Chasing the Ovation of the Seas

In early February, there was an opportunity to take some photos and video of the departure of one of the largest Cruise liners in the world, the Ovation of the Seas. The ship was visiting Adelaide overnight and the shoot was arranged through Flinders Ports a client of several years standing. The photos are being used on their website and from part of a library of work around activities at the port and container terminal. Hope you like them!

John Whitney

John Whitney website launched

One of South Australia’s most prolific mural artists, John Whitney now has a website. Many said this was a bridge too far. However, between us, we have proven them wrong and the website now showcases the multi dimensional body of work that John has produced over the last 4 decades.

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Flinders Ports unveils Thomas Gleghorn mural at Outer Harbor

As part of the works to upgrade the Passenger Terminal at Outer Harbor, Flinders Ports engaged a professional art restorer to clean and restore the mural that was created by local Adelaide Artist, Dr. Thomas Gleghorn (OAM), that was installed in the terminal in 1973.  Looking brand new, the mural is a colourful welcome for our visitors to Adelaide during the cruise ship season. Dr. Gleghorn recently visited the terminal and was very happy with the restoration and was thrilled that it was still on display in the terminal.

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Interactive online training for TAPS apprentices

Since late 2016, we have been working closely with Graeme Webster, WHS Manager at TAPS to develop extended online safety programs for their apprentices and trainees. Graeme has worked closely with the TAPS management team, industry and apprentices to develop a range of short courses that are delivered online to improve safety information across their apprentice and trainee workforce.

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Gas pipeline safety video released

APGA is the peak national body representing the interests of Australia’s high-pressure transmission pipeline sector, with a principal focus on long-distance oil and gas transmission but also including transportation of other liquids such as water and slurry. Their members include contractors, owners, operators, service providers, engineering companies and suppliers of pipeline products.

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HIANZ 2017 Conference review

The Hire Industry Association of New Zealand (HIANZ) recently held its 39th Conference at Blenheim in the top of New Zealand famous Marlborough Wine District. This show brings together the whole industry including EWPA and suppliers and members.

Set in a stunning environment, hundreds of delegates took in the 2 day conference and award ceremony held on the 3rd night at the stunning Omaka Air Museum.

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Careers in Hire NZ videos and website launch

The Hire and Rental Industry Association of New Zealand has been working with us since 2016 and one of its biggest issues is getting new people to look at coming into their sector. Often seen as a temporary or transitional career, the industry has struggled to attract talented people. However, that is now changing and many people are turning to the rapid advancement opportunities and helping shape the future of this amazing industry sector. Covering traditional hire and also including major events, this industry is now being seen in a new light.

In early 2017, we created a series of 5 careers videos with the Hire Industry Association of New Zealand to promote the diverse industry to new people looking at career options. The project included a 12 day filming trip across both islands and covers people in a wide range of roles, from apprentices to senior management of hire companies.

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mic safety video

New safety video for butchers

The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) is the Peak Council that represents retailers, processors and smallgoods manufacturers and is the only industry association representing the post-farm-gate Australian meat industry. AMIC represents its members on many committees – ranging from technical, food standards, food safety, communications and export – to ensure the best trading environment for members and the industry.

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Promotional and training videos by jonburke creative digital video

166 years of innovation and success

Founded in 1849, Yalumba is proudly Australia’s oldest family owned winery, based in Australia’s most famous wine region – The Barossa, with people and assets spread across the globe. Yalumba is a producer of distinctive wines of great character and provenance, marketed in Australia and internationally, as well as being a distributor with a portfolio of carefully selected fine wines, spirits and beers.  

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Bulk handling award video by jonburke

FACT and CU River Mining win 2016 Bulk Handling Award

Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal and CU River Mining Australia won the Bulk Handling Facility of the Year Award at the 2016 Australian Bulk Handling Awards. The accolade, was presented at a gala event in Sydney on 24 November. And it also recognises the team work of both companies that led to the reactivation of South Australian iron-ore exports.

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red door bakery

Selling the Westside

In December I was selected to produce a short 3 minute video that would highlight the City Of Charles Sturt area. I met with the council team managing the project led by Doris Gambiraza and we started to look at what made the city special.

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HRIA outdoor shots

HIRE16 – Australia’s biggest Hire and Rental Event

In early May, The Hire Rental Industry Association held its annual Convention and Excellence Awards on the Gold Coast. The HRIA is the official industry association for hire and rental companies in Australia, providing benefits and services at both national and state levels. We have worked together for over 10 years and this event utilised all of the resources across my portfolio to help the Association deliver another great show.

