• Weddings: Sybil and Sam (2015) – Port Fairy

    Servicing South West Victoria, First Ladies works with an experienced team of shooters to capture the laughter, tears and joy of your special day. Their aim is to create wedding videos that are both cinematic and natural to tell the love story of each couple. Male/Female Videographer (two camera operators) Create packages tailored to your budget Creates an online ‘music clip’ style wedding montage DVD or USB with video that captures the entire scope of your special day “We think […]

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  • Simple Music Clips for an emerging artist

    Warrnambool’s Cooper Lower is a young and extremely talented musician who is just about to launch his first album at the tender age of 16. I am guessing he has some great mentors- whether this guidance is coming from his supportive teachers in his music VET course or elsewhere – he seems to be on the right track in promoting himself and his upcoming album launch. He is giving his potential fans a taster of his talents and his album […]

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  • Landscapes and Locals

    ‘Landscapes and Locals’ is the collaborative film that was created through the Peterborough Snapshots Project. The nature-style film captures the stunning beauty of the Peterborough area, from the striking cliff faces, the pounding southern waves to the smaller details such as rock-pool habitants. ‘Landscapes and Locals’ was independently filmed by ten participants on numerous cameras including smartphones, iPads, GoPros, DSLRs and Drones over the course of a few months. The resulting 40 hours of footage was collected, sorted, selected and […]

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  • Harvey Shares the Stoke

    Harvey is 11 year old wheelie from Warrnambool, Victoria. Like most boys he is full of froth and passionate about sport. Harvey is actively involved in a range of sports but his love of heart pumping adrenaline stirring adventure sports has seen him evolve into a full- on grom and serious shredder. Surfing and skating are part of the daily ritual of life for Harvey. The freedom of soaring across a wave with his brother, adaptive style or the thrill […]

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  • Bullying is a Reality

    ‘Bullying is a Reality‘ is a series of interviews that explores what it is like for young people who experience bullying. Bullying is a Reality was created by SWTAFE VCAL Foundation Group students in collaboration with Colleen Hughson in her role as ABC Open Producer south west Victoria. The project was filmed in the SWTAFE Multimedia Studio. Credits: Film and sound recording: Hamish Barker, Tobias Barker and Andrew Geary Edited by: Danielle Tickner, Andrew Geary and Scott McMillan Senior Editor […]

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  • Surfing 4 All

    In March 2013, American surfer Christiaan ‘Otter’ Bailey visited Warrnambool to assist Kylie Thulborn to spread the word about adaptive surfing and skating. Together, they organised a whole host of events and speaking engagements. The ‘Surfing 4 All’ event in Warrnambool, was supported by a host of local agencies and volunteers, with the aim of getting people in wheelchairs to take the plunge and have a go at surfing. Some of the participants had never been in the ocean before. […]

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  • Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club

    The Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club is a volunteer-run community club that love to ride bikes over all sorts of terrain. The club is made up of a committed bunch of people who welcome and cater for riders of all ages and abilities. This video is designed to let the community know that the club exists and to introduce new members to the club. This video was presented to the Warrnambool City Council in a meeting about the future use of Thunder […]

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  • Pete: The Whale Tracker

    Winter in Warrnambool meant Whales. What started out as a My Crazy Passion story on Whale Tracker Peter Read ended up with me spending days upon days filming Southern Right Whales at Logan’s Beach. Peter Read is passionate about Southern Right Whales. Southern Right Cows visit Warrnambool each winter to have their baby calves. The mothers spend 2-3 months developing their baby’s swimming skills and building their strength until they are ready to undertake their annual migration of up to […]

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Recent Projects

  • Assistant Principal Warrnambool P.S

    Warrnambool P.S – Testimonial

    “Communicating to parents and the wider community is something that all schools work very hard to achieve, especially to a level where parents can easily articulate what is happening in the day to day running of the school. Involving Colleen Hughson in developing the narrative of Warrnambool Primary and to help us tell the story of our new Strategic Plan has helped us enormously in making that become a reality. Colleen’s work exceeded our expectations. She has a knack of […]

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  • Senior Case Worker The Foyer

