Video Production

The video production unit at iVEC@UWA provides high quality filming and post production services to University researchers. These videos may be promoting the University, support research projects through public outreach or used for internal and external communication.

The formats could be an informative promotion, a documentary of research achievements of staff or students, education video about a hard-to-grasp subject, an interview with a visiting expert, a piano concert of prize-winner students or a public relation video about the University’s involvement in ‘Engineers Without Borders’ – for example. Naturally, we are quite ready to accommodate your own ideas.

The movies can be published on the University’s webpages, provided online through services such as YouTube or iTunes, can be included in presentation slides or created as high resolution versions suitable for projection onto a large screens at a conference.


Producing a programme can be a confusing and overwhelming task. We offer the following services:

  • Concept development and brainstorming
  • Scripting
  • Filming
  • Post-production


Our producer has vast experience in producing these type of movies. For over a decade he worked in industry with companies such a Diamond Offshore, Sedco Forex, Hamersley Iron, Bristow Helicopters and many others.  He filmed under very difficult conditions such as on oil-rigs in the middle of the Timor Sea in extreme humidity, in underground and open cut mines, the oil fields of Barrow Island, on a fishing boat, from a helicopter, under-water, at the mineral-sand-mine at Eneabba and climbed down the vertical walls into the gorges in the Kimberly and at Kalbarri National Park.

Production at UWA

At UWA, production usually takes place on location. This can be in an office, in a concert-hall, in a museum or on external UWA grounds. We filmed class activities in Albany, climbing the rocks with the geology class, field activities of a masters’-course in the Jurien Bay Bio-diversity hotspot and – literally - in the Kalgoorlie salt-lakes. Some examples of our work:

  • Geology – Albany field trip
  • Plant Biology – Jurien Bay field trip
  • Piano concert
  • Cultural activities at UWA
  • The first woman Guild President
  • Percy Grainger
  • Deaths in custody


Currently we offer the following equipment:

  • Sony PMW EX3 camera
  • Senheiser radio and shotgun microphone
  • Arri lighting – 3 point with ‘C’ stand and a dimmer
  • A 15 inch Teleprompter
  • Avid Media Composer workstation for editing
  • Comprehensive, online Music Library

With the exception of the lights the equipment is battery powered allowing it to be taken on-location.


These production services are provided free to University staff.


For further inquiry regarding your video production please contact the senior producer:

Availability of resources

Producing a programme is a very time consuming task. Booking should be done well in advance of the deadline to ensure success.