/western-cape/cape-town/city-bowl/tjing-tjing

http://showme.co.za/cape-town/events-entertainment/free-wine-tasting-at-tjing-tjing-rooftop-bar/

Kalk Bay, Points of Interest

Kalk Bay Theatre


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For best viewing quality, make sure to set the viewing settings to 1080p HD by clicking on the cog at the bottom right-hand corner of the video.

This quaint 78-seater theatre located in Kalk Bay, Cape Town, was actually originally an old Dutch Reformed Church.

It was built in 1876 and is a heritage protected building.

Going there to shoot for Skybok was super – we got great weather and shooting their video didn’t take too long.

I personally love the red interior and the upstairs where patrons can eat dinner before the show.

I think it’s a super idea – dinner and a show at the same venue.

The theatre is constantly showing new and popular theatre pieces….and the idea is that patrons arrive from 6:30pm and, after reserving their theatre seats, are directed upstairs to the restaurant.

There is a set menu and the food is mainly served before the show but drinks and dessert are served after the performance.

Patrons make their way down to the theatre when the show is due to start.

Drinks may be taken into the theatre but there is no service in the theatre during the show.

We loved the owners – very friendly and professional people.

Here is their website if you’re interested in finding out more about the theatre or the shows which are currently showing there (you will also see Skybok’s logo featured on the website, directing visitors to check out their video profile, which is really nice!) —–>  THE KALK BAY THEATRE

For more photos Skybok took on the day, click HERE

Stellenbosch, Wine Farms

Simonsig Wine Estate


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Skybok filmed the video profile for Simonsig Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Simonsig is located in the heart of the Stellenbosch wine region. Travelling there to film was such a pleasure. We got a beautiful view of the Simonsberg Mountain (after which the wine estate is named), not to mention some even more lovely shots around the estate itself. They are the only wine estate with a working wine cellar, and it was fascinating watching this process!

Points of Interest, Port Elizabeth

Humewood Golf Course


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Located by the seaside in stunning Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the Humewood golf course is a genuine seaside Links, ranked as one of South Africa’s top 20 golf courses and boasts as holding the prestige of being the only true links course in Africa. Sadly, I don’t play golf. But after shooting their video profile, I think I should definitely give it a bash! Humewood golf course has one of the world’s most difficult links courses and has hosted the South African open 5 times and the African Amateur 10 times, being ranked the number 10 golf course in South Africa. There have been some famous names which have graced the greens and fairways of this course, including Denis Watson, Tony Johnstone and Ernie Els amongst others. I especially liked their gorgeous clubhouse!

Port Elizabeth, Restaurants

The Music Kitchen


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The Music Kitchen Port Elizabeth Restaurants Music Bars If you’re looking for a great evening hot spot in Port Elizabeth, The Music Kitchen is my personal recommendation! Known for their Wednesday nights all-you-can-eat ribs and prawns, this is one of the coolest spots I’ve been to in a while.  And don’t just take my word for it – ask any local you meet.  The Music Kitchen is on Facebook so if you like what you see, join their online family HERE. They’re also on Twitter, so follow them HERE. What’s great about this place is that they provide a platform for original artists to perform. If you’re a muso in the area of Port Elizabeth, you can apply to perform and you’ll join their wall of fame which features many famous names in the South African music industry. Here’s what we shot for them:

Events, Rotary Medieval Festival, Social Outreach

The Rotary Medieval Festival


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Skybok covered events for Rotary PE West as part of their “Medieval Festival”. It’s a whole weekend of festivities themed around the Middle Ages and it’s hosted at Victoria Park in Port Elizabeth. Their “Royal Banquet” is on a Friday night where everyone arrives dressed up in costumes from the Middle Ages. There’s a dinner and lots of entertainment! During the Saturday, they host an entire day filled with arts, crafts and activities that people used to play during Medieval times.

Here are the profiles of this awesome outdoor two-day event:

Hotels, Knysna

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa


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Such a gorgeous place we filmed in Knysna, South Africa! Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa is a huge resort here in South Africa in the Western Cape. They have 5-star luxury rooms, a beautiful spa & a golf course. They also have stunning dining rooms and bar areas. You won’t be disappointed if you plan a getaway here, and we thoroughly enjoyed shooting it!

Here is the video:

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