    The Foyer – Testimonial

    “We approached Colleen to help our group of young people make a short film about their lives and break down some of the stereotypes around living at the Foyer. Colleen was instantly happy to jump on board and guided the group through all the steps of moving making, everything from planning, getting behind a camera, transcribing footage, editing and planning a launch night.  Throughout the process Colleen was clear that her role was to empower the participants to take ownership […]

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  • Oceanarium Video project

    Oceanarium Video project

    Are you someone who loves creating video footage of our amazing coastline – including above, around and under the sea? Then I’d love you to share your footage with the Fun4Kid’s Open Ocean Video Sphere. I am seeking input from Beach-combers, surfers, divers, fishermen, drone flyers, water sports enthusiasts, marine scientists, bird watchers, photographers and everyone who loves Warrnambool’s beautiful coast. I am gathering all sorts of video footage of our beautiful coastal setting – deep under water, rock pools, […]

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  • Warrnambool Primary School Strategic Plan Video

    Warrnambool P.S gets Strategic with a video

    Part of Warrnambool Primary School’s updated strategic plan is to create a clear and efficient way for conveying its goals and vision. A video, with a simple message told by the people who love the school – the students and staff-, has been a great tool in explaining the strategic plan to the school community. I created this video for Warrnambool Primary School in 2015 and it has been launched on their new website in 2016.    

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  • FJ’s Christmas Garden Party 2015

    FJ’s Christmas Garden Party 2015

    What a wonderful day of colour, art, music, fashion, family and friends at the FJ’s Christmas Garden Party! It was fantastic to have members of the Jones family in town to witness a modern day Fletcher Jones Gardens Christmas Party and the launch of the Fletcher Jones panel. I ran around with my video camera and photo camera to capture the day for the Save the Silver Ball and Fletchers Gardens committee and posted this clip the following day on their facebook page. The modern day […]

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  • Former Fletcher Jones employee Gae Remme

    A Dream Fulfilled – stories from Fletcher Jones

    I have been engaged by the Fletcher Jones ‘Stories From Our Community’ Project to create a series of short documentary stories about past Fjs employees and their memories of Fjs. I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Gae Remme and learn about his life as an Italian who migrated to Australia in 1961 and his many years working at  Fletcher Jones, Warrnambool. Fulfilling a Dream Born in Bitonto, Italy, Gae Remine was born to a very skilled but […]

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  • Aboriginal Dancers at Tarerer Cultural Festival

    Tarerer Music Festival

    Tarerer Showcase from First Ladies – Colleen Hughson on Vimeo. First Ladies was engaged to film and edit the Tarerer “Come Back To The Land” Showcase Concert at the Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool as part of the Aus Music Festival Warrnambool 2015. Featuring legendary Aboriginal singer-songwriter and ARIA award winner Archie Roach who celebrated the 25th Anniversary of his epic album Charcoal Lane. Archie Roach is awarded Aus Music Festival – Warrnambool ‘Artist of the Year’ at Tarerer.  Presented by his […]

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  • A clip from the Who's in Charge' video

    Community Service Videos

    Brophy and Family Youth Services work with vulnerable children, young people and their families. They run a number of programs to support people in the community. I was engaged by Brophy and Family Youth Services to create a four videos to shine a light of the some of the these programs and services. Brophy felt that video would be a way to engage with clients and an easy way to promote their programs on their social media channels.  

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  • Interview with young parents Jess and Alec

    Inside The Foyer

    What is The Foyer? Is it a drug rehabilitation centre? Is it a women’s crisis refuge? Is it a place for ‘really naughty kids’? These are some of the questions floating around in the community and the reason why the young residents of The Foyer decided to make a film to educate the community. They were sick of people having the wrong idea about them and where they live. The ‘well-being’ group formed by Foyer residents decided creating a film […]

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  • Koala Health Assessment

    Koala health assessment at Cape Otway

    The first week of the September school holidays saw with me driving to the beautiful Cape Otways to film Koalas being captured, health assessed and released back into their habitat. It is jobs like these that make me feel lucky to be doing what I do. To be working in a beautiful spot, meeting really cool people (who climb trees for a living) and documenting a project that I wouldn’t otherwise know about, really makes freelance filmmaking all worth it. […]

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