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What is Side Trip?

Side Trip was so named for the 'alternate journey' that we often take when out on an adventure. Something a little different, something worthwhile..​

It is the name given to a lean, agile and scalable video production business, based out of Melbourne, under which Brett Williams works either solo or with a trusted network of other reliable and creative freelancers to deliver the ideal outcome and value for any video project.

Regularly working as a freelance Director of Photography / Videographer, Brett has a serious passion for shooting, while he also loves the process of crafting and completing a story through video editing.

Side Trip Productions has a proven track record in:

  • Documentary

  • Corporate

  • Infrastructure

  • Education

  • Tourism

  • Adventure Sports

  • Commercial Video

  • Animation

  • Lifestyle TV

  • Events

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Insurance, Permits, Certifications

  • Public Liability ($20M)

  • Remote Pilot License (RePL)

  • Working With Children Check

  • White Card (Construction Induction)

  • Confined Space Worker permit

  • Drivers License


Brett completed a degree in Media Arts at Deakin University in the early 2000’s, following up by working at well-known camera rental house Lemac Film and Digital where he honed his technical knowledge and gained invaluable industry experience over several years.

Following two years of living in New Zealand where he immersed himself in the South Island’s rock climbing scene until eventually returning to Australia in 2010- Brett established Side Trip in 2011 while his video work focussed on rock climbing content at the time.

Not too long after, this led to more shooting opportunities which eventually enabled Brett to become a fully freelance DoP which he remains to this day, all the while striving to hit that perfect balance between time in production.. and time on rock!



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