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  • Arriving in Kathmandu

    Arriving in Kathmandu

    Here I am caught on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is hard to describe the¬†cacophony¬†of visual and audio stimulus. Horns signal the passing of motorbikes, bells ring from Hindu meditations, hammers slam against concrete blocks… and all the while you are assaulted with the smells of curries and garbage, pollution and incense. What brings me here? Well, it’s not to be a typical vacationer or trekker of the Himalayas. I’ve been commissioned by CAWST produce a documentary resource about […]

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  • Canon 60D for New Videographers (Part 2)

    Canon 60D for New Videographers (Part 2)

    One project behind me and I was prepared to invest more into the DSLR as a video camera. Magic Lantern My first next step was to install Magic Lantern. It’s an incredible open source firmware written by some enterprising filmmakers that adds many useful video and photo features to the Canon 60D. I wish I had installed it earlier! I was initially reluctant to because I was in the middle of the project and didn’t want to “brick” my camera. […]

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  • Canon 60D for the New Videographer (Part 1)

    Canon 60D for the New Videographer (Part 1)

    What this post is about… This post is for new or aspiring videographers like me who happened to get their hands on a Canon 60D. Shooting video with a DSLR is all the rage now and there’s plenty of info out on the Internet, but for my own records, I thought I’d track a few of the things I’ve learned along the way in my transition to shooting video with DSLR. Why I bought the Canon 60D… There may be […]

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  • My First Dramatic Film

    My First Dramatic Film

    I got to direct and edit my first dramatic short film! My crew and actors were comprised of a group of adults on the Eden Valley aboriginal reserve, none of who had technical or acting experience. We had less than five days to learn the basics, come up with a script, and shoot it. And you know what? Despite the lighting not being quite right and the camera framing off, the story had an authenticity to it which really moved […]

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  • Meet the Human Race

    Meet the Human Race

    This is quite possibly the most important video I have cut together to date. Not because I shot it. In fact, I’ve taken liberally from Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s HOME, BBC’s Journey of Man, and Ronald Wright’s Short History of Progress. It’s important not because the ideas are original. They are drawn from Leadership Calgary and from the work of the Action Studies Institute. It’s important because it’s a vivid reminder to me every day that I am part of the human […]

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