Earlier this year I had the privilege of filming with director Eldon van Aswegen and a very talented crew covering a live performance of Trenton and the Free Radical’s – Mr Mandela. The beauty of this performance is that they were performing with the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and SA Youth Choir in an empty Cape Town City Hall.
After many takes and a huge array of angles we finished the detailed shot list, Eldon then took the footage to his edit suite to begin the mammoth task of combining and syncing the various angles to create the finished product that you see in the video. There’s something very special about combining modern and classical instruments and it shows itself quite clearly in this version of the popular track.
This song pays homage to a great man and legend.