Bunbury is Happy!

All of us here at GMi would like to congratulate everyone involved in the making of the Drug Aware  Happy Bunbury film project. Set to Pharrell Williams hit song ‘Happy’ the project showcases a variety of places and faces around Bunbury that celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of the local community.

After attending workshops run by the City of Bunbury and GMi the project was filmed by a number of Bunbury youths and their carers on small handycams. The footage was then given to GMi for editing. The resulting video came together brilliantly and was a fantastic way to celebrate International Day of People with Disability 2014.

It was a great project and the kids did amazing work. We are very proud to of been able to be part of this project and so should everyone involved.

Check out the video here:  Happy Bunbury

For more info on Bunbury check out the City of Bunbury website.

If you would like more information on the video you can contact us here

International Day of People with Disability falls on December 3rd of each year. For more information regarding access and inclusion in the City of Bunbury contact the Community Development Officer – Access on 9792 7075.

The Drug Aware Happy Bunbury film project is proudly sponsored by Country Arts WA and by Healthway to promote the Drug Aware message.

Keep an eye out for the Happy Bunbury video to appear on the website We are Happy From with productions from around the world.

Meet the Crew – Carl

The first in our series of stories introducing the crew here at GMi, today we meet Carl, business owner, production manager and editor.

I was trained in theatre and TV lighting design, and became fascinated with editing after extended work experience at STW9 in Perth. Back in the early ’90s editing was as much a technical skill as a creative one.  Keeping machines in sync, levels correct and work ordered was essential in the days of linear editing. Jobs arrived in boxes – camera tapes, C-Format reels and hand written shotlists with time-code. Making an effect as simple as a dissolve required an edit controller and a room full of fridge sized machines rolling 1″ tape.

Today we take computers for granted and far more complex effects can be produced.  I now drive a non linear editing system running the industry standard Avid Media Composer software.  This has opened the door to more creative possibilities and exploring these techniques is my passion. To be able to restore a project from 5 years ago and pick up where I left it is another fantastic bonus.

GMi has given me the perfect vocation. I get to be creative, play with computers and work in my own business with people who share my passion – I’m very lucky.