I Grew up skateboarding in Fort smith NT, I left fort smith to attend VFS (Vancouver Film School) spent about 4 years in Vancouver BC before being scouted out by Amos Scott and brought back to the north to edit and film his show on APTN - Dene A Journey....traveling with that TV show to so many communities I was immersed back into the northern life style :) and I have not left since.
My favourite moment after a crazy long project is watching people’s reactions to the work that goes into some of my tasks – it’s funny how much work can go into 2 minutes of motion design to have someone watch it with ease and they have no idea how long you spent on those 2 minutes, it’s like skateboarding you see one crazy big trick and , but don't see your attempts or wipe outs - they only see the outcome and they people can toss it away like it was nothing.
I don't think like that.
I joined the project for the challenge of learning to work with the 360-footage mixed with motion design and 3D assets - just seems like a fun digital work you can walk in.
I would like to see more collaborated projects with mixed medias and mixed talents.
To anyone who is wanted to get-in to this line of work I would advise them to find a mentor see what worked for them and what did not, don't waste time thinking should I do it - if you want something to happen don't wait - make it happen - create & developed your own style through trial and error have fun with it :)
The north needs a Media school / art college. This is what I would like to see happen in the north.
My favorite project I've work on in the north so far would be working on “Dene A Journey” and all the locations we traveled to and all the amazing people I met within those beautiful remote communities within the NWT.
If I could partner with anyone I would choose a cloned version of myself - this way I would get more work done!
My next big project is starting my own digital studio in Fort Smith and continue to work on a 3D animated dene legends story for NCS productions