Waypoint Imagery, based on the Atherton Tablelands, is a media production business.
Using broadcast quality acquisition and post-production resources matched with a highly experienced operator it offers a start to finish multimedia production service.
Services offered include:
Make contact today to see how Waypoint Imagery can assist you with professional media services.
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My experience in the broadcast industry includes creating work within diverse environments including electronic field production, electronic news gathering, documentaries, television series, training and audio/visual projects.
In addition to working for CH9, CH10, WIN Television and Imparja Television, I have shot
for the ABC, SBS, CH7, and my work has appeared on American networks (ABC, NBC, CNN, BBC, Discovery Channel, NASA) and the Weather Channel Australia.
I have much experience in the mining industry. I shot vision for Ernest Henry mine near Cloncurry from greenfield all the way through to the mines commissioning. I have produced content underground at MIM Mount Isa, Blackstar, the former underground - now open pit - at Gunpowder, BHP Cannington, Newmont's Granites Gold Mine, Lady Annie, Loretta and more. I am safety conscious and understand each workplace has it's own policy and procedures and induction arrangements.
I am an experienced aerial photographer with considerable time in rotor and fixed wing aircraft. In changing times I have adapted to the new cost-effective world of drone photography.
I worked for the Department of Defence producing content for weapons systems, archival and training products. This was done in Australia and overseas.
I have been employed at commercial radio stations 4CC Gladstone and 4AM Mareeba and volunteered at community radio stations' 4CCR FM – Cairns, RMIT Student Radio – Melbourne, 4TT – Townsville, WCSR – Greeley, PA, USA.
At age 10, I had my first movie experience watching Firefox starring Clint Eastwood. Seeing the big screen made quite an impression on me. Being a cameraman was going to be my calling. I was driven.
I got my first ever camera, a Hanimex 35HS, for my birthday. Every time I saved enough I’d buy a roll of film and take photographs. I still have this camera and it serves to remind me of what I first loved about my craft.
At age 15, I started my long career in broadcast media. I trained to be an announcer and panel operator at 4CCR-FM community radio in Cairns. I was on-air at every opportunity building my radio presentation and production skills.
While I enjoyed radio my true passion was visual. I won my first award for documentary in grade 12 with a short film called “Asiway – Our Sister”, a vignette following the experiences of a group of ladies from the highlands of Papua New Guinea, in a cultural exchange around Far North Queensland.
I made the big decision after graduating high school to move to Melbourne with aspirations to study at Swinburne College of the Arts. I got side-tracked and studied audio-visual technology at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
I crewed on numerous short films as a sound recordist and gaffer. I was also heavily involved with community radio and television installing digital radio studios and acting for a period as Production Manager for the university’s television association Channel 31 – RMITV.
In 1995, I began my first full time position in television at Channel Ten Mount Isa and this was a fantastic opportunity to put into practice all the skills and knowledge I had picked up over the years. There were many opportunities to travel in remote areas, shooting commercials, corporate and news.
In 1999, to further develop my audio production skills, I accepted a position as Production Manager at DMG Regional Radio’s studios in Central Queensland producing advertising spots.
I made the move again into television with the WIN network serving as Senior Cameraman in Rockhampton and then transferring to WIN Hobart to work in a bigger newsroom on an expanding news bulletin.
Along the road I worked with the Nine network for a period. With a sense of adventure, I moved to Alice Springs for a five year stint at Imparja Television. What an opportunity this was to film some amazing subjects and see an inspiring part of Australia.
The bright lights of Sydney caught my eye and I accepted a role with the Department of Defence. I shot and edited training and promotional products for use by all three branches of the Australian Defence Force. As Director of Photography, I was required to film multi-cam sequences intricately detailing procedures and functions of various weapons systems. In post-production, I edited many sequences together strictly adhering to Military Doctrine to ensure accuracy as well as maintaining focus on delivering essential teaching points.
Thrown into the mix, over two summers, I taught radio and video production to young people while at summer camp in the United Sates. Words cannot describe the experience. The opportunity to travel North America let me immerse myself in landscape photography. I fulfilled a dream to visit and photograph some of the places frequented by my most appreciated landscape photographer – Ansell Adams.
Now, I am quite happy with the quiet beauty of the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland where my family has deep roots. The world is only a plane ride away.
Into the future I hope to enter a new chapter in my craft by realising a long held desire to produce a pictorial of the natural beauty of Northern Australia. This will be the largest endeavor I have committed myself to and I am excited to see the finished work.