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ABOUT HUGH
WHITEHOUSE

ProduceR | DIRECTOR | EDITOR | NICE GUY

 

I shot my first documentary at the age of 11 with a hand-me-down 8mm camera. It was about the different mailboxes in our street and ended with me getting bitten by a dog. So let say it gathered 'mixed reviews'. 

I’ve been producing content for the past 20 years across a range of broadcast and online environments. I’ve made everything from sketch comedy, to documentary series, to corporate communications and training videos. Really, I just like making interesting stuff. 

For a while I worked as the Director of Applications and Technology for The Media Architects. Under my direction, our little startup developed cutting edge, multi-platform digital distribution solutions for some of the Asia Pacific region's leading film festivals. It was pretty cool while it lasted.

Nowadays you'll find me doing the corporate thing at Data#3 Ltd. I work with clients across Education, Government, and the private sector to produce digital content and multi-medium assets focussed on business productivity, education, product marketing and corporate communications.

In my spare time, you'll often see me lurking around the startup scene here in Brisbane. Probably because I'm a bit of a gear-head but also because I produce a doco series on startups called, "#Ventured". I do offer my services (consulting, production, general handsomeness) to general businesses via my partnership with Lestrade Digital. So if you've got something you'd like to produce - or simply want to have a chat - feel free to get in touch.

 
 
 

 
 

 

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PRODUCE GREAT
CORPORATE CONTENT

Every business is expected to produce quality video content these days but creating content internally is not always easy. Sometimes you need a little outside help.

 
 

When you hire me to produce corporate content for you it’s my job to make you look your best on camera, sound your best in conversation, and deliver your best message.  Using a mix of interviews, b-roll footage, animation, and voice over; I love helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to tell their stories.  

 

Are you launching a new product and want to do a series of User benefit interviews? Cool. I can help. Has your business grown substantially and now you need to do some corporate re-positioning to engage a different market? Excellent. I got you. Are you committing to an uplift training program and need to create visual assets to help educate your staff? I got the know-how. I can help.

 

I produce corporate content for my clients with same enthusiasm and energy that I bring to any other shoot. I can work in consultation with your existing marketing team to create content that is so on-brand it looks like you made it yourself. And i've worked in marketing too. I understand that you need more than just one video. I can provide you with deliverables for TV, cinema, web, or social media as required with no surprise, hidden costs. I want your content to be seen by as many people as you do... Learn More

Different Types of  content I can produce for you:

  • External stakeholder announcements,
  • Product or service adverts (TV, Web, Social),
  • Internal communications for larger organisations,
  • User review and product overviews,
  • End user training or education videos,
  • and much, much more.
 
 
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EVENTS OF ALL
SHAPES, SIZES, & BUDGETS

If you’re organizing an event and want excellent photographic and video coverage of everything that happens, I’m the person to call.

 

 

In my experience, event videos usually fall into some combination of two different archetypes:

  • You have your video content produced for immediate engagement (like live-streaming from the event or creating photo streams to social media throughout the event);
  • and you have event video content produced for documentation and legacy engagement (like summary videos, participant interviews, stakeholder benefit summaries etc).

Lucky for you, I have a vast experience producing both – often at the same time -  for events of all shapes and sizes.

From multi-camera conference video where the images captured are simultaneously beamed to an LED screen; to intimate interview pieces where we talk about the benefits of the event with key stakeholders or participants, I have the skills and the knowledge to provide you with the best bang for your buck when it comes to video deliverables for your event... Learn More

 
 
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TELLING STORIES, BIG AND SMALL

Above and beyond everything else I do, producing documentary content
is my favourite flavour of filmmaking.

 
 

You know how everyone has that one part of their job they absolutely love doing? For me that’s producing documentary content.

I love sitting down with people, interviewing them, learning from their experiences, shooting b-roll to visualise their narrative -  all that good stuff.  If you look at the tone and structure of the corporate content or event videos I produce, you can actually see elements of my love for documentary enriching that content too.

At any given time, I usually have about three or four short-form documentary projects at various stages of development. You know how some people work a lot then go on holiday? I’m like that… But instead of going on holiday, I make documentaries. Much to the chagrin of my Wife.

Across 2016/2017 I produced a 22-episode series on startups in Queensland called “#Ventured”. The State Library loved it so much they’re adding it to their archives in the Modern Queensland collection. I create this stuff primarily on a pro-bono basis because they’re stories that I believe need to be told – not just for now, but as a snapshot of what we were doing at a tremendous moment in our state’s history.

I do take commissions for documentary too. So if you know of a great story that deserves to be told, drop me a line and let’s talk.