Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Eben Sadie - Underground Rockstar

Eben Sadie is one of South Africa's most spoken about, undercover wine makers - if there is such a thing. My brother Pieter H. Walser, another hardcore, spoken about winemaker and myself had the privilege to spend 12-hours with Eben in the amazing Swartland area where he sources his wine.
He shared many great moments with us and I captured it all for Woolworths on camera. From Friday Sadie's wine will be available in selected Woolworths stores across the country. Here is my latest work about this inspirational character. He has got an interesting theory and I think it comes across strongly.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

The Parlotones - Push me to the Floor Blending Film

My newest work that I directed for the Parlotones "Push me to the Floor" wine blending film.

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The Behind the Scenes of the making of from the same shoot.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Commercial shoot in Portugal

Seventeen days in Portugal. I took a group of young waveski surfers to Portugal to shoot a commercial for the 2011 World Championship. This was just one side of the mission. Together with the 2011 Worlds and the Santa Cruz Ocean Spirit Festival I will also have the world premier for my new waveski film. For me it’s going to be the biggest premier up to date and it was important that I filmed some spectacular action to go with it. And that’s precisely what happened.

Out of the 17 days of filming we had just 2 days that we could not film because of rain and strong wind. The rest of the time we were blessed with excellent surfing conditions all day long. I gathered a total of just over 300 GB of rushes. The material came from 5 different cameras: the surfing telescopic camera, lifestyle camera and 3 water cameras. All performed excellent, without any problem in a very hostile environment. The best filming experience I had on the trip was sitting on the back of a jetski while speeding next to the white water as the riders surf the wave in full glory, at times less than a meter away from me. It was my first time that I have experienced this angle seeing the riders so close and being right next to the action. I captured some incredible images in absolute perfect wave conditions. It is guaranteed to put the movie in a league of its own.

To see some ‘behind the scenes’ footage of our mission, check out