Well that was fun

Well that was fun

At the recent MEA Awards at the ICC Sydney EventPix’ Alicia Lansdown produced a series of videos that featured guests being interviewed by Trevor Connell as they arrived for the gala event. Then the winners were interviewed by Trevor shortly after they accepted their award.

These videos were uploaded to Facebook the following day – just an example of the new video service now offered by EventPix. However we don’t recommend Trevor  as your interviewer, you will see that he is a much better photographer. We can in fact line up a professional interviewer for your event or you can use someone from in-house. We can also edit and upload during your event and we are now gearing up for Facebook Live using professional video rather than a phone.

Check out the arrivals interviews here and the award recipient interviews

BAPCO media launch Your Red Carpet Experience

BAPCO media launch Your Red Carpet Experience

Imagine your guests arriving at your event and walking in on a red carpet to be greeted by a phalanx of photographers opposite your very own media wall. Then a reporter steps forward to inquire “who are you wearing tonight?”

EventPix is part of the team behind Sydney’s first all inclusive Red Carpet service. Your Red Carpet Experience has a team who will design and install your media wall, red carpet, bollards, props and lighting. The add to that an excellent EventPix photographer, a videographer and select from a range of entertainers to enhance the experience.

Check it all out via the new Your Red Carpet Experience website

Australian Small Business Champion Awards

Australian Small Business Champion Awards

Congratulations to the finalists and winners from across Australia who attended the Australian Small Business Champion Awards at The Westin Sydney on Saturday night.

Congratulations to Steve Loe and the team from Precedent Productions who produced an events dinner with AV by Crystal Productions and entertainment from Alfie Arcuri, Nat Conway and Reece Mastin.

MC Natarsha Belling kept the night moving and the crowd (mostly) quiet.

Checking out White Bay Cruise Terminal

Checking out White Bay Cruise Terminal

Over the past couple of decades I have been involved in many events at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay. The venue has great views and is in the city; however it provided event managers with huge challenges. Especially access and rigging.

So I was interested to see what the new White Bay Cruise Terminal has to offer, and I got my chance last Saturday courtesy of Bridget Hart from Aspect Eight who produced quite a large event there for an international client.

Access and parking is a breeze. The main function area is spacious with only a few columns. Talking to the crew I found out that there are quite a few permanent rigging points available which make bumping in quite easy. This in particular is a huge contrast to the Circular Quay venue.

However I did get a laugh from this statement on the WBCT website… “White Bay Cruise Terminal (WBCT) is one of Sydney’s newest waterfront venues only five minutes by car or ferry from the Sydney CBD.”  Obviously the PR jerk who wrote that has never crossed Anzac Bridge!

And well done to Scene Change on the production.

Will you be our Digital Media production guru? – Sydney based

Will you be our Digital Media production guru? – Sydney based

BAPCO media is looking for a multi-talented digital media production person for our Lidcombe office.

Your duties will include photo and video editing, graphic design, website and social media maintenance.

BAPCO media includes EventPix, Australia’s leading Australiawide event photography company, The Ultimate Selfie, a fun mobile selfie studio and Australasian Special Events, the leading news and information website for the Special Events industry.

Photography editing is the core job and the most essential skill required – you will be responsible for post-production, cataloguing and distribution of both RAW and JPEG images from our photographers across Australia and New Zealand. You will be familiar with photo editing software such as Photoshop, Lightroom, ACDSee Pro or ON1. The editing principles are the same in each of these software packages so as long as you are proficient in at least one of them the principles will apply via the others.

Video editing – mostly short videos such as vox pops, nothing fancy – check these out  Happy to work with whatever video editing program you are familiar with but note that we use Windows platform

Graphic design – mostly simple stuff for our websites and collateral – Illustrator, Photoshop etc. (whatever works for you)

Website maintenance – familiarity with WordPress will certainly help as that is the platform we use for all our sites. Mostly updates and posts. Not coding.

Hours – we are looking at 60 – 80 hour fortnight that will include evening and weekends as you will be assisting with onsite photo shoots at many events around Sydney. These hours can be quite flexible except for the specific events you will be required to work on.

Our office is located in Lidcombe, close to public transport and with parking available.

Current driver’s license essential as you will be required to find your own way to jobs around Sydney ranging from Randwick to Richmond and Mittagong to Newcastle.

Commence – early February

To apply please send your resume to Trevor

EventPix are looking for a Sydney based sales person

EventPix are looking for a Sydney based sales person

BAPCO media is looking for a Sydney based salesperson.

BAPCO media is the company that owns Australasian Special Events, EventPix and The Ultimate Selfie.

We are looking for a salesperson to service all our products (and a couple in development).

A knowledge of, and contacts in, the Business Events (MICE) and promotions industries is more important than an intimate knowledge of our products.

Our clients cover – conferences, corporate and public events, trade shows, advertising, marketing, promotions, graduations, awards and more.

You will be selling photography services to PCOs and event managers, Marketers, PAs and EAs, individuals.

You will help to create a new style of promotional service for specialevents.com.au

We use Infusionsoft (look it up) as our CRM, database, job management, and more. If you are familiar with Infusionsoft then that will be a big advantage, however familiarity with any CRM (such as Act! or Salesforce) will have you on the right track.

Your leads will come via our websites and our previous clients, via your industry contacts and via your industry networking. BAPCO Media are active members of Meeting Events Australia and you will be expected to attend the MEA conference and networking events in Sydney.

Salary/commission is negotiable. Start early February.

You will attend weekly update/planning meetings with our team in our Lidcombe office – apart from that you can work from this office or your own.

The office is in a residential area close to public transport and with plenty of parking.

To apply please send your resume to Trevor