Aug 13, 2015

Blair's Last Day

"Blair's Last Day"

Blair Maddox has been projecting IMAX films at the Space & Science Centre in Edmonton, Canada for almost 30 years. 'Blair's Last Day' documents his last day on the job before the IMAX theatre switches to a digital projection system, leaving Blair unemployed after projecting over 30,000 films.

A video by aAron munson

Duration: 5min 40sec

©2015

Feb 27, 2015

The Great Human Odyssey - Our journey has come to an end

The Great Human Odyssey - Our journey has come to an end

The final episode of The Great Human Odyssey aired last night on CBC TV. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this project possible. Check out the interactive adventure on our website: cbc.ca/greathumanodyssey  

I have started the process of going through the thousands of stills we took over the past few years, and will be sharing some of best images over the upcoming months. Check back soon. This one was taken in Chukotka, Russia in June 2013. After days of being unable to shoot due to poor weather, I got bored and decided to take my first plunge into the Arctic Ocean.

Feb 7, 2015

The Great Human Odyssey Interactive Website Is Now Live

The Great Human Odyssey Interactive Website Is Now Live

www.cbc.ca/greathumanodyssey

Take some time to check out the World of Extremes and Child of the Ice Age. I am thrilled to finally have this project out in the world. Was an honour to work with everyone involved in its creation. Thank you.

The television series will debut next week on CBC Television. February 12th @ 8pm.

Jan 8, 2015

The Great Human Odyssey - Debuts February 12th on CBC-TV

The Great Human Odyssey - Debuts February 12th on CBC-TV

After two years of working on The Great Human Odyssey, I am happy to say that you will soon be able to watch it.

Check out the following links for more info:

The Great Human Odyssey | CBC The Nature of Things
cbc.ca/human/blog/

Vimeo: vimeo.com/humanodyssey

Facebook: facebook.com/greathumanodyssey

Instagram: instagram.com/humanodyssey

Tumblr: thegreathumanodyssey.tumblr.com

Twitter: twitter.com/Human_Odyssey


Clearwater Documentary

clearwaterdoc.ca/

Jul 18, 2014

Shooting on Bird Island in Chukotka, Russia

Shooting on Bird Island in Chukotka, Russia

Just arrived back from Chukotka, Russia last week. Two weeks away for one shoot day. It took 3 commercial flights to Nome, Alaska, 1 charter plane across the Bering Straight, a Russian SUV taxi down a gravel highway for one hour, a 1940's military truck across the tundra for two hours, and a two hour boat ride to finally reach "Bird Island", and shoot one of the final scenes for the project. Here I am operating our 16 foot jib over the edge of the cliff, while our local climber Kolia repelled down to collect bird eggs.

Jul 17, 2014

Floating in the Sky - The Wet Secrets

Check out The Wet Secrets video for "Floating in the Sky". I had a great time working with the band on the vid.

Directed by: Trevor Anderson & Lyle Bell

Shot and Edited by: aAron munson

http://www.thewetsecrets.com/

Jul 16, 2014

My apologies for the lack of news over the past while. The past seven months have taken me to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, England, Germany, Russia (three times, Siberia twice), Philippines, Denmark, Norway, and the Canadian Rockies. I have been working as one of the cinematographers on "The Human Odyssey", a three part series for The Nature of Things on CBC television. It has been an amazing, and humbling, experience working with so many different people, and witnessing such diverse ways of life. As we slowly wrap up production, I hope to post more than the cellphone photos that litter my Instagram feed. The series is scheduled to air in the spring of 2015. Keep checking back for more info and pics.

Check out http://www.cbc.ca/human/blog/ for more info.

Nov 10, 2013

Have spent the last 3 weeks shooting in Botswana and South Africa for Human Odyssey , a 3 part series for The Nature of Things on CBC for 2015, produced by Clearwater Documentary. Amazing places, people and wildlife. Check out my Instagram feed for some more photos. More to come.

