Documentaries & Interviews

There’s nothing better than capturing the live moment to reveal a compelling story, but even reality-based content needs preparation. We have the equipment and experience to set a scene and have everything in place to get that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Careers in Agriculture for NSW Dept. of Education

Careers in Agriculture

Agriculture offers a range of career options. This video explores many of these opportunities and describes how vital agriculture is for every person on the planet. We wanted to focus on traditional and non-traditional careers that technology has created in the past decade or two. We shot this video on various cameras using a range of equipment over the course of a few years. Once we had all the interviews shot we had to distil the idea into a script format and create a story. The story had three important parts, the narrative voice-over script, the interviews with key agricultural industry figures and the animations that helped round out the big picture of our project. Once the first rough draft of the edit was ready many hours searching through past projects for relevant footage was necessary. We were able to reuse a lot of footage from past agricultural projects we had completed for the NSW Department of Education in order to reduce further shoot days and limit the purchase of stock footage.

“I have worked with Ashleigh since 2012 to produce 13 different series of educational videos comprising 132 individual videos suitable for secondary school students. One of the series received over 275,000 hits between 2013 and 2019. This is an extraordinary number and reflects the quality of these videos, resulting in their use by industry as well as school teachers. I really enjoy working with Ashleigh because he really engages with the content of the videos. He has an extremely professional approach to his work and openly discusses his ideas in a friendly and positive way. He provides creative guidance without being too overbearing or dogmatic. He is very thorough and always pays attention to detail throughout the production process.”
Sally Bannerman
Animal Welfare Coordinator
NSW Department of Education

Our Most Recent Documentaries & Interviews Work

Sheep Breeding Documentary

NSW Department of Education
The NSW Department of Education approached Audience Productions to shoot the documentary video of the 18 month White Suffolk Sheep Breeding program at Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School (MAHS). Following the 8 stages of the sheep breeding program, starting with Sire Selection and culminating in their annual Ram Sale Auction. The final product to be showcased on the Department of Education Animals in Schools portal for teachers and students from other schools to learn about how Farrer achieve their sheep breeding goals.

Raising The Steaks – The Science of Cattle Breeding

NSW Department of Education
"Raising The Steaks – The Science of Cattle Breeding" was the brainchild of Sally Bannerman from NSW Department of Education. While having dinner after our wheat breeding location scout, Sally asked me how many calves I thought a cow could have in a lifetime. I think I said four. Sally informed me she knew of a cow they called W449 who had had 137 calves. I knew immediately we had a great story to tell. With a four-person crew, a six-day shoot and overnight stays in Albury, we shot many interviews and plenty of B-roll footage to help tell it.

Lenovo in Schools

Lenovo wanted to do a case study on how their products were being implemented by high school students and teachers. St Mary's College in Adelaide was chosen because an array of Lenovo products were being used across the board. We wanted to show students using desktop machines in class and highlight the durable laptops they carry to and from school, and from class to class. The teachers used the more portable Yoga product and we wanted to demonstrate their additional mobility around the classroom. Connectivity to each student's interface was also an important aspect of St Mary's choosing Lenovo, so filming a few live classes would allow us to document this properly.