Innovative Scientists

Researchers pursue different specialisations in science and many are like modern day explorers, making discoveries that are improving our every day lives. I am currently contracted by the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, to write projects.

Reading about the work of the Institute is really inspiring for anyone who wants to be a scientist or there already, because finding out what nature has to offer can be captivating but dangerous at the same time. It is a fantastic experience to learn about their research achievements. Watch this space for more news and information very soon.

The Ocean is There

Being a marine biologist, it is natural to love the ocean. Not just to take a photo, go surfing, swimming or catch a fish. I really throw myself into the deep end and search for the most interesting topics I can find to write about, especially those that not many people in the community know about.

An opportunity to write a story based on the experiences of professional diver, Steve Brady owner of Dive In Australia came along and my conversations with him highlighted just how special marine wildlife encounters are for many people.

Steve has captured some memorable moments during a recent ocean adventure and he asked me to produce a video about the dive location. I am just amazed by the vision and you’ll want to go there. More news to follow soon!

The Science of Learning

Earlier this year, I began my part-time role as Managing Community Editor for the npj Science of Learning Community, allied with the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland. Nature Research originally initiated the venture, which is an offshoot of npj Science of Learning, a journal dedicated to understanding learning at a range of levels, from neuroscience to psychology to education.

I have made the acquaintance of an exciting range of professionals whose knowledge and expertise varies across specialisations. The art of knowing what to publish to the Community is only challenged by the weight of research available. But this alone has made my role extremely enjoyable and rewarding, as I have gathered a lot of information and made new connections along the way. With so much to explore, I discovered another persons perspective can turn a traditional concept on its head overnight and change up the way science research is conducted for good. It is a real privilege to be in such a pivotal role that assists academic professionals share their research findings and knowledge with the rest of the world.

Please take a look at the npj Science of Learning Community for some interesting discoveries, insights and expertise about how the human brain is designed to learn throughout life, the teachers who put theory into practice in class, the people who study the way we perceive and interact with the world and the scientists who are piecing together the evolutionary puzzle of human intelligence.

Expanding Horizons

The ecosystem of SaltyWave is slowly evolving and developing new habitats to move into. Initially, created to produce videos, SaltyWave now includes science communication via SaltyWaveBlue with plans to expand its horizons further afield. But for changing trends in digital design stay wired with SaltyWave.

On Eco

Salty Wave joined the eco Community in January 2018 to demonstrate its initiative to engage in and communicate environmentally friendly activities.

“We pledge to support positive change for the planet and to be honest when sharing information on environmental actions.”


The sustainability priorities of SaltyWave include >

Life below water

Life on land

Quality education

Responsible consumption & production

SaltyWave is very proud to be part of the Eco community.  

Good way to go

Things are going good for you in business, but could they go better? You look over at your competitor and wonder if they have the edge, or what is it that makes another business that much better.

The web is the online version of print, sending out a message to the global community. Your goods and services, your mantra of the good way to go for business, is right up there. But what’s missing from the picture?

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A video is a great way to tell people your story about you, how you got there, your skills and the knowhow that qualifies you over the rest.

People tell you in blogs video making is that simple, but when you have a go, it’s not the molehill they make it out to be. You want to go for Mt. Everest, and like anyone in business, you want people to know what you have on offer is on that peak, not a mound to trip over.

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Videos are a cool mobile to take people on a journey through your business and what it has to offer. Even if you are a sole trader, you want your moves out there, for everyone to latch onto.

Salty Wave Productions edits web videos for small biz pop up spaces just like yours. You might be in a tight corner in an arcade or sizzling in the hot sun during an early weekend market, but armed with your mobile pop up biz video, you’re set and ready to go.

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It doesn’t matter what kind of business you’re into, florist, baker, candlestick maker, Salty Wave Productions can tailor a video just right for you.

You’ve taken the first steps in your climb to the top, you’ve got the gear and you certainly have the determination, all you need now is a video to help drive your business to the top. It’s your climb, so contact Salty Wave Productions to help you take that mountain.

