Mali Africa with World Vision

This scroll is a list of clients that I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I am honoured by their endorsements. If you’ve had a good experience with my services or you have comments on how to improve our working relationship please let me know by posting your comments below.

A few Endorsements:

David Rocco of David Rocco’s Dolce Cooking Travel Show

Chris Forde is by far one of the most talented and creative video editors with whom I have had the pleasure to work on my shows. He quickly became a solid part of our production team working on our last season’s show. I chose Chris for the job because his skillful storytelling on a documentary he shot and produced climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and it proved to be an excellent decision.

Chris was, and is, an invaluable asset to my organization, continuously raising the standard for quality and creativity in editing.  Chris has many skills that come to his creative aid as an editor. As a musician, he has a great ear for musical underscore finding the right music for the mood of the story.

On a personal level, Chris is a good communicator and has a down-to-earth demeanour. He works well on our team, and independently.  Chris is a loyal and dedicated person, who fully devotes his time and artistic energy toward the project at hand.

In closing, let me reiterate that Chris’s extensive production knowledge and creative talents would make him a tremendous asset to your company and he has my highest recommendation.  If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call me.


David Rocco

Producer / Owner

Rockhead Productions



Cheryl Hotchkiss  Senior Manager Advocacy and Public Engagement, World Vision Canada

“Chris is an amazing partner in capturing the resources we need to tell the story of our work and the issues we are concerned about in the field overseas. He often has to work under difficult and changable conditions and does so calmly and with such positive energy. He really knows how to work with a variety of people well and can be counted on to be the diplomat in challenging dynamics. The products that he has given us have been consistent with our requests and have enjoyed a healthy dose of his creativity. His most recent product received rave review internally and externally at World Vision. I wouldn’t hestitate to hire Chris again to assist us in creating great video resources.” June 14, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Dana StarkellGuitar Teacher, West Music Company

“I met Chris in 2001 during a 3000 mile canoe trip to Key West, Florida. Chris had planned to meet my dad and I along the way with the idea of producing a documentary about our past and present adventures. Like clockwork, Chris showed up along the Mississippi and followed us by canoe from VIcksburg to New Orleans. Along the way I got to know Chris – a highly dedicated, creative, and professional film maker. Since that time, I’ve kept track of Chris’s numerous film and documentary projects. I highly recommend Chris as a Producer / Film Maker for any event.” November 29, 2010

Brian Tatarnic – Producer, Engine Communications

“I have hired Chris for a variety of different corporate video projects. Chris brings a slice of Hollywood magic to every video we’ve worked on together. He’s methodical, detailed, creative, flexible, and honest. He takes the time to understand the full vision of the video and always delivers outstanding quality results. I was glad to have someone with his experience for my shoots because he’s an innovative thinker capable of suggesting multiple ways to get a tough shot. And he’s very personable directing the on-screen talent. From the video shoot to editing, his artistic eye made the difference to make my projects come to life beyond expectation. I highly recommend Chris and he’ll be the first person I call for my next video.” May 25, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

Andrew Wheeler – Digital Editor and Multi Media Producer, World Vision Canada

“Chris is a talented professional who is equally at home behind the camera and in the editing suite. We have worked together on three major projects that involved shooting overseas. I have personally traveled with Chris to Congo and Indonesia. In the field he is thorough, innovative, personable and flexible. He is a natural born documentary filmmaker, with a passion for shooting, an insatiable sense of curiosity and questions at the ready. From intimate one-on-one interviews to great b-roll footage, Chris always delivers incredible footage. He is also a talented editor (even cutting together footage on an 11-seater at 10,000 feet above the Congo) with a great sense of timing, mood and music. He’s great to work with, always open to suggestion and meeting my needs as a client. I couldn’t be more happy with the finished products that Chris has delivered.” April 19, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Christian Dion – Owner, EBlink Marketing Inc.

