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10.10.16
The Pod Challenged the Limits

Another year, another successful dealer conference for Kubota Tractor Australia. Following the release of their most powerful tractor range ever, the behemoth M7 series, in 2015, it was difficult to imagine just how this years event could surpass the sheer excitement and anticipation that was generated last time around. And yet, with a fantastic collaborative effort, it is safe to say that Kubota’s 2016 Challenge The Limits Dealer Conference, at the very least, matched its predecessor.

And whilst the new products undoubtedly speak for themselves, The Pod’s team of talented and creative directors, videographers, graphic designers, writers, photographers and staging crew worked tirelessly to ensure an unforgettable audiovisual experience.

The exhibition space of more than 4500 square metres was adorned with all manner of Kubota products and displays, a sea of orange for the dealers to explore between the raft of presentations. Totalling nearly five hours and more than 600 Keynote slides, each presentation was produced and designed entirely by The Pod.

Working alongside Kubota’s sales and marketing team, The Pod produced an array of ephemeral videos and motion graphics developed specifically for the event. These featured throughout the presentations, as well as across multiple screens stationed amidst the exhibition floor. Extensive script production, staging coordination and direction also meant the large-scale, dynamic sound and lights programme was simply spectacular.

Check out the video to see how it all unfolded.

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01.06.16
The Pod & CAFS

2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the Child and Family Services of Ballarat. The organisation celebrated their history and service to the local community with the redevelopment of the Arthur Kenny Avenue of Honour, recognising the service and sacrifice made by former residents of the Ballarat Orphanage during wartime.

To further commemorate the anniversary, the organisation also wanted to install a set of interactive displays devoted to their history at their offices in Ballarat.

To satisfy the brief, The Pod produced four unique interactive exhibits highlighting the history of the organisation since its inception, as well as some of the institutions more notable clients.

The Pod also produced a website and a mobile application that streamlined the information conveyed in these displays.


23.03.16
2016 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

Throughout the second week of March, the 2016 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival took over the city, as well as parts of regional Victoria, showcasing some of the world’s leading designers.

The Pod was very excited to once again work alongside the VAMFF management team, to produce a variety of screen content displayed throughout the festival. With more than 100 designers and brands participating in the festival, managing the screen content meant streamlining designs to conform with the overall VAMFF look and feel.
The Pod always enjoys being involved in VAMFF, with the opportunity to work on this internationally acclaimed event both a privilege and a pleasure.


07.03.16
Courage To Care Traveling Exhibition 2016

Contextualised by the devastating events and long lasting effects of the Holocaust, Courage to Care is an outreach program run by B’nai B’rith, the world’s oldest Jewish Service organisation. Drawing upon the many inspirational and courageous stories of rescue and survival from the Holocaust, the programs overarching focus is the advocacy and promotion of human rights and social justice.

In early 2015, The Pod, alongside Acumen Design, began working with the organisation to revamp its traveling exhibition, which had previously consisted solely of guest speakers and physical displays. The goal was to create a more contemporary exhibition, using digital technologies to communicate and preserve the heroic stories of numerous men and women who had the courage to stand up and make a difference in the face of overwhelming adversity.

The revamp involved the production of eight documentary-style, talking-head films about survivors of the Holocaust, as well as an interactive display allowing the audience to explore further elements of each story, plus a raft of others. Each film featured either a direct survivor of the Holocaust, or a descendant of a survivor. Shot against a green screen, these moving accounts of survival and heroism are accompanied by historical photographs of the locations and events that transpired.

This was an end-to-end production for The Pod and Acumen Design, with our team involved in the entire process of production; from principal research through to filming and post-production. We are extremely proud to have been a part of such an important, community-minded project.