When Bayer approached us about their end of year staff party we were thrilled.
Their superhero and villains themed event was to be onboard the Sydney Starship cruising around the harbour with approximately 400 guests on board – they were looking for some fun, interactive and innovative imagery for their event.
This got us thinking – what could we deliver that is fun and innovative? So we had a chat to our friends at Onstage Entertainment and we came up with “Bayer Planet” (our version of Daily Planet – get it…). This is what we delivered.
As guests arrived to board the Starship they were greeted by the lovely Louis Lane, the nimble Spiderman, infamous Clark Kent and The Joker (who had a few extra tricks up his sleeve to add some theatrics to the party). Our photographers captured this and delivered the professional photos to guests in RealTime, which guests accessed on their smartphone and were able to print onboard themselves via our integrated print-on-demand service.
“The photos and video by EventPix were fabulous! Lots of giggles around the office, the video booth made for a really fun part of our party, thoroughly enjoyed by all! Thanks again for putting together such a great and memorable experience for us.” – Susan de Burgh, Bayer Australia Limited
We would have loved to share some of the fun and hilarious questions and moments we captured on video, but our commitment to privacy is our promise. We did however create this video to give you an insight of how the day unfolded.
Before digital photography became popular, event photographers spent a long time learning how to use all of their equipment. They would take more time framing and lighting an image to ensure they got it right in camera in order to not waste film and processing time.
Nowadays, too many photographers use the “spray and pray” methodology in hope that at least one shot comes out good – or they spend too much time checking the preview image displayed on the back of their camera. When shooting events an experienced photographer is always on the lookout for the next shot.
With the introduction of RealTime delivery, photographers cannot be editing photos on the fly as they capture your event – they have to be totally focussed on the job to ensure every shot is one that your guests will be happy to share.
It goes further than that though. During most events there can be several different lighting situations, leaving many photographers with hours of post-production work to correct their images days after an event has occurred. EventPix have processes in place to ensure that this does not happen, and every shot and moment is captured beautifully.
So the answer is obvious – it is crucial for photographers to get it right in camera. But this takes skill and experience, which doesn’t come easy. This is why EventPix only hires skilled photographers who have the ability to get it right in camera.
Want to learn about how EventPix can deliver your event photography meticulously and in RealTime? Yes, please.
Here is a selection of images from recent events that EventPix shot in RealTime. Enjoy!
The event industry recently celebrated as the best of the best were recognized at the Australian Event Awards, with our friends from Elementice taking the award for Best Technical Achievement or Innovation for their instant photography delivery technology which we used on the night to deliver the awards via RealTime.
As guests arrived at Optus stadium they were greeted by Nathan, our lovely local Perth photographer, to have their photo taken at the media wall. The photos were instantly delivered by scanning the QR code cards we provided to each guest.
The awards took place in the Ballroom of Optus Stadium which overlooks the beautiful Swan River and Matagarup Bridge, which was erected in 2014 and structurally resembles two flying swans.
MC Lisa Woodbrook took to the stage with an opening song and the entertainment continued through the night courtesy of local performers Chelsea Gibson, O Entertainment and DJ G Martin to mention a few.
The entire night was captured by EventPix and delivered via RealTime to the guests and via the Australasian Special Events social media feeds – which incidentally delivered these fantastic results:
1,522 Reach of people
491 Reach of people
2,031 Reach of people
We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with this technology and the team at Elementice. It’s been an absolute game-changer.
This is what Event Awards producer, Ian Steigrad, had to say about RealTime:
“It was almost poetic to see the first award of the night go to Elementice for their instant photo delivery technology. By the time the awards began, most of the guests had experienced the technology with great shots taken by EventPix beamed live to their phones immediately after they were taken. The room was already abuzz with people comparing photos which just grew as the night went on.”
How many events have you been to that touched all of your senses?
Having photographed thousands of events, there are not that many that stand out as much as the Sensus showcase last week.
Let me walk you through the night.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted by Light’em Up Stilts* girl and directed up a flight of stairs at the Rydges Hotel at South Bank in Brisbane where they had their photo taken with two towering Light’em Up stilts girls*. Their photos were taken and delivered in RealTime.
Guests were then led down the red carpet to a tray full of jelly shots served by the Living Carpet* and onto the Soleil Pool Bar deck which showcased Onstage’s Gentleman*, Lollipop Aerialist*, Segway Slick* and Top hat hottie* while DJ Mr Smith* was spinning tunes on the decks while intrigued guests experienced the unique food stations where you could do everything from taste radish ice cream made with liquid hydrogen to painting your own cracker with dips.
The night progressed with champagne, entertainment and networking before being set alight with flames and fireworks by our friends from Fuse Pyrotechnics.
This multifaceted event moved from Soleil into the Ballroom filled with red and pink flowers, nautical table cloths and entrees served with a card of some kind.
Once guests were seated the hilarious Jenny Wynter entered the stage, letting everyone know that tonight we’re playing Cards Against Humanity and that anything goes and to not hold back.
You will know if you have played Cards Against Humanity that it’s not for the faint-hearted, so you can only imagine the profanity and humorous disgust that was produced from each table.
Dinner was served, the games went on and then much to everyone’s surprise, the centrepieces were alight, stepping the vibe up a notch before being shipped off to level twelve.
The tropical theme of level twelve, which overlooks the Brisbane River and Wheel of Brisbane, set the scene for party. The band was playing, drinks were flowing and there were entertainment and dancers at every corner of the room.
To finish things off there were two dessert experiences. The first was a sensory walk through with headphones to match the desserts and displays, and the second was desserts delivered through the media wall. You had to watch out for the media wall desserts though because you didn’t always get a dessert. Sometimes a slap, and sometimes something else.
