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

Borg Careers & Culture

Borg Manufacturing
The pandemic has meant a huge labour shortage in Borg and its various companies such as Polytec and Crossmuller. We chose to interview a few Borg employees to gain an authentic take on what it is like to work here to encourage others to join the team. We shot the interviews across 3 days at various Borg locations, Somersby and Oberon, and had a list of questions to encourage natural responses. We also spent a few days with the employees and followed them around shooting them at their daily jobs.

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.

Brewarrina Fish Traps Documentary

Aboriginal Education and Communities Directorate
A meeting was held at the NSW Department of Education offices with members from Aboriginal Education, Technology department and Information and Online Services to brief Audience Productions on all the various elements for this project. This project was a collaboration between the Aboriginal Education department and the Technology department, so it was important that both their requirements were represented during the shoot and in the final product. The idea was to highlight primary students being taught to use a 360-degree camera at an Aboriginal cultural heritage site. It was important to cover the technological aspects as well as the site. As we were travelling to an Aboriginal community in Brewarrina, we were also briefed on cultural specifics in order to respect social practices.