About

Edwin Davis - Video Producer in Brisbane, Queensland

With over 12 years in the video production industry and 10 years operating a successful video production and multimedia business, Edwin Davis has a proven ability to produce high quality video, digital and web content for a wide range of clients, which consistently satisfies and exceeds client expectations.

Edwin began his work in the multimedia industry in 2006 with the conversion and archiving of audio-visual content to digital formats (think video tape to DVD conversion), where he developed a firm understanding of the technical aspects of video production and editing.

Throughout the last 12 years Edwin has worked with a range of clients including Volvo, NAB, Electrolux, Kimberly-Clark, Queensland Museum, Australian state and federal Government, and The University of Adelaide.

With a passion for producing creative video content that effectively engages and enriches the viewer, Edwin brings a creative flair with a methodical approach and attention to detail to ensure your key messaging and vision is captured.

Edwin’s depth of experience across a wide range of digital media production settings, and strong customer service focus means he is able to solve clients’ problems and achieve quality outcomes for you and your stakeholders.

Now based in Brisbane, Queensland, he continues producing and capturing high video content across a range of sectors from mining and construction industries to arts and non-profit organisations.

 


Experience

Freelance Video Producer / Cinematographer / Editor: July 2016 – Present

  • Produced and shot video content in Brisbane, Sydney and New Zealand (see Production Credits List)
  • Clients Include Australian Government, The Government of South Australia, Queensland Museum, Volvo, NAB, Electrolux, Kimberly-Clark, Leighton Contractors, Minara Resources, Boart Longyear, The University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, National Trust of South Australia, Adelaide Crows Football Club, Anne Summers, local councils, general public, small businesses and non-profit organisations

 

Video Producer / Editor – Black Box: July 2017 – Present

  • Producing high quality video and time-lapse content for the mining and construction industries
  • Filming and capturing high quality video content in extreme and remote outdoor environments (mines, workshops and construction sites)
  • Editing of videos containing a range of media including video, time-lapse, interview and aerial footage
  • Providing a high level of personalised service to large corporate and government clients, from Brisbane City Council to Coca-Cola Amatil.

 

AV & Multimedia Co-ordinator – World Science Festival BrisbaneQueensland Museum: Jan – March 2017, Nov 2017 – April 2018

  • Coordinated, packaged and delivered AV and multimedia on-screen content for all Festival events (70+ events)
  • Organised and co-ordinated live streaming and live video feeds during events
  • Created production templates and AV content delivery schedules
  • Advised on and contributed to the engagement of promotional video production and streaming suppliers
  • Supported the WSFB delivery team with procurement and leasing of audio-visual and multimedia equipment
  • Produced and edited high quality video content and motion graphics for the WFSB promotional campaign
  • Recorded, edited and produced video packages from media events, for delivery to online media.
  • Developed training and guidance material, and provided technical advice and assistance for WSFB participants and event producers
  • Responded to technical requests relating to WSFB AV and digital media systems in numerous venues
  • Managed, organised and implemented suitable archiving and filing systems for WSFB AV and multimedia material

 

Video Producer & Cinematographer – Big Egg Media, Adelaide: February 2006 – June 2016

  • Co-founded and operated a successful multimedia business
  • Specialised in video production, website design and audio-visual conversion to digital
  • Built customer base from 0 to over 2100 clients and 3500 jobs
  • Gained repeat work by delivering videos that exceeded client expectations (e.g., Electrolux training, Department of Education workshops)
  • Created proven workflows for video production, web design and audio-visual to digital transfers
  • Worked with a large range of clients and sub-contractors

Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day running of the business: managing financial accounts and bills; creating invoices, and detailed quotes and proposals; maintaining business website, branding and marketing; maintaining and updating computer systems
  • Reporting to clients and working to their deadlines
  • Meeting with clients to scope and plan video projects
  • Director of Photography (DoP) and directing action on-set; 
operating camera, video, lighting and sound equipment
  • Editing videos and conducting edit sessions with clients
  • Producing master video files in various formats and authoring DVDs
  • Advanced video and audio format conversions (including analogue tape formats to digital)

Production Credits

The Longest Walk (Curtain Raiser) – World Science Festival Brisbane, Short Film, Queensland Museum
March 2018
Camera Operator / Assistant / Editor

Freud’s Divide (Curtain Raiser) – World Science Festival Brisbane, Short Film, Queensland Museum
March 2018
Camera Operator / Assistant / Editor

The Workshops Rail Museum – Queensland Museum, Online Content, Edwin Davis June 2017
Producer / Director / Editor

Daily Detours – Concrete Playground, Online & Social Content, Visual Domain June 2017
Camera Operator (Ronin-M Gimbal)

Level 66 @ Peppers Soul – Mantra Group Realty, Real Estate, Visual Domain June 2017
Camera Operator (Ronin-M Gimbal)

QLD Translink Go Card Ad – Smart Salary, TVC & Online Content, Visual Domain June 2017
Camera Operator (Ronin-M Gimbal)

Holden Junior State of Origin – Holden, Online Content & Snapchat Ads, Isobar / Open Door Films May 2017
Production Assistant / Runner

Dream Ride – Special Olympics Australia, Online Promo, Taste Creative Dec 2016
Camera Operator

Fighter Pilot Adventure Flights – TVC, Bunker Media Oct 2016
Aerial Camera Operator / Assistant Director

