Hello, I'm Emma Robinson and I have more than twenty-five years experience in all aspects of film, video and television production.
2021 has got off to a roaring start with an exciting project for Gibson Group directing the multimedia content for the Hall of Champions at the soon-to-be-built Cambridge Stud Heritage Centre.
While the first half of this year looks set to be about all things equine, 2020 was a different story. Along with COVID-19 interruptions I immersed myself in the history of 19th century migration for the Texas Seaport Museum. Gibson Group is producing the new Ship to Shore exhibition and I was delighted to write and direct the AV content. After three false starts we finally filmed for a week at Lot23 in Auckland, bringing together 35 actors to tell stories of those who settled in Galveston, Texas 1850 - 1900.
Closer to home, Gibson Group have been busy producing the new Len & Vera Southward exhibition at Southward Car Museumand I got to ride in the McLaren while directing the promotional video. Having started my professional life as an actor, I moved behind the camera as a production manager and second assistant director before making my directorial debut on Backch@t (Gibson Group)in 1997. I pulled on a Swandri in 2000 when I joined award-winning rural report programme, No.8 Wired. My storyRural Nurse won the runner-up BNZ Rongo Excellence in Agricultural Journalism Award. Arts and current affairs show Frontseatfollowed in 2004 then TVNZ documentary Behind the Scenes at the Lexus: SongQuest 2005. Since 2006 I’ve produced a wide range of video content for Ministry of Social Development,E Tu Whanau, Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition, Barnados NZ,and Save the Children (NZ). The Rugby World Cup in 2011 called me back to Gibson Group where I produced the video and display content for over 40 innovative NZ businesses at The Cloud, on Auckland's waterfront.
It was a great pleasure to spend a week at Curio Bay in 2017, directing and editing 13 x 1 minute videos for The Curio Guideat Curioscape (Gibson Group). View the compilation video here
My work with E Tu Whanau continues with the most recent project being a series of interviews with rangitahi and community leaders recorded at Waiwhetu Marae in Lower Hutt and at the PALMS/Rangitahi hui in Rotorua (2019).
The final project for 2020 was shooting content for Charlotte Yates’ latest music video. The finished product is due for release in 2021.