The first of the Old Ambulance Station’s own business enterprises, Ambo Media Makers is a video and audio studio providing training in broadcasting skills. Our clients come from the community, business and colleges to learn a range of broadcasting skills and to use our purpose built studio and equipment.


Our studio equipment is pretty cool. We have:

 For video; a Black Magic Design Studio Camera; a Panasonic Lumix Leica 12-60mm F2.8-4 OIS Zoom 62mm Lens; and a Benro Video Tripod;

 For Live Production; a Black Magic ATEM Television Studio HD; a Black Magic Web Presenter and a HyperDeck Studio Mini;

 For Lighting: a Lowel 800W MAX RIFA EX and a Matthews lightweight heavy duty triple riser;

 For Audio; 2 x Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Mics and a Yamaha MG12XU D-Pre Mixer with effects and USB;

 And to pull it all together a computer and monitors for internet connection. 

Studio Fee Schedule



To book the Ambo Media Makers Studio contact Robyn Cook on 0458 723 590 or email The Old Ambo


How to Write and Record a Song, 2 Day Holiday School Workshop

9.30am to 2.00pm Monday 1st July and Tuesday 2nd July 

Created specifically for 13 to 17 year olds, this How to Write and Record a Song School Holiday Workshop comprises 2, 4 hour sessions conducted over 2 consecutive days. During this workshop you’ll be shown the essential skills to compose your own music, the approaches to lyric writing and you’ll participate in the recording of a demonstration recording of a co-written song in a professional recording studio.

On the first day you’ll receive information on the key elements to song writing. You’ll then have the opportunity to participate in a group song writing session guided by professional song writers. In this workshop you’ll also experience the methods that you can
use in the future to create your own completed songs.
On the second day of the workshop your song writing group will record a demo of the co-written song in a professional recording studio. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in the recording and observe how recorded songs are put together. At the completion of the workshop you’ll take away a copy of the completed song.

Cost:$120 per attendee for the 2 days

Bookings: How to Write and Record a Song Workshop Booking

Enquiries: Robyn Cook, phone 0458 723 590 or email The Old Ambo

Film Making, 4 Day School Holiday Workshop

9.30am to 3.00pm Monday 8th July to Thursday 11th July 

Created specifically for the school holidays and 13 to 17 year olds, this consecutive 4 day Film Making School Holiday Workshop offers an excellent opportunity for young people to work with professionals to explore all aspects of film making.

You’ll get to understand the different roles within a production team and work in small groups to engage in the scriptwriting, lighting, cinematography, sound, directing, and editing crafts of film making.

At the end of four day workshop everyone will have contributed to the production of a group short film.

This Film Making School Holiday Workshop will be conducted by Shot Imagery, a Sunshine Coast based studio led by AIPP Accredited Professional Video Producer and AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer Nick Andrew. 


Cost: 240 per attendee for the 4 days 

Bookings: Film Making School Holiday Workshop Booking

Enquiries: Robyn Cook, phone 0458 723 590 or email The Old Ambo


Fans of Ambo Media Makers

 You guys are fabulous! I couldn’t be happier with the finished product: high quality video, excellent lighting and perfect sound combine to create the perfect setting for my story ‘Over the Gate at Graceland 1959’. The video editing was flawless and complimented the flow of the story.

Your extensive experience with putting video onto YouTube was invaluable, particularly about how to create a good thumbnail picture. What has been created with your help is much better than anything I could have managed alone. 

As well, your knowledge of ‘key words’ and how to compose a description of the video saved me a lot of time and indecision. When the time came to push the ‘publish’ button, I had full confidence in the finished product.

Thanks also for letting me use your broadband connection to speed up the process. Along with the cups of tea, cake and good conversation, the whole process was very enjoyable.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ambo Media Makers to anyone needing quality video, at a reasonable price, done by likeable people.


Best of luck

Herb Fenn   

Thank You!

Matt, you put in a superlative and remarkable effort in livestreaming and turning the videos into TEDx style presentations. Finally, with time to sit down and actually watch the Seminar, it is clear that you exceeded absolutely every expectation and did an amazing job. You edited the videos right down to the second, panning and enlarging vision, which I didn’t expect. And I was amazed by how great quality the camera was - barely any discernable quality degradation. Thank you and incredibly well done, you can be very proud, and we very much appreciate you going the extra lengths to take on the task.

- Jimmy

Jimmy has said it all - you did an outstanding, job - a gazillion thank-yous - Jj

Here is the final YouTube playlist for all of the talks on Main Stage:

Tiny Houses Expo

Connect with Ambo Media Makers

To learn more about the services and courses Ambo Media Makers offers contact Robyn Cook on 0458 723 590 or email The Old Ambo


Ambo Media Makers is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s Grants Program