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SEEKING: Front of House

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Front of House volunteers for Melbourne Fringe theatre show Night Terrors.

If you are starting out or emerging in theatre or the arts, this is a great role. Each show night, the front of house volunteer will assist the producer in taking tickets, showing people to their seats, and helping any stragglers who arrive once the show has begun. You are crucial in providing the right experience and setting a professional tone. You’ll also get to see the show for free each night, a free ticket for a friend.

We will need one front of house volunteer each performance, over over 14 nights in 14-30 Sept 2018. You can put your hand up for as many of those 14 nights as you like, though preference will be given to those who can do more.

Venue: Bluestone Church Arts Space, 8A Hyde Street, Footscray VIC
Dates and Time: Sept 14-16, 20, 21, 23, 25-30. Thu-Sat 9pm. Tue, Wed, Sun 7pm.

You will need
– Transport to and from our venue (either Club Voltaire, North Melbourne or Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray)
– Good English skills to read ticket details, listen to and answer questions.
– Reliable and professional personality, as our audience and their experience is one of the most important aspects of the show.
– Commitment. Once you say yes, we’ll be relying on you as part of our team, to make sure the show can run smoothly.

We will interview each applicant on the phone and then meet in person. Even though this is a volunteer role, we are big believers in value exchange. If we meet you in person, we will learn about what you want to get out of theatre and the arts, and should you join the team, we’ll find ways to give you some sort of value in exchange, be that specific experience, services or support.

Please send an email to simon@thexgene.com and provide:
– A CV or some other way of demonstrating your experience so far.
– Why you want to volunteer for this role.
– Your full name and phone number.

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This #DigitalLife

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Here’s some of the highlights on Twitter from our successful inaugural This Digital Life event. Four incredible women from digital work places shared their cutting edge stories from business, then explained parts of how they got their personal lives balanced. Thanks a billion to Girl Geek and Toya Ricci.

How much does it cost to film an event? Lots of companies put on big shows or little shows, to reach out to new people or celebrate the existing. Film it!

How Much Does it Cost to Film My Event?

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Event marketing is all the rage. Lots of companies put on big shows or little shows, to reach out to new people or celebrate the existing. We capture these events in two ways.

We film the whole event and create long form versions for those who were absent, online membership clubs or to sell the videos themselves.

Or, we can create a highlight reel(s) that captures the atmosphere and promotes the event, the business and the sponsors or partners.

We’re usually working with organisations that hold training sessions, seminars or presentations to their board, the media or their peers. Some of our favourites are awards nights and ceremonies.

The way this gets done is a bit different from the usual pre/prod/post process. We’ll get called up to cover the event. We discuss the needs, what’s going to be on at the location and what the client wants to do with the content. We then bring a usually small crew, film, then edit it all together. Overall, it’s a fairly simple production, but it’ll take a bit longer because we’ll be dealing with potentially days worth of footage.

To cover an event, are the stacks of cash fat or skinny? At the lowest end, we’ll have someone with a camera running around grabbing just visuals, then a quick edit. At the highest end, there’s a multi-camera set up with different angles, different audio feeds and hours and hours of final product. So $2,000 to $5,000 – up to a three day seminar from $12 to $15 grand.

Who’s getting these sorts of videos made? Businesses with either lots of staff or lots of stakeholders, covering end of year or general meetings. This can be an industry association’s organising committee – Insurance Council of Australia, Australian Constructors Association, Planning Institute of Australia.

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle, so if there’s an event coming up that you know could’ve been shot better than last year, email us for a chitty chat!