Bryan is the senior member of the team and his experience includes 7 years in the New Zealand National Film Unit in the '70s, where he cut his teeth as a cameraman, optical special effects, and film animation. He then returned to Invercargill, opened Davinci's Pizzeria, and went on to build several food outlets. Bryan started the first fast-food home delivery service in New Zealand. Having 17 years of developing these and other businesses, he re-entered the art of special effects in 1995 by using computers, and in 1998 formed a partnership to create Complete Copy which was in Dee Street Invercargill. In 2002 he developed a new company, Big Screen Advertising, another first for New Zealand, by putting big video screens in airports. This led to extending the company into what it is today, Audio Visual Design & Print.
Lizette had 20 years of retail experience before joining the staff at Complete Copy in Dee Street Invercargill, in 1998. Lizette has now had 23 years of experience in digital printing, bookmaking, and various media production. Today Lizette has become the front-line person who books in the jobs and correlates the incoming media and office supplies. Lizette is responsible for scanning, image correcting, and filing of photographs for the many slide presentations we make for the funeral business.
Nick came on board in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Contemporary Music. Nick's ability to work with sound and technology has been crucial to the development of Audio Visual Design & Print. Nick has been quick to pick up camera work and visualise the outcome of any project, from filming through to editing a final product. Nick also excels in understanding new equipment and enhancing our overall livestreaming and video services.
Juliet first got behind a professional camcorder at the age of 11. Twenty years later, videography has become a natural part of her life. Juliet has clocked up thousands of hours of camera time and spent many hours on film sets, involved with multiple departments due to her longevity and experience in this business. Juliet has spent an equal amount of time with the video editing process.
Roidan is the latest addition to the AVDP team. He is currently a Year 13 student at Verdon College and is passionate about sound and cameras. Roidan has been the lead sound director for annual school productions and the photographer for many school events such as sports day or music festivals. Roidan has been able to immerse himself in many aspects of the arts and it is one of his goals to further develop his skills in camerawork with AVDP.
Bronte joined us in 2015 as an intern and quickly found her legs in this business. Her speciality is in the videography of funerals and like Juliet has attended hundreds of services and clocked up thousands of camera hours. Bronte is responsible with editing her work and outputting it to our clients within a short time span. Bronte joined us in a period where the technology was rapidly changing from uninterrupted recording to Livestream. There were some challenging days with a lack of reception in locations within the length and breadth of Southand and Central Otago where Bronte had to think on her feet.