Ian is a cinematographer from Almonte, Ontario
by way of Toronto, Canada
Here in winter 2018, I’m still real keen on images.
I might believe in motion picture as a format maybe more than I ever have in the last 9 years of professional imaging. I’m finishing two of my own films, shot 1.66:1. I’m adding some more flickers and pops, and I need to put some CGI moths into one of them before festival submissions begin. Off the colour suite and in my notebooks, I am prepping my third short to go to camera very specifically in late April. This piece also belongs as 1.66:1, but I’m starting to feel as though afterwards I will begin developing projects in a wider scope. This is something I haven’t done for my own work in many years. It’s so very exciting to be expanding my horizons.
Working as a cinematographer, I quite enjoy collaborating on digital series right now, and recognized how lucky I am to have a career that seems to consistently surrounds me with comedians. I’m very fortunate to be able to spend my days creating pretty pictures and suppressing tears of laughter as we capture them.
I love the creative opportunities you can open up by planning shoots well in advance, and enjoy working with pen and paper floor plans to wrap my head around every setup. Someday I will likely move to a computer system for this but right now the analog approach, paired with infinite cups of coffee, feels too good to give up.
If you’re looking to discuss a project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
I’m waiting for the right musical collaborators to take on another project, and of course would love to do branded fashion films someday too. I will always love lighting faces and still find much joy in structuring compelling interviews. Equipment, crews and all other production support is something that I have to be involved with, so organizing these is second nature for my projects.
Meeting in person works so much better than video calls, so if you’re in the city I’ll gladly hop a train and come to you to chat.
Thanks for taking the time to read through all this; hope you like what I'm up to.