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Island Farms

Dragon Boat Festival Wrap Up

  • CLIENT: ISLAND FARMS

  • SERVICE: VIDEO PRODUCTION

  • SCHEDULE: 1 WEEK

  • BUDGET: $1,500 - $2,000

One of the most inspiring events in Victoria is the annual Dragon Boat Festival where dozens of teams from across North America compete in the Inner Harbour all in support of the fight against breast cancer. Once again, our friends at Island Farms asked us to capture the event and their participation.

We knew that the pace of this video would have to be high to match the energy and enthusiasm on the water. Using cameras stationed on land and on the water, shooting in slow motion, we were able to collect some of the intimate details that make this event special. Our crew also attended the eye dotting ceremony that opens the event, the traditional Chinese prayer ceremony, and the Carnation Toss which salutes cancer survivors.

As always, our team utilized a variety of microphones to ensure we collected the sound of the event as well as the images. Using natural sound in editing helps these videos come to life and pop off the screen. It was an honour to tell the story of the Dragon Boat Festival and we look forward to supporting the event for many years to come.


TC 10K Wrap Up

  • CLIENT: ISLAND FARMS

  • SERVICE: VIDEO PRODUCTION

  • SCHEDULE: 1 WEEK

  • BUDGET: $1,500 - $2,000

Island Farms s a great community partner for many events every year and asked us to help showcase their participation in local events by creating a highlight reel from the day. Every April, the TC10K takes over the streets of Victoria as nearly 10,000 runners and walkers take part in one of the oldest running events in Canada.

Our day began shortly after dawn capturing the elites and amateurs alike in their pre-race routines, but the moment of truth comes at the start line where even our veteran crew triple check that the record light is on before the gun fires. With the runners off to the races, our team jumped into the midst of the action - even using our gimbal stabilizer to run alongside many of the competitors.

Whenever we are out at a community event, using natural sound is the most powerful way to make the viewer feel like they are a part of the experience. Everything you hear in this clip was captured by our microphones - from the high school band performing on stage to the cheers from the crowd on the sidelines.

To help highlight Island Farms, we kept a special eye out for their branding, not the least of which was the post race recovery section where all the runners had a chance to grab a carton of chocolate milk as a recovery drink. Once the race winners had stormed across the line, our team made sure to capture images of runners of all shapes and sizes. No matter what, it’s hard not to feel inspired watching these people cross the finish line.

Spirit 150 Victoria

Week in Review

  • CLIENT: SpIRIT 150

  • SERVICE: VIDEO PRODUCTION

  • SCHEDULE: 1 WEEK

  • BUDGET: N/A

Celebrating 150 years of the country we call home made for one of our most ambitious projects yet, and in the summer of 2017 our entire crew was on deck to pull off the   Spirit 150 celebrations in downtown Victoria!

While our broadcast crew went to work preparing a two-night show from the lawn of the Legislature to entertain thousands in the Canada Day crowd, our production team spent the week exploring the city collecting images and moments from every part of the festivities.

With nightly concerts down at Ship's Point and a host of cultural celebrations throughout the downtown core, there was no shortage of smiles to catch the attention of our lens. Everywhere we looked there was red and white, and an amazing feeling of national pride in the air. It's hard not to appreciate the incredibly diverse tapestry of this country when you take the time to enjoy the talents of just a handful of it's people. 

Our shoot (and video) all culminated in an annual Canada Day tradition in Victoria - the Living Flag. With our drone in the air we had the perfect shot to close out an amazing week of fun, and this wrap up video took centre stage in our Spirit 150 broadcast production, which was watched live by more than 60,000 people in the Inner Harbour and thousands more online. 

Needless to say, Spirit 150 is an event we will forever be proud to have been a part of!


War Canoe Races

  • CLIENT: SpIRIT 150

  • SERVICE: VIDEO PRODUCTION

  • SCHEDULE: 1 WEEK

  • BUDGET: $2,000 - $2,500

Our first major project to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada was capturing the return of traditional First Nations war canoe races to Victoria's Inner Harbour!

More than a century ago many of the local bands would routinely gather to paddle up the Gorge waterway - so event organizers decided to celebrate the history of our diverse community than to reinstate one of the most powerful cultural events you'll ever have to chance to witness.

But the only way to truly appreciate the energy of the rowers (without being in the canoe yourself) is to capture the action from the air. So our team dispatched our DJI Inspire 1 drone to shoot the bulk of this video, complimenting the aerial footage with camera angles both on land and on the water from a safety boat. 

By leveraging the high frame rate shooting capabilities of our production cameras, we were able to collect beautiful slow motion footage of the ceremonial dancers to open the festivities, and then let the power of the war canoes take the show from there.

This final piece was shared hundreds of times online, and also played a central role in our live broadcast production of the Spirit 150 main stage on the Legislature lawn!

Brewery & The Beast

Calgary Wrap Up

  • CLIENT: 17 BLACK EVENTS

  • SERVICE: VIDEO PRODUCTION

  • LENGTH: APPROX. 2 MINUTES

  • BUDGET: $1,500-$2,500

Our team hit the road in August for ourt first prairie shoot at Brewery & the Beast Calgary. The event originated in Victoria in 2012 as a celebration of all things meat, Phillips beer and music, before spreading across the Strait to Vancouver, and now over the Rockies to Calgary. And what a festival it was - Albertans definitely know a thing or two about meat!

The weather and venue couldn’t have been more perfect - a warm, sunny day beaming down on Pumphouse Park, nestled between Calgary’s Roundhouse Theatre and the Bow River. We made the most of our AllSteady Pro gimbal to give the view a point-of-view impression of the event, while recording the live music from Electric Timber Company on our trusty ZoomH4. There's nothing better than capturing the audio right from the source for an event like this!

Our team had a lot of fun capturing the mood of the event all in to a two minute package - and were thrilled to come back and showcase the fourth edition of the Victoria event in September!