Exclusive Interview with Santa

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Commissioned by Javelin Australia, we recently had the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with Santa. Not some half-arsed, drunken imitation, but the real thing.

Santa was in Melbourne to explain how kids can get in touch with him via the old-fasioned method of writing a letter.


“Send your letters to Santa,” urged Santa, “at North Pole 9999. Put a 70c stamp on the envelope and write your name and address on the back.”

He promised to reply to every letter. Quite a task, but he’s up for it.


We then chatted to some children at Newport Lakes Primary School in Melbourne, who completed the task with little effort and also told us what they were hoping to get for Christmas.

Watch out for the resultant videos on Auspost’s social media pages and various news networks as we approach Christmas.

Filming and Eating for Grill’d


We’ve had the opportunity to eat our way through the Grill’d menu recently, while filming interviews with award nominees and B-roll footage at various Grill’d restaurants around the country. With a license to be creative and arty, we captured some great images of new restaurants and outstanding staff.


We also filmed Grill’d’s conference in Melbourne earlier this week, and edited a conference closing video on the fly, working around the clock to ensure the tight deadline was met. This is a great way to reinforce business strategies and have a laugh about good times just had.


We celebrated a job well done with a Grill’d burger.  (Try the Glorious Goat’s Cheese lamb burger.)

Yut Art & Film Victoria Working on the ‘Behind the Screen’ Series

Yut Art is currently working with Film Victoria on the ‘Behind the Screen’ documentary series. The series focuses on the opportunities available in Victorian to produce high quality films, tv shows and game development.

So far we’ve heard from Robert Connolly (director of the Gallipoli TV drama) and Marion Boyce (costume designer for Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries). The next in the series is an interview with Many Monkeys’ game designers Matt Ditton and Timothy Best.


An interview with Matt Ditton and Timothy Best of Many Monkeys.

AFL Multicultural Ambassadors


The AFL’s Multicultural Ambassadors

We recently attended AFL House for Javelin PR in order to film and interview the AFL’s new crop of multicultural ambassadors.

These guys come from a range of different cultures and illustrate the diversity of the AFL community.


Nic Naitanui faces the media

The footage will be used for various media purposes and promotional events.

You can find out more about @afldiversity on the AFL Community website, and we can’t wait to see these guys in action when the season kicks off on 2 April.

Go Hawks.



A Panel Discussion during the ACHRF

That’s a lot of acronyms to remember and, at first, it was all a little confusing.  Let me explain.

Yut Art recently filmed a conference at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne. The first 2 days compromised the IFDM (International Forum on Disability Management) Conference and the PIM (Personal Injury Management) Awards, both organised by PIEF (The Personal Injury Education Foundation).

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The PIM Awards Winners


The third day was the ACHRF (the Australasian Compensation Health Research Forum) organised by ISCRR (The Institute for Safety, Compensation & Recovery Research).

Hundreds of people attended, many issues were discussed and plenty was achieved via lectures, workshops and social events.


Prof. Kathryn McPherson, Director of the Person Centered Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology

The value in filming conferences like these is that the individual sessions can be viewed by interested parties who couldn’t make it to the conference or who’d like to revisit some of the lectures.

We filmed the conference using the Canon C100 (with Atomos Ninja Blade recorder) and Canon C300, using the Canon 70-200mm and 24-70mm lenses, and the videos of the sessions will be available via the above-mentioned organisations’ websites.

Devondale Launch


Denis Napthine addresses the Murray Goulburn audience

In July we filmed the opening of Devondale Murray Goulburn’s Melbourne Dairy Beverages Centre, attended by industry leaders, politicians and a media throng.

The footage was edited with shots we’d captured earlier in the year of the factory itself, and which can be viewed here on our Vimeo Page:


Process Safety: Who’s Responsible?


Colin Directs, Josh Shoots and Clancy Looks On

Our most recent production for the oil & gas peak body, APPEA, was a health and safety video focusing on the importance of process safety.

We gathered together a ripping cast, fronted by Linden Compassi, and a terrific little crew of all rounders, and filmed the entire thing at Studio 44 in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Making use of on-screen presentation, drama and animations, we came up with Process Safety: Who’s Responsible, a production which studied the barriers put in place to prevent major accidents or events occurring in the industry.  You can check it out below.


The video was shot on the Canon C100, using an Atomos Ninja Blade monitor & recorder.

Starring Linden Compassi, Georgie Durham, Andrea McCannon, Paul McCarthy, Shash Lall, Chris Lee, Nick Backstrom, Steven Sheeren and Ray Tiernan.

Written by Michael McArthur, produced by James McArthur, directed by Colin Hill, director of photography Joshua Waddell, edited by James & Michael McArthur, animation & effects by Cameron Macmillan, make-up by Alexandra Hiller, autocue by First in the Cue, Nina Nichols, Tara Whyte, production assistant Clancy Walker, story by Paul Foley & Ivor Ferguson, executive producers Miranda Taylor & Paul Foley, filmed at Studio 44 St Kilda Victoria, sound effects by freesound.org, freesfx.co.uk & soundbible.com.

Copyright 2014.