A video with spectacular aerial footage has taken audiences behind the scenes of the restoration of a Dubbo landmark.
Visual storyteller Matthew Peterson used drones and stabilisers as he filmed the intricacies of The Exchange Clock Tower’s fresh new look.
An electrician by trade, the 25-year-old established his videography business MP Local Solutions at the start of 2018.
Fast forward a year and his video of The Exchange Clock Tower's makeover garnered a huge response on social media, viewed more than 5000 times.
It’s a sneak peek to Thursday, when the scaffolding is set to be taken away from the landmark.
Mr Peterson got the gig after The Exchange Clock Tower owner Jillian Kilby spotted his work on social media.
A long-time Dubbo resident, he is “very impressed” by the restoration of the Macquarie Street building.
“I’m quite glad it’s getting some love because it’s obviously been sitting there for a very long time,” Mr Peterson said.
He had always had a passion for visual storytelling.
“I did electrical for eight years, and then had always done the media stuff on the side but decided to go into full-time with starting my own business,” he said.
“...Basically did electrical to have something under my belt, for the future…”
Mr Peterson’s first career helped him prepare.
“Absolutely, it was a big step and still is a big step but it was helpful in terms of where I was previously… being able to see insights from working with the same person for eight years.
“It was daunting, but not 100 per cent scary,” he said.
“It’s exciting though.”
The response to The Exchange Clock Tower video exceeded his expectations.
“It’s had a great response, reached more than 7000 people, just on social media, which I was pretty shocked at,” he said.
“I didn’t really expect it to go that viral, but it’s gone pretty viral and a lot of people have seen it and talked about it, and from that managed to get hopefully a couple different leads, which has been good.
“I was pretty impressed with Dubbo’s response and everyone loving the video, but also loving the fact they can see the inside and the progress into what’s actually going on, because everyone from the street’s just seeing scaffolding but they’re not actually realising the extent of the work.”
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