Cody Coyote Music Video

Cody Coyote, a First Nations Hip Hop artist based out of Ottawa was in the Yukon last week to shoot his new music video "Northern Lights" with local collaborators Vision Quest. We decided on a  concept that would show the beauty of the North (Cody had never seen a real mountain before coming to the Yukon) and highlight some of the Yukon FN youth in their traditional regalia. Our first location was Emerald Lake (a 45 minute drive from Whitehorse), known for the emerald-like soil that shimmers below the surface. I suppose it could just as easily be called "Northern Lights Lake" as it fit pretty nicely with the title of the song. Here are a few BTS pics from the shoot. The final video should launch in a few weeks.

***An article on Cody Coyote for CBC News "Aboriginal hip-hop artist Cody Coyote visits Yukon for music video shoot":

****Interview with Dave White for CBC Radio: 

Behind The Scenes with Dr. Oakley

A few months back I got a call from Variable, a New York film collective that does some pretty amazing commercial work. They were on their way to the Yukon to shoot a promo for the National Geographic Wild's Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet show, and were looking for someone to shoot a Behind The Scenes video of their shenanigans. Needless to say, I was stoked to have the opportunity. They flew in a team of 12 or so people from all over the states and BC: the camera team was from LA, the Producers/Director from NY, a Drone team from Nashville, and even a trained bald eagle from Victoria (I guess they didn't trust the local eagles after that whole Eagle Cam/Dog's breakfast fiasco). It was also good to see one or two familiar Yukon faces on set too. Although the weather was uncooperative, from herding buffalo with a drone to catching eagles and chasing horses, it was definitely one of the wildest shoots I've been on...I guess that's to be expected when working for Nat. Geo. Wild!

Check out the final video here:
*Disclaimer: I didn't shoot the drone or super slow mo shots.