Archive for the ‘Interesting News’ Category

DIY Trip Wire Arrow Trap – Another Invention

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

So Craig is at it again with his crazy inventions! If you need a smile today, take a little break and watch  

How to make a simple Mouse trap / rat trap that fires a dart when triggered via a trip wire –  Seriously though this isn’t intended for actual use on mice and rats, it’s way too dodgy.

Make sure you subscribe to his channel Turnah81 so you don’t miss any further craziness!

 

And here is a little how to update video where Craig explains his thought process

 

And finally his very eagerly anticipated mouse trap to the extreme video!

 

Best drone of 2018 – Homemade “Cooler Drone”

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

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.

 

Autism Awareness Day – April 2nd

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

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

Mental Health Awareness Video #GotYourBack campaign

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

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

If you need to seek help please click on this link www.lifeline.org.au

We win the 2014 Awards!

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Building your brand with video

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.

social media online video

Behind the scenes in the studio

building brand online presence

Craig was roped in to be a scarf model!

Video helps them build their brand and improves their online presence. With this video series we won the Australian Video Producers Association 2014 awards for Education and Training

2014 award winner video production

2014 Award winner!

 

Check out our latest Showreel!

Friday, January 30th, 2015

It’s so hard to find time to do!

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 🙂

Out latest showreel was runner up in the 2014 Australian Video Producer’s Association awards.

video production perth

Behind the scenes working on some narrative role play for the Tourism Council

How do you show your strengths without making it sound like a sale’s pitch?

Friday, May 30th, 2014

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

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’m doing the 2013 Perth City to Surf half marathon!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

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.

About me

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!

A compilation of my experience with running, 2013 Perth City to Surf, Marathon, vlog, video blog, sponsorship, photography

A compilation of my experience with running

To make a donation click here.

More information on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Watch my personal journey as I train for this big event. Here is episode 1 of my vlog “And So I Ran…”

We Make Another Viral Short Film – How to Stop Cats Forever

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

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.

viral short film

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 😉

viral short film

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.

viral short film

The device in action on my first test subject (my sister)

viral short film

One of my other “inventions” featured in the video

viral short film

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.

Follow Me:

If you would like to subscribe to my youtube channel go here and hit the subscribe button. You can also follow me on facebook or twitter or instagram.

I have been dubbed the Aussie MacGuyver so my lovely wife photoshopped this for me. I laugh every time I see it!

viral short film

Aussie MacGyver!

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.

Australia’s First Disability Flashmob! Event Coverage

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
Event coverage

The flashmob in full effect!

Event coverage has never been this inspiring or this fun for Craig and I! We were hired by Megaroc Dance Company to film the first ever Disability flashmob in Australia to celebrate Disability Awareness Week.

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!

Definition Flashmob:

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.

About Megaroc:

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.