Recently the Esplanade Hotel in Port Hedland had a refurbishment and I was hired to take some heritage photos around Port and South Hedland for them to hang on their walls and place in their menu.
My brief was, the photos had to be at heritage sites in Port Hedland, they had to be black and white and they had to be in portrait framing.The portrait thing nearly killed me but I always love a photo challenge! Here are a few of my favs.
Here is how they were used in the new look restaurant.
Recently we visited the Comedy Lounge in the city to film a cinema advert. It was so difficult to keep the camera steady from laughing so hard at the comedians!
Do yourself a favour and go check it out, I promise you it is worth it!
Every year The City of Mandurah holds a Stretch Arts Festival which showcases art and music in a free event. We were hired to create a highlight video of the weekend of activities. Craig and I enjoy videoing these types of events as you are able to capture people naturally having fun without being aware of the camera.
Throughout the two day festival, participants experience and enjoy performance, dance, music, visual arts, theatre and outdoor activities with events being delivered by renown and upcoming local, Australian and international companies and artists. Check out the video we made showing the highlights of the weekend. Definitely worth a visit if you can make it in 2019.
For more information check out the City of Mandurah website
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
Testimonial driven videos are such a great way to get your message across without the hard sell. Explain what you do through your interview, then let the client sing your praises in their own words. Remember people connect with people rather than a faceless voice over. Be honest and real and the audience will connect.
Goliath was a great business to work with as they trusted us completely. We suggested they put forth a main promotional video and then 2 or 3 subsequent videos that explained certain parts of their gym that they wanted to promote. This way they ended up with a short, sharp entertaining promotional video that didn’t drag on for 20 minutes explaining everything that didn’t appeal to the general audience. They loved the idea, so we ended up with a main promo video, a mums and bubs targeted video, a video about training and physio and lastly a video targeted around their GoFit Hiit program.
As a client searching for a newborn photographer, you can be overwhelmed with choice. Beautiful photographs are one thing but how do you know what the experience is like working with them? How will they make you and your baby feel? That is what is great about utilising video you can achieve all of this is just a few seconds and build trust in your client. Make your website stand out, you will be memorable in their mind after they have watched your video. Your conversions from browser to enquiry to sales will dramatically change.
Local photographer Fiona wanted to show her potential clients what it was like working with her while she photographed newborn babies. She wanted the viewer to understand the setting, ambiance and relationship with the couple and how it all contributed to the experience of hiring her. Her photographs speak for themselves but she wanted the viewer to understand that coming to her studio was a wonderful experience for everyone involved.
Contact us today if you would like a quote for a similar video for your business and start building trust with your potential clients immediately.
Training videos can traditionally be tedious and boring with a monotone voice over that will put you to sleep within minutes. A great way to liven things up is to replace this outdated video style with a role play. It is the same message but delivered with professional actors in a scripted scene. It is an easier format for viewers to retain information and they can see what they are being taught in relevant examples.
In these two video one scenario is played out in two different ways so the viewer can see the difference between doing something the correct way and the incorrect way and how a customer reacts because of this.
The Tourism Council of WA hired us to create these videos in order to train customer service personnel in the tourism industry. “The benefits to the trainers using the videos has been professionalism and the ability to use realistic examples, especially for the visual learners. Feedback from the trainees has been positive” – Julia from the Tourism Council of WA
Recently the Esplanade Hotel in Port Hedland had a refurbishment and I was hired to take some herita…
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