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ep19: Hahiatus has ended

Getting the show back up and running again. So in the episode Adam, Cameron, and Shawn catch up on everything from deck building to off-site data backups. This episode is brought to you by Soundstripe.


ep18: Working with one’s Spouse, Hepburn Creative

Ever thought about working with your spouse? Becoming an unstoppable creative team who finishes each others sandwiches? Hear from Holly and David Hepburn who have done just that. In this episode we chat with the happy couple who walk us through what got them to where they are today, working together crafting videos that engage and ignite action.


ep17: Accounting - Interview with Wave

Accounting season is upon us and in this episode we chat with Wave, a free software accounting service for freelancers and small business owners.


NAB 2018 Special - What Happened?

So remember how we said we'd try to do an episode every night of NAB? What happened? Well Adam got the flu! Fear not tho as Adam had a chance to debrief with the other hosts who did get to go to NAB and that's what this episode is all about.


NAB 2018 Special - Intro

NAB 2018 is upon us and all of the Lens Whackers hosts will be there. In these special episodes during NAB week we'll keep you up-to-date on what we've seen on the showroom floor, who we meet and what we chat about, and the parties we'll be attending, such as The Media Motion Ball and The SuperMeet. Stay tuned here, on Twitter, and Instagram Stories.


ep16: Interview with DoP Nick Thomas

In this episode we chat with award-winning Director of Photography Nick Thomas about everything cinematography. We gain insight on career progression, running a production boutique, changes in the industry, networking, the influence of social media, and of course...gear! Nick is an award-winning Director of Photography with over 15 years experience working in the film and television industry. Nick has worked on a wide variety of productions which have aired on ABC, NBC, CBC, Global,...


ep15: Producer Girl April Simpson

We interview April Simpson, a.k.a. Producer Girl. April has more than 15 years of Broadcast Experience and she shares some of her insights on how the role has evolved over the years. April also chats about how she took a break from the Producer world to start her family and how she got back into the thick of it a few years later.


ep14: Interview with Lee Herbet

Lee Herbet creates high end corporate films and runs workshops on how to create and edit video, around the world. In this interview Lee speaks about how he made a flip in his career, changing his primary focus of video production training to instead focus on video production itself, while still keeping training as a service he can provide. Lee also speaks to what it was like getting started, particularly building up his network of clients and collaborators from the ground up.


ep13: Switch-a-roo

Adam is thinking of selling all of his Nikon and Sony gear and going full on Canon, for both photo and video. Grant wants to get out of the Adobe subscription ecosystem and is looking into other options such as Resolve, FCPX, Affinity, and Phase One.


ep12: Uncharted with DoP Matt Ziniel

All of our hosts are back, this time chatting with Matt Ziniel, DoP of the show Uncharted featuring Jim Shockey. Matt shares his experience filming in some of the most remote places on earth, shooting primarily with RED technology. Directing and shooting the show has brought Matt to an astounding 28 countries on 6 continents and counting.


ep11: Circle of Steel with DoP Grant Cooper

Adam and Shawn speak with co-host Grant Cooper about his recent experience as Director of Photography on the indie feature film, Circle of Steel, Directed by Gillian McKercher. Grant stutters his way through what seems to be a very emotional and transformational period of his life, being sure to nerd out about gear along the way. Grant would like to thank Kino Sum Productions and the entire crew of Circle of Steel for an amazing opportunity and experience that is sure to lead him to...


ep10: Interview with Einar Johnson (PixelBokeh)

Helping us out last minute we interview Einar Johnson of Pixel Bokeh. We chat about how following one dream can lead to another and back again, 360 video, and a little bit of FCPX 10.4. Einar’s career in professional video production began in the 90’s shooting and editing for local news channels. In 2000 he moved to the UK and continued his career in Glasgow and London, working to create promotional videos for one of the worlds largest technology institutes with 56 locations globally. In...


ep9: Adventures in Stock with Vinnie Van Wyk (Featuring Dissolve)

We chat with Stock Footage/Photo site Dissolve to learn more about their services, including their unique Liftoff Program. In the 2nd half of the show we chat with one of Dissolves most successful contributors, Vinnie Van Wyk. Vinnie shares his insights on generating stock media and how to focus on continually creating content that sells.


ep8: FilmConvert

Adam chats with John and Sam from FilmConvert, makers of a simple software that adds pro-level colour and grain to your video. Grant had an opportunity to use a custom look he built in FilmConvert for the feature film Circle of Steel. Stay tuned to the end of this episode to learn about a special offer from our friends at FilmConvert.


ep:7 Dax Justin - The Relentless Pursuit of Passion

Dax Justin: photographer, outdoor adventurer, and destination storyteller. In this episode Dax shares his insights on social networking, mobile photography, getting travel gigs, and how these trips can really bring out something unexpected.


ep6ish: Carnet Update

This Shortasode references Episode #4 - Just the Travel Tips We chat with Anick, a manger of the Carnet Program at the Chamber of Commerce of Canada, who helps provide more information on the Carnet, what it is, who it's for and how to apply.


ep5: Erik Naso Interview

Grant and Adam have a lovely chat with Erik Naso, best known for his contributions to high quality gear reviews and his work in broadcast. Updates from the hosts include Shawn's first day at his new job, Cameron’s first day as Shawn, Adam’s and Cameron’s work on the Southcentre gig now completed, and Grant spending all of his money on his dreams like a sucker.


ep4: Just the Travel Tips

The gang chats about their travel experience and share some of their learnings along the way. Also Shawn's got a new job and Cameron quits his to go full-time freelance. Episode sponsored by Soundstripe.com


ep:3 Shawn Survives The Yukon

The whole gang is back together to hear more about Shawn's production trip to The Yukon, filming for renowned hunter Jim Shockey. We talk gear, the isolated environment, and what it takes to get the job done when so far from civilization. We also hear from Cameron and how his trip went down in Seattle for the WestJet Social Media team. Episode sponsored by Soundstripe.com


ep2: Jordan & Chris, The Camera Store TV

We chat with Chris and Jordan from The Camera Store TV, a world renowned Youtube channel that focuses on photography and video production gear reviews. Host Chris Niccolls and director/cameraman Jordan Drake are dedicated to bringing you the latest info on Photography and Videography. Chris and Jordon give a brief history on their experience in media making and let us know what it takes to produce their show. They also let us know how they’ll be part of the Lens Whackers Podcast on future...