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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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.
We produce the shoot in conjunction with the client’s communications department, and use professional cameras and lenses.
To get your message out we produce videos for schools, businesses, governments, charities, and corporate clients.
Using the latest professional editing programs we are effective in meeting your needs.
We help identify the message of your video and then develop shot lists and scripts around that.
Do you need some stunning overhead content? We provide footage in 4k.
Do you need cinematic Steadicam footage for your video story? We have you covered.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.