A unique video production that highlights the Westside
There are so many different attributes to the area, from pristine beaches to the most innovative redevelopment in Adelaide at Bowden. Then there were all the different activities, cultures and people living all sorts of lives across the council area. We decided to create the video in zones featuring lifestyle, opportunities, services, shopping and attractions.
The family behind the Vietnam Restaurant
The next step was to shoot all of the people, locations and activities over a very short 2 month window. We pulled out all stops and managed to capture over 38 different activities, people, businesses and events and were able to source some supplied vision in a couple of cases to help get the best result.
St Morris Sinners at the Gov
Through the process of shooting we had amazing support from so many people and I thank them all for helping us to create a kaleidoscope of sound and vision that sums up why the City of Charles Sturt is somewhere very special to live, work and hang out in. I have lived here over 50 years of my life and feel very honoured to have been given the opportunity to make this video for the people that make up the Westside.
The video was produced using Final Cut Pro X and two versions were produced with a full length version and a shorter teaser video for social media. You can visit the City of Charles Sturt Website for more information on living in the fabulous Westside.
Inside the technology used in the video
The project was shot primarily on the 4K GH4 camera with the Sigma 18-35mm lens. In addition to this I used the Varavan electronic slider and the outstanding Ronin M stabiliser to do some of the moving shots throughout the video. These tools give the video a look that is hard to get in any other way.
I also engaged Dai Cookes from Above Oz to help with the drone vision. Dai and I have worked together over many years and to shoot this vision for the video Dai piloted the drone while I shot the vision. Dai does great work and he is currently shooting with the ABC on a major series.Neville Clark at Disk-Edits mastered the audio and added some really important touches into the soundtrack that give it a real life.
Love the City of Charles Sturt video – feedback
The video was taken to China as part of the 2016 South Australian Shandong Business Mission from 5-10 April 2016. Many SA Government agencies and delegations from local Chinese Business Chambers were shown the video in a presentation and the response was extremely positive.
In June the video rolled out on the City of Charles Sturt’s Facebook page and scored nearly 3,000 views in its first week alone. Promotion surrounding the video continues to be shown on the adelaidenow website and will continue into the future.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
After nearly 30 years of continuous management, BE Switchcraft has been acquired by Anthony Spadavecchia. I have worked with Nick Rowe and his team for over 13 years and it was great to see a smooth and successful changing of the guard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once in a while a project comes along that is unpredictable, unscripted and a great privilege to work on. The Resthaven Northern Community Services Mural project is one that I will always be very proud to have been involved on.
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.
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.
Legionella poses a huge risk to the safety of people living in nursing homes across Australia and long term jbcdv client, Hindmarsh Water Treatment is leading the nation in the prevention of Legionella.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last year I was introduced to Flinders Logistics who operate at the inner and Outer Harbor precincts. It was amazing to see what goes on when big ships are loaded and how the process happens from delivery of bulk minerals to the ship sailing off to fuel the increasing demand of everyday products made across the world. So who is Flinders Logistics?
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.