Everyone loves the Silver Ball

June 22, 2017 // Colleen Hughson // No Comments // Posted in Blog, Community

It is hard to imagine Warrnambool without the FJ’s Silver Ball on the skyline, but just a few years ago its future was in jeopardy.

Keeping the Ball in the air from First Ladies – Colleen Hughson on Vimeo.

Full of rust and a public safety concern, the ball was going to be taken down unless someone took responsibility for looking after it.

Back in 2014 when Tonia Wilcox started up the Save the Fletcher Jones Silver Ball & Gardens Facebook page, she had no way to knowing what a following and impact the page would have.

It was through this Facebook page that the Fletcher Jones Silver Ball & factory was bought and spared from a demolishment by neglect. It was also through this Facebook page that an outpouring of public love for the Silver Ball was expressed, along with stories of the FJ’s factory in its heyday.

Those stories, videos and photos shared on the Facebook page inspired the FJ’s community stories project and the development of a website to host those stories. It also inspired the creation of this 30 min documentary titled ‘Keeping the Ball in the air.’

In a world where social media gets so much bad press, the FJs campaign story is a great example of how social media can work effectively; how it can create social change and how it can connect people and create community.

There are plenty of people owed thanks to the telling of this story. As the filmmaker, I’d like to acknowledge that the film was made with crowd-sourced media. I’d like to thank all the people who made this film possible through contributing their photos, videos, newspaper clippings, artwork images and documentary memorabilia.


Business Story Videos

June 3, 2016 // Colleen Hughson // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized

In 2014, I was engaged by Tru-Blu Dog Wash to create a promotional video about their most successful coin operated dog-wash ‘The K9000’. This video is to be used at overseas Pet Trade Shows and on their Tru-Blu website, so that potential customers can be introduced to the business, the product and the story behind the business.

It was important to the Tru-Blu business owners that customers knew that the business was Australian made, owned and operated and that the idea for a coin operated dog-wash was developed in Hobart, Australia. It was also important that customers knew who they were dealing with and that were dealing with a business and brand that could be trusted.

The business story of the K9000 Coin Operated Dogwash from First Ladies – Colleen Hughson on Vimeo.

This video was shown at the Interzoo Trade Show in Germany in June 2014.

This video was edited into a series of shorter videos to develop further content for the K9000 Dog Wash website and social media channels.

Here are some more examples of types of videos that you could create for your business:

  • How-to video
  • Video interview
  • Product highlight video
  • Facebook Video

 

 

 

 

 


Demonstration Videos

October 12, 2015 // Colleen Hughson // No Comments // Posted in How-To Videos, Production Services

This video was created for the K9000 Dog Wash to demonstrate to customers how to use the dog wash. The video has been watched and used widely and is embedded on the K9000 Dog Wash websites and social media channels.

K9000 Dog Wash Demonstration from K9000 Dog Wash on Vimeo.

The ‘How to’ or Explainer Video

This video was created for the project ‘Whatdayaknow?‘ while employed as an ABC Open Producer. This video clearly shows the step-by-step process of creating a fanzine. The same video format and structure can be used to explain and train people on how to do many procedures and activities.

Whadyaknow? zines from ABC Open South West Victoria on Vimeo.

Artist Gareth Colliton shares his long-held passion for zines and comics.
In this whadyaknow?, Gareth takes us through the art of creating a ‘zine using the Intaglio printing method and a type writer.For those of you new to the term ‘zine, a ‘zine is a type of magazine but without the gloss and glamour. ‘Zine is short for fanzine. ‘Zines are often hand-made, inexpensively produced, self-published, underground publications.

Filmed and Edited by Colleen Hughson, ABC Open Producer, South West Victoria

Created as part of ABC Open’s whadyaknow? project
open.abc.net.au/projects/whadyaknow-73lR8In