All posts by Dylan Hornsby

A Melbourne-based producer, videographer and marketing hybrid

Planning for preproduction (VIDEO)

I remember making my first short film in high school and feeling so lost. I didn't know how to make a finished product let alone where to start. I had so many questions and not many answers but that's when I learned what preproduction is for. https://youtu.be/BQCNUiOiht8 The way that I like to think of ...

What’s a 9 to 5? Working Flexible Hours

Honestly, this was a question I posed to a client when they thanked me for doing some work over the weekend to help them meet deadlines. With the rise of the internet age along with globalisation, the world has become a 24/7 hub where businesses following outdated models are struggling against those that can offer ...

Boxwars: The Philosophy For All Creatives

In late 2017, I was contacted by Great Big Story to coordinate a Melbourne based production for an upcoming project in their Human Condition series. The brief was to interview Ross Koger, the "Supreme Overlord of Boxwars", and tell the story of Boxwars: an idea birthed from after a few drinks. The Not Half Bad team ...

The Magic of Editing

Media consumers will often only see the finished product of a film or a video. They never get to see the changes and/or decisions made to get it to that final product. Most don't know about the work/the effort/the magic that goes on behind the scenes - expect for me because I'm a fan of ...

Screen Forever: An Emerging Producer’s Experience

The story of how I received a free pass to Screen Forever In October, I was contacted by Film Victoria who asked a few questions about my background in producing videos and content as well as my future aspirations. It was a surprise to me but a staff member at Deakin had mentioned my name to ...

The Blog Post About The Importance Of Blogging

Blogging can be a creative outlet for many and a place of deep thought for others. It can be done to build skills or it can be used to show off skills. It can be the start of your career or it can be your full time job. Moreover, with one's online presence becoming more important ...

It All Starts With An Introduction…

Have you ever played that game where you look at someone, maybe you are on a train or in a restaurant, and you try to guess who they are and what they do? You don't know this person at all but you sit there and make up a fictional backstory for them. Admit it, we've ...