By John Pollack

For a bit of fun during the World Cup, the Journeyteam took part in a sweepstake, but since not everyone here is a fervent football fan who rushes home to watch 2-4 hours of games on replay every evening all month (that would be me!), we drew our teams at random. I drew the Netherlands – my second favorite team after Brazil – so obviously it was a disappointing final week for me, but the tournament overall has been great and I was glad to see the final didn’t come down to penalties. More»

Journeyman Film Company helps people, organizations and companies to build their story through creative visual content. We make short films and commercials that are authentic, beautiful and influential. Working with a wide range of clients both large and small, we play an important role as builders of the community and the economy!

We’re looking for full time producers to join our teams, east and west. We want to hire proven talent with 5 + years of director/producer/writer experience; in fact, we want to hire the best talent available to us, so that together, we build a leading company in Canada, and beyond.

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Journeyman Film Company helps people, organizations and companies to build their story through creative visual content. We make short films and commercials that are authentic, beautiful and influential. Working with a wide range of clients both large and small, we play an important role as builders of the community and the economy!

We’re looking for full time editor to join our teams, east and west. We want to hire proven talent with 5+ years of editing experience; in fact, we want to hire the best talents available to us, so that together, we build a leading company in Canada, and beyond.

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The topic of getting a new video camera for the shop has been on our minds at Journeyman Film Company for a long time now. For the past couple years, it’s safe to say the majority of our shoots have been shot on DLSRs (typically the Canon 5D). Although we are generally very happy with the image we can get on the 5D, we often run into limitations associated with commercial film production using DSLRs. Having a maximum clip length of 12 minutes can often interfere with longer, more intimate interview scenarios. Not being able to reliably run audio into the camera (especially via XLR cables) can be annoying, not to mention the syncing issues often associated with dual system sound.

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As a newcomer to Halifax from Australia in the middle of winter, I was eager to sink my teeth into any work that I could find to keep myself busy and stave off those winter blues.  Enter Alex’s Safe Harbour – a local charity providing free grief support for children, teens & families. They were in need of financial expertise on their new board of directors. With a background as a CFO and Company Secretary, I was primed to add value to this rewarding volunteer position.

A couple of months later, I landed my job as Business Manager & Accountant here at Journeyman.  As part of ASH’s drive to raise funds, we discussed the need to create a video to promote the cause.  Naturally, I took the idea to my colleagues at Journeyman to see if this was something that we could produce on a pro-bono basis.

Mathew saw this as way to support a fantastic cause and an opportunity to up-skill our internal resources, but it came with a catch: I was to be the producer of this film – a bit of a change from my regular bean-counting ways! This was going to be quite an adventure…

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