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OMG LMG BBQ was our first event of 2011. The turn-out was fantastic and a good time was had by all. It was particularly great to see so many people come from far and wide (throughout Perth and regional WA!) to attend.

Those on you on the PIGMI mailing list – or on the forums, or following us on twitter, or part of our facebook group, or subscribed to our YouTube Channel, or regular visitors to our videos page – would have already seen the outstanding event video put together by our very own Ben Hammersley.

However, I just realised that amongst all the hussle-and-bussle of our panel discussion for ScreenWest and events promotion for Think Tank 3 and (the fast-approaching) X|Media|Lab, we hadn’t yet featured this video on our front page!

So here it is in all its glory:

Every video Ben and Rich produce brings me closer to nostalgic and heartfelt tears. As an organisation and a local community, we are very fortunate to have dedicated film makers who offer their time and effort to record our precious memories. Thanks guys! You add richness and vibrancy to our record of community history!

Note: We also have video and photos from our last event with ScreenWest. Watch for those in the next few days. 🙂

Welcome to our official videographers

Let’s Make Games would like to welcome our new official videographers (and photographers): Ben Hammersley and Richard Kong.

Richard and Ben have been part of the local game development community for a while, and increasingly involved with Let’s Make Games events since late last year.

At last year’s end-of-year party, Ben took a whole bunch of great candid photos which really captured the atmosphere of the event; Richard created a charming timelapse video of our sundowner earlier in the year; and the two worked together to capture a couple of the recent short talks from local game developers.

Artist profile for Richard:

Richard Kong is a photographer and graphic artist who strives to create inspirational and relevant content in today’s changing society.

Being involved with Let’s Make Games, he hopes to interact with the local developer community and assist them in achieving their vision.

For more information on Richard (including many examples of his work) can be found on his online portfolio.

Artist profile for Ben:

Ben Hammersley is a young film-maker and aspiring game designer whose goal is to create immersive and meaningful content for people to enjoy.

By working with Let’s Make Games, he hopes to capture and communicate the spirit and growth of Perth’s game industry.

Here is an example of his recent work:

For more information on Ben, see his creative blog.

It’s an exciting time for game development in Perth, and we deeply appreciate that we have talented individuals investing time and careful effort in helping us to record, share, and remember this interesting period. 🙂

We thank Richard and Ben for volunteering to work with us, and we eagerly look forward to their audio-visual documentation of our upcoming end-of-year event: Let’s Make Party!