Written by Gabrielle Ahern
Salty Wave Productions
http://www.saltywave.com.au
Web Video + Commercial + Documentary

Change up your reality

Augmented reality games are the go. No matter where you are located – on holiday, at lunch, travelling or just chilling out – they are geared to entertain and inform.

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Teachers are taking on augmented reality (AR) as a new tool for immersing students into an environment they may be unable to experience for any number of reasons – location, access, distance, time, financial expense, health and safety.

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Some augmented reality apps offer the chance for students in remote inland country areas to study coastal environments or travel to Mars to study its geology without leaving the classroom .

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Lessons can be presented as simulated scenarios using mobile devices. Or the student’s view of the natural environment through virtual reality (VR) glasses can be manipulated by imposing fictional video layers over the surroundings.

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Students can experience lessons in the present, future or go back in time to the world of the Pharaohs in Egypt or the age of the dinosaurs before the big asteroid hit Earth.

This type of lesson connects theory with practical experiences in the field, office or the lab, allowing teachers to guide students through a maze of new concepts, facts, methods and perspectives about all kinds of topics, for example, science, history, art, music or architecture.

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Most people cannot go about their daily tasks without checking their mobile devices; and innovative technologies are streamlining curriculum activities, enabling students to study remotely online or coordinate their studies with work commitments.

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Salty Wave Productions can assist develop VR scenarios for students to learn from by video. AR caters for the different methods individuals learn information – listening, writing, practical experience or visualising – and it is an exciting platform for teachers to create lessons that will inspire students to take on new challenges by the careers they follow, through study.

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Living and working are made simpler through the opportunities offered in the virtual world of augmented reality.

So change up the reality of your learning design and contact Salty Wave Productions about video production.

Written by Gabrielle Ahern
Salty Wave Productions
http://www.saltywave.com.au
Web Video + Commercial + Documentary

Surf This Safari

If you’re looking around for someone to recapture lost paradise in a neat vehicle for your network of friends and family, connect with Salty Wave Productions.

Going away on a holiday can be just as great on the return or going back to where you began – in video.

Look at the classic surf film “The Endless Summer

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Released in the 1960’s, it is still one of the most talked about films of its genre in modern times. It was produced by Bruce Brown who filmed a couple of surfers travelling around the world searching for the perfect wave.

A lot of people have emulated his take on the surfing narrative but your take on the day makes your spin way different.

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Most people have access to a camera via their mobile, a go-pro, tablet, i-Pad or DSLR + video cameras with the built in advantage of uploading the goods onto your favourite social media channel; send up to the cloud; or external storage via lab top, USB, drive or disc.

Flickr is a great option because you can set the app settings to upload images captured on your mobile phone to your Flickr account. You can select whether the videos and images remain private and at a later time, select the ones to upload to Facebook or Instagram for everyone to see.

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This is handy for those trekking anywhere, especially overseas, because all your images are saved securely, in case the camera or mobile phone is lost, broken or stolen.

There are some pretty good storage choices out there if you are looking around, but the best option is to think about what you have already and then build on it from there. You don’t need the most expensive item to store media.

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Affordable deals are available for storage devices at retail outlets and online. I usually compare prices and target a product with enough storage to hold images and videos – usually terrabytes not gigabytes.

Gigabytes are great for documents – MS and PDF – but in the long term, 1 terrabyte = 1000 gigbytes = 1000 000 megabytes. Terrabyte storage is getting cheaper, so it is a better long-term option for storing photos and videos.

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If you have these clips of your surfing, kiteboarding, bodyboarding or windsurfing adventures from all over the place and you know what the professionals are doing on TV and the web, there’s no reason why you can’t have an amazing safari video similar to or even better than what’s already out there.

Editing a video can be time consuming, if you don’t have the technical gismos or the time to spend on it.

A 5 minute or 30 minute surfing video, highlighting all your tricks and spins on the water, is a great way to capture happy days. Even the worst moments experienced during a holiday – flat tyre or broken board – can be the most enthralling tale in its telling.

It’s your move and whatever you do, you’ve got those memories to take with you.

Connect with Salty Wave Productions for more information about video production.

Written by Gabrielle Ahern
Salty Wave Productions
http://www.saltywave.com.au
Web Video + Commercial + Documentary