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bryan adams – a gem to work with


One of the nicest people whom I have worked with other than Israel Houghton is bryan adams. He was so involved and took such an interest in the shoot. His entire band is down to earth and so much fun. What was not such fun was living in Cape Town, editing in Johannesburg (Gauteng) and sending rough cuts to London for bryan to view. Luckily there were only 2 changes in the edit, but it did mean flying up to Johannesburg just to make 2 changes. His music was a dream to direct and edit. For those of you that don’t know, he always spells his name in lower case!

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The Road to Return

ORDINARY PEOPLE BECOMING EXTRAORDINARY in a journey to deeper understanding within their faith. This programme is about Jewish people young and old who grow up in a secular enviroment, but later become more observant of their religion. This programme reveals the highs, the lows and the challanges that they have overcome.It is informative, humorous and educaional. A highly inspirational documentary. Watch in on SABC2 on the 6 March 2011 at 09h00

STING

Then there was the time that I toured with STING – what an amazing man. He is one of the very few artistes that would sit in the canteen eating with the crew, as opposed  to a separate room with silver cutlery.

U2 WOW !

U2 live at the Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town was the most amazing experience to watch – they have taken music concerts to another level. What I would have done to just workshadow on something on this scale – The “claw” as they call it was brilliantly utilized with 8 follow spot operators within the claw so neatly hidden, so effective..the screens were something else. Have never seen anything like it….I have directed many music concerts for broadcast as well as screen direction, to name but a few bryan adams, Luther Vandross, Sting, Smashing Pumpkins, Brian Mcknight,  Jamiroquai, Kanye West, Macy Gray, Israel Houghton and the New Breed, Yellow Jackets, and so much more . Each and everyone was an amazing experience and journey including Luther Vandross who brought me to tears demanding to hand over his multi-track as he was not happy with his singing and I had 3 days to sweeten in edit for broadcast. ..The good news is I still managed to get a good product on air…thanks to the brilliant live mixing of the audio.

It”s been a long day, but finally launched my twitter and facebook account, still more to do but apparently now official!!!!!!