• 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

  • 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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  • Colleen poses in front of Swashbuckler themed backdrop (Fun 4 Kids) Photo Credit: Jeremy Lee (ABC Radio)

    Filming Fun at Fun 4 Kids Festival

    I was engaged to put together a film workshop space and activity for Fun 4 Kids this year (2015). Fun 4 Kids is a kids festival held in Warrnambool each year during the July holidays. I was given the task of creating a film workshop that could be delivered to 25-30 kids under an hour, 5 times a day for 7 days. The filmmaking workshops were a lot of fun and a great success and that’s why I am going […]

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  • The day the Silver Ball went up

    The day the Silver Ball went up! (Fletcher Jones) Features a couple of colour photos taken on the day by Marg Eagles and also a few beautiful black and white’s from Arnold McKay’s collection that he took on the day. As told by Marg Eagles. This photo story was created for the Fletcher Jones: Stories from our Community project. I have been engaged by the Save the Silver Ball and Fletcher Jones Gardens Committee to create a series of digital […]

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  • ‘Sharing The Stoke’ Event

    ‘Sharing The Stoke’ Event @ YMCA Riverslide Skate Park in Melbourne, 28th March, 2014. Christiaan ‘Otter’ Bailey with Kylie Thulborn, Karen Gilbin, and Co. introduced Chair Skating to whole heap of wheel chair grommets. Kids were dropping into ramps and rolling down transition in their wheel chairs for the first time in their lives. Feeling the fear and doing it anyway = STOKE! Filmed by Colleen Hughson, Christiaan Bailey and Jesse Abrahams Edited by Colleen Hughson Music: Delta Blues @ […]

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  • Video Artwork screens in FOUR Exbitition

    I was invited by artist and project facilitator Cat Bailey to be an artist for the Virtual Arboretum Project, an ongoing responsive art project (conceived and facilitated by artist Cat Bailey.) For the project, I was asked to create an artwork in response to the Portland Gardens. Here Cat Bailey explains the Virtual Arboretum Project, “It aims to bring people’s awareness to nature by increasing foot-traffic to the green spaces in towns or cities, through innovative, artistic, environmental and or socio-historic responses […]

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  • Landscapes and Locals Window Installation

    This is a clip of the ‘Landscapes and Locals’ Window Installation in main street Peterborough which screened Jan 22nd- Jan 30th, 2015. I was funded through the Moyne Shire Pitch Project Initiative to collaborate with the Peterborough community to create a nature-style film.  The resulting film titled ‘Landscapes and Locals’ 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 inhabitants. The film was filmed by […]

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  • A little T-Swizzle fun…

    The girls at Melissa’s Dance Elements (Warrnambool) raided the dress-ups cupboard and got their T-Swizzle on for this fun parody of the ‘Shake it Off’ (Taylor Swift) Music Clip. I was asked by Melissa to meet up at her dance studio the week of her dance concert to create this fun clip. It took 5 hours to film, including costume changes and another 25 hours to edit. We screened it at Melissa’s dance concert later that week. The original ‘Shake […]

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  • Drone while you can!

    Drone while you can!

    What is the future of the drone? As amateur photographers and filmmakers, will we still have access to this technology in 12 months time? AERIAL OF THE SOUTH WEST from Oat Vaiyaboon on Vimeo. Oat Vaiyaboon, Port Fairy Thai Chef, Photographer and local DRONE/UAV/UAS/MULTIROTORS specialist ran a workshop on aerial filmmaking for the Snapshots Project in Peterborough. I invited him along to run this session because I love his work and because I would like to see aerial photography as part of Peterborough’s Collaborative community […]

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  • ‘I love Fitzoy’ (Skate Bowl)

    A few months ago I started digitising all my old VHS Tapes. I came across some hilarious stuff including some interviews that I shot at Fitzroy Skateboard Bowl one day back in 1997. In my early 20’s, Fitzroy Bowl was my local skate park. I totally loved that place. I thought it was a really special place and on this day in 1997, I had asked everyone who was skating, what the Bowl meant to them. My Local Fitzy from […]

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  • Free film-making workshops in Peterborough

    Free film-making workshops in Peterborough

    So, if you’re keen to learn a thing or two about film-making, you might be interested in getting involved in the Snapshots Collaborative Film Project. The project is taking place right now in Peterborough. Part of the project is teaching you the skills to use your camera device (smartphone/iPad/DSLR/GoPro/UAV) like a Pro so that you can go out and capture some beautiful imagery of Peterborough and share it in a collaborative community film. Want to know more? Read it here. […]

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