Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Rolling! is a short promotional film created by Isaac Schute - ReFrame's highschool placement student - and myself. We had a ton of fun shooting it, although getting a film canister to roll in a straight line, in the snow, while wearing winter gloves, is a lot harder than it looks. Luckily Isaac got the technique down, so if you need anything rolled, he's your man. Enjoy!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Guerrilla Filmmaking 101

Earlier today I had the opportunity to help out with the REELkids Guerrilla Filmmaking Workshop - a day of filmmaking at the Peterborough Public Library with students from Westmount Public School. The groups were challenged to make 1 minute films and the only guideline they had was their last scene had to be "And I used to hate the library!" What they came up with was amazing and more creative than I could have ever imagined - everything from James Bond reconnecting with his father, to a meowing unicorn!

Special thanks to the workshop facilitator, Jared Raab, his assistants Evan & Mike, Mrs. Elliott and especially the student participants. Great job guys!