Realtone has been working in communities across Australia and in the Pacific for well over a decade. Steve Lane and Wayne Glenn are experienced sound engineers, award-winning song writers, workshop facilitators and video producers with experience in community development, project management, alternative education, case management, mental health and the AOD sector.
Over the last 15 years, they have been responsible for the production of over 100 music videos/ video vignettes and the production of 100’s of songs compiled on many Compilation Albums recorded in prisons, youth centres, schools and communities across Australia and the Pacific including Timor Leste and Fiji.
The essence of our approach is client driven, so consultation is the primary process that informs our work. We aim for our projects to reflect the tone of different communities in language, sound and imagery.
We have very clearly defined plans and timelines for achieving the required outcomes. It is however, the way we get there that we see as being as important as what we wind up with.
Whilst there is an imperative for task and outcome we have found the need to adapt to a changing work environment and think creatively on the job.
Some Of Our Clients
"At Tiwi College we have worked with Steve and Wayne from Realtone on different projects for a number of years. Being located in a remote isolated location working with Indigenous students of the Tiwi Islands can present unique challenges. Steve and Wayne are easy to engage with and are always 100% committed to the project with careful consideration to detail resulting in age and culturally appropriate content. The outcomes of the projects are professional, quality productions with lasting impact and an uplifting effect on all involved."
Tammy Abala/ Shane Tipuamantimirri
Tiwi College Academy Culture Program Coordinators
“Watching Wayne and Steve work with young people to help them create their own stories and experiences into music and film has been an absolute privilege. The way that Wayne and Steve engage, support and nurture young people in the creative process and build skills, interest and exposure to development of music videos is such an empowering process. We cannot recommend them more highly! We hope to be able to work with them again soon in Central Australia.”
Co-ordinator of the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group
"Realtone have facilitated music programs with Red Dust Role Models (nationally and internationally) for the last 10 years. Their unique community development music program supports young people and their families to create a song and music video that expresses their cultural values, and shares messages of health and strength. Whilst being a part of their programs I've witnessed the positive impact that Realtones' process driven approach has in empowering and increasing the confidence of the community members involved as they are given a voice through their music to share their cultural knowledge and healthy lifestyle choices."
Lara Davenport OAM
Healthy Living Program Coordinator, Red Dust Role Models
"The Victorian Black Saturday Bushfires in 2009 had a devastating effect on so many rural communities with significant loss of life, property and community. The public response was powerful and emphatic, and as a result provided the opportunity to fund and co-design innovative supports.
Based on his reputation, in my role as the then Director of the Salvation Army’s Programs, I engaged Steve Lane of Realtone on a consultancy basis to assist in the design of a 5-year program to work with vulnerable young people in the affected areas
Steve led the design of a Youth and Music Program which was evidenced based, therapeutic and flexible, and not only award winning but more importantly provided positive and sustainable outcomes for young people and their families.
We were fortunate to then secure Steve’s ongoing employment as a Music Specialist which strongly contributed to the successful implementation and ongoing service delivery phases.
Speaking as someone with 30 years’ experience in the community sector, I view Steve’s unique combination of skills is quite rare and incredibly valuable.
Steve can engage equally well in the theoretical and conceptual, as he does spending time with young people and families working through complex issues, and brings technical skills from the music industry that are highly professional.
For these reasons I strongly recommend Steve and Realtone"
NT State Manager, Save the Children Australia