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Skiing season started early this year in Vancouver, so today I grabbed my gear and headed to Cypress to try something a little bit different.

I may or may not have spent a couple of hours testing my GoPro Hero 3+

More about this soon…

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08:00 am, by briceferre 12  |  Comments

Remember when I was in Edmonton 10 days ago to shoot a commercial video?

Well, here is the final 30 second video that I shot for Jakie Ng, one of the most popular realtors in Edmonton.

If you live in Edmonton, there is no way you can walk downtown without seeing his mug on a billboard these days.  ;o)

Well guess what, now you’ll even be able to see him on TV, as this commercial will be airing on City TV really soon…

A longer version (2-3 minutes) with interviews and more footage of Edmonton will be coming soon too…

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01:18 pm, by briceferre 1  |  Comments

Designing Downtown Video Vignettes

These days it seems like I am taking more video than photos.

Probably because I actually am… ;o)

I just wrapped up a video project I did with the fine folks of Designing Downtown in Edmonton a few days ago.

Some of you have already seen the Edmonton Promo Video I shot for them, but here are 2 additional vignettes that we put together after shooting 28 interviews in 4 days…

What a rush!!!

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12:48 pm, by briceferre  Comments

Time for me to fly to Edmonton once again!

This time, I will only be there for a couple of days, but I’ll be covering a few events.

One of which is the 17th Pecha Kucha Night, presented by Progress Unlimited, MADE and Edmonton’s NextGen.

In the words of the good people from MADE:

On October 5th, MADE, Progress Unlimited, and Edmonton’s NextGen present one of the largest and richest citizen-driven conversations about urban cores in Canada through Designing Downtown - Pecha Kucha Night 17.

An anticipated crowd of 1,700 Edmontonians will take in PKN 17 at the Winspear Centre and thousands of other Canadians will experience the nationally live-streamed event in partner cities across the country. Presenters from different regions and backgrounds will, in the pecha kucha style, have 6 minutes and 40 seconds to challenge us to think in new ways about how we design and develop our city cores. Our goal is bring cities together to enrich and advance the conversations, ideas, and actions that shape our downtowns as places for everyone.”


So if you are anywhere close to Edmonton this week-end, be sure not to miss PKN 17. You can grab your tickets on the Designing Downtown website or just by clicking on the photo above.

See you there!!!

P.S: You’ll never guess who shot that photo…;o)


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  01:00 pm, by briceferre  Comments

For those of you who still wonder what I do when I fly to Edmonton, here is the video from the latest project I worked on for Designing Downtown

If you haven’t had your coffee yet, this should wake you up for sure.

Be sure to play it loud too.

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09:13 am, by briceferre 3  |  Comments

Last month I spent a few days in Edmonton on several projects.

One of them consisted of filming the 2013 First Nation Conference for Sustainable Buildings and Communities.

And at some point during the conference, the bands REDDNATION and Asani joined forces to perform their latest duo “Take a Stand” for us.

So as I was filming by myself, I had 2 options on that one:

Either leave the camera on a tripod and catch the whole thing, wide angle style (did anybody say “boring…”?), or grab my camera off the sticks, and run like hell around the singers and dancers while they were performing in order to get as many different angles as possible.


Good thing I like running…

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12:56 pm, by briceferre 1  |  Comments

A few weeks ago, the Lovely August Wiled stopped by my studio to do what she loves most… Dance!

At the time I just got my hands on the latest “Muse” album and thought some of the songs would go nicely with a ballerina dancing.

Here is what we came up with, I’d love to know what you think of it.

And of course, if you are in the neighborhood, please, feel free to come to my studio to pose, dance, have fun!
I’d love to have you.

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10:07 am, by briceferre 14  |  Comments

Tomorrow afternoon I will be flying to Edmonton for a super quick trip, but guess who’s coming back to the Vancouver studio first thing tomorrow morning for a brand new video project…

I am pretty stoked about it!!!

More on this very soon…

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  04:57 pm, by briceferre 11  |  Comments

Last week I got contracted to film a “behind the scenes” for the latest Build Direct Christmas Video.

The whole shoot was taking place a the Vancouver Christmas Market.

Usually, the first thing I think about when I have to film something like that is: “How can I get higher than ground level…?”

