Corporate Videos

Trotters Joint Venture – Victorian Rail Upgrade

I didn’t know there was such thing as a bus nut until I met Des Trotter and the team behind the Trotters Joint Venture. They successfully co-ordinated arguably the most complex transport operation in Victorian history – replacing trains with buses during the $3.7 billion rail upgrade.

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When you consider that up to 20,000 passengers travel in and out of Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station daily, you start to get some ideas of the planning and logistics needed in order to produce a rail alternative. This video I put together with Robert Tremelling profiles one of the most capable crews you will ever meet.

https://youtu.be/fJYxhjMbSrE

South Australian Food Producers

It has been a busy few months uncovering the stories of some of South Australia’s most passionate producers.

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The work is part of a major national project designed to increase education about primary industries in our schools…teaching kids where our food and fibre comes from.

Rob2The passion, vision and lifestyles of the producers interviewed has been incredibly heartwarming and inspiring. They have built a strong foundation for the next generation of farmers and growers.

 

Recent freelance adventures

Freelance work has literally been taking me all over the countryside lately. Yesterday, I flew to Melbourne to conduct a video interview on Collins Street at Harley House. Imagine working so temptingly close to Hermes…

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Melbourne. Could it get any funkier?

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Last week I was in Lucindale, SA’s agricultural heartland – so pretty in spring.

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And last month, it was Bourke, NSW. The post office looks straight out of the movie Australia.

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Can’t wait to bring these stories to life…

A day in the life of…Southern Grampians Shire

A fifth day of filming and interviews in the Greater Hamilton district called for an early start.

Hamilton-AirportThere is nothing better than rising before the sun. (So why don’t I do it every day!)

Hamilton-Airport-2Then it was on to the Glenelg River Rosemary farm to marvel at pickers braving a very chilly morn.

Glenelg-River-RosemaryAnd deep into the bush to interview geologists from Navarre Minerals.

navarreI’m becoming quite accustomed to OH&S inductions. Now for some scripts…

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A day in the life…of a rock lobster fisherman

We had some fabulous audio and footage left over from a recent commission from the South Australian Rock Lobster Advisory Council, and I was able to script it into a promotional piece for industry. Fishermen from Port MacDonnell through to Coffin Bay tell the story of their day at sea…filmed and edited by Robert Tremelling.

Counting Sheep – Hamilton, Victoria

I’ve just returned from two days on the road, interviewing for a video project in Victoria’s south-west. Feeling grateful for the opportunity to mix with so many innovative, motivated people loving what they do.

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Breathtaking landscape, quaint country towns (if only I had the time to stop at the antique stores and op shops!), and the sweetest creatures.

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Hamilton is often called the wool capital of the world…it’s easy to see why.

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My week – A Freelance Journalist

People often ask me what sort of work I do. Here’s what happened one week in April:

1. Distributed a media release promoting a regional event.

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2. Wrote about the weddings of three AFL footballers and nine other gorgeous couples for a high profile magazine.

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3. Told the story of a farmer with an amazing attraction on his property (besides sheep) for another national mag.

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4. Proofed the final layouts of two previously written articles which are about to go to print for another national mag.

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5. Wrote a 1000-word article for a Local Government publication on behalf of a local council.

6. Scripted a new documentary for the rock lobster industry using previously recorded interviews.

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7. Lined up a series of homes and businesses to be photographed by an interstate magazine photographer and stylist visiting the region…

8. And was on standby to cover a court case for a newspaper. (Case fell through, but that’s ok.)

Always loving the variety.

 

 

Robe / Mount Benson Wine History Project

I have just finished producing the latest chapter of the Limestone Coast Wine History Project covering Robe and Mount Benson – two South Australian wine regions strongly influenced by the maritime climate.

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The pioneering Kym, Derek and Anna Hooper from Cape Jaffa Wines were among the swag of local producers who shared insights on site selection, early plantings, successful varieties, climate and GI’s…

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Here are the links to the completed clips, filmed and edited by Rob Tremelling from Fed Creative with interviews by Nick Ryan.

Drawing the Line: Marine Parks

This pelican wasn’t the only one rejoicing about this week’s unseasonal blue skies.

drawing1We had filming and interviews to complete at Port MacDonnell on behalf of the South East Professional Fisherman’s Association, and fortunately there was no need to resort to the wet weather option.
drawing2I am helping to direct and produce a documentary highlighting the management and sustainability of South Australia’s rock lobster industry. It’s the state’s most valuable fishery, and a key export industry. The Drawing the Line project has inspired local fishermen to add their voice to the growing chorus campaigning against marine parks. These blokes know their industry, and I was full of admiration for their respect for their ocean ‘office’.
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drawing4Next week, we’re headed to Robe, and hitting the ocean for more interviews and footage. Fingers crossed for more blue skies, and, more importantly, calm seas!

 

Padthaway’s Wine History

Part three of the Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council’s Culture and Practices / Wine  History Project focused on Padthaway. We used Henry’s Drive as a base for many of the interviews, which were conducted by incredibly fun wine writer Jane Faulkner .

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Wonderful venue, great wines, and owner Kim Longbottom was an exquisite hostess.

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It was my job to produce a script that encapsulates this wine region from the single day’s filming. Here it is, with many thanks to Rob Tremelling for the camera work and editing. Look out for industry icon David Hardy’s legendary quote in at the end: “If you drink enough wine you can tolerate anybody, so it’s a great product.” Too true!