Busting The Triangle

This piece marks the end of a long road for us and the start of a new one. Our objective has always been to deliver broadcast-quality content with advertising-like creativity – on a shoestring budget, in a space largely funded by Vendor Paid Advertising. (The home-owner foots the bill.) We’ve been motivated by convergence and […]

Welcome to our new site

Welcome to our new site and the online film-making business we’ve wanted to launch for years. Decades actually. What do they say about ‘overnight success’? It doesn’t happen overnight. There’s no doubt we’re an acquired taste in online video. We pack our own technology – showcache.io – and we’ve very firm views about how a […]

LUME. Kangaroo Point

We had just started working on this project when COVID 19 hit, punching a few holes in the production. We’re still slated to return to shoot the penthouses. This is a generic ‘interim’ film based on interviews with architect Casey Vallance. When shooting new developments, the hard part is coming up with an idea for […]

IVY & EVE – And The GH5

This project marked the first time we fired Panasonic’s GH5 in anger. 4k at 60 frames per-second. The in-camera stabilisation is AMAZING and even with a Metabones Speedbooster to strap on Canon’s super fast EOS 35mm, focus was sharp. We’re ordering in a LUMIX 12-35 which also comes with gimbals on the censor. This technology […]

Two Husbands In One House – An iphone ‘Home Movie’

Going into this project, we had zero intention of filming this home on a Smart phone. The production budget was healthy enough to sustain the big kit. The job was unorthodox in many ways, with the Vendor insisting on bringing independent Agent Scott Wagner in to join Harcourts to advise on video marketing. Which was […]

The Game Changer

In June, we sold our RED Epic W 8K cinema camera and all accessories. After more than seven years in the RED ecosystem – and about $250,000 in kit, including numerous sensor upgrades to stay current – we just decided it was time. I’d never shot a bad picture with a RED camera. What I […]

Queen Street. The Palladium. Stage 1 Of An 8 Year Project

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 PlatinumHD. Brett is nothing but a creative genius, with the commitment and dedication that transcends even the concept of going ‘over […]

A Walk On The WILD Side

When Brisbane Buyer’s Agent John Leighton approached platinumHD, he wanted a web site that could not only handle a lot of rich media but one designed around big, bold ‘statement’ photography. I don’t know where the idea came from but I suggested “…how about we film you sitting with a Bengal Tiger.” John rolled up […]

A Profile On Agent Troy Dowker

We’ve worked with Troy since 2006. Like most leading Agents, he knows exactly what he wants and will not settle for second best. When it came to shooting his profile, the brief called for multiple locations, across a couple of months, from auction coverage to testimonials, but it was a healthy $7,500 budget for an […]