An Example Reel

While my photographic interests aren’t really about story-telling, I often shoot video with a story in mind.  Sometimes, it’s just a one-off event.  Sometimes it’s a series with the same subject but from a slightly different perspective (that I might try and sell as stock footage). And then at other times, I’ve created a series to bring to light different perspectives of my local community that most people don’t experience. There are more of the latter in the works.
The video to the left is an example of a reel I assembled for a stock agency. It’s a good example of typical video I like to capture. (1080p with audio)
For the best viewing experience, watch these videos on the largest screen possible. Most are created at 4K resolution.

A Trent Hills Moment

River Mist at Sunrise | Daybreak at Lions Beach | Victoria Day Weekend
Crowe Bridge in Winter | The Golden Eyes Return | Daybeak in Hastings
Ice Forming on the Trent

These videos showcase the community I’ve called home for the last 35 years. Campbellford, now part of the Municipality of Trent Hills (also including Hastings, Warkworth, and the surround townships). It’s rolling countryside with the Trent Severn Waterway slicing then meandering through it. Most of the land is used for crops and pasture–it’s farming country–but there is still a lot of woodlands and bush. The TransCanada Trail also cuts through and Ferris Provincial Park is immediately adjacent to Campbellford. 

Examples of My Stock Video

Fabyan Trestle Bridge, Alberta

The steel trestle was designed by the Grand Trunk Pacific (GTP) railway as part of the company’s westward construction to Edmonton. With the Battle River valley meandering west to east, a bridge had to be built in order to continue the westward trek, with its current location the most viable. Upon completion, it was the largest railway structure in Canada until the Lethbridge Viaduct was completed in August 1909.

Theses videos were produced as for stock footage. There is no audio. Captured after sunset in late September, 2020. Editing assistance by Ralf Happel.

Striped Cucumber Beetles Mating

These videos were shot in my back garden originally in 4k. A total of 5 videos were produced (successfully) for stock footage. Although video closeups of mating beetles might seem odd, it’s the odd videos that sell.

Ninety Seconds of Winter Lake Ice at Port Dalhousie

On a beautiful winters morning along the south shore of Lake Ontario, I headed out to capture the ice formations along the shoreline. This is a collage of the videos I shot that morning in St. Catharines.  The individual clips were stripped of audio and limited to no more than 30 seconds.

With editing assistance from Ralf Happel
Werkstatt. Digitale Medienproduktion / Groß-Gerau, Germany /

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