What is #Perfection?

I had been wanting to work with the very talented award-winning director Chelsea McMullan (My Prairie Home, Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John) for a long time, so I was very excited when she called me up to edit her latest project. This three-minute film features member of the junior US National Team, gymnast Jordan Chiles, as she performs the Amânar vault, which is considered one of the most difficult moves in gymnastics. Shot on the Phantom Flex4K at 1000fps, the film deconstructs the move by focusing on Jordan's individual gestures - the twist of her body as she performs a round-off, her legs as she prepares to jump, and her hands as they spring off the vault - and flashes back to similar moments from her childhood, illustrating the lifetime of muscle memory that is informing each move. 

The film was featured this week on Nowness and is part of a branded campaign by Audi. 

DIRECTOR: Chelsea McMullan
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Catherine Lutes
EDITOR: Nadia Tan
SOUND DESIGN: Jane Tattersall
COMPOSER: Alex Unger
COLOURIST: Redlab

Tim Hortons // #WarmWishes

Earlier this week, Tim Hortons unveiled their holiday campaign with this heartwarming video documenting good deeds performed in the small town of Grimsby, Ontario. Over the course of one day, the production team collected 22 hours of footage. I worked with director Justin Brennon Smith of BizMedia and producer Brent Martin to cut this together.

GoodLife // The Struggle is Real

I just finished editing this video for GoodLife Fitness produced by Notch Video. Shot in the early a.m. and during the fleeting sunlight around dusk, this video is based on real tweets and highlights the eternal struggle to go to the gym at all hours of the day.

DIRECTOR: Paul Constantakis
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Pawel Pogorzelski
EDITOR: Nadia Tan
PRODUCER: Brent Martin, Ian Buck, Yotam Dor 

Canada Goose x Wings+Horns

Canada Goose recently collaborated with Vancouver-based menswear design company Wings+Horns on a limited edition jacket called the Decade Parka. They hired me to create a video illustrating the fusion of Canada Goose technology with Wings+Horns design, and this is what I came up with.

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Greg Biskup
ART DIRECTOR: Adam Belanger
SPECIAL EFFECTS: Chris Nash
EDITOR: Steve Guise (Rouse and Fable)
COMPOSERS: Lodewijk Vos and Joseph Murray (Menalon)

Canadian Tire // Ice Truck

Last winter, Canadian Tire released a car battery that will start in extremely cold temperatures. To illustrate this new technology they built a fully functional truck out of ice, froze the battery to -40°C and drove the truck through the streets of Hensall, Ontario.

Canova Media asked me to direct a short documentary capturing the truck-building process. We traveled to Ice Culture in Hensall to witness the conception, testing, and construction of the ice truck, and we captured the monumental 1.6 km drive as the ice truck set a world record.

This documentary video was part of a larger campaign by media agency Touché PHD, Taxi Canada, Fuse Marketing, North Strategic and Notch Video. The campaign has been shortlisted and won awards at numerous international advertising festivals including Cannes Lions, Marketing Magazine and Digi Awards.

DIRECTOR: Nadia Tan
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Colin Akoon
EDITOR: Chris Murphy (Relish Editing)
MUSIC: Dan Griffin