For the first time in history, the landmark event ‘The World Science Festival’ was held outside of New York and Brisbane was the chosen city to had the honour of playing host to some of the greatest minds in science, technology, engineering and maths. Similarly Fotomedia was chosen by the people behind the Brisbane leg of the event (Queensland Museum), to capture this historic event over an entire week.


With so much to cover, our team had quiet the task ahead of them, from lectures and seminars to live performances and even the unveiling of a new Australian Species of Spider, the ‘Braingreenei’ – aptly named after the visionary behind the festival itself ‘Brain Greene’. Our crew was running all over Brisbane, documenting, time-lapsing, listening in on scientific discoveries and even rubbing shoulders with some of the great minds of the 21st century. From morning, to late evening, capturing robotics, virtual reality, insects, live turtle hatchings, night events and explosions our crew needed to be versatile in how they operated on the ground and be prepared for anything everyday. We filmed the entire events proceedings in 4K resolution, as this footage will eventually become apart of Brisbane’s history, so our content needed to be able to stand the test of time.


The event had such an amazing response and the turnout everyday with theatres and convention centres all booked out it’s no doubt that next year will be even bigger and better. Fotomedia can’t wait to get involved in 2017 and learn more about our amazing science around us.

Queensland Museum Network