AVsupport – Peter Graf
Sound Recording │Web Videos │B-Roll │ Drone Aerials │ Camera Operations │ Outside Broadcast
Why choose AVsupport?
AVsupport is a One-Man-Band, and thus has hardly any overheads: You don't pay for a landmark office in town or production vehicle with stickers, there is no Virtual Concierge Service, Secretary, Production Assistant or Editor to pay wages to. You don't pay for the time when people sit around and drink coffee or check their facebook. You pay the hours worked on your job, fair and simple.
I understand your time is valuable. Smarter, faster workflows, resourcefulness and immediate access to optimized tools of trade are key to getting the best possible outcomes, so that the focus can remain on delivering quality content effectively whilst providing choice, and maintaining control.
Sometimes running into a unexpected 'sticky situation' on set can be a major money burner. AVsupport has worked in the Television industry for over 22 years in vastly different environments and circumstances, including full time employments with major broadcasters like Channel 9 Perth and the ABC Darwin, absorbing information from different industry specialists on a daily basis. I have been in many different unexpected situations and have learnt from those experiences.
I am a part-geek part-creative hybrid. I love technology, workflows & interacting with developers. I like keeping abreast of latest trade shows, announcements and reviews. AVsupport regularly reinvests in new cutting edge technologies and smart affordable tools that can often achieve comparable results to expensive 'prestige cine' cameras and accessories. Now you too can get access to 'Steadycam', '4K' and 'Drone' vision, without paying a substantial premium, and only as you need it.
Unsure how it's gonna turn out? First time? Random approach?I can make the workflow transparent and offer guidance through the process, so you know how and why things will work, even if you might not be familiar with the production process. This minimises stress and confusion, and adds to efficiency, factual correctness and productivity, so you can focus on the things you need to. It also helps you to avoid hidden charges elsewhere or surprises about exclusions.
All the batteries I use for the Mixer, radio mics, drone, cameras, lights are rechargeable. OH&S legislation is mandatory and I take it seriously. A safe workplace is a happy workplace, and I don't want to expose neither myself nor anybody else to risk of harm, due to either unsafe or untidy work practices, lacking equipment maintenance or fatigue. AVsupport is actively supporting local Production, and dedicated to developing a sustainable Film Industry in Newcastle and the Hunter.
On-Location Audio Recording
Industry leading 24-Bit Zaxcom On-Location Sound Mixer / Multichannel Recorder with Timecode, Neverclip ISO track recording
2x Lectrosonics Radio Mics, Sennheiser 2000 Wideband Camera Link, RODE 2.4 GHz Newsshooter Radio Kit, Sennheiser 8060, Ambient Boompole
With over 22 years industry experience, your sound is covered.
VIDEO & STILLS
24MP / 4K / FullFrame + Super35mm Sony Mirrorless Camera Equipment (2 complete kits), Fluid Head Tripod
Lenses:UltraWide 17-28 f2.8, 28-75 f2.8, Portrait Prime 80mm F1.8, SuperZoom 24-240 amongst others
Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilizer, Variable NDs, 4K 5″ Production Monitor, Aputure LED lights, Autocue Teleprompter, Rode Newsshooter Wireless Lapel / Boom Mic
This will get most jobs done nicely.
CASA registered for Commercial Operations, DJI Mavic Pro 4K.
Aerial Stills or Video can add significant bonus to your production.
This doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, I can just bring one along.
Having worked as an Audio Director for Sports and News, I am comfortable with a critical Live Production environment, and understand the needs of the production team to provide a smooth outcome.
As an Outside Broadcast Sound Technician, I am a regular contributor to OB events in NSW through NEP and Gearhouse, Fox Sports, and others.
This includes a thorough knowledge and experience with a wide range of specialized audio equipment, including Radio Mics and In-Ear monitoring RF planning, and fibres.