My interest in video developed several years later than audio, when I studied radio & television production at London’s Fanshawe College. Video took a back seat to audio until the late 2000’s when I started to have more time available to pursue it, along with photography. Since 2011 I have produced a variety of short video files, with some of the more recent productions being recorded in my own studio.
Robyn Owen – You’ve Got A Friend
This is another segment from the Mothers With A Heart 2020 fundraiser. This was recorded in my studio. The audio for this video was produced by my friend Bob Breen of Armor Pro Audio Video, Woodstock ON. Robyn is a local singer/songwriter who has had airplay on Canadian faith-based radio over the past few years. You can learn more about Robyn at http://robynowenmusic.com
The Elora Singers perform I Beheld Her, by Healey Willan
The Elora Singers, under the direction of Mark Vuorinen, has established an international reputation as one of Canada’s finest professional choirs. It is the ensemble-in-residence of the Elora Summer Festival, Elora ON. With the appearance of the coronavirus, the choir commenced recording their concerts for online presentation. This selection, I Beheld Her, by Canadian composer Healy Willan, was recorded in the fall of 2021 in St. James Anglican Church, Dundas ON. I used six cameras for this recording, using two additional camera operators while I operated the crane camera. The audio was produced by James Kent of JK Sound Studios. James, my nephew, specializes in classical audio recording. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about The Elora Singers at
Pastors Nate & Grant Discuss Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism
Recorded in my studio, this is a good example of a two-person interview/discussion video using two stationary cameras and one automated slider camera, which is set for two-person framing. The slider is set up to do a very slow back & forth pan to add some motion to the video.
Shelley Green With Ruth’s Story
Shelley is the director of Mothers With A Heart For Ethiopia. The Mothers took their annual fundraiser online when Covid appeared. This is one of the segments I recorded for their 2020 fundraiser. Here I chose to use one camera with no movement against the dark background so the viewer focuses solely on Shelley and her story-telling. You can learn more about Mothers With A Heart For Ethiopia at https://www.motherswithaheartforethiopia.com
The Elora Singers presented Handel’s Messiah in November 2021
Their first live with audience performance since the start of the covid
pandemic. This video is the Hallelujah Chorus portion of the Messiah, accompanied by an orchestral ensemble. It was recorded in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, ON. I used seven cameras, with three being operated and the remainder static. A live recording presents challenges for camera placement compared to session recordings. The audio was produced by James Kent of JK Sound Studios. James, my nephew, specializes in classical audio recording. He can be contacted at email@example.com. Under the direction of Mark Vuorinen, you can learn more about The Elora Singers at https://www.elorasingers.ca/the-elora-singers/
Donor Ramona Testimonial
This is another segment from the Mothers With A Heart 2020 fundraiser. This is a two-camera recording with Ramona on her home’s front porch, a good example of what can be done in an outside setting.
Wonham Street House Tour
Back about 2010 I tried my hand at house flipping and being an on-camera personality with this promotional video. Another local videographer recorded the raw video for me and I did the editing and production. The house sold and I lost money, but it was fun!
Katie Schlaikjer is an accomplished cello soloist
She is an artist-in-residence, Cello, Strings, and Chamber Music at Laurier University, Waterloo Canada, and a member of the Penderecki String Quartette. This video was recorded in the summer of 2021 as part of the Elora Summer Festival, Elora Singers Reflections Concert. The Venue was Christ Church Cathedral in Hamilton ON. The audio for this video was produced by James Kent of JK Sound Studios. James, my nephew, specializes in classical audio recording. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about Katie at https://www.ps4.ca and https://www.wlu.ca/academics/faculties/faculty-of-music/faculty-profiles/katieschlaikjer/index.html
Carolyn Wettlaufer, Realtor
My daughter Carolyn uses video on social media to promote homes that her employer brokerage, Sam Singh Realty, has for sale. Real estate videos typically have a very short timeline, often needing to be produced within a few days. In this video I used specialized camera mounting equipment to capture interesting and informative video segments of the major areas of this model home.
Alzheimer Society Oxford
Several years ago I produced a promo video for the Society’s Volunteer Companion program with their executive director, Shelley Green. Shelley approached me again in 2017 to produce a promotion video for their primary fundraiser, Walk For Alzheimers.
The Cross Current
This is a Christian para-church ministry lead by Cory McKenna in London Ontario. Cory wanted a short simple promo he could use for his website and live events.
Mothers With A Heart For Ethiopia
This is a volunteer-run organization in Woodstock Ontario that supports women and their children. Their annual fundraiser is Gems & Java. This promo was produced from their 2017 fundraiser.
Wastemaster Hose Storage System
Drainmaster is a California company that produces waste systems for the recreational vehicle industry. Several years ago I purchased one of their systems for our RV and had a very good experience with the product. For my own fun, I produced a short video of my installation. Drainmaster was so pleased with it that they put it on their website and refunded me the cost of the system. That video has had about 8500 YouTube views, which I think is good for a video about an RV sewer hose! In 2017 Drainmaster released a new product and approached me about doing a video for it. They provided me the product at no charge for me to install on our own RV in return for me producing this video about my installation.