Aug 16, 2013

September 13 - November 24, 2013 at the Art Gallery of Alberta. 

More info here ...

and photos of the exhibition can be viewed here ...

May 3, 2013

"Something Strangely Familiar" - A recent piece of work. Enjoy.

Duration: 3min 20sec 

a film by aAron munson
produced by Trevor Anderson & aAron munson
music written & performed by Clayton Alpha

©2012

 

 

Feb 25, 2013

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Feb 6, 2013

Recent Work.

Recent Work Cont'd.

Jan 2, 2013

Autumn

Autumn

Recently finished a short film 'Autumn' with filmmaker Eva Colmers. The film was shot, edited and finished on 16mm. Made me fall in love with the medium all over again. Music by Mark Templeton.

The film was commissioned by the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and will premiere at the $100 Film Festival in March.

100dollarfilmfestival.org/fest2013/

Nov 21, 2012

Still working away on the Isachsen arctic weather station doc. Recently came across this image from 1970.  Kodachrome was so great. Thanks to Brian Brown for sending me his slides and prints from his time at the station.

Another favorite from Isachsen 1970. Shooting some 8mm from the Bombardier snowmobile. One of my favorite photos so far. Much more to come in the new year.

Oct 27, 2012

Music video I made for the Wool On Wolves track Midnight Avenue off their soon to be released album Measures of Progress.

http://www.woolonwolves.com/

Oct 23, 2012

Halloweeniors - Premiering this weekend

Halloweeniors - Premiering this weekend

Screening on Saturday Oct27, 2012 @ 12pm at Metro Cinema

Directed by Paul Arnusch & aAron munson

A unique perspective on Hallows Eve, Halloweeniors follows a group of Edmonton Strathcona seniors as they celebrate the day of the dead in costume. While exploring their memories and thoughts, the film provides proof that this eerie holiday is not just for the kids.

Since 1976, the Senior Citizens Opportunity Neighbourhood Association (SCONA ) has been keeping seniors active in the community, supported in their attempts to remain living independently in their own homes, and leading active, happy lives.

A brief Q & A, live music, and reception will follow the film.

Free admission for seniors.

See: http://www.metrocinema.org/film_view/3726/

Oct 17, 2012

Something Strangely Familiar to screen at the 2012 AFI Fest in Los Angeles

It is with great excitement that filmmaker aAron munson and producer Trevor Anderson will be accompanying the film for its US premiere at AFI FEST, taking place November 1 - 8. 

Something Strangely Familiar is an apocalypse in ink, soap, and 35mm film, shot in high definition video. Directed by aAron munson, produced by Trevor Anderson and aAron munson, with original music composed and performed by Clayton Alpha.

AFI FEST presented by Audi takes place each fall in Hollywood, California. The American Film Institute's annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers, AFI FEST features nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards, and AFI FEST is still the only film festival in the United States to hold the prestigious FIAPF accreditation, assuring a high standard of quality and reliability for the international film community. AFI FEST is Los Angeles' longest running international film festival and has been bringing the best in world cinema to the film capital of the world since its launch as FILMEX in 1971.

This year the Guest Artistic Director of AFI FEST is director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci ("Last Tango in Paris", "The Dreamers"). Last year's Guest Artistic Director was Pedro Almodóvar, and David Lynch held the role in 2010.


Trailer for Something Strangely Familiar - https://vimeo.com/41827010

Fellow Edmonton filmmaker Kyle Armstrong will also be premiering his film Magnetic Reconnection at the festival.

Trailer for Magnetic Reconnection - https://vimeo.com/45872831

Website for AFI FEST - http://www.afi.com/afifest/

For more information about Something Strangely Familiar, contact aAron munson at hypocricket [at] gmail [dot] com

Aug 20, 2012

From the North

From the North

Just arrived back from shooting a film on the Dempster Highway, and the town of Inuvik, in the Canadian arctic. More to come soon. Over 6000 kms round-trip. Thanks to Marsh Murphy for putting up with me.