What does construction and road photography and videography entail?
We have photographed and filmed similar projects like this in the past so we know that they are extremely long projects so they need to be approached differently. We had heard that the upgrade to the Sani Pass road had just started so we contacted the contracting firms and requested a meeting to see if we could be their photography and videography company for the entire project. We had a meeting with various stake holders on site and because we had done our homework and had prepared our proposal thoroughly we managed to answer all their questions and offer them some solutions and options for their media side of the project. A good description of the project can be found on this blog post
What could we offer as a media company?
We would do an initial visit covering the entire length of the project on the ground as well as from the air. We had to arrange special permission to fly a helicopter in the park area as well as when we used a drone.
We would photograph and film all aspects of the project at regular intervals and deliver quarterly progress reports. This meant that we had to remember what and where we had filmed and photographed each visit so that the before and after scenes could be seen.
Because our reports were so detailed it meant that government officials did not necessarily have to visit the site to gauge how much progress was being made. Reports could be sent online and everyone kept up to speed with the project.The video below was the initial report at the start of the project.
Unfortunately, as far as we know, funding for this project ended abruptly and the project has come to a halt. We are hoping that further funding will appear soon and that this important project can startup again.
To view a terrifying shoot of a rope access company in Durban on the job clambering down the tallest buildings please hold your breath and click here