"You Know Me" - DGS Samurai Champs | Music Video

March 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

"You Know Me" is the third single from the "Crayons" EP, by DGS Samurai Champs.

We filmed this video over a couple of evenings in Saskatoon. Most of this was shot in low light or available light conditions, with just some minor fill light added in with battery powered LED panels. We were shooting pretty quickly and needed to get setup in short amounts of time. Most of the fill was done with an Aputure AL-M9, which is a tiny and very portable LED. I also used an Aputure Amaran HR672S for one of the scenes.

On the camera side, we are back to the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. We needed some fast lenses, so I selected some Zeiss ZF Primes along with the Metabones BMPCC Speedbooster. We wanted a slow feeling for the performance scenes, so they were filmed at 30fps on a sped up version of the song, and slowed down to 24fps for the edit. Regular slow motion scenes were filmed at 60fps. Everything was filmed in RAW 3:1 and processed through DaVinci Resolve.

Equipment Used:

-Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

-Metabones Nikon to BMPCC Speedbooster

-Zeiss ZF 28mm f/2.0 Lens

-Zeiss ZF 50mm f/1.4 Lens

-Ikan VL35 3.5" EVF Monitor

-Aputure AL-M9 LED Light

-Aputure Amaran HR672S LED Light

-SmallRig Shoulder Rig

-Zhiyun Crane V2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer


"At Least a Million" - Unkle Adams | Music Video

October 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

"At Least a Million" is the newest single from Unkle Adams. This is a fun song that is about feeling like you have a million dollars, even if you might be broke or in an unfortunate situation.

Scenes from the video were shot all over the city of Regina, over the course of a 2 day weekend. The video consists of a variety of performance scenes, as well as several mini stories. Getting this much content filmed over just 2 days is always a challenge, so things moved pretty quickly and was more of a run and gun style shoot.

The camera used was the Olympus E-M1 Mark II, recorded straight to Pro Res on an Atomos Ninja Flame recorder. Due to the speed at which we were working, most scenes were shot handheld on the Olympus 12-100mm f/4 PRO Lens. Some of the performance scenes were done using a Zhiyun Crane V2 with the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO Lens. Additionally we also incorporated a couple drone scenes using the YUNEEC Q500.

Indoor scenes were lit with a mixture of natural or existing light sources and an Aputure LS 1/2w. Everything was exposed by eye, using a custom LUT that I created and loaded into the Atomos monitor. The video was color graded and edited in DaVinci Resolve.

Equipment Used:

-Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Camera

-Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4.0 PRO Lens

-Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO Lens

-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" Recording Monitor

-Aputure Light Storm LS 1/2w LED Light Panel

-Zhiyun Crane V2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

-SLR Magic Variable ND Filter

-YUNEEC Q500 Typhoon Quadcopter


"Who The Hell" - Merlando | Music Video

August 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

"Who The Hell" is the third single from the album "Red Pocket", by Merlando. Yeah, that's me I guess. Buy my album.

I worked on this one here and there over the last month and finally finished it when I felt like actually doing some work.

The basement rap scenes were filmed at my grandparent's house. It features a lot of art from my grandfather, Roger Ing. We shot this using the Olympus E-M1 Mark II, along with a Tokina AT-X PRO 28-70mm f/2.6-2.8 lens, and a SLR Magic 12mm f/1.6 lens. Shots were done with a shoulder rig or Zhiyun Crane V2. Lighting was done using Aputure LS 1S and HR672S lights.

The product macro shots were done at home on a tripod, using the Olympus 12-100mm f/4 PRO lens, also lit with the Aputure HR672S lights.

Equipment Used:

-Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

-Metabones Nikon to M43 Speed Booster

-Tokina AT-X Pro 28-70mm f/2.6-2.8 Lens

-SLR Magic 12mm f/1.6 Hyperprime Lens

-Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 PRO Lens

-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" Recording Monitor

-Aputure Light Storm LS 1s & Aputure Amaran HR672S LED Lights

-SmallRig Shoulder Rig

-CAME-TV Tripod

-Zhiyun Crane V2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer


Trifecta Music Festival 2016 | Highlight Video

August 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Trifecta Music Festival was a free music festival held in Regina's City Square Plaza, on August 19th & 20th, 2016. The lineup included over 30 creative artists from Saskatchewan, spanning multiple genres.

I was responsible for shooting and editing the festival video. I also had assistance from Kellen Rock, David Carnegie and Dylan Dobrescu in covering the event. I am very glad we had a team of shooters to take on this project, as it was pretty difficult to capture all the details as just one person.

I kept things pretty simple for this event, and shot everything on my Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and Panasonic Leica 25mm lens, all on a shoulder rig. I used RAW 3:1 and 50fps to create the slow motion footage. Grading and editing was done in DaVinci Resolve.

Equipment Used:

-Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

-Blackmagic Video Assist 5" Monitor

-Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 Lens

-SLR Magic Variable ND Filter

-SmallRig Shoulder Rig


"Love Never Felt So Good" - The Salsa Bachata Hip Hop Project | Dance Video

August 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

"Love Never Felt So Good" is the 2nd dance collaboration video from The Salsa Bachata Hip Hop Group, which contains members from dance group Continual Surrender.

This video was filmed during a late afternoon/early evening in the Regina Cathedral area. We completed it all within a few hours and faced some challenges with the constant changing in lighting conditions from the moving sun and clouds.

The entire shot was done on a shoulder rig with no additional stabilization equipment. This is possible due to Olympus' 5-Axis Sync Image Stabilization with the E-M1 Mark II camera body and the Olympus 12-100mm PRO lens. This has become my favorite all around lens for the system just due to how versatile it is. While the in body image stabilization isn't quite a full substitute for an actual gimbal stabilizer, it can definitely work in quick shooting situations where you need to get a lot of shots done and not be tied down by your equipment.

I also used an Atomos Ninja Flame monitor to record the footage to Pro Res LT straight to an SSD card, at 23.976 fps. Having my own custom LUTs to load onto the monitor really aided in setting the correct exposure for each shot while the sun levels kept changing. I then brought all the footage into DaVinci Resolve for color grading and editing.

Equipment Used:

-Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

-Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 PRO Lens

-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" Recording Monitor

-SmallRig Shoulder Rig

-SLR Magic Variable ND Filter

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