Wilson's Transportation

BC Ferries Connector

  • CLIENT: Wilson's transportation

  • SERVICE: VIDEO PRODUCTION

  • LENGTH: 90 SECONDS

  • BUDGET: $1,500-$2,500

This spring we connected with the team at Wilson's Transportation to begin highlighting their growing list of services to Vancouver Island and British Columbia commuters. One of their latest endeavors is a partnership with BC Ferries to provide daily trips between downtown Vancouver & downtown Victoria.

Always looking for a challenge, our team decided that we would try and catch all of the necessary elements for this video (except aerials) in just one day!

We met the Wilson's team on the morning sailing to Vancouver and captured the ticket sales agent on board. Then we rolled over to the beautiful Pacific Central Terminal building in the heart of Vancouver to shoot sequences with passengers loading onto the bus, and the Connector rolling back out of town toward the Island. Then the challenge was to beat the bus back to the Tsawwassen terminal for a couple of shots, and then to downtown Victoria to complete the visual journey... it was almost 300km on the odometer by the end of the trip! 

Later in the week we returned to the Swartz Bay terminal and, in coordination with BC Ferries & NavCanada, shot drone footage of the ferry arriving in North Saanich, completing the trip and all of the elements required for the BC Ferries Connector vignette. It's a fantastic service at an affordable price, and we're sure you'll see one of the Wilson's buses traversing the highway before long!