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www.singingbowl.com.au At Singing Bowl Media, we make work that sings, resonates, has layers, strikes a chord. Our videos are made with heart, not just hands, so they stay with people. At the core of our creative practice, is the belief that every video tells a story. A good one. Our creative process starts by listening to you – our most important collaborator. We then work with creative, multi-disciplinary production teams, to shepherd your project from idea to a polished product. www.singingbowl.com.au
Welcome to Melbourne Connect
Episode 1: 'Very Big Precinct Design' is a comedy series that draws inspiration from 'Grand Designs'. It was designed to engage, excite and inform the entire Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology before moving into a brand new campus precinct. The series stars Tosh Greenslade (Mad as Hell, ABC), who plays Kevin McCleaver, a not so clever presenter that takes viewers on a journey through the Melbourne Connect precinct, interviewing important staff and academics along the way. CLIENT University of Melbourne. CREATED BY Singing Bowl Media www.singingbowl.com.au @singingbowlmedia
Volunteering | SES
This clip presents the rewarding experience of being an SES Volunteer. SES Victoria wanted to use video to inspire the Victorian community to consider becoming an SES volunteer. To give these promotional videos an authentic edge we used unscripted interviews with several existing SES volunteers as our starting point. From there were devised an agile production schedule where we filmed a mixture of staged and real life scenes to visually support the underpinning messages.
Blak Day, Sun Rises, Blood Runs | Melbourne Museum
This was an incredibly rewarding project for Singing Bowl Media to have been involved with. Black Day, Sun Rises, Blood Runs is a 14minute film that is part of the permanent collection at Melbourne Museum’s First Peoples exhibition in the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The film looks at the history of massacre and violence on Australia’s frontier. A range of storytellers share their history and memories around sites of violence across Victoria. This particular video is a shorter highlight piece used to promote the exhibition. We took a sensitive, fluid and cinematic approach to produce the film. Working alongside Indigenous curator, and Filmmaker Genevieve Grieves and Cinematographer David Franjic. There were many early mornings in the middle of winter filming with frosty feet! Locations that have very limited access, and incredible stories and insights into our shared history.
Miss Polly had a Dolly | Holly and Milly | Nursery Rhymes | Kids Songs
Holly and Milly unwrap a stethoscope and a doll, which inspires them to sing Miss Polly had a Dolly. The Doctor bulk-bills, which is very handy. Discover more about Holly and Milly 👩🏻🌾🤦🏽♀️ ww.hollyandmilly.com #hollyandmilly https://www.facebook.com/hollyandmilly https://www.instagram.com/holly_and_milly Created by Tamsin Sharp, Holly Austin, and Emily Taheny © Holly and Milly 2020 Made possible with support from Singing Bowl Media
Words with Wings | Creative Victoria
‘Words with Wings’ was part of the Creative Learning Partnerships program. It was a partnership with artist Kate Gorringe-Smith and Point Cook College, a culturally diverse school community where sixty-one different languages are spoken. To help Creative Victoria illustrate this multifaceted education project, we created a case study video that could show what actually happened and why the learning involved was so profound. This video quickly and creatively communicated the nuances of this project in a way that a text version couldn’t. It has been screened to many teachers and artists across Victoria, showing them what’s possible when delivering a cross-curricular arts project within a school.
The Perfect Blend | Brewed by Belinda
Brewed By Belinda is an award-winning boutique tea company creating organic artisan loose-leaf tea blends and herbal/fruit tisanes. The company founder, Belinda Hellyer, wanted a video that could help her audience understand why she loves tea and how she finds the perfect blend. Shot over one day in Adelaide, South Australia, we put together this beautiful homage to creative tea blending. Then after a hard days work we all sat down together and had A nice cup of Earl Grey. Brewed by Belinda uses this video on their websites landing page, social channels and at trade shows.
VGLA | International Education Division | Department of Education and Training
The Victorian Global Learning Awards recognise and honour the unique and significant contribution made by international students to Victorian schools and the Victorian learning community. International students add valuable cultural and linguistic diversity and help to develop the global perspectives of Victorian students and teaching staff. Singing Bowl Media has produced a series of videos each year to help celebrate the achievements of award winners and highlight the unique qualities Victoria can offer as a place for international students to study. This is a highlight video featuring all of the winners of the 2019 award program.
Steer Clear | Victorian Ports Melbourne
This safety video engages and educates boaters (large and small) on how to responsibly enjoy their time on Port Phillip Bay. In response to the challenge of clearly and efficiently engaging a vast audience and to communicate a crucial safety message, we used a mixture of live action footage, drone and animation.
Supergraduate | RMIT University
RMIT needed 10,000 students to understand what they needed to think about in the lead up to graduation. Introducing ‘Super-graduate’ - here to save the day! We developed a fun, quirky, tongue-in-cheek concept, that would give the students the information they needed in a playful and entertaining way.
Law of the Land | RMIT University
Designed by prominent Indigenous artist and Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Research Fellow, Dr Vicki Couzens, with collaborators Jeph Neale and Hilary Jackman, Wurrunggi Biik - Law of the Land is made from cast iron and represents a possum skin cloak with an intricate wedge tail eagle shaped spirit memory imprint. This video tells the story of the artwork and why it is an important new feature on RMIT's city campus.
