This past month has been one of the most intense experiences of my career. I’ve just wrapped shooting 21 days on a German Movie-Of-The-Week titled “River of Life: Yukon”. Apparently this series is broadcast on Germany’s second largest cable network and has an audience of 8 million people! My role on the project was B-Camera Operator and while it was long hours (averaging 15 hrs a day), it was an amazing experience. Working closely with the cinematographer Ralf Noack (http://www.ralfnoack.com) I was able to learn a great deal - like how to light a scene with a flamethrower or do a tracking shot on a wolf as it sprints towards camera. Aside from the opportunity to work with an amazing team of Yukoners, Germans, Austrians, Vancouverites and a single Australian, I think one of the highlights was “fishing” for shots on an important scene and getting a big hi-5 from the director as she said “that was beautiful!” I can’t wait to see the final cut - I just hope it has English subtitles!
Amazing Race Canada hired me as a camera operator for their Dawson City episode. It was pretty cool to see how such a massive operation comes together and to see my work on the most popular TV show in Canada! I started the day with a 5:00am call time in order to go up to The Dome (the mountain that looms over the city) and capture a timelapse of the sunrise. I then went on to Diamond Tooth Girties where I was based for the rest of the day. I didn't wrap until ~8:00pm. It was a long day, but seeing my footage from Girties and the timelapse in the show's opening credits (at a ratio of 2 hours of shooting : 2 seconds of timelapse) was............AMAZING!
Westside Studio came all the way from Toronto to shoot a commercial for ECO Canada. I was brought on board as the 2nd AC. It was a beautiful day of shooting out on the Wheaton River...I just wish I had time to throw a few flies in the water!
I was hired by CPAC to do a quick news segment on the new Kwanlin Dun First Nation baseball field that is being partially funded by the Toronto Blue Jays, and how the field is an example of Truth and Reconciliation.
I recently was brought on as the editor for an educational documentary about Indigenous students ' experienced in academia. It touches upon the factors that lead to higher dropout rates than non-Indigenous students and how institutions can support indigenous students throughout their academic careers. I was also brought on board to help light and shoot the main studio interview with Angela.