Two postgraduate students from Swinburne University of Technology have produced a series of videos for the Victorian Government showcasing the Grampians.
Tess Forrest and Rachel Goldsworthy, both studying a Master of Multimedia, filmed the videos for their ‘Multimedia Project’ unit as part of their postgraduate degree.
“The Grampians have spectacular natural beauty and from a film maker’s perspective we were awestruck with all they had to offer,” Ms Goldsworthy said.
“They’re not just a mountainous region; they generate olive plantations, thick forest growth, volcanic structures, immense waterfalls and an abundance of flora and fauna,” Ms Forrest said.
The girls approached Grampians Tourism with their short film idea and after meeting with CEO of Grampians Tourism, Will Flamsteed, they decided to develop a series of eight videos promoting the area.
“We met with Grampians Tourism a couple of times throughout the filming process and were pretty much given creative control, which was great,” Ms Forrest said.
“It was really motivating having the creative freedom to draw on our inspirations and apply them in a way that we thought suited the region,” Ms Goldsworthy said.
Once filming of all eight videos was completed, following several round trips from Melbourne to the Grampians, the girls made a collection of ‘grabs’ and ‘vignettes’ of local residents, business owners and families from around the area and compiled them into the one video titled ‘The Grampians Story’.
Grampians Tourism later launched its spring campaign and uploaded the girls’ final compilation video onto the Visit Victoria website.
“It’s humbling to know that Tess and I were able to create something that people have found engaging,” Ms Goldsworthy said.