Kenton Gilchrest – AKA “The Composer”

A special shout out to Kenton Gilchrest, not only the voice behind the Tourism Squamish Mountain Biking vignette but the composer of the music for the Tourism Squamish Campaign. Kenton took our original creative brief and sonic vision for the project and truly brought it to life. He was great to work with, accommodating the usual tight timelines and changing technical and creative requirements to meet our needs. Thanks Kenton, you have added a wonderful layer to the Tourism Squamish[…] Read more »

Squamish Aerials Video Shoot

After almost 40 days on location in Squamish shooting our campaign for the Tourism Commission it was all coming to an end. What a fitting way too. We had obviously been nervous about committing to one day for shooting the aerials. The weather in the region was always fairly unpredictable and could change quite quickly, so there was never any real security in our decision. But we simply just needed to find a period of 2-3 days that was forecasted to[…] Read more »

The Chief: Part 2 of 2 With the rock face shoot successfully under our harness, we quickly shifted our focus to the second part of the Rock Climbing vignette which was to be filmed at the summit of the Chief. To maintain the consistency of the story and to once again maximize the end of day light, we set off up the famous Chief trail just after lunch, allowing ourselves some extra hiking time due to the copious amount of dead weight we[…] Read more »

Staring the Chief In The Face: Filming the Squamish Climbing Vignette: Part 1 of 2 The filming of the Rock Climbing Vignette, as part of our Tourism Squamish campaign, had always been highly anticipated. We were looking forward to the challenge of capturing the essence of one of the more iconic activities in Squamish. The biggest concern had always been weather and logistics. We needed beautiful weather for more than just aesthetics. Rain would make it impossible for us to safely be on the rock face. From a logistical stand point, we[…] Read more »

Video Shoot Overlooking the Howe Sound

One of the great things about producing video, especially travel and tourism projects, are the random places you find yourself or the access to locations you didn’t even knew existed. Last night was one of those moments. Through our ongoing production for Tourism Squamish we had the good fortunate to shoot some corporate scenes from a truly stunning vantage point. We lucked out again with the weather, something we were certainly concerned about given our scenes revolved around a corporate[…] Read more »

Video Helicam Golf Shots

In an effort to generate some unique perspectives for our golfing footage for the Tourism Squamish project, we incorporated some low aerial footage through a special helicam rig designed and built by Greg Jestico. The helicam – dubbed the “eagle eye” by its maker – certainly provided a great viewpoint to shoot from and added a nice sense of movement to the shots. Shooting from the ground provides great shots but doesn’t always give you a sense of the course[…] Read more »

Hangar 18

Vida Jurcic, Partner at Hangar 18 Creative We at Brüdder had the good fortune to work with the creative folks at Hangar 18 to produce some quirky identity spots. We have long been proponents of using video as an alternative to the traditional “About Us” or “Who We Are” sections on websites. It is a perfect opportunity to use video for one of its great strengths which is direct, personal communication. A creative video offers the chance for potential clients, partners[…] Read more »

No Brandy. Just Wine

Brandywine Meadows Sets The Scene For The Squamish Mountain Bike Vignette With the cable cam section of the mountain biking vignette completed, our next plan was shooting the alpine scenes. We committed to Brandywine Meadows not only for the natural beauty of the area but once again for logistical purposes. Brandywine Meadows was certainly and easier alpine region to access with some tough old logging roads leading a good portion of the way up. Craigs truck played camel once more[…] Read more »

Dead Heads

Photo Credit: Noel Hendrickson Photographer, friend and colleague Noel Hendrickson ( joined me for a day in the cold waters of Howe Sound to get footage and stills of kiteboarding and windsurfing for the Tourism Squamish project. Donning “flattering” dry suits and helmets we plunged ourselves into the converging currents of the Sound to grab pick up shots for one of the projects commercial vignettes focusing on a Kiteboarder. Photographer, friend and colleague Noel Hendrickson ( joined me[…] Read more »

Microsoft Animated Video – “The Race”

Storyboard Page from “The Race”

Video 2 for the Microsoft campaign “Race To Market Challenge” is complete!

Cable Guys

Angry Midget was our Cable-Cam trail of choice, as recommended by Taylor. We scouted a few options in the days leading up to the shoot and felt good about this choice. Not only did the trail offer the quintessential forest look we wanted to feature but there were plenty of big trees and spacing to allow for the cables to be run in the appropriate positions. Ambrose Weingart joined the Brüdder team for this specific day and lent us his[…] Read more »

Microsoft Campaign – First Video Animation “The Scoop” Launched

Storyboards from “The Scoop”, the first of 5 Animations

Well, after a hectic, quick turnaround we delivered the first “Race To Market Challenge” to very positive response.

