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Find the best production crew for your Johannesburg corporate video

In recent years, corporate video has become more ambitious and demanding. 

To keep up with the state of the art, your business should find a reliable location to create all kinds of video content. If you’re looking in South Africa, it’s natural to focus on Johannesburg — the city and surrounding area have the kinds of diverse backdrops and solid infrastructure that make for a promising filming location.

Whether you’re hoping to capture B-roll of a modern city skyline, film talent in front of historic-building backdrops or escape into nature with your camera, you can find a welcoming production destination in and around Johannesburg. Iconic sights such as the Nelson Mandela Bridge and the 60,000-seat Ellis Park Stadium are just the beginning when it comes to filming in Johannesburg.

Local and international film and TV productions have found a home in Johannesburg, and your corporate video shoot can do the same. It’s important to note that no matter how film-friendly the city and region may be, it pays to team up with an expert video crew, rather than going it alone.

Find an expert Johannesburg video production crew

Producing video content is easier when your internal crew members and talent have the assistance of professionals who know their subject matter — and the area. 

Crews Control pairs companies with corporate video teams who are experienced in their respective regions. This means that when you hire a team in Johannesburg, you’ll be ready to navigate the city like a local.

Whether you’re looking for standard landscapes that can double for anywhere in the world or distinctive B-roll sites that show off their Johannesburg identity, a regional crew can keep your video production on track. These experts can handle administrative matters, including working with local authorities to ensure your production always has the right permits for your chosen locations.

In addition to local expertise, your Crews Control professionals provide technical filmmaking skills. 

Today’s corporate audiences have become accustomed to watching video content of all kinds, which means their expectations have never been higher. Working with professional video crews is a way to meet and exceed these standards without adding permanent salaries to your own payroll or paying the upfront costs for video equipment.

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Our video production services in Johannesburg

Once you’ve secured a reliable filming location and an expert crew, you can create corporate videos that fulfill a variety of roles for your business. A video can act as an introduction to a new product, help answer customer questions about a previous offering, capture sessions from a live event for future consumption, or act as a key piece of social media marketing content.

Video content has become more popular as a way to reach both external and internal audiences in recent years. Companies across industries and around the world are using professionally produced videos to spread their messages to customers while creating content for training and orientation purposes. 

Your next video can benefit from the expertise provided by a professional video crew, whether they’re filmed in a studio or on location.

Our video services in Johannesburg include:

  • Interviews and B-roll
  • Event coverage
  • Presentations
  • Drone production
  • Animation and motion graphics
  • Motion pictures
  • Live streaming
  • Panel discussion
  • Man on the street interviews
  • Corporate meetings
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Commercials
  • Broadcast television media
  • Employee training materials
  • Sizzle reels
  • Time-lapse videos
  • Happy-face videos
  • Focus group recordings
  • Testimonials
  • Video news releases
  • Documentaries
  • Web conferencing
  • Red carpet coverage
  • Action and sports video
  • Product demonstration clips
  • …and whatever else you can imagine!

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Filming considerations in Johannesburg

Every location holds unique potential as a filming location, and Johannesburg is no different. From fast-moving downtown scenes to distinctive historical monuments, the city can provide a variety of backdrops. With the aid of your Crews Control video team, you can capture the exact mood your video project demands. 

To make the most out of the city, it pays to understand local details, including:

  • Main Street is home to impressive urban regeneration: If you need footage of impressive, large-scale buildings, you can film on Main Street in downtown Johannesburg. The street is lined with the corporate headquarters of some of the largest South African companies and has recently been refurbished as an artistically rich, pedestrian-friendly space.
  • Road closures are limited to off hours: A big production may require the use or closure of public roads to get the perfect shot. In Johannesburg, filming on the city’s main roads can’t take place during peak hours, and all closures are managed by the traffic authorities. Your production will have to organize this kind of filming well in advance.
  • Johannesburg is cooler than other subtropical areas: While South Africa in general is located in a subtropical zone, that doesn’t mean Johannesburg will be prohibitively hot in winter. Because the city is located at a high altitude, its summer temperatures are mild compared to elsewhere in southern Africa — the flip side of this is that at night in the winter, it can drop below freezing.
  • Permits are issued by local councils: When you’re shooting video anywhere in the province of Gauteng, you’ll need permission from the local authorities. To make sure you receive permission, it pays to apply at least 14 days before filing begins.

Our Johannesburg video crews: Experience and gear

Experienced filmmaking professionals have spent years learning to bring video shoots in on time and under budget. These experts can draw on their personal knowledge to guide a production to a successful conclusion, even when unexpected complications emerge. 

All Crews Control directors of photography have at least 10 years’ tenure in the industry — building the experience that will help them deliver results for your corporate video shoot.

Crews Control experts don’t have to rely solely on their experience to carry them through video shoots — they also have access to industry-leading gear. By using the latest and greatest technology, both on location and in the studio, our professionals can create high-quality footage that will look impressive for years to come. Our crews come to the job with high-tech assets from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, Ikegami, Thompson (Philips), Hitachi, RED and Arriflex.


Check Out Our Extensive Camera List:

  • Silicon Imaging SI-2K
  • Silicon Imaging SI-2K Mini
  • Vision Research Phantom v12.1
  • Vision Research Phantom v640

8K, 4K, UHD & 2k


  • Arriflex ALEXA

AVC Intra (NTSC)


  • Sony HXR-NX5U
  • Canon EOS C100


  • Panasonic AJ-HDX 900


  • Panasonic AJ-HDX900E



  • Panasonic AG-HVX200E
  • Panasonic AG-HPX 171E
  • Panasonic AG-HVX 200E
  • Panasonic AG-HVX 200P


  • Sony PMW EX1
  • Sony PMW EX3
  • Sony PMW-EX1R
  • Sony PXW-X70
  • JVC GY-HM700U
  • Sony PMW 300
  • Sony PMW 320
  • Sony PMW-350
  • Sony PMW 400
  • Sony PMW-F3


  • Sony PDW-F355
  • Sony PDW-F350
  • Sony PDW-F330
  • Sony PDW-700
  • Sony PDW-F800
  • Sony PDW-335


  • Canon EOS C500
  • Canon EOS C300
  • Canon EOS C100

The combination of experience and equipment is set to deliver impactful results for your business, time after time. Your Johannesburg video production can become the first in a long series of successful corporate media productions. Request a free quote now!


By pairing expert crews with technologically sophisticated equipment, Crews Control delivers top-quality results for clients every time.


Some of our Happy Clients

Crews Control has spent over 30 years becoming the video production company of choice for businesses all over the world. These clients extend from small but ambitious start-ups to globally known corporations, including over half of the Fortune 500. By launching a Johannesburg video production with the aid of Crews Control, you can join this list of satisfied customers.


Prepared, Creative, Professional and on the 10 scale an 11

I’ve been producing and directing videos for Broadcast (NBC/ABC/CNN/C-SPAN) and Corporate for over 30 years – and Matthew and Dan were one of the best crews I have EVER worked with.




The footage was well done.

Just got out of the edit. Tim did a great job. Considering the talent we gave him to work with, I would go as far as to say he’s a bit of a magician.

Thanks for the help!



Thanks for the great shoot yesterday.

Everything was great and I wanted to let you know that our Executive Producer said the footage we got from the different regions was the best footage he had ever seen come from remote crews that we didn’t have control over. That is a great compliment coming from him.

I appreciate all your help and look forward to working with you again!


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