“Could we interview Jody on the truck somehow?”

“Well if we could get up high enough beside the tuck… sure”.

Five minutes and a scissor lift ascent later and we have my first ’20 foot in the air interview’, a great way to start the shoot.

Following on from the safety video I shot last year, I’ve had a busy few days shooting for Righteous Films and Alinta Energy, a series of videos reflecting the culture and priorities of the new Alinta. Looking to show and reflect the realities for those working at the coal face (sorry about that) we were interviewing employees in-situ and trying to capture the diversity and feelings of those who make up the new Alinta workforce.

Jody's Interview Shot

Jody’s Interview Shot

Chumly & Dozer

Chumly & Dozer

The photo of the photo of the video being taken

The photo of the photo of the video being taken

The Caterpillar 797

The Caterpillar 797

After a long day at the Leigh Creek Coal Mine and township it was a fly in and fly out day to the Port Augusta Power Plant for more interviews with those on the power generation side of things.

Port Augusta chimney stack

Port Augusta chimney stack

Coal reserve at Port Augusta

Coal reserve at Port Augusta

Brendan interviewed at the Coal Reserve

Brendan interviewed at the Coal Reserve

Richard in the Control Room

Richard in the Control Room

Lloyd on the roof!

Lloyd on the roof!

If you’re ever in Port Augusta and wanting to do a spot of fishing, I’m told that the Power Stations’ outlet channel is great for those looking for a haul of Yellowtail Kingfish, King George Whiting, or Rugger Snapper!

Good Fishing?!

Good Fishing?!

A final day in Adelaide at the Business Centre rounded out a pretty successful shoot, with enough interview footage to cover a number of different videos for several up and coming projects. Oh and if anyone has a solution for reducing the reflection from safety glasses of pretty much all lighting and crew then I would be very glad to hear it!

Stacey at Alinta-Adelaide

Stacey at Alinta/Adelaide – no safety glasses required.

For a look at an excerpt from the safety video from last year, go here.