Spent most of this autumn in the mountains surrounded by a glorious palette of colour. Wandering across the province working with the Travel Alberta crew was an incredible experience: searching for bears in Banff, the postcard prefect view of Moraine Lake, close encounters with wildlife in Waterton and a look back in time at Heritage Park in Calgary.
A 12km hike transported us through an extreme seasonal change, from the last warmth of summer to the vibrance of fall ending in snowy mountain tops to find golden larch trees. The best part was wonderful memories shared working with another fantastic crew - especially another great mentor of mine, Shaun Henning!
Along the way we met some wonderful people with great stories or fascinating facts to share and I was also lucky enough to meet digital nomad Andrew Evans and his cameraman Josh Newman from National Geographic!
Filming the behind the scenes of Clearwater Documentary's latest project “Human” was quite the dream! Such a pleasure working with a wonderfully adventurous crew in the beautiful landscapes of Grand Cache. Especially since some of my mentors, Daron and aAron were shooting the Sony F55 and Phantom Miro - not to mention Brett's (steadicam operator) cameo as a neanderthal!!! Plus it's always a treat to watch SkyMotion flying their helicopter RED Epic unit around! Wait until you see the gorgeous costumes, wicked makeup and high speed animal shots in these fantastic re-enactments!
Happy to announce the release of Shred Kelly’s "New Black" music video!!! I had an absolute blast filming with the band, cast and crew out in Camrose at Silver Creek Paintball. Here are a few more behind the scene photos taken by my lovely friend Kenya.
The Cheatahs: Dylan Rhys Howard, Cody Sparshu and Lee Savage Extras: Sean, Neil, Holly, Rory and Tory
Producers: Shred Kelly and Christina Ienna Director: Christina Ienna Assistant Director: Justin Evans Cinematographer: Shaun Henning Camera Assistant: Holly Mazur Wardrobe and Photography: Kenya Hushagen Art Director (Prep): Lindsay McIntrye Prop Master: Agata Palka Best Boy: Troy Woodbeck Grip: Rory Fidler Locations and Grip: Shawn Knievel Edit and Colour Grade: Christina Ienna
Just wrapped working the tail end of a 35mm Feature Film called “Cut Bank” with a cast of huge stars Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bruce Dern and John Malkovich. It was such an incredible experience working for Cinematographer Ben Richardson (Beasts of The Southern Wild) and Director Matt Shakman!
Huge thank you to the camera team especially Dean and Andy for taking me on as a camera trainee and teaching me so much! What an amazing and talented group of folks!
Produced and Directed Shred Kelly’s music video “New Black”
So this is the part where I brag and brag about all the AMAZING FOLKS that helped me with Shred Kelly’s hilariously awesome music video shoot! Shaun Henning the magic man behind the camera! Kenya Rae on Retro Rad Costumes, Lindsay on Art Direction Prep with Agata Palka Set Decorating on site. Shawn Knievel and Klayton for letting us use Silver Creek Paintball facility - coolest place to shoot we couldn’t stop filming stuff! Justin Evans Assistant Directing making sure my crew was happy and fed! Troy Woodbeck and Rory lending some strong hands in the Grip Dept! Holly Gripping and Camera Assisting! My wonderful roommates for patiently let us film at the house yesterday! My lovely cast of troublemaking “Cheatahs” Dylan Bennett Rhys Howard Cody and Lee, all the extras that came out and finally Shred Kelly for letting me direct their new video and being good sports in the rain, mud and heat!
Can’t wait to show off everyone’s hard work soon! Truly blessed to work with such a talented and dedicated group of people! Thank you for everything!