Over the past 12 months Craig Ferguson of The Public Pool has travelled to Morocco 5 times to work on the new NBC show ‘American Odyssey’. Craig was responsible for the camerawork on extensive aerial shots for 5 episodes in the show’s first season.
We’ve just been commissioned by Culture Mechanics to produce the first in a series of films profiling South African leaders. The film will be about Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Production begins shortly.
Craig Ferguson of The Public Pool served as cinematographer for a short film written and directed by Louw Venter of Urucu Media. The short, titled ‘Leemte’, is a promotional film for of the director’s Cannes Film Festival-selected screenplay ‘The Tree’. Here is the trailer for the short…
The Public Pool collaborated with King James Advertising to
produce a short film for the City of Cape Town, titled ‘The Change
Project’. The film’s goal was to show how simply giving money to people
begging on the street actually perpetuates their situation. We used 6
hidden cameras to capture real people reacting to being given free
money, showing that it can keep anyone on the street. The campaign has
been very successful, stimulating much interest and debate on the
We were commissioned by Steel Productions to provide camerawork for a shoot with supermodel Alek Wek and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
The challenge was to capture an extremely brief encounter in a difficult location. Production was handled by Steel Productions and direction and post-production was done by the Swedish client. This is Part One…
Working with Punk, Sanlam’s digital agency, we produced a series of 8 web videos around the National Bidget Speech for 2015. The videos were produced in only two days from shoot to going live, offering viewers detailed insights into the implications of the new Budget.
This video was released just prior to the Budget Speech, offering predictions…
And this one was released just after the Budget Speech, offering reactions…