Category: Film Equipment

Learn the film equipment of Ottawa film maker Mike McKay.

The Top Down Rig

We know that April & May will be slow for us.   It is the time of year where the season doesn’t quite know what to offer in terms of the outdoors.  Weather can be unpredictable and often companies are unsure of what their plan is for media shoots for the upcoming season.   It… Read more »

William Amos Campaign Launch

Over this past winter, a new partnership formed with William Amos in the current Liberal MP for the Pontiac region.  In April, he began his campaign to run again for this coming October election.  No good electoral campaign is complete without a solid media content plan.  Obviously, a large portion of that is in the form… Read more »

Source to Sea on the Pacuare River

Originally published in various media outlets in March 2019: Mathias Ekorn & Mats Onsum are fresh from their 5-day adventure on the Pacuare River in Turrialba, Costa Rica.   The journey took them from the headwaters of the river deep in Costa Rican mountains, through the narrow canyons of the river, hiking through the jungle,… Read more »

The importance of film shoot logistics

Dylan Page FIVE2NINE

As I embarked on my first multi-person shoot with Mike McKay and FIVE2NINE, I really had no idea what to expect. In a fairly short period of time, I had gone from watching videos to being a part of their creation.

In the Gear Bag: Fully tested and Highly Recommended

Reflecting on all of the cool experiences in just three and a half months of 2016 I thought I would touch on some of the gear that has really got me excited.  Not all of it is new but most is new to me. 1.  NRS H2Core Gear NRS has really stepped up the game… Read more »

Finding a way on the Delta

The morning of my flight to New Orleans I still didn’t know what I was going there to shoot.  At 10am I finally hear from Steve Fisher about the project that he has in mind. “This film has been a dream of mine for a long time,” he starts with and I know I am… Read more »

Buying the Catfish for the Shaman: Filming the Jondachi, Day 3

Having not been able to complete the full shoot on the Lower Jondachi yesterday, we definitely were starting the day a little behind. The guys were still feeling pretty under the weather and so we decided to finish up with the Gran Canion shoot as well as start to get the work going with the shaman… Read more »

Finding Redemption through “Chaos”

Chaos Theory: The film project that set a new direction In January 2014 I had a vision of doing something much more introspective in terms of a web series. Currents had been a way to learn (or at least begin to learn) the documentary form, Made In Canada took that one step further with storytelling,… Read more »