It's October 2017 and we’ve just re-branded.
There's a good reason....
In the five years since Matt made his very first Sketch Video in his next door neighbours' living room, Sketch Videos has grown so much (you can see the original video here).
We’ve added to the team more talented illustrators, researched the science behind why drawing is such a powerful tool, learnt new techniques for illustration, and changed the way we shoot and edit our videos.
But more than that, we now sketch more than videos.
We sketch posters and live events. We graphic facilitate and visualise with pen in hand. We sketch postcards, book bindings and notepads.
We’ve grown into a team that are devoted to making whatever you want sketched, the best sketch possible.
We’re more than videos.
We’re a Sketch Group.
Committed communicators helping you get your message out there.
So, we sketched ourselves a new name.
New Name. Same Great Idea.
Simple, smart sketches that bring your story to life - on film, on paper or live at your event.
Sketch Group - we look forward to doing business with you.
At Sketch Videos HQ, we’re always delighted to chat with people when they’re just starting to plan a work conference or event.
There are so many ways we can work together to add clarity and sparkle to your well-planned day. Listening to your ideas, adding our own, and together working out the best way to value-add to your conference. - perhaps with live sketching, pre-created content or after-conference collateral based on the discussions of the day.
We’re always happy to try and work within your budget to come up with a bespoke plan that really sets your event apart.
We have a great team of professional live sketchers who can stand alongside speakers on stage and clarify their messages with visual zings. And we have graphic recorders that work with you to really best capture panel discussions. Or perhaps a sketcher to draw in the foyer when your conference attendees are milling about and discussing the ideas of the day.
It’s all possible.
Sketch Videos recently worked with researcher Joseph Tighe to create a compelling video about the important eHealth app iBobbly.
iBobbly is the world’s first suicide prevention app designed especially for use by Indigenous Australians.
The name iBobbly comes from a Kimberley greeting, the region where the iBobbly trial first took place.
We worked with Joe to script and visualise a video that helps explain the reasons, the research and the very encouraging results for the iBobbly app.
We’re very proud to be involved in a small way with this project and to help showcase the iBobbly app. We hope it makes a real difference.
Have a look at the finished video here.
This August, Sketch Videos hits a very important milestone.
We’re turning FIVE.
That’s five years of sketchy goodness.
Five years of scripting, shooting and sound mixing.
Five years of developing and refining our processes.
Five years of creativity and crafting.
And it keeps getting better.
In five years, we’ve grown our team from two, to a number in the tweens.
We’ve finessed our expertise and experience in co-creating great videos with our fabulous clients, and introduced new sketchy things too. We draw posters and postcards, and live sketching – an aspect of the business that has grown in leaps and bounds this past year.
Sketch Videos now has a talented and energetic graphic recording and graphic facilitation team, and it’s continuing to grow.
So to everyone we’ve worked with, thankyou.
It’s been a wonderful journey so far. We really have enjoyed it all.
And we look forward to many more sketchy times together in the future
Did you know that multicultural youth make up 25 percent of Australia’s young people? Their opinions are going to help shape our future and it’s high time their voices are heard.
So Multicultural Youth Australia (who have the very fabulous abbreviation of MY Australia) are conducting a huge survey – asking over 10 thousand young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds about the issues on their minds.
The information will be used to help organisations and decision makers develop better policies and programs.
Sketch Videos was excited to be involved in creating a video to help promote the survey, and encourage as many eligible young people as possible to have their voices heard.
To fill out the survey, head here but first, why not watch the video?
We’ve recently had a great opportunity to work with researchers at the Monash BDI Metabolic Disease and Obesity Program to craft a video that helps explain the multiple causes of obesity.
We worked closely with their passionate experts to create a video that exposes the factors that contribute to the global epidemic of obesity. And the research may just surprise you.
It’s such important work the Monash BDI researchers are doing, and we’re really proud to have played a part in getting their message out there.
We’d love you to take a look.
Winter is the perfect season to sketch.
You want to be indoors, cosy and warm and creative.
It's the ideal time to binge watch videos, and they may as well be sketchy ones.
So far this winter, Sketch Videos has worked with big companies on showcasing their Corporate Strategy, innovative IT and internal governance procedures.
We've worked with community health organisations, mental health experts and education specialists .
We've explored and explained mental fitness and international real estate, insurance and sticky substances.
We're loving winter and keeping our fingers warm by all this intense sketching.
Let us know if this is your season to sketch and shine.
Later this month, our Chief Sketcher Matt is flying to Georgia, USA to deliver a session at the 22nd Annual International Forum of Visual Practitioners Conference.
The IFVP Conference a four-day live event for visual practitioners from around the world and provides community building and professional development.
Matt’s talk is titled - From Canvas to Camera: How to Make your Own Sketch Video.
In his hands-on session, Matt will explain to the audience the process we use to make our much-loved Sketch Videos. He’ll share his insights as well as some top tips and tools for creating a professional sketch video.
Matt’s also going to attend a lot of the other sessions at the conference, and we can’t wait until he gets back and shares with us some of the latest techniques, technologies and talking-points from the Sketching World.
Then, we can share them with you.
There’s a lot that goes into making a successful presentation.
Tone. Content. Confidence. Humour. Audience. And visuals.
Visuals give your talk that much needed edge.
They help colour your complicated concepts, illustrate your ideas and massage your messaging.
Clever graphics can spark up conversations and really show your audience exactly what you want them to see.
They can excite people. Engage them. Show AND Tell.
And Good visuals are soooooo much more than what you get on a traditional Powerpoint. Good visuals are targeted and terrific. Bespoke, original and totally on point. Just like your talk.
Sketch Videos have recently worked with some medical researchers to help showcase their research at an international conference. By creating some some ‘mini-videos’ that show what their research has revealed, we really added value to their talk.
Tailor-made images really personalise your presentation. And, they can take the pressure off everyone watching you the whole time!!
So, if you’re after a presentation that will present EVERYTHING in a good light, talk to us and see what value we can add to your talk.
Oh! One more thing!
Once the magic of your presentation has ended, your audience doesn’t have to leave empty handed. Why not take some of your visual images, embed your key messages and craft a hand-out so good it will be handed around and around.
Matt is Chief Doodler at Sketch Group. He likes swimming, LEGO, and chocolate lemon curd cake—but then, who doesn't?