Haida Gwaii in 4k

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Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands) if you haven’t heard of it is a chain of islands north of Vancouver island. I’ve been going here since I was a kid and more recently been trying to both film and photograph it. After attempting a number of years to shoot an adventure style documentary of the islands we’ve been dying to do something with our more cinematic footage.

It’s been a staple of my summers since I was a kid, so this is a bit of a love note to it.

This specifically was just a bunch of footage that we threw together shot both on a drone (specifically the DJI Phantom 3 Professional) and a 4K video camera, an Sony A7rii. Parks Canada graciously allowed us to shoot in the Gwaii Hanas under a number of conditions. One was that the drone had to always take off from water, and we were restricted as to where a number of the shots were taken. We maintained a distance from all sea and wildlife, the incredible video capabilities of the Drone with a slightly modified camera allowed us to do some generous cropping with 4K up-scaling. It was such a blast I will heavily be looking forward to next year.

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Greg is a city kid who has found his balance between living in the city and the Rocky Mountain National Parks. He has been living in Calgary but has frequently ventured out to Banff, BC and as far as Haida Gwaii on the west coast, experiencing and capturing stories to tell others. Currently he is studying Computer Science at the University of Alberta and is using the more northern post to better explore Jasper, Bowron and David Thompson Country.

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