Craig has released a new video on his “how to” youtube channel, Turnah81 and with it an ebook. That’s right, Craig is now a published author! So the video and book is simple instructions on how to make your own automatic sprinkler animal repellent for only $15 in parts.
Commercial versions of this concept can be really expensive- ranging from $80 to $190! Which is partly what inspired Craig to come up with this design.
This simple project can be used:
As a Cat or Dog Repellent
Animal Deterrent for other backyard pest like Squirrels, Bears, Possums, Raccoons & Deer
Use it to stop a pet dog digging in your yard
To stop ducks sitting on your pool
Prevent birds from killing fish in a pond
Keep birds off a window ledge
Prank friends or family
or even as a fun & educational school science project.
So I have been busy with my youtube channel over the summer and have made a few “how to” videos that nobody asked for.
Making your own Foam Cutter
How to build a foam cutting table the simple way… to cut foam, styrofoam or plastic. There are many of videos showing different ways to build your own hot wire foam cutter or “styro-slicer” (ie King of Random) which are all great builds- but time consuming. If you are after a quick easy DIY method to make a homemade foam cutter – then this is for you. I needed a styrofoam cutter for a project that was cheap, full size, could cut angles & had variable heat – plus could be made quickly – from what I have seen this is the most full featured, yet easy way to make a professional size foam cutter.
The Innovator of the Year Program, organised by the Western Australian government, is to promote and commercialise innovative business solutions and products.
We have been lucky enough to do be part of the amazing program for a few years in a row now and every year we find it more inspiring than the last. We are helping to promote innovation in Western Australia!
The videos are featured as a back story for each of the finalists, these are played just prior to the awards winner announcement and also, as promotional tool online for the finalist after the event is over.
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!
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