Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Top Billing crew at Royalston

The crew from SABC 3 magazine program Top Billing was in town a week or so ago as part of the Top Billing Presenter Search competition.  The competition is an "Idols" type competition held all over the country looking for a new presenter for the popular show.  While they were in town I had the fortunate opportunity to take them around to a couple of places for them to film for the show.  One of the places we visited was Royalston, an exclusive residential estate and private game reserve on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, from where the crew was taken on a helicopter flip around the city.
Here Bev Eke from Royalston, which includes the luxurious Lake de la Vie wedding venue, is telling Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere more about the area. 


  1. Notice that they have only one video camera? Now you know why the interviewer / interviewee interaction always looks so fake on Top Billing, Pasella, etc. They film it separately.

    1. I've been on shoots with both Pasella and Top Billing and its a whole process with that one camera. A couple of takes to get the conversation right, different angles, wide shots, closeups, etc. Viewers haven't got an idea what kind of time it takes to shoot an insert.