Karl and Two Tepees
August 19 2014

Writer / director Katie Tallo and DOP Karl Roeder are working hard this summer for Bossy Jossy Production's Parks Canada Métis Heritage Sites project.  Rocky Mountain House today and then on the road to  Jasper!  45 days in total:  Winnipeg, Lower Fort Garry, Grasslands National Park, Fort Walsh, Batouche, Fort Smith, Wood Buffalo, and Fort Chip are some of their stops! 

Working on the weekend…
August 10 2014

Isn’t so bad when you’re working with a good looking crew like this! Producer Vanessa Peral, Director Jacques Mènard, DOP Scott Plante, Sound Don Stewart, and Gaffer/Grip Roland Marckwort. Oh and they’re very good at what they do too!

That's one handsome camera on the left!
June 11 2014

Affinity is providing equipment for Slalom Productions' Reve de Champlain documentary series shooting in Quebec, Ontario, the United States and France.  Can't wait to see this entertaining history lesson come to life!

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70th Anniversary of D Day
June 06 2014

It was an honour to attend and record the ceremony, June 6, 2014.

May 30 2014

I forgot how much fun it is to travel and shoot with a crew. We had triple the fun on our recent Emergency Response shoot. Over three days, we had three crews working their "you know what’s" off. Crew 1: Jacques Menard - Director, Scott Plante - Camera, Don Stewart - Sound. Crew 2: The News Team: Jim Alexander - Writer / Director, Garry Lackner - Camera, Chris Newton - Sound, Enrico Pradal -Teleprompter / Editing, Chris Coote - Lead Editor, Kathie Donovan - News Reporter, Sylvain Landry - News Anchor and Crew 3: B-Roll: Ted Parkes and Jeff Reyes (Toronto).

Highlights were seeing Chris Newton and Don Stewart get into geek talk, Scott making a beige room interesting, watching the calmness that is Jacques Menard and Jim Alexander make it all happen, Chris getting us on track, Garry giving us a tour of his childhood, working and being inspired by the sunny professional team of Kathie and Sylvain, Rico wearing three hats, delivering 9 complete videos on site, discovering that Whitby has some really good restaurants and the wonderful staff of the Residence Inn.

My feet still hurt!