Leongatha Childcare Centre | Kindergarten Reform Implementation Division | Department of Education and Training
This case study video features educators and parents discussing the benefits of three-year-old Kindergarten. The challenge was filming quality footage with little people who move around A LOT! This whole video was shot in one day. We got there in the end but you have to film twice as much as usual when working with children.
Joan Kirner Hospital | Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
This video looks at the construction of the Joan Kirner Hospital and features some of the local Victorian businesses that are contributing to this project. As part of a strategic marketing campaign, the department wanted to increase awareness of Local Jobs First and encourage local business to express interest in contracting to major government projects across the state - growing local jobs. The department required a suite of promotional videos to highlight the benefits of Local Jobs First through the insights of real examples across regional and metro projects. Using a mixture of voice over and interviews with business owners, we were able to provide a snappy engaging video that helped to quickly deliver the ‘big picture’ overview as well as some of the direct impacts for local businesses. The videos were used on the new landing page for Local Jobs Victoria, at presentations and on social media.
Melbourne Park Redevelopment | Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
This video looks at the Melbourne Park redevelopment and features some of the local Victorian businesses that are contributing to this project. As part of a strategic marketing campaign, the department wanted to increase awareness of Local Jobs First and encourage local business to express interest in contracting to major government projects across the state - growing local jobs. The department required a suite of promotional videos to highlight the benefits of Local Jobs First through the insights of real examples across regional and metro projects. Using a mixture of voice over and interviews with business owners, we were able to provide a snappy engaging video that helped to quickly deliver the ‘big picture’ overview as well as some of the direct impacts for local businesses. The videos were used on the new landing page for Local Jobs Victoria, at presentations and on social media.
Belmont High School | Study Abroad | International Education Division | Department of Education and Training
As part of DET’s International School Student ‘Study Abroad Program’ we have produced a series of videos that feature the personal experiences of students studying in Vitoria. The videos aimed to profile Victoria as a place that provides students with an exciting education adventure, in one of the world’s most popular learning and tourist destinations. This video presents the experiences of Karya, an International Student from Norway.
Promotional Video | Sentia Early Learning Centre
As a single, privately owned early learning service, Sentia required a video to help showcase their city based centre. They wanted to give families an insight into their exceptional staff, unique city location and quality education program. Through interviews with staff and existing parents, as well as filmed footage of the centre’s activities, we created a stand alone promotional video for their website as well as x3 snack size clips for distribution across their social channels.
Hotham Street Ladies | Framed by Gender | Knox City Council
Coordinated by Knox City Council supported by VicHealth and in partnership with many community organisations and local groups, Framed by Gender included art installations and a program of innovative workshops that used art as a medium to engage in conversations around gender equality with the Knox community. Knox City Council required several videos that could capture the process and outcomes of two very different artworks by Hotham Street Ladies and Anna Fargo. The videos were used to help promote the project through social media during its development, as well as stand-alone exhibition pieces that could be screened to a wider audience once the project was finished.
Safety on Campus | RMIT University
How do you get university students to listen to a safety message? Make it engaging! We worked with RMIT, and internationally renown drag queens Philmah Box and Polly Filla to create a fun safety tour on campus while a mega construction project (New Academic Street) was taking place. 150,000 viewers tuned in on Facebook over 48 hours.
Melbourne Museum: Exhibition Film Series
This is one of four films created by Singing Bowl Media for Melbourne Museums First Peoples exhibition at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The films are based on scenes from the famous Blandowski illustrations of Victorian Aboriginal people handing down cultural traditions through story, song, dance and ceremony. Objects were taken from the Museum collection to a bush setting along the Murray River in the Gunbower State Park near Koondrook, Victoria and were used by three generations of members from the Baraba Baraba and Wemba Wemba communities. Produced by Singing bowl Media for Melbourne Museum.
Gulaga Creation Story (Highlights) | Australian Museum
The Australian Museum wanted a series of conceptual exhibition films as part of their Garrigarrang: Sea Country exhibition to tell the creation stories of Indigenous costal communities. A production team from Singing Bowl Media collaborated with indigenous elders to explore through imagery and oral storytelling, the complex ecological knowledge and deep spiritual connections to the sea and land of Australia's First Peoples. This video presents a highlight of one of the films Singing bowl Media produced.
For Country, For Nation | Australian War Memorial
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a long-standing tradition of fighting for Country and continue to serve with honour among our military forces. They have also worked in ancillary, industry, and other home-front activities, and their communities have been thrust into the front line of theatres of war. To produce the films, Singing Bowl Media filmed on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. We worked collaboratively with a Cultural Leader and the exhibition team to create high quality, visually mesmerising video pieces that could be screened as part of the exhibition.
Steel Structures | Behind the Hoarding | RMIT University
Steel Structures 101 is part of a docu-series education resource for RMIT students. The Behind the Hoarding case study series uses the New Academic Street building works as a real life example of considerations and challenges that go into a large construction management project.