Photography
July 26, 2017

Natalie + Sylvain Engagement

I met Sylvain and Natalie at their gorgeous home in the east end of Ottawa for some tea and dessert. I didn't feel well that evening, so I took Natalie up on her offer to try the immune booster tea.…
Behind the ScenesBusinessCinematography
November 23, 2016

The stranger who wants your story

Our answer was no..... Recently, we’ve received emails from companies looking to free up our time. Time, that according to them, is not well spent, and said activity should be outsourced to them for completion. In other words, there is…
CinematographyProductionReflectionTechnical
October 2, 2016

URSA Mini 4.6K Review

The URSA Mini 4.6K (EF) is a deeply engaging camera. It sits on the shoulders of its many past iterations: the Cinema Camera, Pocket Camera, Cinema Camera 4K, and its older sibling — what I like to call — the URSA Major. But where…
August 24, 2016 in Motivation, Photography, Reflection

Existential Sadness and the Collective Experience

Foreword For me, shooting has always come with a sense of place and motion. It was always while in motion, on a visit to a new city, while traversing difficult terrains, or roaming an unfamiliar road that inspired me to…
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June 1, 2016 in Behind the Scenes, Business, Cinematography, Photography

SuraiTea using “business as a force for good”

In November 2015, Canadians learned the government would be resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada in a span of months. It seemed like a daunting task, impossible to some, but thousands of Canadians poured their hearts into accomplishing this goal…
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March 16, 2016 in Editing, Technical

A Few Things About Editing

Premiere Pro Tips Whether you’re editing an interview or the next Oscar worthy motion picture, when you’re dealing with an editing process, there needs to be a proper and efficient way to go from step A to Z. This process,…
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February 29, 2016 in Cinematography, Motivation

Cinematography and Magic

“The means of expression can become so exquisitus that you wind up expressing nothing.” Dai Vernon quoting Da Vinci. What does film have in common with magic? It can be easy to lose ourselves in acquiring the newest shiny piece of gear…
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February 28, 2016 in Art, Motivation

Motivation of A Director

I’ve left a dreaded corporate job to dedicate the hours to the benign, to all things kind and gentle. The word creative is all too often used in my day to day and within my profession. Yet, I don’t believe…
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February 28, 2016 in Behind the Scenes, Production

NBA – The Arts and Youths

When a gesture of encouragement is made, be it from person to person or a large multinational corporation to a small community, the effects are often similar and positive. In 2015, the NBA in collaboration with VIBE Arts, a Toronto based…
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February 25, 2016 in Behind the Scenes, Business, Cinematography, Production, Sport

The Story of Almonte and Basketball

We are proud of Almonte. When we received the call from the NBA to discover and produce this little video, we had no idea that we'd be working with one of the most endearing communities in Canada. It is hard to…
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February 19, 2016 in Cinematography, Technical

Into the great OSMO

It was about 5 years ago that I stepped into the mega B&H store in New York City. My mission: to purchase the almighty GlideCam HD-4000 and its accompanying bells and whistles. I thought to myself: “This was it!” I’d…
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August 18, 2014 in Behind the Scenes, Production

Behind the Scenes

When I joined Cloud in the Sky Studios last year, it was an exciting yet intimidating experience. It still is at times. I was stepping into a world I knew nothing about yet fascinated by its technical and artistic beauty.…
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February 26, 2014 in Cinematography, Reflection

On the Importance of Camera Movement

A few months ago I was watching a movie at home. And I like watching movies at home, not just because of the quick and easy access to food. It has this allure of being in a place where your…
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February 15, 2014 in Reflection

Budapest and the Story

There, again I sat thinking about all the things, reasons, lives and histories of this city, of Budapest. On that thin, wobbling coffee table, my camera and a little book by Ishiguro. In that moment and to myself, I was…
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November 28, 2013 in Technical

A 5D Raw Adventure

It doesn't feel that long ago that RED released their ONE camera, a camera that would change the landscape out in Hollywood, no less the filmmaking world. In 2006 when the ONE was announced at NAB, there were numerous cameras…
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October 2, 2013 in Cinematography

Opus Cinematography

I must emphasize that Joseph Truong really excels at crafting stories with exotic locations while filmmaking, and when he had asked me about coming on board for an adventure that would span from the plains of Africa to France’s Côte-d’Azur,…
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