2018 Season coming to an end

Just like that, another season has come and gone at Woodbine. It's been a great year for me as an EFP videographer with Woodbine Entertainment. When you're working hard and enjoying what you do, time seems to go by all too fast. It feels like just yesterday we were shooting promotions for The 159th Queen's Plate, and now the action at the track is coming to a close. It's always a good idea to take some time to slow down and think about everything that happened over the last year, so I decided to do just that. I grabbed the slow motion camera (SONY FS7 for those who are curious!) and went out for a day of shooting on the grounds. It was the perfect way to reflect back on the 2018 season.

Cheers to all my friends and colleagues at Woodbine!

Throwback - Begonia - Juniper

The other night I went to see Begonia and Royal Canoe live at a bar here in Toronto. The show was amazing and I definitely recommend giving those bands a listen if you haven't already heard them. After seeing these guys play I remembered a video I shot/edited of Begonia for Fresh FM and Global News a few years back. It was supposed to be a kicker at the end of the Morning Show, but due to breaking news and a miscalculation of time by the producer (live TV, amirite?) approximately only five seconds of the video aired. I mean, this was a pretty quick and dirty production (set up, shoot, ingest at the end of one of my shifts, and then edited at the beginning of my next shift to have it air during the show that morning) but despite it having a fast turn around time it is still a shame to put work into something that never sees the light of day. Well today I'm changing that because I found a cut of it saved deep inside one of my hard drives. Here is Begonia performing Juniper. I hope you enjoy this throwback.

Dachshund Derby

Last week I had a fun time gathering b-roll for the organized chaos that was Woodbine's First Annual Dachshund Derby. How could you not enjoy being swarmed by these speedy little pups? Here is a quick highlight reel of the event! 

2018 Queen's Plate TSN Feature: Queen's Plate Memories

Jockeys, owners and trainers sit down and share some of their favourite Queen’s Plate Memories.

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2017 Muaythai Canada National Championship

I had the opportunity to shoot a Muay Thai tournament for work the other day. I love the sport of  MMA, so to see these specialist in action was a real treat. If you don't know, Muay Thai is a combat sport using a combination of knees, elbows, kicks, punches and the clinch. I've never practiced Muay Thai myself, but despite that I still really admire what these athletes do. It's like a high stakes chess match up. The work ethic and determination you have to have to pursue this sport is really amazing.

I will definitely be jumping on future opportunities to shoot any martial art related event I can! Hopefully there is more of this in my future. 

Here is a little sizzle reel of some of the shots I got at this tournament. I hope you enjoy. :)