History of visionlink

Visionlink evolved from SydneyCentreTV a company originally created to provide concert coverage at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and at venues throughout Australia in 1983.

We covered concerts around the country for David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Shirley Bassey, Dire Straights, Elton John and the final concerts by The Police just to name a very few.

Our name was changed in 1988 to Visionlink to more accurately reflect the new direction of the business which now included TVCs, corporate production, sports coverage and music video clips.

1988 also saw our continuing live coverage of the Festival of Sydney concerts in the 'Domain'. Outdoor concerts that regularly had over 100,000 attendees. The highlight of the Australian Bicentennial year was certainly our live coverage of 'Les Miserables'. This was the first concert version of the well known musical ever staged in the world. Steve Griffiths of Visionlink was the coverage director.

The early 90's saw Visionlink producing a lot of sport programming for Channel Nines 'Wide World of Sport' (WWOS) included swimming, sailing, outrigger canoeing, surfing and triathlons. We also produced 'Test of the Toughest' a special 5 week WWOS extreme sports presentation that launched 'Mountain Dew' in Australia for Pepsi.

Also for Pepsi, Visionlink created and produced a one hour surfing spectacular shown on the TEN Network. Pepsi 'Surf the Edge' was a one-off surf event held at a remote Australian location called 'The Twelve Apostles'. Visionlink also produced and released the skateboarding video "Johnny Goes Off" and the snowboard video "Stuntwood Hoods"

Video Clips produced and directed by Cult Productions (a Visionlink subsidiary) included:

'I Don't Know How to Love Him' for Jesus Christ Superstar - performed by Kate Ceberano. Various Clips for DefFX including 'Surfers of the Mind'. Clips for Ratcat, Mighty Big Crime, Maybe Dolls and many others.

1995 was the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII and we produced perhaps our most compelling program ever. 'Liberation' was a combination 70mm AV and video presentation as part of a very special event held at the Sydney Opera House. This half hour program split into 5 units told the story of the journeys of jewish survivors through the war and their 'coming to Australia'. Made using actual survivors telling their stories this was a powerful and emotional program for everyone involved. (This program was updated in 2005 for the 60th Anniversary of the end of WWII)

in the late 90's we switched to 'Digital' production and were involved in both the Sydney 2000 Olympics for IBM and played a pivotal role in the video production and coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Paralympic Games. The opening ceremony was directed by Steve Griffiths.

Other notable productions include 'The Awards of Excellence' for ClubsNSW every year in June. The most recent being our 29th production of the awards in 2013! As well as ongoing productions fro our major clients Ausgrid and Apple.

Into 2013 and our production schedule continues to accelerate.