A four minute film: The Nardy Journey :profound disabilities in the “Can Do Basket” View our film here.
We have started Stage 2 of our project. We have estimates that the cost of building completion and fit out will be over the $1 million mark. We don’t think that the Bega Valley can supply the level of donation required (although the level of support is outstanding) so the Committee has commissioned a promotional film. We have been extremely fortunate in our choice of film maker. David has demonstrated enormous sensitivity and concern and the film is just about ready for release. We will be appealing to businesses to assist us and hope that Corporate Australia will see our project as the one!
Our Filmmaker and Video Vision
DAVID ARVIND CONDON
OWNER/MANAGING DIRECTOR, VideoVision Film & Television Productions & Visionhoop New Media Training
Graduate: Director/Producers Media Course, National Recording Studios, Canberra, Australia.
The Director and Film Maker
David comes from a background in stills photography, first as a news photographer for Consolidated Press, Sydney and then as a freelance photographer for Harpers Bazaar and Vogue in the USA. David did his training as a news cameraman for Consolidated Press and Channel 9 in Sydney commencing in 1963. Since then he has widened his experience in the film industry as cameraman/editor in the US (1978 -79). On his return to Australia he worked as a news gatherer for national television. In 1991 David along with Hiromi Matsuoka set up VideoVision Film and Television Productions in Bermagui on the far South Coast of NSW. _VideoVision has produced local and interstate Television commercials, corporate videos and feature documentaries and has won many national and international awards.
Film and Video Awards
The Film Council of Greater Columbus U.S.A. Honourable Mention… 1995 The Hemp Revolution.At the 43rd annual Columbus International Film Festival.
* Ansett Australia. The Pegasus Awards. Highly Commended…1997.Wilding Australia. Australian Film Institute co-ordinated judging panel in recognition of short film excellence.
* Nescafe Short Film Awards. Finalist…1998 & 1999 .Mandala& Blue Waters
* Australian Heritage Commission. First Prize…2000..for GULAGA. Professional Category. Heritage in Focus. National competition about the places that have helped to shape the Australia’s National identity into the next millennium.
Asian Geographic & Rolex, Celebrate the Sea Underwater Imagery Competition 2002, first place for a mini documentary for The Fish Ball Dance.
Recent TV & Film projects 2008
* Nardy House: 25min Promotional video on the disabled being placed in nurse homes for the aged, and how people with profound disabilities need a permanent home of their own for independent living.
* The Hemp Revolution: a feature length documentary examining the issues and controversy surrounding this ancient plant, and how it can help in the fight against Global warming, as used in paper, fabric, and biofuels.
* Nuclear Australia: 60min documentary film disclosing the agenda behind the government’s push for nuclear power, & explores the whole Nuclear fuel cycle and explainswhy nuclear energy is not the answer to global warming. And why it’s not clean, not green, and why it is not safe or inexpensive. Shown in the lead up to the last Election, from Queensland to Victoria, cinema, RSL and community halls, including a nuclear forum at the end of each showing, with the films Director and main speakers [Dr Helen Caldicott and Julie Macken]
* Staying Home Leaving Violence TVC
* Sobag TVC
* Australian Inshore Saltwater Flyfishind: 74min Documentary
* Himalayan Dreaming – A Journey: a 60-minute visual and musical journey through the Himalayas.
* Legendary TVC
* Sautell/White TVC & Cinema add
* The Dreaming: 30min Documentary.
* Celebrity Chefs: 60min Documentary.
2003 & 2004
* BWHI: Info commercials and TVC
* Blue Planet: 5min short film.
* Wild Series & Australian Icon Series Stock Footage Library release.
* Kokoda Trail: 50min Documentary. A personal experience travelling on this legendary trail.
* Blue Waters: a 40-minute documentary on whales and dolphins of the South Coast ofN.S.W.
2002 and earlier
* 15-minute promotional film for Umbarra Cultural Tours, Aboriginal Sacred sites, history and creation stories. Wallaga Lake, New South Wales.
* Gulaga: a 5-minute short film about the creation stories of the yuin nation told by the elders.
* Harbour Dreaming: a 12-min film on Aboriginal sacred site and history around Sydney harbour.
* Sapphire Coast Tourism: 10 min promotional video on the Fat South Coast of NSW..
* Narooma Festival: segments for regional news, Prime TV. .
* 360-million-year-old Fish Fossils: a 15-minute in-house informational film for National Parks and Wildlife Services, Sydney.
* 20-minute promotional film for Wheeler’s Merimbula Oyster Supplies, Merimbula, NSW.
* 20 x 30-second commercials for MAP (Merimbula Area Promotions) to be shown as a continuous visual display at the Merimbula tourist Information Centre.
* The Murrah Hall – A Community Portrait: a 57-minute documentary.
* 14 x 60-second promotional videos for Tickets and Tours, Batemans Bay, New South Wales.
* Future Forest: a 60-minute documentary on Agroforestry and Farm Forestry for Greening Australia.
* MANDALA : a 12-min film. Exploring the Tibetan way of life through the development of the sand Mandala by the Gyuto Monks of Tibet.
* Brown Mountain Power Station: 20min promotional video.
* Cummins Masters: In House 40 min Golf Tournament video
David’s vast experience with digital video has earned him a reputation as a pioneer and as a respected authority on digital filmmaking. He is often approached by production companies and television networks for consultation on the digital format. Under the name Visionhoop New Media Training. VideoVision has authored a Digital Film Making Training Course for use by secondary schools on the far South Coast, New South Wales. These courses create ongoing training/mentoring relationship with the students and teachers. VideoVision believes in giving back to the community as is evidenced by its many community projects.
VIDEOVISION FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS & VISIONHOOP NEW MEDIA TRAINING
ABN 75 151 765 261
P.O. Box 17. Bermagui, N.S.W. 2546 AUSTRALIA
Phone/Fax: 02 6493 5080