Zoomslide was tasked with making a series of quick, clean video pieces that promoted the new male-targeted HPV Vaccine.
With the community and landscape rapidly changing in Tamaki, Zoomslide was tasked to capture the stories that lie within the changing scenery.
Zoomslide helped the Performing Arts Network of New Zealand - otherwise known as PANNZ - relaunch themselves. PANNZ has split into a few different areas (Tour-Makers, the Arts Market as well as maintaining their core services as PANNZ). This piece show-cases some of the artists and different creative areas they are working with. It was shot on a motion control rig and was worked on extensively by our motion graphics team in post to create this seamless, one-take wonder!
We trace the journey of a young man embarking on a career as a Product Engineer.
Auckland Transport has a big story to tell.
They're pulling together all the modes of transport in Auckland into one connected experience - rail lines; buses; cycleways and ferries. Projects in use and new ones that are about to be launched.
Working alongside Republik we created a story, presented by Kiel McNaughton as he travels across Auckland.
Shot mainly insitu the animated live action was designed to tie together new and future projects - and show off Auckland in all it's glory.
Paula Ryan engaged Zoomslide to create four contemporary fashion videos for the launch and showcase of her LAYERS brand of clothing.
We created a series of social media videos for Q Theatre.
One of the lead characters in "All your wants and needs fulfilled forever" is a talking lightbulb. Zoomslide worked with The Playground Collective to build and film an experiential installation with him. We captured his interactions with people on Queen Street to create social media content for them across Instagram, Facebook and Youtube.
OI has a long history in glass and a loyal long serving staff they wanted to celebrate.
We created a graphic environment to frame up the heroes of the 25 Year Club.
Working with some brilliant photographs by John Crawford we meshed in the OI back story.
Jasmax was celebrating 50 years of building and design across New Zealand. The brief was for a short, sharp video encapsulating 50 years into one minute.
With animated linework we accentuated strong architectural elements within the photos; punctuating the fast pace with time-lapse action. An original score by Scott J Mason pulls everything in for the ride.
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Three young people are circumnavigating the north island of New Zealand on a waka hourua, (75 foot traditional sailing waka) and vying for a place on an ocean voyage to The Cook Islands. Over six weeks three unsuspecting rangatahi, Austin Bosch, Keanu Townsend, and Rickylee Russell-Waipuka are tested beyond what they thought possible. They will have to face not just the present but their past as well.
Led by waka legend Hoturoa Barclay – Kerr (Tainui) and skipper Frank Kawe (Ngāti Kahungunu) the trio will be mentored in the ancients laws of voyaging - navigation using stars, swell and sea life, alongside the demanding tasks of boat handling. As they learn how to sail and navigate they are as they voyage they are exploring their ancestors brilliance that predates, Magellan, Cook and Columbus.
An epic journey, traversing the Pacific in a seven-strong waka flotilla using traditional Polynesian navigation techniques handed down by word of mouth through the ages. Zoomslide has quite a few sailors in our midst, and we’re thrilled to be working on this feature length documentary. Through the voyage, a deeper journey takes place for the crew. As they recreate the transit lines of pre-European Pacific colonists, they realise they’re travelling through time itself, connecting their ancestors with the future.
One of the main causes of accidents is people getting distracted. It happens all the time. In a combination of ‘comedy’ and stunt work we produced this burst of action with the creatives at Work.
Chemistry wanted a TVC that hit the right note with an Australian audience’s sense of humour. Together with DOP Simon Raby, production design by Alistair Kay, and the rest of the amazing crew we crafted this moment.
Q is one of Auckland’s most dynamic theatre and architectural spaces.
With Q we designed a video installation that tells the ‘behind the scenes’ story - the crew, the shows, the patrons and the fast turnarounds.
The contours and colours of the Q’s Queen St foyer inspired the motion design.
It doesn’t happen every day, but we were there in the room when the United Nations voted New Zealand onto the Security Council. As Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully delivered his campaign speech to the General Assembly, this piece ran as a projection behind him. The approach was simple: render dozens of journalistic photographs into a moving story, clustered together in a way that loosely followed Minister McCully’s speech. It’s worth watching just to get a sense of the sheer volume of amazing work we do to help make the world a better – more secure – place.
A Collaboration with Sameer Kulavoor aka Bombay Duck Designs
When we expanded into the old villa next door to our studios in Grey Lynn, we needed something visual to connect our two buildings. So we commissioned our friend Sameer Kulavoor to give us a mural. We love his fluid, inky illustration style, and his eye for local character. Sameer's based in Mumbai, and has work in such salubrious company as Rolling Stone mag and Paul Smith collections. Our brief to him was simply to reflect our neighbourhood. We love it! What do you think? (with apologies to Radiohead)
A highly effective video aimed at motorcyle culture, with a massive uptake online. With our motorcycle stunt footage shot in the back country we treated the backgrounds to focus the biker mind-set on the important stuff.
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The Pacific has a problem with its food. Nobody knows how good it is. As westerners flock to the sandy resorts among the coconut palms, the tourist infrastructure works overtime to keep them fed with the same food they expect to eat at home. In just about every other tourist market, it’s the opposite. From France to Thailand to the USA, anyone who looks foreign and asks for something unheard of is – well – unheard of. In Real Pasifik, chef Robert Oliver changes all that. Working with the local chefs in the resorts, he explores each country’s cuisines. From the forests to the atolls to the open ocean, they find heritage ingredients cooked in heirloom recipes, and – in a flourish of cultural dexterity – convert these with deceptive ease into 5 star restaurant meals. The tourists get a taste of the local culture, the resorts enjoy a competitive advantage, and the local food producers connect with an international economy that has long been promised, but seldom achieved.
San-Francisco based Findly does cloud-based, IT recruitment software as a service. They’ve got several Zoomslide videos in their sales collateral, nearly all of which make extensive use of motion graphics. We adapted some of their brand assets into the world of motion, illustrating many of the benefits and UI elements.
Refining New Zealand wanted to give their safety induction a bit of a shot in the arm, and for good reason. Traditionally, nothing says “go to sleep” to a room full of riggers like a point-by-point safety video. And with over a hundred points to cover, we were foxed. The solution: music! It raised a few eyebrows at first, but the client soon realised that to make it work with the guys in the rig, it had to come from the guys in the rig. So, we got our friends in I Am Giant and some others to set the safety points to music, then lip synced it with the refinery staffers. And, since the refinery provides the perfect rock video set, the location was easy. The result was a culture queuing up to see it, and to be in it, and walking away singing the tunes.
In a TV series full of colour, culture and cuisine, Nici Wickes travels the world discovering the best local food secrets in each city. Opening sequence for series 5.