360 Business Coaching – Brick + Mortar – Business SA, Online Promo, Click Films 
May 2016
Camera Operator

Paul Munns Lawns – TVC Content, 
Click Films April 2016
Camera Operator

Export Awards: Flight Training Adelaide – Business SA, Corporate Video, Click Films Apr 2016
Camera Operator

Veterans’ Mental Health Precinct – The Government of South Australia, Corporate Video x2, Big Egg Media Jan 2016
Producer / Director / Editor

Unfold this Season’s Fashion – Rundle Mall, Online Promo, Click Films Dec 2015
Director / Camera Operator

Mayfair Hotel – Online Promo, Click Films 
Dec 2015
Assistant Director

Partner with BCSA – Bible College SA, Corporate Video, Big Egg Media Dec 2015
Producer / Director / Editor

Study an MBA with Flinders Business School – Flinders University, Online Promo, Click Films Dec 2015
Camera Operator

Safety in the Workplace – Business SA, Online Promo x 3, Click Films Nov 2015
Camera Operator

Passion For Customers – NAB – Corporate Video, Big Egg Media Oct 2015
Producer / Camera Operator / Editor

Rundle Mall’s SS15 Fashion Parades – Rundle Mall, Online Promo, Click Films 
Oct 2015
Camera Operator

Elite Taxi Fleet Training – Suburban Taxis, Corporate Training x 3, Big Egg Media 
Feb 2015
Producer / Director of Photography / Editor

Children’s Voices – Government of South Australia, Corporate Video, Click Films 
Nov 2014
Camera Operator

Game Day Experience – Reece Plumbing, Corporate Video, Big Egg Media Oct 2014
Producer / Camera Operator / Video Editor

Visitor & Contractor Induction – Electrolux, Corporate Training x 3, Big Egg Media
 May 2014
Producer / Director of Photography / Editor

Fringe Festival Parade – Adelaide Fringe Festival, Online Promo, Click Films Feb 2014
Video Editor

Alshor Plus – RMD Australia, Corporate Video, Big Egg Media Feb 2014
Producer / Director of Photography / Editor

Conversations With Julia Gillard – Anne Summers, DVD, Big Egg Media Dec 2013
Producer / Director of Photography / Editor

Arrium Mining Testimonial – Leighton Contractors, Corporate Video, 
Big Egg Media Jun 2013
Producer / Camera Operator / Editor

The Human Painting – The University of Adelaide, Educational & Promotional Video, Big Egg Media Oct 2012
Camera Operator / Editor

Golf Day – BMW, Corporate Video, Click Films May 2012
Video Editor

PEG Insertion – Kimberly-Clark, Corporate Training, Big Egg Media Dec 2011
Producer / Director of Photography / Editor

Enterprise Connect – Australian Government, Corporate Video, Big Egg Media Oct 2010
Camera Operator / Editor


Skills

Video Production

  • Experienced in a wide range of video projects from inception to completion
  • Comfortable working with clients throughout the entire production process
  • Ability to efficiently organise, direct and co-ordinate shoots
  • Analyse and edit scripts, and provide input for script changes
  • Using initiative and thinking of lateral solutions when under pressure (e.g., dealing with technical problems when on-set or at a live event, or meeting a deadline)

Cinematography, Camera and On-Set

  • Strong expertise in operating professional camera equipment (including Canon C-300, Sony FS7, Sony A7S, Sony XDCAM, Canon EOS dSLRs)
  • Expertise in operating and flying drones to capture aerial video and still photos using Professional drones
  • Knowledge of lenses, focal lengths and depth of field, and how to use appropriately for a particular look or feel
  • Setup, position and balance lighting for appropriate look (interior and exterior)
  • Setup, monitor, record and troubleshoot sound recording equipment, both wireless and wired (promotion & training videos, interviews, conferences, indoor/outdoor live events and live action)
  • Operate video production and grip equipment, including shoulder rigs, dollies, sliders, jibs, teleprompter, video switchers, wireless video monitoring, DJI Ronin-M gimbal
  • Comfortable working and shooting in different environments (from operating theatres to schools, and anywhere in between)

Video Editing, Graphic Design and Web Software

  • Highly proficient in video editing, compositing, multi-camera editing, audio editing, colour correction/grading, motion graphics and encoding
  • Extensive knowledge of video formats, codecs and broadcast standards
  • Ability to work quickly and produce same-day edits for live and corporate events
 (e.g., NAB corporate event, BMW golf day)
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with Final Cut Pro X and 7 suites
  • Conformable using DaVinci Resolve 12, Adobe Premiere CC and Adobe After Effects CC
  • Extensive knowledge of Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Microsoft Office, most Apple software, MYOB Accounting Software
  • Extensive knowledge of Apple Computers, Mac OS X and networking

Personal Skills

  • Ten years experience in customer service, both face-to-face and phone based
  • Regularly acknowledged by clients (see client testimonials)
  • Regularly consulting with clients to provide solutions & ideas (e.g. NAB corporate event)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills acquired through serving, working and meeting with clients
  • Organised and efficient
  • Thorough, attentive and considerate
  • Creative flair with a methodical approach to producing digital content

Website Development Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL
  • Ability to design, manage and maintain websites – including WordPress custom themes and setups; hand-coded PHP/HTML websites; mobile optimisation
  • Good understanding of user experience and web usability principals
  • Sound knowledge of SEO and SEM practices and using Google Adwords
  • Experienced in creating and maintaining content for online and social media (Facebook, YouTube, Google+, blogs and MailChimp mailing lists)
  • Competent in Unix/Linux environments, DNS, web hosting servers and cPanel

References

Available upon request