Monday, June 24, 2013

On Location

You know, the more I come to think of it, Durban isn't the smallest place. I mean, it's no NYC by any stretch of the imagination, but for the small town vibe it has, it really isn't a small town. Anyway, in true Durban "small-town" style, I had been back in the country for all of a week and already I'd received a call from a good mate who happens to be in one of South Africa's most popular bands, Gangs of Ballet, asking me if I'd like to be in their new music video. I love how Durban mates can always be counted upon to hook you with the sweetest deals. Anyway, needless to say I said yes despite wondering how my experience in film, or lack thereof, would fair in front of the camera. 
Last Saturday, I drove up with the Gangs guys in the band van to our location in the KZN Midlands and we began filming the video for their newest single 'Daydream' at golden hour. It was the most magnificent setting and there under the trees as the setting sunlight illuminated the countryside, I had my first experience in front of a film camera. The filming was quick and effortless and I had the most fun taking direction from the crew and putting their vision into action. Had a little peek at some of the footage afterwards and the crew did a phenomenal job at capturing the scene. I can't wait to see the final edits, so stay tuned because I'll share the vid on here once I get the link. 
Also, come and join me in supporting Gangs of Ballet as they play a live show at the Mr Price Pro weekend concert on July 6th at Salt Rock beach, and check out their page for tour dates and album release updates. 
Thanks so Brad, Josh, Jono, Migs and the film crew, such a treat to work with you all. 


  1. Hello
    Loving your blog!
    I have just added to the 'This Week's Favourites' on my blog!

    1. Thanks so much Nadia, really appreciate that.
      Your blog is one I find very inspiring, so I'm glad I could be a featured fave this week.

  2. Hi Jessica! I love your blog so much! It inspired me so much I literally decided to start my own. Do you have any advice for me? God bless!


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