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Location: Crater Lake Region, Western Uganda
Date: April 2012
Perched on top of a stunning volcano lake, Ndali Lodge is a relaxed boutique destination that embraces simplicity and openness to nature. They needed a video to entice new guests and tour operators and wanted to highlight the unique character of their property, from the convivial candlelit dining room to the breathtaking open-air yoga pavilion. Ndali were also keen to highlight local activities they organise, including guided walks of the nearby cooperative vanilla plantation.
Using an intimate shooting style, we focused on capturing the atmosphere and details that make Ndali special. We chose to forego traditional narration, instead quoting comments from the guest book, which reveal what a distinctive and characterful retreat Ndali is. Carefully shot and edited scenes of the lodge and environs throughout the day give the viewer a sense of all the treats in store during a typical day at Ndali, from dawn to dusk.
Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Date: February 2012
The Okavango Poler’s Trust offers authentic eco-tourism options for visitors to the majestic Okavango Delta region in Botswana. The friendly and well-trained guides are local community members who are keen to share their intimate knowledge of the delta. They provide a high quality service but, as a cooperatively run organisation, they struggle to compete with the large marketing budgets of international tour operators. They wanted a professional quality video that could be used to raise their profile with international tourists by highlighting their services and the natural beauty of the delta.
To emphasise the intimate and tailored nature of tours with the Poler’s Trust, we chose an immersive style for the film, conveying the experience of exploring the delta in a traditional Makoro. We also selected one of the guides, Justin, to record the voice-over for this film, as his accent and poetic phrasing add authenticity to the narration. Filming over several days on the delta allowed us to capture the breadth of experiences and sights available to visitors, emphasising the amazing variety of wildlife seen on a walking tour as well as from a canoe.