Finally back in action. #ilovefilm

Gear for the next 4 months. #doclife

Baxter 2009 #tbt #nationaldogday





Just finished a great shoot with @mglocks & @alexandkuna



If you're looking for something to do in Edmonton on Sunday afternoon, please come see our premiere of 2.57k. Screening starts @ 1pm at Metro Cinema. We are very happy to finally share this piece with everyone. 
Also, please go see

It begins! Photo by @alisonjturner

It's hard staring at you for 1/2 the year. Happy cycling everyone. #ilovemybike


First flight. #Elliott


Memories of Wadi Rum, Jordan. 
This pic is from our recreations shoot, depicting humans leaving Africa across the Sahara. 
Episode II of

Episode II of The Great Human Odyssey will be airing tomorrow night on CBC TV @ 8 pm. If you are in Edmonton, the third episode will be screening @ Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre) on Saturday @ 3:30 pm, followed by a Q&A with the crew. 
This pic was taken while shooting  herders lassoing reindeer in Chukotka, Russia. Daron and I would shoot until our hands froze, and then switch out. Niobe was apparently capturing the sound of the sky. Was definitely one of my favourite shoots, and the most uncomfortable. 
@humanodyssey #humanodyssey #siberia #shootinginthearcticisfun

For those of you who have yet to see it, Episode 1 of The Great Human Odyssey airs tonight on CBC TV @ 8pm. 
Another pic from Namibia. Loved that desert. 
@humanodyssey #humanodyssey #namibia

Thank you to everyone who came out for our screening of The Great Human Odyssey tonight. Was wonderful to finally share it with you. A special thank you to Metro Cinema for hosting us. See you on February 21st, for the screening of Episode 3. @humanodyssey #humanodyssey

One of the more memorable nights from our travels over the past 2 years. Slept on top of this truck for a week while shooting in Botswana. Would wake up to herds of elephants passing by in the darkness. Hope to see many of you tomorrow night for the screening of The Great Human Odyssey @ the Garneau Theatre. There will be tickets for sale at the door, so come if you can. Screening starts a 7pm. @humanodyssey #humanodyssey #muchlatergram #botswana

I was told that the odds of getting eaten by a crocodile were slim in this part of the river. GOOD NEWS for those of you who don't yet have a ticket for Wednesday's screening of the Great Human Odyssey @ the Garneau Theatre. There will be a number of tickets available at the door. So get there a bit early, and you should be okay. Screening is @ 7 pm. 
@humanodyssey #humanodyssey #botswana

Our office in Botswana. Was the beginning of a 2 month shoot that also took us to South Africa, and Namibia.

The Great Human Odyssey website is now live.  www.cbc.ca/greathumanodyssey  Please check it out. Especially

Throwback to jumping into the Arctic Ocean for the first time. Wasn't the last. #siberia

Mr. Potato Head  By Elliott

The animation shorts package had me laughing through tears. So good. Congrats @rankinoscope Amazing film.

Spent the past few days in Berkeley, with Danish evolutionary biologist Eske Willerslev. The DNA research that he is doing on ancient human populations, is painting an incredible picture of what our world looked like over the past 100,000 years.

Working on editing a lassoing sequence today. One of the more difficult aspects of reindeer herding, involves catching the animals you want to pull your sleds. This, and much more,will be up on an interactive website that will go live in a few weeks. See @humanodyssey for more behind the scenes pics

Editing some behind the scenes videos from our trip to Siberia last March. Made me miss this little one.

Follow @humanodyssey for a behind the scenes look at the making of The Great Human Odyssey. The first episode airs on Feb 12 on the CBC's The Nature of Things. Check it out. 2 years of my life went into this.

The latest challenge. Editing 30 docs in 30 days.

Final day of film score recording.

Have spent the past 2 days hearing the score to our Great Human Odyssey come alive. Thank you to all the amazing people that made this happen. The series will broadcast on CBC in mid February.

Evening light

Home view.

Incredible place. Highly recommend visiting Wadi Rum. It's worth the trek.

Preparing to fly.

Mehedi & Eid


Attempting to get cell reception.

Along the Saudi border.


Spent the past few days shooting in Wadi Rum, Jordan. What an amazing place. Slept under the stars, and enjoyed the company of some newfound friends.

Arrived in Jordon. Our gear did not. Waiting at the airport hotel. Our aerials team had their equipment seized upon arriving a few days ago. Apparently the military wasn't notified of our shooting plans. At least there's a pool.

While many were having profound spiritual experiences being at the site of the crucifiction, I marvelled at the detail of this mosaic.

Today's shoot location. It may not look like much, but Shkul Cave is the site of the oldest human remains ever discovered outside of Africa. 10 individuals @ 120,000 yrs old.


Tel Aviv

Shooting sound @ 1500fps.


Too much data.

One of many young men buried here, his image faded away. Walking through the graveyard really gives you a sense of how hard life was, and is here. Last photo. Sorry for posting so many. Chukotka is an incredible place that few outsiders get to see. Hope you enjoyed.

Not anymore.

Hundreds of gas masks littered the floors of several buildings.

A hand painted poster reminding the workers of their duties slowly rots away.

Abandoned building #1.