Jesse Vogelaar - Freelance Video Director in Melbourne
Jesse Vogelaar - Freelance Video Director in Melbourne
specialising in quirky branded content & developing new stories for screen

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Jesse Vogelaar

You’ll love this humorous short film”
— Mashable
Australia’s Greatest work of Art
— Junkee
For F*ck Sake Jesse Vogelaar
— Brown Cardigan
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Jesse Vogelaar is a freelance director in Melbourne, specialising in quirky branded content. He uses tongue in cheek visuals to tell stories that have been picked up by NOWNESS, Vimeo Staff Picks, CANAL+ and directed TVC’s for clients like Museums Victoria and Visit Victoria. Prior to this, he has spent over five years in corporate video, creating high end work for clients like Telstra, Bupa, ANZ, Target, TAC.



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What we created was a 2019 blend of Mad Max and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. We follow Conor and his friends in the desert as the journey takes an unexpected turn. The party continues in a shipping container and comes to a dramatic end out at sea. 


CREDITS: Director - Jesse Vogelaar, Producer - Timothy Sharp, Cinematographer - Ryan Gasparini, Production Designer - Diane Vu, Wardrobe - Imogen Walsh, Production Manager - Sam Ingles, 1st AC - Eric Ditloff, Drone Operator - Jake Moore, Hair & Makeup - Kat Webster, Editor & VFX - Jesse Vogelaar, Colourist - Julien Chichignoud



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You lose is an absurd art/comedy short that was design to go viral and it worked! As soon as it launched on Facebook I sent it to the usual suspects such as Brown Cardigan and within 24 hours is was covered in multiple outlets and received the elusive Vimeo Staff Pick and a NOWNESS pick!

PRESS: Mashable, Pedestrian, NOWNESS, Junkee

CREDITS: Director: Jesse Vogelaar, Camera Operator: Ryan Gasparini







Early 2018 I worked on two spots for Museum Victoria. We had the opportunity to bust some common misconceptions attributed to the Vikings in a fun and comedic way.

CREDITS: Producer: Mario Hannah, Director: Jesse Vogelaar, Cinematographer: Ryan Gasparini, Production Designer: Diane Vu, Photographer: Marnie Hadid. Created on behalf of Yoke for Museums Victoria.



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