The night ended on the dance floor, doted the best events industry showcase people have ever been to.
Sensus keep stepping it up every year, so we look forward to sharing the experience once again next year. Thanks to the other sponsors (listed below) and again for having us deliver the photography in RealTime.
Lollipop Aerialist Need an amazingly unique and bendy aerialist without having to worry about rigging points? Daisy is an industry professional offering this adaptable apparatus that’s perfect for any venue, with easy load-in and load out. A five-minute blow-your-mind performance will have your audiences impressed and entertained. Or utilise her skills “freestyle” for cocktail events as we did in Soleil.
Gentleman This creepy yet intriguing character is the ‘egor’ in the family. From our creative arm – this character is available for roving but is also one of many from our HUGE array of tailored roving options.
Light’em Up stilts The only kind in the country, these brand new LED dresses are fully programmable to suit your colour scheme and messaging. Doesn’t get much better than this when it comes to classing and interesting costumed stilt characters.
Segway Slick Trade show or office floor, function space or outdoors, these segway characters are the only ones of their kind and based right here in Brisbane. Have them replenish your drinks as they slide by on their silent miniature segways. This options also available as other characters (insert bubble bot photo/video)
Top hat hottie What’s better than amazing costumed hostesses offering canapes to your guests with an LED light vending tray –a rather pleasant looking host (forget the ‘sesses’). We’re an equal opportunity employer here at @onstageentertainment
Living Carpet Available in white and red, or we can make one for you….. only peasants have red carpet entries without a human!
DJ Mr Smith You only saw him playing his chill vibes – you should check this guy out in his party duo “Cam n bert” complete with CO2 shooter…. Seriously awesome versatile rockstar
Jenny Wynter Female comedians are so hot right now, and none hotter than Jenny Wynter. She’s winning awards, touring the country, making the cover of magazines and has a very successful comedy facebook group. We can’t get enough of her – and her versatility as either fun and singy-alongy MC or in more formal matters, Jenny is our funny bitch extraordinaire. We’ve known it for years’ , now we’re glad you know it too – she’s the biz.
Lampshade Statuesque & Lace face Custom logo and divine costumes make our Lampshade Statuesque and Lace face the perfect options for less in-your-face and more fashion and corporate conscious events. Colour options available and costumes can be smooshed to add floristry, garland, jewels – anything to swish up your social media posts.
1 x media wall We love this for fun and interaction. The Media wall can be used as a dessert station (a-la #senseus2019), exhibition stand, photography wall or red carpet entrance package – Or any other wacky idea you have. Your logo’s go in the poster spots and our hands come out of the curtain spots! We can create the right vibe for you – cheeky and a bit saucy or straight-up pro with a gloved hand peeping out with a glass of champagne.
Fan-a-gogo You know we don’t do things like everyone else – and that includes our gogo dancers. Create your own ‘Marilyn’ moment with these fun gogo podiums complete with fan and lycra. Make it as classy or as sassy as you like, with a bazillion costume options available to suit your style.
Guestbook Want to build your database information a little differently? Capture details and messages differently, or even ask your guests to draw a picture – anything to make your experience more personalised and interactive.
The JSB Need we say anything at all? This band freakin’ rocks and offers fresh faces with a professional attitude. No dicks demanding meals, no precious wankers – The Jimmy Sogalrey Band is simple brilliant musical entertainment. Book them, there’s really nothing more you need to do to ensure success at your event.
This year’s Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards was held at the Australian Maritime Museum. The awards recognise the top players in the seafood industry, including commercial fishers and aquaculturists, retailers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurateurs. This biannual event celebrates the professionalism and industry commitment to supplying some of the finest seafood in the world to local, national and international markets.
With the launch of RealTime delivery, this year we delivered the professional photographs taken by our photographers instantly enabling the SFM marketing manager to share the results on social media soon after they were announced.
You pay good money to have a professional photographer cover your event – then wait days to see your photos. Now you and your guests can have access to those photos, live as our photographers shoot your event.
It is delivered by EventPix. It’s called RealTime.
RealTime is the new delivery service, where professional photos taken at your event can be accessed immediately by your guests, making them more engaged as they share high-quality professional photos of your event on social media.
Meanwhile your social media manager will have a login to access all the photos so they can pick the best to share on your feeds.
How does RealTime work?
It’s really simple. When a photograph has been taken of your guests, our professional photographer provides them with a QR code they scan on their phone. This instantly gives guests access to a personal gallery where they can access and share their photographs, along with others from shared galleries of the event.
This QR code can be scanned multiple times, adding to each personal gallery.
The QR code can be supplied via a card given to them by the photographer or via our registration partners’ name badges.
To enhance your brand we can add overlays that will help promote your organisation, brand or event, so your event never goes unseen again.
The best thing about RealTime delivery is the galleries can be accessed from any phone or website, instantly.
What about quality control?
In the past, we would fully edit images post-event and deliver the following day. So how do we ensure quality with such a quick turnaround?
First is the photographers – we only work with experienced professionals.
Second is preparation – our photographers arrive in plenty of time to check the stage and venue lighting – do test shots and adjust for exposure and colour balance. Our studio lighting is also checked and balanced.
So now the majority of the images will be great already.
The third stage is monitoring of the files as they are uploaded – we have an experienced photo editor watching the feed. Their job is to delete any sub-standard (or inappropriate) images and to quickly edit any that require it.
Images for print media and documentation
The original camera files will be edited and delivered a few days post-event and can also be made available via our sales gallery for guests who wish to order prints.
RealTime delivery is perfect for awards presentation, gala dinners, graduations and school formals, conferences, marketing activations and public events.