Aug 13, 2015
"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
Feb 27, 2015
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
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
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
Jul 18, 2014
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
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
Aug 16, 2013
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
Feb 25, 2013
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Jan 2, 2013
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.
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.
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.
Oct 23, 2012
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.
Oct 17, 2012
Something Strangely Familiar to screen at the 2012 AFI Fest in Los Angeles
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
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.