We are incredibly privileged to be able to bring you an amazing new series of incredible community stories. Bank of Goodwill is a Treehouse Creative initiative and is proudly sponsored by East Gosford, Kincumber and Lisarow Community Bank branches of Bendigo Bank.
Treehouse Creative was tasked with capturing these two stories as part of the Student Voices series. Each highlights what it feels like to be the 'new kid on the block' from two very different perspectives. Thank you for telling us your stories Luke and Jesse.
Over the last 12 months, Treehouse has worked closely with Australia Museum to document some of the incredibly interesting stories their various research and development departments have uncovered. This is certainly one to make you stop and think.
Australian Museum brought Winny the Muttabuttasaurus back to life. When they asked us to film it, how could we resist?
Have you ever imagined what you could do with the power of invisibility? Let us show you.
From all of us here at Treehouse, we hope your holidays are the perfect measure of fun and laughter.
Our hive will be closed from 5pm Friday 20th December, re-opening on Monday 6th January 2014. If you have any urgent queries, please email Ginny and she will get back to you when we are off and racing in the new year.
Treehouse recently produced a suite of webisodes that goes behind the scenes of some of Wyong Council's key services and developments including their waste removal facilities and processes, roadworks in the shire and their innovative library services. We also explored Wyong’s sporting communities, and got to capture a really interesting tour of Wyong's water supply system. Lots learned on these shoots! - watch the videos online here.
Over the last 12 months, Treehouse has closely partnered with Regional Development Australia to catalogue their Art Central programs and exhibitions, aimed at increasing professional arts activity on the Central Coast. The series of webisodes for both the Imprints and Digital Futures projects can be seen on their YouTube Channel, whilst also being archived on their website blogs. A fantastic push for art on the coast - we salute!
A selection of our projects all having a little party together... sort of!
Treehouse clients are on a roll, and we are delighted to have been able to work with them in developing their award winning marketing communications.
Longstanding greenlife client, Colourwave, was awarded the Best Greenlife Display at this years Spring Green Expo on the Gold Coast. Showcasing a huge variety of colour, the summer-themed display featured products from their new Spring varieties and clearly stole the show.
Central Coast Grammar School recently received an award for Achievement in Advancement in the area of Marketing and Communications from Educate Plus, which included their “Stories of Inspiration” marketing campaign. Treehouse produced, the videos are short documentary style videos, told through the eyes and from the mouths of students. Judges described this campaign as “fresh and contemporary”, with press ads linking people to the website where the video series tells the stories behind the positive learning experiences that turn CCGS students into confident, empowered young adults.
Gosford City Council has also been recognised for their communications, winning the prestigious RH Dougherty Award for its Residents Stories series, a partnered initiative with Treehouse Director, and Gosford Filmmaker in Residence, Jason van Genderen.
Judges commented...“The winning entry is leading practice, one of the finest examples of community engagement communications I have seen.” Read more about the award winning initiative here.
With almost 300 attendees at their ukelele classes, Liz Kitney has built community spirit through the connectivity of music and song.
A passionate community advocate and volunteer, Liz is one of our featured residents in the Gosford Council 'Residents Stories' series. Watch her interview below, and to see the other webisdoes in this series, visit the MyGosford.TV website.
There's no doubt about it - video consumption has exploded online, and with the uptake of mobile online usage, its increase has been exponential.
With the rollout of the National Broadband Network, growth in this area is only going to continue to increase! Early adopters are becoming champions of this format, and role models for industry followers. Will your business be a leader or a follower?
"There's no such thing as too much but there is such a thing as too boring" - Andrew Bleeker (President Obama's Digital & Social Media Strategist).
Content is king – a mantra we've adopted and applied to capitalise on this medium and cut through the online noise.
Introducing VideoNews, a bespoke monthly video communication tool that encourages user engagement, and positions your messages in a fresh new way. With proven high open and click through rates, videonews allows you to not only have interactive communication with your clients, but provides you with the added benefit of extra social media content.
Check out some VideoNews segments below and contact us for a meeting to discuss the edge your brand can create.
Treehouse boss-hog Jason recently returned from sunny London with a new sparkly film prize… winner of the Nokia Music Sundance London award with his pocket film 'Red Earth Hip Hop'. Credit also to Melbourne Hip Hop producer/mentor Morganics and Sydney Zulu Nation representative & DJ MK-1 for their invaluable contributions in shaping this story with Jas.
This story follows the influence of Indigenous Hip Hop within the remote community of Lockhart River, in Far North Queensland – and how it's being used as a new-age story telling tool across generations.
Jason's 2nd (and last) report from Beijing, where he managed to speak with 33 Postcards Director Pauline Chan and MPA President Mike Ellis.
Jason checks in on his first day in Beijing and updates us on why China is the new hothouse for film co-productions.
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of a video shoot?
Summertown, a video project shot entirely on Sony's Xperia TX, and premiered at the Verona cinema in Sydney, had a few rather interesting turn of events - you can see the drama unfold here:
Winner of several short film-making awards at festivals including Tropfest New York, Tropfest Sydney and Aspen Shortsfest, Jason's video projects have been shot on a range of mobile devices including the Nokia N95, Nokia N8 and Apple's iPhone.
In collaboration with CNET Australia as their 'Pocket Filmmaker', Jason has created a suite of videos to show you how to make the most of filming on your mobile gadgets.
Over the past year, we have been working with Gosford Council on a great project that has captured the unique and interesting lives of some of our local unsung heroes.
Resident Stories are a series of short documentaries that highlight the extraordinary lives of people living within our community, people that have achieved amazing things in their lifetimes; from world famous record producers to a highland dancing judge and diverse volunteer and community workers, each interview is an insight into a generous and remarkable soul.
Take a music culture built on survival and introduce it to the world’s oldest surviving indigenous race. ‘Red Earth Hip Hop’ is the trailer for an inspiring, visceral documentary that examines the underground pulse that’s travelled all the way from the Bronx to the red heart of the Australian outback, empowering a new generation of Aboriginal Australian youth with both story and voice.
Didgeridoo meets turntable. Clap sticks meet beatbox. Under the wing of Australian Hip Hop artist ‘Morganics’, we’ll visit a regional community and witness first-hand the birth of a new music culture, seen through the eyes of a Nokia Lumia 920. This time, there’s no ghettos or urban jams. This stage is built on clay sands and millennia of story.
If ever there was a music to liberate the oppressed and celebrate the magic of song… that music would be ‘Red Earth Hip Hop’.