12 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.

    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
    Business as Unusual with Jackie Archer

    Business as Unusual with Jackie Archer

    For our first double-digit episode we chat to Head of Production for Sydney and Perth, Jackie Archer from Wunderman Thompson about the new normal in agency side production during COVID-19.During the episode we touch on client-less remote shooting,...

    • 38 min
    State of Play with Film Victoria

    State of Play with Film Victoria

    In this week's episode, we finish our mini-series on shooting safe during COVID with an update from Joe Brinkmann and Dan Beck from Film Victoria.Joe and Dan discuss the impact of COVID on the Australian screen production industry, introduce the new...

    • 29 min
    COVID Creative with Julian Schreiber and Tom Martin

    COVID Creative with Julian Schreiber and Tom Martin

    We chat to creative duo Julian Schreiber and Tom Martin from Special Group on how COVID-19 is shaping present and future advertising concepts.Tom and Julian have been partnering up on award-winning campaigns for more than 13 years, bringing home 34...

    • 43 min
    Safe Sets with Kieran Cato

    Safe Sets with Kieran Cato

    What exactly is safe right now? With restrictions lifting in Australia and the economy grinding back into action, now is the ideal time to start charting the high road to a corona safe production workplace. In Episode 7 we take a deep dive into current...

    • 30 min

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