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CYCLE JOURNEYS

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This page is a non-traditional application for the job linked below:

My name is Dylan Gerschwitz and I am applying for the Content Producer position listed on Seek.

Click on the buttons below to scroll down to the relevant sections:

PROJECTS I AM PROUD OF

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WATTWHEELS

My company Extremekid Productions produces all content for local E-bike brand WATTWHEELS. Our team works closely with Brad on all aspects of content development, production and marketing.

APOLLO TRACE AND TRANSFER

Melbourne based Apollo bikes wanted to promote their new Trace and Transfer range on Facebook and their website.  After a flight to Melbourne our team got to work on shooting this video throughout the busy Melbourne CBD.

HAYDEN PADDON
EV CAR REVEAL

Partnering with MA Media we filmed at a combination of locations around Highlands Raceway in Cromwell.  The video is the international release film for the new electric rally car developed by Hayden Paddon and currently has over 1 million views across all platforms.

GENLESS HAYDEN PADDON

We also filmed additional footage after the shoot above enabling MA Media to create a different version of the video for GENLESS.

BURKES METALWORKS

Burkes Metalworks wanted to showcase the 'old school' skill of their panel beaters and their capabilities as a custom car building workshop.  

RIDE WHAT YA BRUNG

A short two day shoot focused around gravel cycling in Canterbury.

Views: 28,649

SPOKE MAGAZINE PHOTOS

Spoke Magazine is considered to be the pinnacle of mountain bike photography in New Zealand.  We have had images published in the 'Gallery' section.  See the third image down at the link to the right.

 

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ABOUT ME

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Born and bred in the country I spent my free time on my grandparents farm before discovering mountain biking and starting a career in Bike Shops. I studied mechanical engineering and industrial design before getting distracted by filmmaking. My current production company, Extremekid Productions is all about sharing stories through film and photography with a focus on shooting ‘adventurous content for adventurous brands'. 

 

I work with companies, brands or individuals to help them to communicate messages or stories including documentaries, corporate branding/communications, social media adverts, instructional content, educational content or wedding films.  I have a very strong focus on cycling having worked with multiple bike brands to create video content and marketing strategy.  My background in engineering and product design is particularly useful when working on engineering or construction projects as we quickly understand the engineering concepts behind the product or film. 

 

My team can vary in size from one person to 5 depending on the job and we do travel throughout New Zealand or Australia as required.

I have cycled the Old Ghost Road (film shoot for Salsa Cycles) and walked the Paparoa Track (photoshoot for Kathmandu).

 

Lately I have been enjoying learning more about Motorsport through working with clients like Mainland Muscle Cars, Hayden Paddon and Burkes Metalworks.

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OUR EQUIPMENT

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I have virtually everything I need for video and photo production.  This includes cameras, lighting and audio along with a drone.

Occasionally,  specialized gear is required to achieve a client's goals and we rent locally where needed.

I have a 4w4 High Top Hiace Van that functions as a Mobile Production Studio and Accomodation.

THE OTHER SKILLS

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SOCIAL MEDIA

I have assisted Apollo Bicycles with organic Facebook posts including using Later.com for scheduling along with developing a 3 tier advertising campaign;

  1. emotional advert

  2. product push advert

  3. retargeting advert

When I first started Extremekid Productions I used Facebook to advertise my brand through organic posts focusing around mountain bike racing.  This culminated in a Facebook page with over 3000 followers.

WEBSITES

I built this website myself using Wix.