We all love a good story, so today I am quite excited to share with you the talented new storytellers on the block! It was a fortuitous meeting during a corporate video shoot on the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne last year that bought award winning camera man Matt Jasper and multi media producer Nadia Hume together. Nadia was coming to the end of a work contract and Matt was looking for his next adventure. Sharing a passion for story telling through the lens, and collectively holding over 40 years experience in the media industry they launched video production company Story Shed earlier this year.
There’s not much Matt Jasper hasn’t filmed. Having worked throughout Asia and Australia with news media, he has hung from helicopters to capture vision, covered war torn Iraq on the ground, shot the aftermath of the Thailand tsunami, filmed Bono and the U2 after party in Cape Town and more recently shot a feature film in Australia (watch this space Cannes!). In fact you have probably seen his work across a range of Australian media. You rarely see the person behind the lens! He has a keen artistic eye which captures the essence of stories, for which he was won numerous awards and international recognition including taking out Gold at the Australian Cinematographers Society Awards last year for his news footage.
Nadia Hume is the business yin to Matt’s yang. Over the course of 20 years she has worn many media hats, including radio host and presenter, producer, director, script writer, sound production manager and photojournalist. Having a strong radio background has helped shape Nadia’s ear for a good story. ” I’m always listening and looking at the finer details and nuances. I’m also a very visual person and scenarios are constantly running through my head in a 3D colourscape. I’m drawn to people and believe everyone has a fascinating story and I strive to find it“. With this breadth of experience under her belt, Matt and Nadia together form an informidable creative duo.
The most recent chapter in Story Shed’s journey is their spotlight on Melbourne’s local design scene. “Nadia and I really enjoy connecting with local makers and artisans and capturing their story” shares Matt. Taking 1/2 a day to film at twilight, The Cup is a four minute story about local Melbourne ceramicist, Sophie Moran. It is a beautifully shot piece that captures the emotion and tactile nature of Sophie’s work in intricate detail, and draws out her captivating story both visually and orally in her responses to their crafted questions. Keeping the spotlight on local design, backing music is by local Melbourne band Pony Face . Watch and enjoy.
Whether you are a big corporate or small bespoke maker, Matt and Nadia relish the opportunity to share your story. The have a very special knack in telling it . You can check out more of Matt and Nadia’s work and creative video storytelling directly through their website, The Story Shed.
Matt Jasper & Nadia Hume
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