MEET THE TEAM
John's interest in cinematography/photography started at a young age watching treasured family film/video footage & browsing through family photo albums. His infatuation with pictures/motion pictures is alive & well today. John spent his adolescence shooting/developing/printing 35mm film, telecining 8mm film/super 8mm film, and dubbing Beta/VHS tapes for work & personal projects. John has always believed in the adage "Do what you love" & he's incorporated that mantra into his everyday life. His professional positions have varied throughout the years working as a producer, D.O.P., editor, compositor, camera assistant, grip/gaffer, graphic design, colourist, video duplicator, P.A. & steadicam operator on commercials, corporate/industrial videos, documentaries, music videos, P.S.A.’s, short films, milestone montages, live concert coverage, how-to / instructional videos & special event coverage. John currently works full-time as an On-Air Technical Director for Canada’s largest sports broadcaster & schedules his projects when away from the station. The preservation of physical memories has been a passion of John's for a very long time.
Jeff has demonstrated time & time again, he has been blessed with the Midas touch. Every project Jeff is involved in turns to gold. He is the owner/operator of the highly successful media outlet: COLOUR NORTH Previous & current clients include: Old Dutch, Blackberry, Gatorade, Coke Zero, MLSE, Asus, Delissio, Zoocasa, OHL, Lindt Chocolate, Bell, Rogers, Vector & Blue Mountain Resorts. Current & past projects include: Toronto Raptors broadcast camera op, Toronto Maple Leafs broadcast camera op, CBC Hockey Night In Canada robotic wireless camera op, OBS Robotic camera op for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, NBA XL cinematographer, and Open Gym Toronto Raptors documentary cinematographer. Jeff's keen eye for composition combined with his exceptional on-set execution makes him one of the most sought after D.O.P.'s in the GTA. Jeff's expertise has taken him to Africa to document Masai Ujiri's non-profit organization: Giants of Africa. In addition to all of the broadcast, corporate, and commercial work Jeff produces, he is the master of the"same day" wedding video edit. Couples that hire Jeff's services for the same day edit are blessed with a cherished keepsake.
Admired by many; imitated by tonnes. Peter's audio, filming & editing expertise are second to none. REEL4REAL has been teaming up with Peter for 5+ consecutive years to provide a wide variety of wedding day packages for many happliy married couples. Peter's numerous years of wedding videography experience shows in his work. He knows exactly where to be & captures what's needed with an artistic, cinematic flare. His awesomeness is trumped only by his uncanny resemblance to Peter Griffin from "The Family Guy" television show. From Steadicams to slider shots, Peter's smooth moves will leave the viewer in awe & craving more, more, more. Peter is an active, contributing member of his church & community. Peter is also an incredible skeet shooter at the Hamilton Gun Club. No matter what Peter chooses to shoot, the results are amazing. REEL4REAL is proud to call Peter a friend, a mentor & co-worker. REEL4REAL is especially proud of all our previous collaborations together & looking forward to years of continued teamwork and friendship.
Lucas one of the hardest working individuals REEL4REAL has had the privilege to work side by side with. He is a natural born leader, guiding his Mohawk College photography students towards better exposures, compositions, technical knowledge, and industry know-how. In addition to being a professor, Lucas is the owner/operator of the highly acclaimed photography business/studio FOTOFLARE Photography. Lucas's photographic passion is obvious to everyone that has been privileged to work with him. Inspirational, motivational & influential to everyone Lucas meets, REEL4REAL has been blessed to have him on our team for a wide variety of projects. In Lucas's spare time, he has also added the title of engineer to his long list of accomplishments. Lucas designed & constructed a series of different photo booths to compliment any special event. Customers have the choice to select either the open photo booth system, or the classic enclosed photo booth system. Both the open or closed photo booth systems can be accompanied with the social media kiosk. Upload your photobooth photos to twitter or facebook moments after the pictures are taken. Isn't technology grand? Check out Lucas's website for more details & booking information.
Nick is well versed in all areas of pre-production, production & post-production. His real world/on-set experience is staggering at such a young age. Nick's D.O.P. skills shine through in every project REEL4REAL has had the honour to accompany him on. Respectful, responsible & resourceful to clients, co-workers & on-camera talent, Nick's keen eye for detail & gung ho attitude is in high demand from producers & music labels alike. Nick also offers aerial videography/photography utilizing his wireless drone rig.