Aaron Petersen Managing Director
Aaron began his production career over 15 years ago with the Ten Network in Canberra. His strong passion for detail and design saw him progress into post production and excel as a TVC Editor and Designer. Here Aaron really found his feet and went on to create hundreds of commercials for campaigns all over Australia whilst winning numerous industry awards along the way.
In 2002, after extensive world travel, Aaron settled in Sydney to continue his career. Now a certified Avid editor, he worked with numerous agencies and production companies as an Online Editor, Designer and Compositor on projects broadcasted throughout Australia and the world. Aaron instantly began to build his network of producers, directors and colleagues working on projects that included national television commercial campaigns, long form advertising, television series, corporate videos, short films and feature documentaries.
Frustrated by the mismanagement of clients and friends, Aaron decided to start his own Post Production company with the one goal in mind, be client focused and execute on detail. In 2004 PostBox began...
Aaron now works as a Creative Director for a few production companies whilst continuing to Online Edit for PostBox clients. He also manages the two divisions of PBOX Pty Ltd (PostBox Sydney and ADBOX). Believe it or not, he strives to maintain a good work/life balance, spending time with his family and also committing 100% to his clients. For the last 6 years, Aaron has been a member of the Australian Screen Editors Guild and aims to be certified in the near future.
Kylie Smith General Manager
Kylie’s background has always been in television. An early interest in the ‘magic of television’ came from many hours of researching the box as a child. This interest grew into a Media Production degree at CSU-Mitchell post high school and culminated in a job at the Ten Network in Canberra. After working as both a DA on the nightly News broadcasts and a Production Coordinator in the Production department for some time, Kylie left Ten with a diverse and well tuned set of skills; from coping with emergencies on live TV through to organising a department with 6 producers and 10 post/production crew.
After a lengthy sojourn overseas Kylie joined the world of Media Strategy and Buying at Ikon Communciations. “A great workplace only surpassed by its creative minds and giant beer fridge!” Originally leaving after over 4 years just on maternity leave to have her first child, she never looked back when a position came up at PostBox and ADBOX Group.
Kylie rejoined the world of Production and television sparkle at ADBOX in 2007. With a deep knowledge in client relations, production processes, and writing Kylie has gone on to develop her skills whilst at ADBOX with further Accounting and Producing training. Kylie brings a country smile, a dry sense of humour and frequently baked goods to the studio.
Lauren Sarraf Senior Producer
Lauren hails from the States where she attended the University of Colorado, completing a Bachelor’s double degree in Communication and Sociology. A short study abroad stint at Macquarie University and one fuzzy night out at Jacksons on George, turned into eight years later - married with a very energetic toddler on her hands.
During this time, she completed a Master’s degree in Journalism at UTS and combined her love of sports and journalism into a media career. Lauren began working for Infostrada Sports as a print reporter, covering various international sporting events including the Asian Games in Doha, Qatar and the World Swimming Championships in Melbourne.
In 2007, she delved into another passion – travelling, and joined Express Media Group as Production Manager for the show “Caravan & Motorhome On Tour”. After travelling Australia twice over and overseeing in excess of 40 x 60 minute episodes, Lauren recently joined ADBOXwith a diverse skill set including; client management, budget management, producing, research, script writing, and serious organisational talents.
She backs the following sports teams in this order: Wests Tigers, Denver Broncos, Hawthorne, the Nuggets, and Rockies.
Chris Solomon Producer & Camera Operator
Chris is one of the team producing commercials out of the Central West studios as well as wielding our camera on locations when clients require it. Chris began his interest in production when a friend introduced him to a video camera and editing software and he quickly caught the production bug. After completing a couple of short films and a few freebie corporate videos he decided that it might be a good time to try making a profession out of this new found skill, so with text books in hand he headed off to university. Three sleep deprived years later he stepped out of a graduation ceremony with a degree in Television Production thinking, what next?
The answer to that question was a move to Orange and a new career producing television commercials with ADBOX.
Kelsey Shanahan Motion Designer
Kelsey Shanahan is a diversely skilled and ambitious motion graphics designer who has been pushing pixels in the design industry since 2006. As the lead designer at ADBOX and given his diverse skill-set in digital media, Kelsey’s role has allowed him to explore multiple facets of design including web, print and multimedia, however his heart lies with motion graphics, 3D animation and compositing.
In 2007 Kelsey graduated from the University of NSW College of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Digital Media, and as an avid believer in continued education has completed numerous courses in motion graphics and compositing through online colleges fxPHD, Lynda.com and the Gnomon School of Visual Effects. Kelsey also remains an active member in the design and animation world, as a member of Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH, the DLF and fxPHD.com.
Kelsey is currently studying a Graduate Certificate in Visual Effects at the Australian Film of Television and Radio School, covering visual effects producing, previsualisation, supervision and digital compositing.
Over the past five years, Kelsey has worked on TVC’s, broadcast graphics, corporate videos, music videos and online media, completing projects for clients such as Yahoo, eBay, 3 Mobile, Real Insurance, Mitre 10 and V8 Supercars.
James Anderson Motion Graphics Designer
James Anderson graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2012 with a Bachelor of Digital Media. He also has an Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media from TAFE NSW. During his studies he experimented with many aspects of design and animation, as well as film production. Through this, he developed a great interest in short films and visual effects.
He began to work as a freelance videographer in 2012, making testimonial videos for schools and motion graphics advertisements for various clients. At the same time he made numerous short films and ended up winning first prize in the 2012 TAFE clips short film competition. Shortly after this (one week in fact) he moved to Sydney and started working for PostBox.
He is young and enthusiastic and continues to learn and develop his skills in the area of Motion graphics and Visual Effects.