Terminatryx Music Video – “Gone”

I had the opportunity to direct the music video for the amazing Cape Town Industrial-Metal band Terminatryx. I wanted a fast, energetic music video portraying the chaos inside the main character’s head visually. I had a clear idea in mind of live footage and stills all combined into one final motion of chaotic movements throughout the video. I was very honoured that the band gave me so much freedom and trusted me so much. Shot all in a half day was a clear example of good planning.

Directed, Edited, grading and VFX by Johnny Swanepoel

Cinematography was done by Helmut Scherz from Wilddogs Production

Behind the Scenes Images taken by Megan Davies

The Kill Heavy Music Video – “Hiding”

A couple of months ago I got approached to make a music video for a new upcoming band. It turned out that I went to school with these guys. Being fond of darkish type of films and music videos, I immediately said yes to the opportunity, especially when I heard their name “The Kill Heavy”. The band consist of a 4 piece modern rock acoustic outfit. Their aim is to take music back to the acoustic basics and not the modern distortion sounds. Making them unique.

The concept of the video is also unique. It starts off with various people in a waiting room (symbolizes the fact that we all are in a waiting room in life), the video progresses to the actual room of existence where we all deal with life in our various ways.

Shooting the video took only 8 hours from start to finish. We kept it simple but telling a unique story in various areas from camera angle, to Colour grading to directing. We filmed on the Sony F3 in HD. The post production took a little less than a week to finish. We had only one take on the featured wall scene which added more pressure for the actor. Final result was a pleasing success for the band members.

Director: Johnny Swanepoel
Editor and Post Production: Johnny Swanepoel
Cinematographer: Helmut Scherz from Wilddogs Productions