Tag: filmmaking

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 »

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 »

Slipping through my fingers: Filming the Jondachi, Day 4

Our talented paddler’s name is Brayan Robles. He is 17 years old and from Tena, Ecuador.  I met Brayan last March after I was in Tena solo and looking for good people to paddle with. He doesn’t speak English and for some reason my Spanish turns to beginner level when I am around him.  It… 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 »

Head First: A Crash Course in Lifestyle Management, Part 3

Prior to the experiment outlined in the previous post I had made a drastic change with my whitewater kayaking. I had gone from just running everything that I would now consider class 3/4 to investing in a creek boat/river runner and taking steps to move up to class 5. It helped getting hooked up with… Read more »