What I Did

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

What I Used

  • Panasonic DMC-GH3
  • 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

This personal project drew together a number of creative threads. I wanted to build on my use of manual lenses for Canada Day and combine them with stabilized shots. This set the tone for many personal and professional projects to follow – a mechanical dance between constant lens adjustment, shallow depth of field and gimbal motion.


I wish I could tell you
that everything will be alright

I wish I could tell you
that nothing will break your heart

I wish I could explain
your longing for this life
and my fear that it is too much
and too little

I hope that
you’ll be braver than I am
and that you won’t be afraid
for more than moments

With your imagined loss
revealed in evening light
as yourself looking for the way home
because you were already there

I wish you had known my grandparents
from more than photos
and refracted memories

Because they are as real
as you will be
in time and love
and that was always the truth of it

I wish I could be there
for everything
but I’m better at being
here for you

And I hope that
when you’re nearly done
you’ll wish you could do it all over again