TThis project came about after Richard from Department of Doing presented the Darwin behind the scenes video we had made to the NT Client. He loved it and they loved it and thought the technique would work well for their next TVC featuring the Red Centre. The brief was essentially “show a couples journey from Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) , shot from one of their POV’s” (you can see the finished result in the commissioned (motion) section of my site). We also managed to somehow fit in a stills shoot along the way.
As can probably be appreciated from the BTS video – The project was the most fun any of us had on a shoot – we stayed everywhere from nice hotels to being choppered up to a mountain ridge in the middle of wayout back NT where we slept in swags under the night sky. I pass on a huge personal thanks to my friends who all gave blood, sweat and tears to make the project such a success: Pete, Dave, Chris, Chris T, Megan (who was like 5 months pregnant when shot it!). A huge thanks also to our amazing talent Alex and Grant and of course Richard and NT Tourism for having the faith in us to be able to pull off the project.