Firstly, thank you to everyone who has been part of the journey this year! We’ve welcomed more wonderful clients into the fold, worked on some really inspiring & rewarding projects & warmed our souls by the fire of creativity. A new staff member also came on board in 2016 – Tom, who’s been producing some amazing moments of editing behind the scenes. From corporate headshots, commercial photography, promotional web videos, social justice films, creative arts projects, events, lifestyle and product photography – it’s been at times incredibly serious and at others a total hoot!
Here’s just the tip of the iceburg, in no particular order, for some of the stuff we’ve been up to this year. Perhaps I’m attempting to make up for the dismal effort I put into blogging this year (I’m much better at making the images than I am at writing about them!), but this is an uber blog, so there’s your warning. Make a cup of tea and enjoy. Speaking of tea (loose segway), there are changes brewing for 2017, exciting new plans & the release of Michelle’s first documentary film. Stay tuned…
Thanks to all the wonderful people & organisations we have worked with this year, it’s been a joy!
Department of Education & Training, County Court of Victoria, IBM, Haymes Paint, Bupa, Convertworx, Bank of Melbourne, Mark Ritson, Law Reform Victoria, Paige Duggan, Chillout Festival Daylesford, Taltarni Wines, Karden Disability Services, Karolina Artist, Creative Road, Women’s Health Grampians, Al Wunder, Naomi McLellan, Absolute Weddings, Westbury Antiques, David Hayes, Ballarat Group Practice, Kirsty Swift, School Psychology, Bank Australia, Billabong Retreat, Atticus Media, Thorn Group, Radio Rentals, Ballarat Construction Management, Westpac Bank, Jennifer McDougal, Pathway Asset Management, The Courier, Oticon, Steel Frame Solutions, Toyota, National Credit Management Limited, Leadership Ballarat & Western Region, Endorphin Wealth Management, Rubiix Accountants, PGG Wrightson, Flytographer, Tamara Downy, ANZ Bank, Commerce Ballarat, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Steve Moneghetti, Dimase Architects, Melbourne Body Corporate Management, Faye Hull, People at Work, Simon M Rock, SEAM Inc, Medical Observer, Passing Clouds, Grainger Legal, Federation University, Elizabeth Lacey, Department of Premier & Cabinet, Ballarat Grammar, Design Scope, Ballarat Ballet Centre, Boroka Downs Retreat, The Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA), Smart Home Deposit, PetStock, City of Ballarat, Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership, Superfriend, Greenfield Place, Department of Economic Development, Sustainable Development Australia, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Peppers Brand Managers, The Launch Box.
Plus all the schools & training organisations we worked with across Victoria during the Victorian Training Awards, the Victorian Early Years Awards and the Victorian Education Excellence Awards!
Also big thanks to all the couples you trusted me to share, celebrate & capture their wedding day. After 10 years, we are making some changes in this area & will report more soon!
PROMO FILM – BOAA, The Biennale of Australia Art.
We were like kids in a candy store for this project. It’s everything we love rolled into one and working with Julie at D&J Projects
was heaven. It’s so great when passion, trust & good intentions come together & thrive. If you are an artist, or know one, hit their website for the expressions of interest.
SNAP Arts & Disability Festival, presented by Karden Disability Services & Arthur Creative was one of my favourite projects of the year.
We filmed 4 promos for the artists of this festival, including local Ballarat Artists, Geelong’s Thomas Banks and Sydney’s Sarah Houbolt.
Each artist touched, challenged and inspired us, while at the same time giving us a rich group of stories to work with & share with the world.
I want to celebrate & thank Deb Milera, Jon Kanoa & Nikki Foy – it was such a privilege and honour to be able to work with you on this film
created for Leadership Ballarat and Western Region around reconciliation.
Listening to you tell your stories simultaneously broke my heart, inspired me and gave me hope for our future. Australia and the world
needs to hear more stories like yours. Thank you.
We got to peer inside one of Ballarat’s newest & most vibing (is that a word?) Bnb’s this year as we created a little sneak peek into Greenfield Place.
What a little piece of heaven tucked away on historic Lydiard Street, fronted by one of my favourite cafe’s The Local.
Send your family & friends here when they’re coming to stay in Ballarat!
Give artists a topic that requires urgent attention and you get an ambitious project. And when it all comes together, everyone can stand
back after all the hard work & just go “wow”. SEAM’s WARM climate change project was just that. A massive endeavour that spanned the
globe, then culmiated in this time lapse we created with the help of Ben Cox at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. If you want to know more about
this project, click through to their website. It’s fascinating, inspiring and important.
What a relief it is to see more people and organisations speaking openly about mental health. Nic Newling has an immense capacity
to speak candidly about his experiences with mental health & leave you with so much to think about. If you get a chance to hear him
speak, do it. This film was created for the Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership.
We’ve been working with Superfriend Mental Health Foundation lots this year and it’s work that makes me feel proud to be able to get
these messages out into the world. We need to talk more about mental health, endeavour to understand each other & our life experiences
better and ensure whatever field we work in, we approach staff and colleagues with empathy. Thanks for allowing us to join you
on this Superfriend.
Women’s Health Grampians have been running a series of workshops around the prevention of violence against women
and this topic is one I wish everyone had a chance to sit in on. There is SO much unconcious bias ingrained in us due to
the influences of society. But it doesn’t take much to notice & think differently once you have been made aware. I’ve been
thinking lots about this stuff, especially since joining CoRE (Communities of Respect and Equality – if your business is not a
member yet, join!) and we are doing our best as a creator of visual content to make sure we are not falling into the trap of
unconscious biases as we put images out into the world!