Fort Edmonton Park – Edmonton’s Story

What I Did

  • Filming
  • Editing/post-production
  • Music composition/production

What I Used

  • Panasonic DMC-GH4
  • Camera Motion Research Blackbird Camera Stabilizer
  • SLR Magic Hyperprime 12mm f/1.6
  • Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Ableton Live
  • Spitfire Audio libraries
  • ProjectSAM libraries
  • Orange Tree Sample libraries


You could call Fort Edmonton Park a living history museum, but the term wouldn’t do the experience justice. Historical structures sprawl across 158 acres of wooded parkland, and this allows for a rare kind of immersion. Though in the middle of a city, the massive scale of the Park creates the illusion of seclusion – a collection of spaces and moods that feel far removed from life just outside the gates.

Fort Edmonton Park approached me about creating visuals that captured some of this atmosphere. The final piece is a showcase of moments small and large, families old and new – and spectacular events that run throughout the year. It’s an attempt to push a feeling farther out into the world – one that will always be best experienced in person.

A 30-second version of this clip ran during Cineplex Odeon’s pre-show in early 2016. I’m hopeful that it captured the imagination of viewers and nudged new visitors closer to one of the best entertainment values available.