Powerful films

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You have come to the right place for professional video and photography content for your social media campaign, website or documentary.  Over ten years strong, Aspire Pictures continues to deliver quality content for clients such as City of Melbourne, Monash University, Australian Red Cross, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, RACV, Banyule Community Health, Melton Council, YMCA, Oxfam Australia, Google, Getty, Airbnb and more.

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About

  • Rodney Dekker is the principal videographer and photographer and at Aspire Pictures. With a background in environmental studies and international development, Rodney is also a published photojournalist. His work has appeared in The Age, Asian Geographic, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Geographic, Guardian Australia, The Toronto Star, The South China Morning Post, The Washington Times, Outback Magazine and The Herald Sun. Rodney’s video have been broadcast by ABC and SBS Television. Rodney’s easy-going and professional nature provides the foundations for positive and ongoing relationships with many clients. 

Videos that tell your story

We are specialists in producing short engaging videos designed for social media and online.  Typically these videos portray real moments, they are visually stunning with a snappy narrative.  Aspire Pictures has a wealth of project knowledge in terms of delivering short films that are on message. This involves the planning, scripting, production, direction, and editing for clients across Australia. 

Photos that connect

At Aspire Pictures, we regularly shoot for government, editorial and commercial clients delivering high quality digital photos across a range of styles including: lifestyle, events, reportage, portraits, landscapes and tourism. These photographs are often used for advertising, annual reports, industry publications, editorial, online, national and international campaigns and for television.

Photography

We produce the shoot in conjunction with the client’s communications department, and use professional cameras and lenses.

Video

To get your message out we produce videos for schools, businesses, governments, charities, and corporate clients.

Editing

Using the latest professional editing programs we are effective in meeting your needs.

Scripting

We help identify the message of your video and then develop shot lists and scripts around that.

Drone

Do you need some stunning overhead content? We provide footage in 4k.

Steadicam

Do you need cinematic Steadicam footage for your video story? We have you covered.

Quality content

  • Aspire Pictures has a track record of providing effective content for education, government, tourism, corporate, not for profit, advertising and editorial clients across Australia and internationally. We often work with a small team of shooters, producers, assistants and creative directors to deliver high quality digital assets in accordance to the client’s brief.

The process

At Aspire Pictures we create inspiring photographic and video content.  Our attention to detail, professionalism, technical expertise, quality control, and delivery mechanisms ensure that your needs are realised. 

What clients say

  • “It takes more than just technical knowledge to deliver great pictures. It takes a sense of people and the ability to capture spirit and emotion. With Aspire Pictures, that’s what you get – great photos and video that make a direct link with the viewer.”
    Jason Garmon
    Communications and Media Manager
    Oxfam New Zealand
  • “You guys were wonderful and I really appreciate the variety of hours you guys put in. I’m really glad to hear that you guys en- joyed the event. I’ll certainly recommend you to the broader team.”
    Jane Knight
    Marketing and Communications
    City of Melbourne.
  • “Rodney has a remarkable way of putting his subjects at ease and blending in. Over many years and in many different circumstances, I have trusted Rodney to respond creatively to each documentary brief. He treats his subjects with compassion and artfully captures the dignity in each person, creature and situation. I have no hesitation recommending him, particularly for community and portraiture work where it’s crucial to tell the story respectfully, with humanity and intelligence.”
    Kelly Chandler
    Communications
    City of Melbourne.
  • “Rodney has worked for Australian Red Cross on many projects across both photography and video. Rodney is one of the very few operators in the market today that can successfully deliver both video and stills, many say they can do both but very few have the skills, experience and creativity to succeed in both fields. I would recommend Aspire Pictures to your organisation for any audio visual storytelling requirements.”
    Phil Brown
    Manager Multimedia and Publications
    Australian Red Cross.
  • “It is always a great pleasure to work with Rodney – he is very talented, personable, and has a rare talent of bringing any person or subject to life.”
    Euphemia Russell
    Communications and Events Co-ordinator
    Good Shepherd Microfinance.
  • “On behalf of everyone involved in the video I would like to thank you for putting together such a wonderful video. I believe your video catches the essence of RDA and we are all very proud to be a part of it.”
    Lisa Harris
    RDA Peninsula Centre
    RACV Community Foundation beneficiary.

Narrative & scripting

We work with the client, to define the video narrative, and then define questions in line with that.  It’s better to display authenticity rather than 100% scripted.  We are always looking for content that is super engaging. Typically we place this in the first 10 seconds of the video to hook the audience in.  This content might contain captivating visuals, a profound quote, something dramatic, or all the above.  After identifying the key messaging and visuals required, We film overlay footage and conduct interviews and then edit this into various formats for online usage.

Overlay footage

  • We shoot overly footage that matches the narrative and feel of the video.  For example, we film wonderful interaction moments, people’s laughter or even use still images or archival material. We use different equipment to achieve a visually dynamic style including slow motion, steadicam, drone and timelapse.

Award winning

Aspire Pictures’ director, Rodney Dekker, is an award-winning commercial and documentary photographer. Finalist accolades include: The Moran Photographic Prize, Head On, Reportage, International Photography Awards and the UN Media Peace Awards. His work has been published / broadcast in newspaper, book publications, radio and television. Rodney offers a wealth of skills: story telling, visual, production and editing. At Aspire Pictures, we are confident about delivering outstanding images and videos to your organisation. We are excited about providing our skills, excellence and dedication to help you meet your project needs.

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Do you need some photos?  Do you have an idea for a video?  We can help so get in touch.
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