Be New Beenleigh Promotional Video
"We want a promotional video to promote the Beenleigh Yatala region."
Back in June 2015, Michael Rose from the Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce got me on board to produce a video that would showcase the various businesses, lifestyle options and new developments in the Beenleigh Yatala region.
We put together a list of key attractions and businesses in the area and before too long we had a lengthy and varied video production schedule.
Shot over 3 months and edited in just 3 days, the Be New Beenleigh promotional video was launched in October 2015 at a formal black tie gala dinner at the Beenleigh PCYC. The event celebrated 150 years of business achievements in the area.
The video was well received on the night and I'm told the Federal Member for Forde, Mr Bert van Manen MP will be using this video to help promote the area in Asia.
Just when I thought I'd seen it all!
Having lived in the area myself for a few years, I thought I'd seen all there was to see. But shooting this promotional video was a real eye opener in that there were quite a few venues, businesses and locations that I didn't even know existed.
From there we see a little of the Eagleby Wetlands before checking out the gym at the Beenleigh PCYC.
As well as aerial video and general video, I've included some time-lapse video sequences that feature Holmview Central and the Yatala Drive-in.
The Beenleigh Theatre Group at Crete St Theatre was a hidden gem. I have driven past the theatre countless times and not even realized it was there! Truly a wonderful venue with some fantastic stage shows to check out.
One thing is for sure, folks in the area love their sports. From basketball to tennis, running and rock climbing, I had plenty of recreational and sports footage to edit into this video.
Then there is the massive Empire Industrial Estate, the Beenleigh Rum Distillery and Carlton Breweries. Not to mention a wide variety of small businesses such as Curl Me Str8, Luv A Coffee and Poppy's Chocolates.
As a kid I remember travelling from Brisbane to the Gold Coast on a single lane highway. This corridor has certainly come a long way since those days with business and residential areas now flourishing throughout.
Perhaps this video will be a time capsule of sorts. It will be interesting to check it out in 20 years from now because everywhere you look in this region you can see growth and new beginnings.
This was a fantastic project to work on. I met many wonderful people and learned a lot about an area that I thought I knew rather well. Special thanks to Michael Rose and Beth from BYCC, it was a pleasure working with you both!
Special mention also to Geoff from My Home and the River.