“Chris is the go-to person for Video shooting + post production. His expertise is unbeatable. He has produced a wonderful video for us called ‘Wellspot 2008’, from the video shooting phase to final post production of the DVD. But most importantly, it’s always a pleasure to do business with someone like Chris who’s creative, passionate and operate with very high level of integrity…” December 9, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

Joseph Marranca – Photographer, Think Orange Productions

“Chris is a creative and professional cameraman, director and video editor and his personal documentary work is very impressive. I have hired Chris in the past and also have worked with him on creative projects and have always been very pleased with the procedure, working together and the end results. I would recommend Chris to anyone sourcing out a camera operator, director and editor for film.” April 10, 2007

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Scott Greenwood – Owner, Touch the Unexpected

“Chris is a great soul, a wonderful artist who entwines your creative requests without breaking a beat, from videography to the edit he’s never let me down.
I really love the guy and wish we could spend more time working together or just chatting on life.
I’d recommend Chris to all” June 5, 2012

Top qualities: Good Value, High Integrity, Creative

Amy Bennett – Corporate Communications Manager, World Vision Canada

“I hired Chris for two consecutive years to produce an annual video because I had confidence that he would deliver. Chris listened to our needs, offered helpful ideas and guidance and made the process enjoyable.” May 31, 2012

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative

Leanne Grechulk – Owner, Usana Health Sciences

“Chris is amazing at what he does. He was recommended to me by a great friend and he managed my video production for a Toronto Symposium (WellSpot 200Smilie: 8). He took care of video production and clips for you tube for media and promotion. I would absolutely recommend Chris to anyone. He’s an expert in his field and many people I know have used his incredible services.” November 29, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Kelly Peckham – Producer, Exploration Productions

“Chris is a conscientious and caring shooter whose ability to understand story, character and situation makes him a huge value on any project. His technical skills are top notch, and he pours himself into his work through to completion. Chris is also a joy to work with. He’d make an excellent addition to your team.” November 25, 2010

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity

Tom Stulberg – Owner, Fireworks Productions

“Chris has produced video modules for our corporate clients on many occasions. His work is always original, high quality and on target. When I have Chris on my team, I know that the video work will be well taken care of. He sees the big picture, and pays attention to the details. He’s a pleasure to work with.” November 24, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative

Adriano Almeida – Creative Director, Kubik

“I have hired Chris on several occasions to shoot and edit various corporate videos for clients, internal use and general project documentary. His work is of the highest caliber and always very polished. The production value of each of his projects has been a marked improvement over past vendors. He is also very easy to work with and I know that he will always make sound and valuable decisions for our projects. Chris is always my first choice when I need our work to look its best and I don’t worry when he’s on the job.” November 24, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Craig Hannaford – Fruad Squad TV, RCMP

“Chris was one of the main camera persons for the production of Fraud Squad TV. He worked extensively ‘on the road’ and produced excellent work.” November 24, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value

Sandra Gabriel – Production Manager, McCleary McCann

“I have worked with Chris on various projects over the years. Chris is a dedicated professional and is an asset to any production with his creativity and knowledge of production.” January 11, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Ursula Selzer, Producer, Project Manager

“Chris is an excellent asset to any team. His eye to detail and creativity has been of great value to all the projects we have worked on together both in the capacity of shooter and editor. He’s easy going and professional and understands the production process in all it’s craziness.” December 1, 2010

John Milne, President, Aniforms Productions

“I have worked with Chris for many years. He is always dedicated, thorough and brings a positive, cheerful attitude to everything he does.” November 30, 2010

Philip Pellat, Owner, Shaw Street Productions

“I have worked on MANY projects with Chris over the years. He always delivers a great product while making the process simple and stress free. I will continue to entrust our most important projects to him.” November 24, 2010

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity



4 Responses to Endorsements

    Christine Alevizakis, writer/director says:

    Chris carries a rare mix of technical savvy, creative genius and extraordinary enthusiasm. He is a problem solver, often finding unique ways to tell a story in sometimes challenging environments. I’ve worked with Chris both in the field and in the edit room and been impressed with his dedication and keen interest in creating the best possible outcome for the client. Perhaps most importantly, Chris is a team player, someone whose energy buoys up the group and inspires others to be excited about the project they’re engaged in. I can’t recommend him enough and look forward to having the opportunity to work with him again.

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