I asked the people at the market if I could access the building next door’s roof top, they said “no”, but they did mention that the Christmas Markets Huts roofs were solid enough to hold a guy my size… (Mmmh…)

So I grabbed the closest ladder I could find and jumped on one of the roofs.

Some of the shots I took from up there actually ended up being used in the final video, not in the behind the scenes. As nice establishing shots.

I’m honored.

Also, while I was up, the amazing Aimee Makris (from Moi Photography), who was in charge of the photo behind the scene, grabbed a pretty cool shot of me doing my thing.

Thanks Aimee!

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  01:59 pm, by briceferre 4  |  Comments

When your client asks you to wear a vest like that for your shoot, you know you are about to have an interesting day.

As I knew my mom was not really gonna love the idea of me having to wear a “Stab Vest” to work, I waited a bit before blogging about it. But I am now back in Vancouver so all is well.

This type of vest is what the security men of Martyshuk Housing have to wear to work.

It is designed to stop any punch, knife, baseball bat or crowbar. And it will also keep you seriously warm when you are working by -25 degrees.

Working amongst the homeless community is an incredibly intense and rewarding job, but it has its risks as well. Most of the time Martyshuk Housing tenants are very calm and friendly, but sometimes, people are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and become agitated or violent. That’s why the security team has to wear those vests when they are doing their rounds. Better safe than sorry.

The fact is that a few of the security guards can attest, first hand, that those vest can stop a knife.

Anyway, I flew back to Vancouver last night and I had an absolute blast with Martyshuk Housing’s team. We shot a lot of interviews, security interventions, smiles, tears and various war stories. We’ll start editing this very soon, as I can’t wait to share the footage with you all.

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  04:17 pm, by briceferre 6  |  Comments

Guess what…

When I’m not filming cool models for the "my song" series, I am filming cool models to promote “High Street” in Edmonton, Alberta.

Here is the latest video we shot there a few weeks ago, for the great people of Regency Developments.

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11:11 am, by briceferre 1  |  Comments

For those of you who wonder how I obtain such stable footage when I shoot videos, here is my big secret:

Always sit on a 5000$ chair with one leg crossed…

Here is a behind the scenes of the behind the scenes… Am I blowing your mind right now or what!?

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  03:38 pm, by briceferre 11  |  Comments

Looks like with the amount of videos we are doing these days, "Brice Ferre Photography" will soon become "Brice Ferre Studio".

What do you guys think?

We have even created a video page on www.briceferre.com, go check it out.

I have worked for quite a while on documentaries and feature films when I was in France, so shooting and editing videos is second nature. And I am actually realizing that more and more of my photo clients ask me if we can shoot videos for them as soon as they know it’s an option.

Here is a recent video we worked on with Jennifer Williams, N°1 boudoir photographer in British Columbia and Alberta.

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01:00 pm, by briceferre 1  |  Comments

Ever wondered how it feels like to do 90 Km/h on water?!

I never did, but I actually figured it out the hard way.

A couple of years ago, I was working on a project here in Vancouver, filming boats between Jericho, English Bay and the Vancouver Harbor.

The easiest way to film some of the boats was to ride on one of the rescue zodiacs during the patrol.

And this is what happens when a boat capsizes at the other end of the bay and no one knows if the skipper has surfaced yet.

The life guard, yells: “hang on to something!!!” and then floors it with no other warning. Those who know me are very much aware that I don’t miss an opportunity to film or photograph, so I grabbed the boat with one hand and filmed with the other.

This is by far one of the most brutal experiences I have had to go through while shooting. Feeling that you are going to fly off the boat anytime.(This footage has not been sped up, it’s the actual speed)

Everything is fine until you pass the Lion’s Gate Bridge and then the boat starts flying…

Good thing Pelican cases are made for this type of adventures.

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01:39 pm, by briceferre 2  |  Comments

Here is another video, part of the “My Song” series.

Introducing Tristan Risk, aka "Little Miss Risk" and her Lullaby for you.

If you’re into corsets, then this video is for you. If you’re not into spiders, then you might wanna brace yourself… ;o)

And as always, if you want to be part of this series, give me a shout.

Enjoy.

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10:45 am, by briceferre 12  |  Comments