On behalf all of us at Sonic Eye, I hope you and your family and friends are all safe and well during this uncertain time. The COVID-19 crisis is affecting all of us, we need to stick together and support each other. At Sonic Eye we are fortunate that we’re able to continue to offer most of our services as usual.

We are Open for Business

You may not be aware that Sonic Eye has no ‘office’. We are a collective of independent professional freelancers. We are already set up to work from home, so we’re ready and able to continue to take on your video editing projects and some video production projects during this time. As the founder and lead editor at Sonic Eye video editing and production service, I work from a home-based editing suite, so there’s no pause in video editing services should you need them.

If you have any video editing projects, please send them in!

If you had any video editing projects in mind prior to the crisis, I invite you to send them to us now.

Many of my videographers have been hit hard by this crisis because they’re unable to take on most video production projects. However some of our videographers also work as editors, and while I would normally edit all the videos for Sonic Eye, the more work you can send us at this time, the more likely I can pass some of it on to my videographers to help them out.

Impact of Current Limits to Gatherings

On the current advice from the Australian Government on social distancing and limits on groups gathering, we can’t currently offer some video production services. We need to look after your health, as well as the health and safety of our videographers, so any full video production shoots are currently on hold.

On a case-by-case basis, we may be able to still offer videography under these circumstances;
  • If your video shoot is outdoors, no people or only one person is being filmed, and only a videographer is needed (no director, no additional film crew).
  • If you’re shooting products or places, and no close proximity to others is required for our videographer to film your content.
  • If you need drone footage shot which doesn’t require our videographer to be near other people, and;
  • Your video need is urgent (for example, critical messaging to your clients).
What we’re unable to offer at this time;
  • We can’t offer any indoor video shoots at this time
  • We can’t provide video production requiring more than one staff member (for example a director or sound recordist as well as a videographer), due to the current ban on gatherings of more than two people, and;
  • We can’t offer video shoots involving more than one person (due to the same current ban on more than two people gathering).

We’ll add further Covid-19 updates to our Journal and Social Media as things change, and adjust what we’re able to offer based on Government advice and safety best practice.

In the meantime, please say home and stay safe!

  • Thalia Kemp – founder and lead video editor at Sonic Eye