Kilimanjaro Climb – Photo Journal

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Kili Climb 4 Kids trailer

Last summer June 2015 I was asked to document the journey of 3 celebrities for World Vision Canada. Team World Vision including Rick Campanelli, Cheryl Bernard and JD Scott set out to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The full documentary is slated for release early 2016. Stay tuned to see if they make it to the roof of Africa together, or not.

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Chris’s Interview With Martin (Host Of Music In My Hood)

Interview for Rogers Cable about the production of Martina’s new music video.

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Music Video “True Friends”

I have recently produced a music video for a fine young musician named Martina Ortiz-Luis. She is 12 years old and wrote and produced the song True Friends. She is donating the proceeds of the song on Itunes to charity with World Vision Canada. We want to make this video go viral. The more downloads the more money to charity so please share this link and consider downloading the song for a good cause.


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Sundance Short Film Challenge Places Top 5

Alicia Pereira submitted a documentary idea I put together on a trip I had taken with World Vision Canada in 2009. The story was an incredible story of forgiveness after the genocide that took place in Rwanda. Bill & Melinda Gates sponsor the Sundance Short Film Challenge and we place in the top 5.

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Miracle In Malawi

In the spring I was on assignment for World Vision Canada.
I spent 8 days in Malawi capturing the story of how ready to use therapeutic food were saving live’s of children in some of the rural parts of Malawi.
I was travelling with the providers who work with World Vision to supply the RUTF.

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New Nikon D800 DSLR Camera

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The Nikon D800 video and still camera. My camera of choice. I love this camera. It has such a beautiful depth of field that makes the subject the centre of attention. My new camera also has huge image sensors that make any picture or video taken with it rich and alive. The D800 has time laps capabilities and super low light condition shooting. Consider your next project using the D800. You won’t believe how gorgeous the video will look.

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Connect The Docs Trans-Media Contest And “Paddle”

Connect the Docs

I’ve been excepted to the Connect the Doc’s Cuban Hat contest. I am pitching the Paddle to the Amazon trans-media Adventure. The vote ends April 12th so please, if you’re a fan of the story Paddle to the Amazon take a moment and cast your vote.

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Don’s Photo Album

Photo Album inside coverI’ve been working on Don Starkell’s “Paddle to the Amazon” photo album. Here is the first page. I hope to have a virtual photo album on line when the new website is complete.

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The Day The Music Died In Mali

With the news of Mali lately it got me reminiscing about my trip with World Vision in 2010. We were there to shoot a TV program for WV called the Children of Hope.
My experience in Mali was fantastic. The conditions were harsh but the people were friendly. We travelled to the farthest reaches of Mali and saw so many incredible sites.
On our last evening there we were fortunate enough to see the world famous musical duo Amadou & Mariam perform at a local club. The music blew my mind and had us all up dancing in no time.
Amadou & Mariam just won the LES VICTOIRES DE LA MUSIQUE Award in Paris (like the world Grammy Awards) this week and were interviewed on CBC’s as it happens last night.

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