Only 4 more videos to go!

Watch the animation at our homepage: Brüdder Homepage

Microsoft Animated Commercial Campaign

Brüdder Productions teams up with Blast Radius again to develop an animated campaign to promote “The Race To Market Challenge”, a competition for mobile developers to create Apps for their new Microsoft App store. We were charged with the task of developing a simple, clear animated concept in an effort to minimize traditional Microsoft branding and simplify the message as the campaign was targeted at App developers, not standard customers. We also had a very tight turnaround to produce[…] Read more »

Underwater Shark Video

We returned to Stuart Cove, the world famous dive shop, renowned mainly for its shark dives and work with popular films. Our goal was to get some more stills and video that we felt we missed on our first visit at the beginning of the trip. This time we had the chance to do multiple dives over a few days without any pressure to jet set off to another island. We returned to a sunken ship wreck for our first[…] Read more »

The Effective Use of Video for Websites

Helpful Applications of Video on The Web

Morgan Guitars

Video is a versatile and creative tool that is becoming more and more prevalent in marketing & communications through the web.

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Mother Nature Is In Charge

This is what happens when you try to shoot in the Caribbean during the rainy season. Today was meant to be a deep sea fishing shoot in The Bahamas. We got about a half hour out from shore and could see the dark clouds devouring the horizon and moving quickly toward us. We hoped we could blast through it and things might clear but once we were deeper at sea we were greeted by an even more intense storm complete[…] Read more »

Island Hopping in The Bahamas – Video/Photography Shoot

The crew and agency climb aboard We certainly are getting around the Bahamas…pretty much every day we are flying or boating from one island to the next to meet new characters to interview for the The Bahamas UK campaign. Its great introductory geography lesson on the differentiating factors of each of main islands of the Bahamas. Biggest trouble is fitting all of our gear onto the small planes. More than once we have had to leave our client behind,[…] Read more »

Big Macs in The Bahamas

This is what happens when you get a photographer and videographer staying in the same villa – Mac Geek Fest. But you can never be too prepared…

Stuart Cove Underwater Shark Video Shoot

Nothing like starting a shoot with a dive with sharks. That is what I always say. I joined a photography friend and colleague Pete Webb for a combined, two week photo and video shoot in The Bahamas. The trip focused on different characters and personalities living on a variety of the many islands that made up the Caribbean country. Pete was getting portrait shots for print and billboard, as well as for the UK website while we were doing interviews[…] Read more »

Brüdder To Produce Tourism Squamish Commercial Campaign

We are very pleased and excited to announce that Brüdder Productions was awarded the bid to produce a campaign for Tourism Squamish. After several meetings and pitches of concept and logistical planning, the Tourism Commission of Squamish and a Whistler PR firm felt we were the right fit for the ambitious project based mainly on our creative concept and experience in producing Tourism based commercial products. The concept centers mainly around 10 strategically defined vignettes and the tag line of[…] Read more »

The Van Moof

It certainly wasn’t easy but the Moof has arrived safely in Vancouver. A week long trip to Amsterdam was the setting for an unexpected romantic rendezvous with a Dutch beauty. I knew I needed a good set of wheels for getting around Amsterdam and although renting a classic city bike was certainly an option I figured it would be worth while perusing some of the shops to see if anything caught my eye. And that’s when it happened. Through the[…] Read more »

NSSS Charitable Video Production

Brüdder Donates Services To Produce Fundraiser Video for NSSS Brüdder heard about the North Shore Schitzophrenia Society’s need for a promotional video for their first annual public fundraiser and immediately set up a meeting with the organization’s founders and operators. After some discussions Brüdder quickly came on board and committed to producing a 7 minute feature video to be shown at the fundraiser as well as online to help connect with individuals interested in contacting the[…] Read more »

Video Architects

GBL Architects Uses Video To Stand Out and Build Brand Awareness Brüdder was excited to produce a series of insight videos for the launch of the new website for GBL Architects by ION Design. The Vancouver based architectural firm wanted to offer a glimpse at their office culture as well as an ” indirect” look at the work they were producing. For the partners at GBL, it was more about the process then completed work itself. To achieve this, Brüdder[…] Read more »

Haro Park Charity Video

Brüdder Donates Services for Marketing Video For Haro Park Photo: Hendrickson Photo As part of our company’s annual commitment to donate production services to worthy organizations or causes, Brüdder produced a marketing video for the Haro Park Retirement facility in downtown Vancouver. Brüdder was approached by the marketing director Christine Hendrickson to create a versatile tool that they could use for fundraising and special events. The facility relies on the generous donations of local businesses and[…] Read more »