Archive for September, 2009

The Birthday it was

September 12, 2009

As you may know Flexicar turned four on the 19th of August, and I just wanted to say how awesome it was to have so many calls and birthday wishes – some members even sang “Happy Birthday” on the phone!

Okay we know that you also called to get your half-price birthday booking, you little devils, but hey! That was still much appreciated.

In clear retrospect we might need to appoint a call centre for Flex’ fifth Birthday since we had, by my own count, close to 3,256 calls that morning.

At this occasion I’d also like to thank you, dear Flexicar member, for being…a Flexicar member. Because if we’re still here providing the wonderful service that Flexicar is four years and 70 cars later, it’s thanks to you, beautiful Flexicar members.

So thanks to you all, I leave you with these pictures of the official Flexicar launch four years ago, when Flexicar was named Flo and still a toddler.

Happy Pete, our operations manager (when he was young and fit) with Kermitt and Fruity

Happy Pete, our operations manager (when he was young and fit) with Kermit and Fruity

Former Lord Mayor John So and then Environment Minister John Thwaites on the green route with Monique

Former Lord Mayor John So and then Environment Minister John Thwaites on the green route with Monique

Oddly enough Flexicar was then named Flo

Oddly enough Flexicar was then named Flo

John So and John Thwaites test-driving Kermit

John So and John Thwaites test-driving Kermit

Monique's launch speech

Monique's launch speech

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Behind the scenes of the new Flexicar film!

September 9, 2009

The time has come to retire our induction film “re:Flex. The Movie” and produce a new, improved version.

So after lots of script editing and reviewing, we were finally ready to start filming last week with our production company, Conscious Flux. Almost all the team were “volunteered” to star in the 6 minute movie. A large portion was shot “green screen” so that animations can be added afterwards – who knew that Flexicar had something in common with Star Wars!? We were also out and about on many locations, including Grumpy Green’s in Collingwood and near the Studley Park Boat Sheds.

The Melbourne drought of course decided to go into hiding over the two days, so wet and chilly was the order of the day! But we’ve got it all done and we look forward to showing you – and all our new members – the finished product.

In the mean time, here’s a few “behind the scenes” shots!

Presenters Pete & Moniqe talking through the scene

Presenters Pete & Moniqe talking through the scene

 

Pete using the vintage phone

Pete using the vintage phone

 

 

 

Greg ready for his role (taking place in Dan's house - thanks Dan!)

Greg ready for his role (taking place in Dan's house - thanks Dan!)

 

 

Justin in a scene shot at Grumpy Green's on Smith St

Justin in a scene shot at Grumpy Green's on Smith St