Category: Blog

Holey Moley: The Video Has Gone Viral!

It is not odd for my phone to go off after a video that I have produced goes live. Mostly people letting me know that they have seen it or that it has gone live or even sometimes (if I can blow my own horn here) a message or two of praise. However, this time while ...

Sharing Real Stories

The best part of being a filmmaker is being able to tell stories and share them with the world. Vijay's story starts in 1989 when he first migrated to Australia and it was not long after that he started Drums Café. He tells of his observation of Melbourne's food scene and how the people's palette ...

Creating meaning in ‘The Dark Knight’: Narrative Devices & Social Factors

Let's talk about one of my favourite movies: Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight'. I vividly remember seeing it for the first time after getting screen preview tickets for myself and my best friend. She still considers this one of the best birthday presents she ever got! But I'm not here to talk about memories rather ...

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K Review

It was just over six months ago that the team at Not Half Bad Productions decided it was time to take our videos up a step and invest in a new camera. After some positive experiences with the URSA Mini 4K, we placed our preorder for the URSA Mini 4.6K and then the wait began. ...

Top 7 Tips for making better videos

I've been making video since I was young and have been professionally doing so for over five years now. Over my time making videos I have come across some helpful hints that have helped me in my career. These tips have been written to accommodate for all video makers regardless of their skill set or ...

Listen Up 🔊🔊🔊 Are your videos falling on deaf ears?

In one of my final assessments at Deakin, I designed a fictional marketing campaign for Uber to address the issue of safety concerns with female passengers. In my critical reflection, I justified my strong use of visual cues through the proposed social media video I had storyboarded to a lack of audience who watch videos ...

1% Rule: A Digital Voyeur’s World

The human species are a curious kind. We are curious by stories and by the life of others. Our fascination of celebrity culture is a prime example of wanting to observe a better dream-like world. This fascination has, however, spread into the personal life of our friends, family and ourselves. “Stalking” in an informal digital ...

A Weekend of Surveillance

For this post, I made it my mission to become warier of the ways that surveillance is put on me over a weekend. Over the weekend observed, I noticed three key ways that put me under surveillance. These groups included video surveillance, ‘dataveillance’ and geo-surveillance. https://twitter.com/hornsby93/status/771490140409569280 The Periscope above presents a great example of how ...

Tagged & Tracked

It is crazy to think about how much information there is out in the world about us; crazier yet is how information can be used to track us in real time. Every day we are under constant surveillance from CCTV, the cookies in our web browser and our handy-dandy smartphone in our back pocket... Geotagging ...

Ready, Steady, Intern

New suit: Check. New shoes: Check. New haircut: Check. Arrive early for your first day : CHECK!   There I am, a young man in a brand new sapphire blue suit ready for my first day as a marketing intern. I found myself strutting through the city on my way to 550 Bourke Street - I was ...