You could almost say that this small group of staff run our very own television station!
With our BIG screen (a massive 38m2, two-storey television) and remote cameras these guys make sure our visitors enjoy every moment of our Crocoseum's wildlife action.
The AV Team is responsible for ensuring that each day's shows, both pre-recorded and live in the Crocoseum, run as scheduled. In addition, much of their time is spent filming around the Zoo, at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and on animal rescues.
This dynamic team produces all kinds of exhilarating video clips to be played on the big screen, and for use in other areas of the Zoo. Alongside this, they create promotional material for our marketing department, training videos for our staff, as well as an ever-increasing list of special projects. Keep your eyes open; some of their footage even appears on home TV sets all around the world!
Maybe it's the Australia Zoo sunshine or the white lightning moonshine of the Australia Zoo Audio Visual crew, who knows?
But when Kris takes centre stage, you can feel the energy run through your veins like a fever that you can't break.
You just know that if Kris is editing, mixing, filming and just laying down the law, Australia Zoo audio visual is alive and well. Australia Zoo audio visual is the staple of today's Crocoseum show and all Zoo AV content and many are looking for what Kris has naturally. The world has blessed Kris with AV insight and great talent.
Now with a crew that is tighter than a pickle jar, the AV team is working like they are on a mission.
Make sure you get to a show and feel the energy they will give you the moment they roll the opening clip.
Hang on to your hat and let's take a ride with Kris and the Australia zoo audio visual crew.
Since Australia Zoo's inception in 1970, many changes and events have taken place. Brad joining the team in late 2011 was not the least important.
Showing great intellect and an aptitude for all things methodological, he had mastered Gassmans theory of Pseudo-acoustics before most folk would have suckled on the teat of adulthood. And therefore, he infused into AV with complete ease.
His proficient authority in AV mastery is the basis of his flair and propensity that is showcased each day in the Crocoseum. The consequences of this finesse will stimulate all that will bare witness to its essence.
James joined the AV team in September 2017 after a few years of freelancing within the film industry. He's a huge animal lover, so having the opportunity to channel his creative talent towards the Zoo and conservation is very rewarding. His favourite animals are the saltwater crocs, Weipa in particular. In his spare time, James loves 4-wheel driving, camping with friends, skuba diving, music festivals and going to the gym.
Sam joined the Zoo Crew in October 2016.
Sarah joined the Zoo Crew in April 2017, after running her own photo / video business and also working in environmental management. "I love working with like minded people, educating everyone about conservation and getting outdoors."
Grace joined the Zoo Crew in September 2015. Having travelled the world, Grace is keen to greet our guests when they visit the Zoo. "I have loved and visited Australia Zoo for years, since I was about 9 yrs old and getting to work here is just the best!! I love playing a role in helping our guests learn more about our beautiful wildlife."
Outside of the Zoo Grace enjoys hiking, travelling the globe and camping with her family.
Customer Service Attendant
Nicola joined the Zoo Crew in May 2018. She has been volunteering with Australia Zoo for over 2 years while studying at film school.
"I am extremely proud of the outstanding care that we give all of our animals, and how much every staff member here cares about each animal - from the ducks to the tigers. It's a very special place to be a part of."
With thousands of visitors from all over the world passing through the gates daily, all team members understand the importance of making a lasting impression to our patrons. A job at Australia Zoo is more than a vocation, it's a lifestyle - just ask any of our team members. Australia Zoo employees love animals and conservation, have an exceptional self-drive attitude towards work and of course, wear the world famous khaki uniforms with pride! You just have to walk around the Zoo to feel the electricity in the air. The atmosphere creates an exciting experience for all visitors and a dream workplace environment for all employees.
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