Wayne Alexander - CEO
Wayne Alexander has nearly three decades’ experience in producing all types of business videos. Following a long and successful broadcasting career with Radio New Zealand (RNZ) both as an on-air presenter and in management, he set up The Very Useful Picture Company, which has morphed into FYI Media. Wayne hand-picks the best talent for each production from his large pool of talented contractors who have years of experience and are highly skilled in traditional and current film-making techniques.
Michelle Small - Video editor and Australian Agent (Melbourne)
Michelle has been a video editor/producer with FYI Media since we began. She recently moved to Melbourne from where she has continued her involvement. What I love about Michelle’s style of editing is her flair and gift for editing high-energy videos that have impact and are artistically ‘edgy’. Ultra-fast broadband has meant that working from Melbourne, or anywhere in the world, in a digital format is fast and easy.
Remi Lesueur - The French (European) connection
When I received an email from Remi – a Frenchman in New Zealand on his OE – asking if I had work that matched his skill set, it was a no-brainer. His skills included cameraman, editor, drone pilot and translator so he quickly became an integral part of FYI Media, and a very dear friend. Now he has returned home Remi runs FYI Media’s European office, from Paris. FYI media is a global entity!
Deane Patterson - Audio engineer and videographer
Deane is a vastly experienced audio engineer who honed his skill working in the cutthroat world of freelance videoing in Australia. We both share a passion for quality audio but Deane is also a talented stills and video cameraman. His experiences ‘in the field’ and ‘in the studio’ give Deane a set of skills that are both respected and appreciated. He is a great asset to FYI Media and to our clients.
Angela Jane - Angela Jane Photography
To have an award-winning camerawoman as part of the FYI Media team is very special. Angela’s work is breathtaking. Her talents cover all genres of still photography – portrait, landscapes, weddings, architecture, abstract, exterior and interior. FYI Media records many interviews at various locations, both interior and exterior. Achieving perfect lighting is imperative and this is where Angela excels. She has made a positive difference to FYI Media’s video productions.
Josh Finnie - Drone pilot extraordinaire
There is no doubting that videoing the world from a drone has added an amazing new dimension to video production. Josh is the most qualified and sensible drone pilot I have ever worked with and he takes his love of drones very seriously. His skills, experience and meticulous planning mean the actual ‘flying time’ is minimal but the results are always stunning.
Lynnaire Johnston - Word Wizard
To produce a great video you must begin with a great script. Lynnaire writes exceptional scripts. One of her great skills is making the ordinary extraordinary and she breathes life and interest into what might have started out as dull and boring. Lynnaire has worked on a number of FYI Media scripts with excellent results.
Malcolm Sherlaw - Health and Safety Coaching New Zealand
The perceived minefield that is health and safety is no longer so thanks to Malcolm Sherlaw. Producing health and safety video resources is a big part of FYI Media’s production stable. Malcolm is FYI Media’s coach and trainer. He has also written FYI Media’s comprehensive Health and Safety Policy and Guidelines. His experience and knowledge is a great asset to FYI Media and our clients when it comes to workplace health and safety.
Bryan McIntyre - Freedom Unleashed Marketing
Bryan is a small business owner so has complete empathy with the multi-skill set required to grow. His area of expertise is in marketing – particularly ‘on line’ marketing. He has studied every aspect of what works (testing and measuring as he goes), why it works and what is required to get the desired results so it will come as no surprise that his marketing assistance has been key to the growth of this small business.
Rob Pile - Guest Carter Lawyers
Rob is a lawyer with Guest Carter in Dunedin. He has a refreshing down-to-earth approach to all things legal. When it comes to preparing documentation for terms of trade, copyright, terms of engagement as well as his realistic and practical advice and guidance, Rob has been invaluable. He is such a nice guy to work with – approachable, judicious and supportive.
Greg Verhoef - Greg Verhoef Chartered Accountant
Greg is FYI Media’s business mentor and his guidance and advice – tempered with a sense of humour – have been invaluable. Greg Verhoef Chartered Accountant is, like FYI Media, a small business and I believe his empathy as a small business owner has been crucial to FYI Media’s growth.
Lynette McMullan - Administration
I had the pleasure of working with Lynette for a number of years before starting FYI Media so when she offered to set up systems to make FYI Media more efficient, I leapt at the opportunity. Since then, she has taken care of everything I hate doing with flair and aplomb. She is indispensable to FYI Media and I appreciate all she does more than she knows.
Ryan Helliwell - OneZero Design Lab
I love working with creative people and Ryan is definitely one of the best. He makes it look so easy. His first challenge was to ‘rework’ the FYI Media logo. He then created a very clever logo design for the FYI Media's video series 'Zero to Five Thrive’ and soon after that, a marketing flyer. But his greatest challenge by far has been the design and graphics for this website. After months of indecision, frustration and a total lack of talent on my part, I eventually handed the entire mess over the Ryan. One of the best business decisions I have ever made. In just a few weeks Ryan has achieved what I thought was impossible – a website that I am incredibly proud of. Not only is he brilliant to work with, he is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.