Mountain Equipment Co-Op

Victoria Race Series - Royal Roads

  • CLIENT: MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP

  • SERVICE: VIDEO PRODUCTION

  • LENGTH: 4 VIDEOS, VARIOUS LENGTHS

  • BUDGET: SEE BELOW

The summer stop on the MEC Victoria Race Series took us to the beautiful setting of Royal Roads University and the shores of the Esquimalt Lagoon. Unlike the first two events, weather was absolutely no concern for the runners or the video crew today.

The half marathon runners kicked things off with a jaunt around the forest trails on campus, where Alex was stationed to capture the excitement and enthusiasm at the start/finish line. After navigating the winding roads, the 10K group also made the swing down to Esquimalt Lagoon, which made for some unforgettable imagery for Mike & Owen who were working the drone camera. There aren't many events that keep us on our toes like these races do, but it's always a fun challenge to be in the right place at the right moment.

Now our focus shifts to creating an event wrap-up video, which will feature highlights from the first three races and comments from some of the runners... stay tuned!


Victoria Race Series - Thetis Lake

  • CLIENT: MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP

  • SERVICE: VIDEO PRODUCTION

  • LENGTH: 4 VIDEOS, VARIOUS LENGTHS

  • BUDGET: SEE BELOW

The second installment of the MEC Victoria Race Series was held on Easter Sunday at Thetis Lake, a fantastic circuit around one of the Capital Region's most popular lakes.  

Though the skies were cloudy and wind swirling through the trees that morning, it wasn’t enough of a breeze to keep our DJI Inspire drone down. And it's a good thing - we were shooting over the water after all, and didn't want to have to place that call to the insurance company.

In order to cover all corners of the race course our team split up, with Amanda covering the start and finish of the runners’ journeys, while Mike and Alex took mid-course duties, capturing the participants as they persevered through the rolling trails.

It's always a pleasure to watch the enthusiasm at the start line, the determination at the 5km point and the jubilation at the finish! We can't wait to round out the series with Race Three at Royals Roads in June! 


Victoria Race Series - Lochside Trail

  • CLIENT: MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP

  • SERVICE: VIDEO PRODUCTION

  • LENGTH: 4 VIDEOS, VARIOUS LENGTHS

  • BUDGET: $3,000-$5,000

Every year, MEC Victoria hosts five running races open to the public, each consisting of a 5 km and 10 km route. Locations vary around Greater Victoria, including trails such as Lochside, Thetis Lake, and the Galloping Goose.

We are working with MEC to create a round-up video feature on these series, as well as a teaser video prior to each event. And we're off to a great start - the first race at Lochside Trail in January was undoubtedly our wettest shoot yet but we came back with some solid material to share.

All it took was some rain coats, plastic bags and some innovative shots (namely holding tripods in the air) when we could not use our drone due to the wet conditions. But we had fun capturing the spirit and determination of these runners and look forward to a picturesque (and dryer) second event in March at Thetis Lake! We'll see you there.