HB Pre-production Shoot #1

HB Pre-production Shoot #1

HB Pre-production Shoot #1

HB Pre-production Shoot #1


Pre-production for the 2018 Commonwealth Games is officially under way.
 
And what a fitting way to start – filming a welcome celebration with the traditional owners of the land where the Gold Coast Games will be held, the people of the Yagumbeh language.
 
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As part of the pre-Games delivery to Rights-holding Broadcasters around the world, NEP Host Broadcast is producing 20 vignettes and six 30 minute preview shows.
 
Filming will take place over the next eight months across the Commonwealth, with stories featuring star athletes from competing nations as well as all the build-up on the Gold Coast.
 
With Gold Coast 2018 committing to a Reconciliation Action Plan to deliver a lasting legacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, it was important filming began with the nation who first lived in the Gold Coast region – the Yagumbeh nation.
 
Working with the Jellurgal Cultural Centre in Burleigh Heads, NEP HB will deliver a story detailing the Indigenous history of the area.
 
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The production team shot a traditional welcome dance on the shores of Tallebudgera Creek, orchestrated by leading local artist Luther Bora - whose traditional family area is the Gold Coast.
 
Also present was Rebes Reuben from Torres Strait Islands, who performed his personal celebration dance. This will also be included as part of the preview series.
  
Interviews were conducted with Yagumbeh elder ‘Uncle’ Ted Williams and Lexene Busbridge of the Jellurgal Aboriginal Centre, whose family originate from the Gold Coast area.  The pair explained why it’s traditionally crucial for local Indigenous nations to invite and welcome visitors to their land – something important to continue in the lead-up to the 2018 Games.
 
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An important part of NEP HB’s pre-production planning includes the involvement of local University students, as part of the Host Broadcast Training Program.  Bond University film student Aakash Prashanth was engaged as a production assistant on the shoot – gaining valuable insight into the production process as well as taking some impressive behind the scenes photographs.
 
NEP HB’s pre-Games delivery will be led by Content Director Andy Hoad, working with a Queensland-based core crew of Dwayne Fetch (Director Of Photography) and Marty Fay (Audio Director).
 
Rights Holders around the world will receive the finished product in October.
 
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