So Craig is up to his inventions again! This time it is a DIY Drone Cooler, a flying Esky!
This is a tongue in cheek video so unfortunately it cannot carry a whole carton of beer and there isn’t really a cooler drone app, but the rest is actually real and it really does fly (I have flown it myself!).
This video has been 6 months in the making. The filming was an huge undertaking shot entirely with just 2 crew (apart from some “Extras” for scenes) – and often only 1 person. We shot it completely out of sight from the public- to keep it under wraps until we could complete the whole video. This meant some tricky locations had to be used. The drone build took about 4 weeks alone, literally Craig’s whole summer break – and then some. We aren’t sure if this is an invention, an artwork or a short film. I guess it is kind of all three? Yes Craig really did throw the bottle(s) at me but I’m kind of used to him doing that now, I feel like it is part of the filming process! Make sure you check out the blooper reel, pretty funny stuff!
It was built using DJI parts, mostly the DJI Phantom 3. More information and build pictures on Craig’s blog
and you can also watch the build video here.
So we were lucky enough that this short film was a finalist for Australia’s Funniest Shorts for 2017. It was awesome to hear live reactions from the public.
Here is a vlog of our adventures attending the live judging in Bunbury.
Of all the work we do and all the videos that we make, this is the most important to Craig and myself.
Our son Nate was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was 3 years old. He attends a mainstream school with the help of a special needs aide.
The school holds an Awareness Day every year to teach children about the disability and difference.
Through education comes understanding and through understanding comes acceptance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all school’s embraced this?
To find out more check out the Autism Awareness website
Compass Group Australia wanted to help their employees who are struggling with mental health but haven’t as yet asked for help. Unfortunately there has been suicides with fly in fly out employees in the past. I love the very pro active approach that Compass are taking to help not only their employees but anyone else who gets the opportunity to watch this video.
So over the last few months they flew me to Darwin and Brisbane in Australia to capture these brave employees who were willing to share their stories to help others in this very important video about mental health. These are real stories from real people who want to help you! Remember there is always help out there we have #gotyourback
Midland Gate together with Rockingham Shopping Centre created a short video series promoting their Spring Fashion range available in the centres. They did this as a series of “how to” videos on fashion with Blogger Adelle Cousins from Where the Styled Things Are and “how to” make up videos with Professional Make Up Artist Simone Cohen from SC Artistry. By utilising video they were able to increase their social media presence with the appropriate target market and showcase the fashion that is available in an informative an engaging way that keeps the viewers watching until the end.
The mechanic’s car is never fixed and our showreel is rarely updated! However I am so happy when we schedule in the time to update it as we have worked on some really fun projects with some really great people. I love our job, I love the people we meet, the stories that we hear, no two jobs are the same. We make some great friends along the way and we love hearing the wonderful feedback about how our video has increased their web traffic and converted more sales. Thank you to all of our past clients and we look forward to all of our new clients for 2015! We hope to hear from you soon 🙂
How do you get a workout at the gym without touching the equipment? Do a 9 hour commercial shoot with a big chunk of that on steadicam. Awesome working with the Genesis Kelmscott team!
Behind the Scenes at Genesis Fitness
How do you show your business’s strengths without making it sound like a sale’s pitch? Get your clients to do it for you! Most people are eager to talk about great customer service or how well they have been looked after. Hire a professional to capture this on video and support it with footage of your business and you have a testimonial driven promotional video! Your client’s words will speak much louder than your own ever could to potential clients. Build trust in minutes and convert to sales within days.
This interview driven promotional video was a finalist in the 2013 Australian Video Producer’s Association Awards in the Corporate video category and we couldn’t be happier. Thanks to Adam from Genesis for being so enthusiastic and accommodating! They even made a video for their Byford centre as well!
I am doing the half marathon for this years City to Surf in Perth. That’s 21.1km! I have never run that far before and I’m hoping that YOU will sponser me to do the run.
What is CJD?
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is a rare and fatal degenerative brain disease of the central nervous system.
There is no treatment, there is no cure.
So I have been running for about 9 months now and I can officially say that I am addicted. The amazing places you get to see, the feeling of freedom, the comradery from other competitors, just trying to better myself. I love it!
This is the sequel to my viral short film How to Stop Cats Pissing on Your Car – The Best Cat Video Ever! It follows on my struggle and solution to my problem with neigbourhood cats urinating on my car and property.
Craig welding together the “device”
Seriously I don’t hate cats, This video was the result of a legitimate ongoing problem we have had with cats in our area. Washing cat urine off our doors and cars was becoming an increasingly time consuming and frustrating part of our weekly routine. Not to mention the many nights lost sleep with cat fights, we have even had property damage.
Basically I thought “bugger it”, why not turn our problem into entertainment? Everyone likes a funny cat video on youtube 😉
A scene from the film
So what’s it about?
In the sequel I take the basic concept of the first video and just make it…well…extreme. I don’t want to give too much away, you will just need to watch the video. So far it has been received very well with over 230 000 views. Plus it has just become a finalist for the short film competition Rottofest. The winner will be announced on Sunday 8th September.
The device in action on my first test subject (my sister)
One of my other “inventions” featured in the video
Drive by coffee. Sounds like a great idea (to everyone but the customer)
If you would also see how Kristen and I act behind the scenes watch the blooper reel below.
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I have been dubbed the Aussie MacGuyver so my lovely wife photoshopped this for me. I laugh every time I see it!
Original Cat Video:
If you are unfamiliar with my original video “How to Stop Cats Pissing on Your Car, The Best Cat Video Ever! I have linked to it below.
Craig and I must have looked hilarious wondering around Garden City trying to look incognito with 2 professional cameras while waiting for the flashmob to start. We didn’t want to give it away!
Feel like being inspired? Then you have to watch the video below! There is no way that you can watch it without smiling. You know what I learned today? That everybody CAN dance!
For those who are unfamiliar, a flashmob is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, do a performance for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression.
Megaroc was founded by Megan Diggins in 2002. Not long after she started Wheels In Motion disability dancing as part of her company. Conducted by Megan Diggins, the classes are designed for disabled and able-bodied people combined.
Recently the Esplanade Hotel in Port Hedland had a refurbishment and I was hired to take some herita…
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