16 episodes

Join Mark Welker and Brendan Lee as they unearth the latest news and developments within the Australian advertising production industry. Featuring interviews with directors, DoP’s, agency leads, post production gurus and many more, we’ll bring you weekly stories of how those in the advertising and content production circus are working (or not?) in this new COVID-19 world. Our hope is that this podcast will help join the dots on production solutions in these difficult times and make us stronger on the other side. As a niche industry full of sole operators and small businesses, we need to stick together. Who are we: Brendan Lee is a freelance producer of TVC and advertising content for over 15 years. From big-ish jobs, to teeny title little ones, he does them all. Mark Welker is the owner and director at Commoner, a video production company based in Melbourne.

Production Brief Mark Welker & Brendan Lee

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Join Mark Welker and Brendan Lee as they unearth the latest news and developments within the Australian advertising production industry. Featuring interviews with directors, DoP’s, agency leads, post production gurus and many more, we’ll bring you weekly stories of how those in the advertising and content production circus are working (or not?) in this new COVID-19 world. Our hope is that this podcast will help join the dots on production solutions in these difficult times and make us stronger on the other side. As a niche industry full of sole operators and small businesses, we need to stick together. Who are we: Brendan Lee is a freelance producer of TVC and advertising content for over 15 years. From big-ish jobs, to teeny title little ones, he does them all. Mark Welker is the owner and director at Commoner, a video production company based in Melbourne.

    Virtual Production 101

    Virtual Production 101

    In this episode, we sit down with Mark Grentell and Rick Pearce of Sydney's Spectre Studios to get the dummies course on Virtual Production (VP).  We chat about the adoption of this relatively new technology in Australia, how it's currently been used...

    • 56 min
    State of Play vol. 2 with Martin Box from Airbag

    State of Play vol. 2 with Martin Box from Airbag

    With the next 'COVID-normal' step for on the horizon for Victoria, we thought we'd follow up our last State of Play episode with an updated view of the near future of advertising production in Melbourne. To get a fresh perspective, we speak to Martin...

    • 25 min
    The Wandering DP with Patrick O'Sullivan

    The Wandering DP with Patrick O'Sullivan

    And we're back. Had a bit of a breather there as we headed into lockdown 3.0 here in Melbourne, but we've brushed the dust off our mics and recorded a new episode with Patrick O'Sullivan, aka The Wandering DP. Patrick gives us some great insight into...

    • 49 min
    Sustainability on Set with Tanzy Owen

    Sustainability on Set with Tanzy Owen

    In Episode 13 we talk through sustainable practices on and off set with Tanzy Owen from Sustainable Screens. Tanzy sheds light on how we can champion the conversation around sustainability within advertising production. We talk low hanging fruit for...

    • 39 min
    Cutting during Covid with Mr Fox

    Cutting during Covid with Mr Fox

    In episode 12 we chat to Andrew Stalph from post production studio Mr Fox about the challenges and opportunities of editing during a crisis. Andrew talks about how the role of an editor has changed over his 20 years in the industry, how he approaches...

    • 32 min
    Casting during COVID with Sarah Alekna

    Casting during COVID with Sarah Alekna

    We chat to Sarah Alekna owner of Highway Casting about the past, present and future of casting advertising talent in Australia. With social distancing fast becoming the new norm across all industries, getting back into the casting room is a very...

    • 28 min

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