Highlights from the past few years of directing and shooting that includes documentary, commercial, broadcast tv, and music video content. I generally direct or shoot on a project and am often sent into the field by myself to acquire adventure content. However, I also light and shoot studio projects that range from product videos and commercials to music videos. Here is a break-down of the projects and my role in sequence:

1. “Muni” – Adventure Documentary Short for Telus Optik Local ~ Director.
This film has been a finalist at film festivals in Canada and the UK. Camera operator was Michael Klekamp with the Sony FS7.

2. “River Surfing” – Adventure Documentary Short for Telus Optik Local ~ Director & Steadicam Op.
Camera operator was Michael Klekamp with the Sony FS7.

3. “underExposed” – Broadcast TV Series for APTN & CBC ~ Director of Photography.
Shot several episodes across Canada including mountain biking, skiing, dogsledding, and snowboarding. All shot on the Sony FS700.

4. “Future Legends” – Broadcast TV Series ~ Director of Photography.
Working solo, I shot two episodes in Kamloops, BC to provide the sports B-roll for the production company in Toronto. Shot with Sony FS7 including handheld moving shots while snowboarding.

5. “Beauty in the Backcountry” – Adventure Documentary Short for Telus Optik Local ~ Director & B-Cam Operator.
A proper backcountry adventure with camera operator Michael Klekamp and two Sony FS7’s.

6. “Conquering Ghost Ice” – Adventure Documentary Short for Telus Optik Local ~ Director & Field Producer.
Shot by camera operators Michael Klekamp and John Price with the Ghost Wilderness, this short film has been selected as a finalist at film festivals in Canada and the UK.

7. “Brewster Gondola” – Commercial shoot for Joe Media Group ~ Camera Operator with MoVi M15.
Shooting for Rory Hinds of Mine Films and DOP Barry Berona, I spent an entire day shooting with a fully rigged MoVi M15.

8. “Thule” – Product Videos ~ Producer, Director, & DOP.
Produced a series of product and safety videos for Thule Global. Shared the DOP duties with Rory Hinds of Mine Films.

9. “nextCity” – Web Commercial for City of Calgary ~ Director of Photography.
Two-day shoot with the Canon C300 in Calgary.

10. “Banff Tourism” – Travel content for Compass Light Productions ~ Director of Photography.
Self-shooting DOP with the Sony A7s and Zeiss ZF glass, spending two days with various characters around Banff, AB.

11. “Take It Slowly” – Xani Kolac music video ~ Filmmaker.
My first music video that I lit, shot, and edited. The string effects were accomplished in camera. Nominated for Best Editor at the AMPIA awards.

12. ” Painted Black” – Music video for Airrick Woodhead. Filmmaker.
Lit, shot and edited this piece using in-camera effects and VHS tape glitching – mostly shot on a very old VHS camera.

13. ” Heartburn” – Video Art Projection Project ~ Filmmaker.
Experimental video art work where I shoot individual plates and then compose live along with audio reactivity for video projections.

Directed by Craig Hall

The Beethoven Recordings by The Afiara Quartet

Painted Black Unofficial Music Video

Sample Corporate/HR Video - A Day in The Life of a Land Surveyor

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