Platinum Films

“Once upon a time….”

You may have heard the term ‘Content is King’. We’ve been telling each other stories since we painted on cave walls about 64,000 years ago. We love stories, they bookmark our history and bond our society together. Books, movies, TV shows, drama, music videos. Stories influence every slice of society.

Today, we’re posting and sharing our stories, to the most media savvy audience in the history of civilisation, on sites like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIN, Pinterest, Daily Motion, Flipbook, Tumblr, Flickr, Reddit, WhatsApp, Quora, StumbleUpon, Delicious and Viber, increasingly to the canvas of an Ultra High Definition UHD TV. Over 100 million families in the US and Europe now consume media on Smart or connected TVs.

You might live in an ‘Internet bubble’ where the quality and creativity of the video you recommend to your Vendors doesn’t matter; where winning a listing is all that counts, but your audience goes home to ‘over-the-top services’ like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus, streaming the latest US series filmed in 4K.

It is an audience that knows the difference between “shit and Shinola”.

A billion hours of content is now consumed every week on Netflix, all thanks to a $40 late fee from Blockbuster [Cheatsheet]. In 2018, global traffic from internet videos viewed through television devices such as internet-ready set-top boxes is estimated to reach 23,387 petabytes per month [Statista].

So what’s the point? The point is you don’t have much time left. As the media you make enters the living room, the whole game changes, you and your business will be judged as brutally, as harshly as all other brands competing for eyeballs on that screen, all the other screens for that matter.

The days of being an instant star on social media with a paid BOOST are over. Content is King.

Battleground Living Room

At platinumHD, we’ve had our eye on this space for 15 years, because it’s where we came from. We’ve been shooting 5, 6 and 8k for years. We master and distribute in 4K, which is four times the resolution of HD. A 4K picture brings out more detail and improved colour grading, making the picture sharper and more vibrant.

Making interesting, entertaining, informative content is what this is all about. As property markets tank and bust, winning those eyeballs beyond print and the property portals means telling, making and sharing great stories. The budget will shift from buying space to buying talent.

The real art form of real estate video marketing is the short film. A story, a script. Specially written for the medium of video with a beginning, middle and end. It could feature actors and actresses ‘cast’ for the roles, special props and wardrobe.

It could be anchored by a celebrity presenter, adding some real star power to the property or feature interviews with the Owners and Agent. It could be as simple as waking up in a tent, to greet the first sunrise on your own block of land. It could take hours to shoot, or weeks. It could costs thousands or tens of thousands.

Now we don’t have a mortgage on creativity. We are legion. There are thousands like us. Our priority is creativity, not the mighty dollar.

Our Process

It always starts with a site visit, or a ‘location recce’ in film biz parlance. Ideally, walking the property, site or business with the Owner and interviewing them delivers the best results. This is also when we establish the right times to shoot the key features in the best light.

  • Write up Treatment. Draft Script. Storyboards, Mood Boards & Cost Estimates.
  • Pre-production. Casting Models. Clearing Locations for Filming. Selecting the Right Music & Voice Over if Applicable.
  • The Shoot.
  • Rough cut Assembly, for Client Input.
  • Final Cut & Mix.
  • Delivery & Distribution.

Senior Director/Cinematographer

Brett Clements is unique in the sense he’s a trained journalist who spent ten years presenting on-camera before moving behind the scenes to direct TV commercials, lifestyle TV shows and Corporates for another 15 years. Since 2002, he has added Cinematography and Editing to his skill sets, producing media mostly for the luxury property and automative industries.

Previous Productions

We’ve done some landmark productions over the years.

The first platinum film we made was Casa Albero, which featured multiple pieces to camera delivered by a tuxedo-clad Agent, David Adams. It would take place entirely during the magic hour. We would shoot it over five afternoons on a SONY Z1P camcorder, and brought in a crane for the closing shot.

Eden On Sunset for Blake Haddleton featuring a fast boat hauling arse down the Broadwater with Playboy golf star Jennifer Kachel hanging on for dear life.

Platinum Films

GIVE YOUR PROPERTY THE SUPER STAR TREATMENT
Six star service. James Ledgerwood. The Agency.
We have worked with Brett, Pony (Linda) and the Platinum HD team since opening our Queensland offices over 3 years ago and have built such a close relationship with the team that they feel like an extension of our Sotheby's International Realty family. We work with their team for various videography and photography projects for Property, Company Branding, Social Media, Testimonials, Auction and company events and they always perform above and beyond our expectations. Video is such an integral part of our business and we have found so many changes with videography in our industry over the past few years. Platinum HD are always in sync with the changes and constantly keep our company and team current with the innovation in the delivery of their products therefore allowing us to remain at the forefront of our industry. Deanne Arthur – Director Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty
If it’s of value to your business for people to know you before they have met you in person, these guys have the goods. It’s up to you if you are worth knowing! Scott Wagner
platinum are the only creative image media agency we would use for digital media. Their investment in the best technology money can buy and their lateral thinking - which money can't buy - is a potent combination. We have experienced a new following across social media as a result of their work and have a measurable income return from our investment. They are a significant part of our brand marketing plans now and into the future. Paul Hewitt – Aston Martin Sunshine
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