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Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:34 am

Just dropped on Facebook, well worth a look for a stroll through 100 of aviation.

https://www.facebook.com/Qantas/videos/ ... 271375764/

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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:03 am

It's well produced but it does seem a bit long; 8 minutes!! and that is before the shortened foreign language version shown in flights to China, Indonesia etc.
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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:18 am

I quite like it.

As for the length of it, every safety video seems to start like this and then it’s chopped for the aircraft. I’d say most of the “Qantas innovation” tidbits will be removed for the aircraft version, cutting it to around 4 or so minutes.
 
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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:28 am

I wish they’d taxi and show the safety video at the same time instead of sitting at the gates for xxx minutes
 
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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:42 am

Whatsaptudo wrote:
I quite like it.

As for the length of it, every safety video seems to start like this and then it’s chopped for the aircraft. I’d say most of the “Qantas innovation” tidbits will be removed for the aircraft version, cutting it to around 4 or so minutes.


Yeah in fairness the final cut is a lot shorter, and normally there is a short/long version which the crew can select depending on taxi times.

The innovation parts are a bit cringe but good for the PR release, I do like the funky uniforms and styles however - fun but professional throw back!
 
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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:42 am

downdata wrote:
I wish they’d taxi and show the safety video at the same time instead of sitting at the gates for xxx minutes

Two thoughts:

1. ground incidents do happen, so there is some sense in doing it before taxiing

2. the three airlines I've flown with since my last QF flight showed the safety video (as well as cabin crew actions, where needed) while taxiing.

Perhaps start as soon as departing the gate?
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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:43 am

downdata wrote:
I wish they’d taxi and show the safety video at the same time instead of sitting at the gates for xxx minutes


I didn’t think the doors could be armed until push back, and the demo can’t be played until the doors are armed. Never seen a demo done at a gate.

Back when I was crew, few speedy techies made it hard to keep your balance as they turned during taxi.
 
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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:45 am

smi0006 wrote:
Whatsaptudo wrote:
I quite like it.

As for the length of it, every safety video seems to start like this and then it’s chopped for the aircraft. I’d say most of the “Qantas innovation” tidbits will be removed for the aircraft version, cutting it to around 4 or so minutes.


Yeah in fairness the final cut is a lot shorter, and normally there is a short/long version which the crew can select depending on taxi times.

The innovation parts are a bit cringe but good for the PR release, I do like the funky uniforms and styles however - fun but professional throw back!

Something tells me the pilot forced to wear the dodgy daring-do '20s gear at Longreach will be glad for his bit to be cut out.
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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:50 am

downdata wrote:
I wish they’d taxi and show the safety video at the same time instead of sitting at the gates for xxx minutes


Huh?

About 6 months ago QF changed policy about the Safety demonstration. The doors must be armed before the demonstration starts. In the past the doors were not armed until we started moving backwards (this is different if on a stand off bay with stairs). Now the doors are armed as soon as the bridge is away from the aircraft and the the demo can start. This was to speed up the whole process so we aren’t waiting at runway hold points waiting for the demo to finish to so we can call ready. There will be occasions where, due to ATC/tarmac congestion/Calculated off blocks times (slots) etc....... we will have to hold on the gate while the demonstration is playing, but that’s got nothing to do with the demo. The demo will almost always be playing during taxi.
 
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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:33 am

I like the video it reminds me of the BA "to fly to serve" relaunch campaign a few years ago.

Overall the attention to detail on each time period is great. Check out the pitch on that 707! And I like how they play a period rendition of I still call Australia home in the background. However I can't help but notice they use the 2003 Peter Morrissey uniforms in the 90s period.

As for the length of the video, from my experience with the previous video even on long taxis and holding QF generally play the abbreviated version of the video, I doubt the full 8 minute cut will be shown that often onboard.
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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:37 am

I liked it up until they incorporated the "Qantas Choir" aspect, which doesn't really flow with the rest of it. It sort of went downhill from there IMHO, as a large crowd of clapping crew also doesn't seem particularly relevant.

I did like the historical depictions, and agree that using the 2000s uniform during the 1990s is the only thing that is noticibly inaccurate. That said, its relative recency means that it's easy to spot that it's inaccurate as we are still familiar with those uniforms, which makes me think some of the other historical references could also be out slightly but we just aren't as familiar with them and therefore don't notice.
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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:43 am

Must be quite some CGI in this vid... The "Wunala Dreaming" 747 definitely is, also the 4-engined biplane at 0:55, and the best in my opinion is Sydney Seaplane Harbour with the Flying Boats in the background - well done!

Not 100% sure about CGI with the Avro, the Connie and the 707 though. Probably only the scenes in flight...
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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:03 am

I quite like it. As previously mentioned, I don't see them using the full 8+ minutes on board...possibly too long to keep people watching?
 
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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:35 am

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Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:53 am

The safety demonstration given by the crew now have to be readjusted. As the new film has them in a slightly different order.

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