I had to go to Chibougamau, Quebec for an ongoing project for the Cree. I brought my drone along for fun and got a chance to fly around a bit. Here’s a quick photo:
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 just completed a few videos for Nubik, a Salesforce and FinancialForce implementation company based in Montreal. They wanted to have some customer stories to support their marketing.
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:
I’ve been working on some videos lately for CMLabs in Montreal. Here’s a sample, a simulator training module for backhoe operators.
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.
I updated my commercial voice demo recently. Here it is:
I posted here about a project I’m working on with filmmaker Louise Abbott and cabinet maker Niels Jensen of Rural Route Communications. Niels Jensen specializes in custom-made fine cabinet work. He is based in Tomifobia, in the Eastern Townships. His work can be found in many prestigious homes in the area and beyond.
He explained to me that he likes to consider the effort that the tree put in to producing the wood he uses. With that in mind, he finds projects to use the left over pieces that might otherwise be discarded. One of these projects is custom cutting boards. We have one of his boards in our home that has seen constant use for years now. Out of the kindness of his heart he decided to make me another using pieces of the log that was raised from the bottom of Lake Memphremagog after having lain there since the 19th century.
Apparently logs that were being floated to the mill would sometimes sink, especially the heavier hard woods. Because of the conditions at the bottom, they don’t deteriorate and can be used today if retrieved.
Niels is now in the middle of building a table out of the log and we are documenting the process.
The photo shows the new cutting board, with the first one he made for me behind. Niels Jensen’s website can be found here.
I just completed the shoot and edit of a new video for CMLabs, a simulator development company in Montreal. Check it out:
I was fortunate to have the chance to interview Rick Blue, of Bowser and Blue, Canada’s iconic musical comedy duo. I’m working on a documentary about them. Here’s a short excerpt.