Category: Video

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 ...

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 ...

Being Authentic & Strategic in the Online World [VIDEO]

Throughout this year I have had many of my university students come up to me and ask something along the lines of “how can I stand out online?” While this is a broad question, the answer contains the following: be authentic and strategic. I know it sounds a bit cryptic but what does it mean ...

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 ...