After spending the last 10 years working on some of this industry’s largest outdoor productions, David Brogan (former producer to Sean Izzard – www.seanizzard.com) has developed BigVan. It is the first mobile, all-in-one solution aimed squarely at location digital production and fits as comfortably in Surry Hills as it does Broken Hill.

David’s concept is based around a long time desire to transform location photography into a more relaxing, enjoyable & creatively rewarding experience for photographers, producers & their clients alike.

Further, the inclusion of David himself as unit manager, with his past experience across all areas of photography & photographic production, makes BigVan the complete package.

Unit Base

Upon arrival BigVan quickly transforms into your base camp for the day.

It offers multiple sun & weather protection areas, chairs & tables, a loaded fridge, real espresso coffee, tea, cutlery & snacks.

An independent power source keeps Stylists and Hair & Make up crew happy. Everyone is humming along & BigVan has only been onsite for 10 minutes.

The open Wi-Fi network allows you & your clients to stay connected with the outside world. If your client can’t be there, files can be uploaded to the Internet for online approval.

Completing the BigVan unit base is the air-conditioned his & hers bathroom trailer which can be supplied to most locations.

The Inside Story

The real magic unfolds once you step inside, with a state-of-the-art digital workstation that would be the envy of most studios.

Twin 24-inch Eizo monitors are controlled by a fully loaded Mac Pro & built in RAID 5 storage system, with your data backed up to multiple devices immediately. Rest assured BigVan has been designed from the ground up around the protection of your data.

High speed file processing (Canon MkIII files in 4seconds) means no more viewing low-res files for approval. Dual monitors allow you to run your favourite image capture software on one screen & Photoshop CS4 on the other. File composition on location has never been easier.

The workspace also allows for your retoucher to sit alongside the digi tech if getting a head start on the job is required. Files can be transferred across the onboard network.

A dedicated camera Wi-Fi network gives the ability to shoot at greater distances from the unit base with camera manufacturers WFT units. If your shoot is intermittent or closed-set is required your client can sit in air-conditioned comfort & see the shoot unfold on the twin screens in real time.

Big Van also has the ability to add a third monitor offering a TVC style “Agency” area under one of the Ezy-ups for a dedicated viewing option away from the main capture computer if desired. Include the option of an Epson 17inch printer & you have a workstation that covers every base.


Australia’s newest and best-equipped digital location support vehicle.

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