6 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.

    #6: Table for One with caterer Tanya Badenhope

    #6: Table for One with caterer Tanya Badenhope

    Food, glorious food!  In this episode, Mark and Brendan continue their 'safe set' conversation with Tanya Badenhope from Sweet Seduction catering.The holy lunch break is an integral part of any TVC production (and TBH our favourite setup of the day) but...

    • 16 min
    #5: Anatomy of a COVID-19 Shoot

    #5: Anatomy of a COVID-19 Shoot

    Today we talk to DP Marcus Cropp, Director Jesse Richards from Cummins and Partners and live streaming expert Aaron Maguire from Live Streaming Events and get three perspectives of the same socially distanced shoot.Safety on set is gaining a number of...

    • 23 min
    #4: Creative Accounting with Ben Chiverton and Tony Nagle

    #4: Creative Accounting with Ben Chiverton and Tony Nagle

    In this episode, accountants Tony Nagle and Ben Chiverton deliver the who, what and how on the Australian government COVID-19 support payments for creative freelancers and small businesses.

    • 28 min
    #3: Crew call with Caroline Logan from Freelancers Promotions

    #3: Crew call with Caroline Logan from Freelancers Promotions

    In this episode, Brendan and Mark call in Caroline Logan from Freelancers Promotions to get an update on crew bookings under COVID-19.

    • 28 min
    #2: Gear Check with James MacGregor from The Vision House

    #2: Gear Check with James MacGregor from The Vision House

    In this episode, James MacGregor from The Vision House talks through the impact of social distancing restrictions on the camera rental market. Commercial rental turnover is a good indicator of the amount of in-progress advertising productions, with most...

    • 29 min
    #1: What is Production Brief?

    #1: What is Production Brief?

    First episode! Well after much talk about what to say and how, it turned out to be a pretty short session. Brendan and Mark explain the idea behind a podcast dedicated to the advertising production industry, why it's a good time to launch in a time of...

    • 3 min

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