Category: Filming

The Hero’s Journey

Our final step in both the heroes journey and the film is returning with Elixir.  In Jondachi, this occurs when our main character gets out of his kayak, hold this special rock in his hand, and looks up to the sky.

The Power of Collaboration

A few weeks ago, FIVE2NINE set out to do a style of shoot that we had not done before. We had four big consecutive shooting days.  Although each shoot has its own set of challenges, one of these days was more logistically significant than the others.  It had been in the works since this spring,… Read more »

Adventure of the Spirit: Part 1

I met Mathias Ekorn randomly in a cafe in Chaiten, Chile.   I overheard him speaking about a video project that wasn’t going to plan.   I spoke up and introduced myself.   He filled me in on the details of his film project of trekking across Patagonia and how many important pieces of the… Read more »

The value of a Graphics Specialist

FIVE2NINE has for years been creating content that it’s proud of and that results in happy clients.  Growth of the company has taken many forms.  Our team has grown as well as our technical capabilities and the style of videos we are able to produce.   In October of 2018, we welcomed the newest member… Read more »

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.

Level Six: Back to the Roots

We have had a relationship with Level Six for years. In fact, they were our very first foray into the world of professional video production. Many years had passed since we worked with them and we were approached on doing a corporate piece for them that had that ‘Five2Nine feel’. We were up to the… Read more »

Ottawa Adventure Film Festival Recap

December is now upon us and the 2018 Ottawa Adventure Film Festival has come and gone.  The weeks leading up to and during the film festival proved to be quite hectic but with great results.  With the festival behind us, it is a perfect opportunity to look back and reflect on the successes that were… Read more »