Aviation

Working around aeroplanes, big jets and helicopters demands you have your wits about you and your public liability insurance paid up!

Filming airside is a whole other ball of wax. It's a dangerous environment. We've done a few hundred hours of helicopter aerials in our time, have completed the HUET course, own aviation-grade safety harnesses and have filmed in and around airports, here and abroad.

Locally, we have a great working relationship with Dan Egan and the team from ABC Helicopters and Garry Liehm from Brisbane Executive Helicopters. We've flown with Dan onboard the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and also on the now defunct Chopperline, which used to be owned by former Iron Man Grant Kenny. We've worked extensively with the Westpac chopper on the GC and have spent many hours chewing the fat with Peter Bird who is responsible for building the Carrara operation, which now includes POLAIR.

We've done a lot of trips between the Gold and Sunshine Coasts filming for Queensland's Surf Life Saving Association, including water rescues and all aspects of training. And it's always the pilot that flies the shot. Given our digital budgets, we're mostly hand-held, out the door, and on the skids, although we have experience with gyro mounts.

In terms of the aviation industry, it's not very often you get a chance to work on big productions. An opportunity came our way a few years ago when Airways Aviation needed a film, urgently, to win the training contract for Singapore Airlines. At that point in time, the company was midway through a Gold Coast airport rennovation and had one training plane and a few graduates available. We would have to 'mock' the whole thing up. We wrote the film, cast the students, borrowed the uniforms from the local pilot store and delivered. In time and on budget. It worked. The rest is history.

Platinum Films

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Brett Clements and his crew at platinum were responsible for filming my last fight at Melbourne’s Hisense arena late 2012 for a documentary I plan to release. They also filmed the lead up training camp, including the final press conference and the weigh in the day before the fight. This was a world title fight and at times was a pressure cooker of an environment, with patience and personalities tested to the maximum, and Brett and his crew not once were a distraction, contrary to that, they blended in with us so seamlessly it was if they were part of the team! They also flew to Perth a month after the bout to film more interviews for the Doco. Brett and the team were always very professional and accommodating to our requests/requirements, and Brett's filming and creativity were matched only by his passion and enthusiasm. Brett has a gift of capturing 'the moment' and putting it on screen. I can vouch for these guys if you are proposing to hire them for a gig. World Champion Danny Green
I’ve worked with platinum since 2008. I believe they deliver the best real estate films on the planet, with six star service. For one property, they built the website - www.soulpenthouse.com - and shot 6 films and 360 degree video. They’re on location at 4am and shooting till 10pm. The property sold for a million over reserve. James Ledgerwood. The Agency.
I've known of Platinum HD's work for some time through their high quality Architectural photography used for marketing prestige residential properties for sale on the Gold Coast. Recently I've had the pleasure of working with Brett and his team to photograph and video several houses that I've designed, creating stunning promotional videos for my use. His extensive background experience in TV working on both sides of the camera and in production is evident in the professional approach he takes to his work, whilst his enthusiasm and appreciation of design results in beautifully crafted presentations. I would highly recommend Platinum HD to anyone wanting slick and edgy marketing video production. John Lea. Architect. 
Having had the absolute privilege of being associated with Brett & Linda Clements and the entire team at Platinum HD TV for near on 13 years. I have no hesitation in recommending the high quality service that this company provides and prides itself on. They have amazing ability to work with you as a client and have always provided a true value-add to all of the productions. Michael Vettoretto – Senior Sales Executive, Auctioneer
It is one of the most fun and joyful parts of my role, to provide a glowing testimonial on my personal and professional relationship at working with Brett, Linda and the entire crew at Platinum HD. Brett is nothing but a creative genius, with the commitment and dedication that transcends even the concept of going ‘over and above’ for a client. With projects ranging in value from $40M to $550M, we sometimes (often) hold a vision that is confusing, overwhelming and with moving goal posts across the various pieces of marketing collateral we’re aiming to create. It is Brett and his teams delight to deliver clarity and perspective and bring these projects to life – in a way that blows us and everyone that comes into contact with the projects – away! The man never sleeps! It is an absolute pleasure to provide both a personal and commercial testimonial for Platinum HD. In my experience, Platinum HD deliver – beyond what was thought possible! In my experience, Platinum HD hold incredibly high values around being transparent, about operating in integrity and ensuring the process is fun for everyone that is involved. Craig Wright – Sales & Marketing Director – Property Solutions