Over the past couple of years I’ve been working on a project with film maker Louise Abbott for the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Organisation (COTA). They needed a video showcasing the opportunities that exist now and in future for Cree youth to work in tourism.
Multiple shoots in winter and summer in the Quebec’s north, in Cree communities such as Chisasibi, Mistissini, East Main, Oujé-Bougamou and in Montreal, Ontario, etc. in challenging conditions. It was a real adventure. I was the main cameraman and worked on the final edit as well.
I bought a 3DR Solo drone to use with my GoPro Hero 4 Black. I’m using it for fun at the moment, learning how to fly and making a few videos. I plan to do Ground School and eventually start using it for paid work if the changing regulations in Canada ever become conducive to getting into the field. At the moment, it’s difficult, but at least I can enjoy it as a hobby for a while. Here’s a video I did while up north for a recent trip to Oujé-Bougoumou and Eastmain:
I made another video for CMLabs in Montreal. I’ve been shooting in 4K for a while now on a Panasonic GH4 but usually to take advantage of being able to zoom into the frame during editing 1080p videos. This is the first video that I kept and delivered in 4K. Check it out:
Here’s an excerpt from an interview with George Bowser, of Bowser and Blue. Part of my ongoing documentary project on them. He spontaneously launches into a Lucien Bouchard (Quebec politician) impression, one he uses often in their act. Thanks to my friend, filmmaker Erik Mockus, for helping with the shoot.