Our Team’s Guiding Beliefs and Values
Our team believes in the power of storytelling. Because we are used to looking at stories visually, we can imagine the scene for you that will turn your vision into reality.
Quality and good craftsmanship are our goals. Anything less than a great result is inefficient and costly.
A Little About Our Team
We are John and Anne Morton, the people behind Lifestyle Video Productions.
It is true that we have been producing top videos for over 20 years and we have worked as a team throughout that time.
John has always enjoyed making movies ever since his father bought a movie camera. That started something that grew over the years as father’s camera became son’s camera.
Then more than 20 years ago, John decided to produce a feature film of our next holiday. But it was not just any holiday. Instead it was an adventurous four-wheel drive challenge along the Canning Stock Route, one of the longest and most isolated desert tracks in Australia.
But this was before the digital age and our video was filmed on VHS tapes.
Editing was the tricky part with only very basic tools to hand. When the video was nearly complete we needed to add a narration and some royalty free music to complete the final copy.
All the necessary equipment was set up – a video player for the video, an audio tape player for the narration, a CD player for the music and finally another VHS player to record it all together.
Four members of the family stood by a device each – poised to press play as John, like the conductor of an orchestra, cued us all in.
And here is a sample from the final result in this video. (It has lost a lot of its quality over the years.)
Thankfully, the digital age arrived soon after and with it came PCs and Macs with readily accessible software. Now video editing became much simpler.
More about our team
Since then we have filmed many events, including weddings and birthday parties, concerts and performances and many special events.
We have produced many videos for businesses, including promotional, demonstration, introductory and product launch videos.
And we still produce full length feature videos of travel in Australia and the world.
John is our cameraman, editor and director. He has always been an enthusiastic movie maker. And he enjoys the process of editing and fitting all the pieces together.
Anne is John’s backup, assistant on many occasions, second camera at others and general administration most of the time, and includes among her many abilities photography, design, editorial, proof reading and writing skills.
Over the years John has achieved many awards and accreditations.
- Winner AVPA National Awards 2006 Documentary 2 – Tasmania: The Devil’s Playground
- Winner Australian Video Producers Association National Awards 2008 Stage Production – School
- Finalist Australian Video Producers Association National Awards 2006 Corporate – category 5
- Finalist AVPA National Awards 2011 Documentary – On the Track of Burke and Wills
- Finalist AVPA National Awards 2012 Documentary – Savannah Way
John is an accredited member of Australian Professional Video Producers, a division of Australian Institute of Professional Photographers. Accreditation covers both Special Event and Corporate video productions.