Just Call me Curly documentary

The word ‘retirement’ just isn’t in Eugene Veith’s vocabulary. The 85 year old was the creator of a non-profit organisation which was created to give away money to the world’s poor and needy. This documentary tells his amazing life story and how he has changed many lives for the better. This is the introduction. The program was produced for Mission Enterprises. Written by Jenny Van Niekirk and music by Dave Duffus. Overseas footage shot by ‘Brutus’.

Curly intro from Keith Webb on Vimeo.

Up in the air

Last night I was airborne in a Twin Squirrel (Eurocopter AS 355) over Ringwood to do a dusk shoot. We arrived just over the area just at sunset and I was shooting until well after as the brief called for a shot with street lights on. It was technically challenging as there is a tradeoff between graininess as the ISO of the camera is upped so the shots aren’t blurred by motion. The final shots were done at 1/20th of a second which was made possible by the use of a Kenyon gyro attached under the camera. The helicopter was from Microflite.

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The French Line

Back in 1998 I produced a documentary about the French Line, a seismic survey conducted by French Petroleum across the Simpson Desert from Dalhousie in the west to the Eyre Creek in the east, then on to Birdsville. They were searching for oil under the Great Artesian Basin aquifer.

The occasion was the 35th anniversary of the original survey, and the Land Rover Club of Victoria had invited several of the men of the original survey to make the crossing with them.

Last year TOTAL E&P, who own the original French Petroleum wanted to mark the 50th anniversary of the event so I went back through our archives to produce this short piece to be shown at their function in Perth.

It was great to speak to some of the veterans of the trip again, especially Dean Drayton who was the Australian chief geophysicist in 1963.

Summing up the ’63 expedition Dean commented: “We were gloriously able to tell them where oil wasn’t.”

Land Rover Owners Club of Victoria

This was an ambitious project to capture the essence of Australia’s oldest four wheel drive club. The story is told through interviews and footage from members’ archives as well as a series of events held throughout 2013 to celebrate the club’s history.
The finished DVD is available through the club and can also be ordered directly from us by using the contact form.