Winemasters at work

Posted: October 10, 2011 in Shoots in short
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Jaco Wolmarans interviewing Distell director Duimpie Bayly at the Nederburg Auction

Interviewing Distell director Duimpie Bayly

Two days, non-stop shooting, not a moment off our feet. That’s the Nederburg Auction for you. The icon of SA wine auctions, held at Nederburg in Paarl, is an unmissable event – if you can get an invite. It is that tight. But then again, you rub shoulders with the who’s who of the wine industry and the higher strata of Cape Town social life.

Fellow Safrea member Michal Wozniak and I shot the event for the Nederburg Auction over the two days, using an EX1 and EX3, with the auctioneer Anthony Barne wirelessly mic’d.

Between the two of us, we could cover events in the main auction hall and chase after people we wanted to interview on the fly, although running with tripod, microphones and camera proved tricky! Low light in the auction hall also made life a little harder than what was needed, and necessitated shooting at gain+3 at times. Still, the cameras performed really well with the unavoidable noise well within control.

The production was edited at two stations – the rough edit on my machines, and then fine-tuned by maestro Ruan Neethling.

View the final production here, and visit the Auction website to watch the pre-auction clips we produced for the event. Pictures on this page by Matt Stow.

This behind the scenes post is courtesy of Wordsource Productions.


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