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New website and video for BE Switchcraft

in 2015 Foundation client BE Switchcraft engaged me to rebuild their website and create a new video to be featured on the new site. The work was completed in late 2015.

The site rebuild created a review process where we looked at the DNA of the company and what we felt were its dominant strengths over its 50 year journey. As a result we featured the people and their inherent approach to quality and their dedication to the clients outcomes as a feature on both the new site and video.

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Master Plumbers Lunch: 1 for 350

The Master Plumbers Association (SA) held their annual Presidents Lunch at the prestigious Magarey Room at Adelaide Oval on Friday 23rd October. Attended by over 350 people from across the plumbing industry the lunch was a great event and featured speeches from Andrew Fagan, Crows CEO, the great Merv Hughes and was anchored by Turf-master Les Burdett.

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SAWIA turns 175 in style

The South Australian Wine Industry Association held its 175th Anniversary Dinner on the 8th of October at the National Wine Centre. The room represented many of the legends of wine, an assortment of industry professionals, the SA Governor and several State and Federal MP’s.

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Time capsule: calling 1912

This week the Adelaidenow website ran an online and paper article about the discovery of a time capsule from the previous masonic lodge at Hindmarsh. I recently produced a video on how it was discovered and repaired ready for exhibit soon at the Freemasons Museum on North Terrace.

Its a good story and well done to Murray Olsson at the Museum for all his great work. This video was produced in partnership with Artlab.

This video is part of my art+video series on my website. More to be added soon!

SA Premier launches new cranes

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill launched two new ship-to-shore container cranes on the 25th of June during a special event at Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, Outer Harbor.

The new cranes, that cost $24 million, are essential for South Australia to secure the direct shipping services needed for the State’s exports to remain competitive on the world stage.

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How’s your back?

Do you work in an office or at a workstation?

Back posture and the use of an ergonomically setup workstation can mean the difference between working comfortably or living with back pain. Have a look at this video produced for Employers Mutual on how to setup a workstation or desk to best protect your back from injury or muscular pain.

Ergonomics expert Jo Bills from Physiolink provides the content to help you to setup and sit at a workstation and has some great advice which you can watch in this highly topical video.


Protecting Bus Drivers

In 2014, we were approached to help create an interactive video based program for SouthLink to help protect drivers against acts of aggression and antisocial behaviour. SouthLink employs around 700 bus drivers in areas from Gawler in the North to Sellicks Beach in the South and East to Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills.

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HRIA Convention hits Adelaide

Australia’s biggest Hire and rental convention arrived in Adelaide in late April. The Hire Rental Industry Associations Hire 15 Convention was held between 28-30th April, based at The Intercontinental Hotel and the Royal Showgrounds . The show attracts visitors and exhibitors from across the country and features keynote speakers on a range of subjects. Over 400 delegates attended the show along with the Chairman of the American Rental Association and other visitors.

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Now that’s a knife!

The things you see…

Recently I was at Seppeltsfield filming for the South Australian Wine Industry Association. Just as I was driving out the gate, I saw these 3 chaps banging around in the darkness with a glowing furnace in the background.

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Careers in Wine – The next generation

What is different about the Wine Industry and what attracts people to it?

In Mid 2014, I was fortunate to be selected to produce a series of videos profiling people working in different pathways in the wine industry. The project was established by the South Australian Wine Industry Association in conjunction with the SA Governments Skills for All Program. The project was to create a series of videos that highlight the journeys that people take on their way through this dynamic and innovative industry.

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Safety first, second and third

Over the last 10 years or so, I have been privileged to witness some amazing things happen and watched people shape their careers or life paths.

In the safety arena, I have filmed nearly 70 videos for Safe Work Awards and on each video met up to a dozen or more people behind the entry or their journey to a better safety outcome. When these people have their efforts recognised on video and are highlighted before their peers at events such as the Safe Work Awards, it generates a positive message and creates an affirmation in being safe for those around them.

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Energy efficiency in wineries

The South Australian Wine Industry Association produced a toolkit for their members to help improve the energy efficiency through the key stages of the wine making process.

In September 2012, SAWIA received funding from the Federal Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism’s Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program to develop and deliver a user friendly Winery Energy Saver Toolkitand expert guidance to the SA and Australian wineries.

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Resthaven profiles

Established in 1935 as a Home Mission of the Methodist Church, Resthaven is an aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church in Australia. Every day, Resthaven shares the lives, aspirations, experience and wisdom of more than 9,000 older people and their carers, supporting them to remain independent for as long as possible.

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