Call for community to help capture this year’s Anzac Day

The South West Development Commission is working with local creatives to capture this year’s Anzac Day for a tribute video.

But they need your help!

In an international project called Follow the Sun, the community is encouraged to take footage of their driveway dawn service as well as video and photos of any other Anzac activities taking place throughout the day for use in an Anzac Day in Isolation video.

Along with footage captured by the community, creative professionals will also be capturing the activities that will take place on April 25 to pay tribute to former and current service men and women.

Drone pilots, photographers, videographers and musicians across Australia and New Zealand will be coordinated to provide footage, not just for the Anzac Day in Isolation video but also to livestream on Facebook so that people will be able to connect and see how each of us commemorated Anzac Day in neighbourhoods from across Australia and New Zealand. 

The video will tell a story of how people came together to commemorate the occasion while being physically apart as a result of the social distancing measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The South West Development Commission is working with the local creative industry in coordinating the international project and is encouraging people to get behind the initiative.

SWDC chief executive officer Mellisa Teede said the project was an opportunity for the community and creative professionals to come together – wherever they are located – to pay their respects in a unique way.

“We encourage you to film or take photos of your family at home paying their respects – from the driveway dawn service to playing The Last Post and baking Anzac biscuits.” says Ms Teede.

“This is a way for us to come together as a community and send a powerful message of solidarity in paying our respects.”

While the project is being coordinated in the South West of Western Australia, people taking part in Anzac Day activities around the world are welcome to contribute footage and photos.

For more information and to register your interest in participating, visit the official website anzac.euso.digital

If you have a question, email anzac@euso.digital .

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