An Intro To Video Marketing In 2018

checkered owl grande prairie commercial shoot

Most people have noticed that video is often the most effective way to both spread your message AND create engagement with an audience. People watch more and more video all the time. In fact, here are 5 quick facts: #1. 80% of 18-49 year olds watch YouTube. #2. We watch over 1 Billion hours of YouTube content everyday. #3. Facebook videos …

It’s Storyhive Season Again! (Here are a few recommendations)

A couple of times every year, a rather magical thing happens. We start to see our newsfeeds full of pitches from local filmmakers applying for STORYHIVE funding. If you aren’t aware of STORYHIVE, let me give you a little rundown. STORYHIVE is a program created and funded by the Canadian telecom TELUS. It’s an amazing program that helps emerging filmmakers …

New Film Courses Coming To Grande Prairie

Checkered Owl Media is based in Grande Prairie, Alberta. As a small to mid-sized city, it can sometimes be hard to access some of the training that is available in larger Canadian film centers, like Calgary, Vancouver, or Toronto. However, we do have a thriving film community. This community includes videographers, producers, directors, PAs, cinematographers and loads of people who just want …

PARDS Documentary Airing on AMI

All of you who follow us on social media (www.facebook.com/checkeredowl, www.instagram.com/checkeredowl, www.twitter.com/checkeredowl) you may have seen that we recently spent a few days at PARDS (Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society) filming a documentary. To really tell you about this experience I need to tell you about two other organizations: Over the course of spending a few days out at this …

Afterlight – STORYHIVE Project

As I have alluded to previously this summer and fall was full of some amazing projects and opportunities for Checkered Owl. One of our biggest projects was the creation of Afterlight. Written and created by Sarah and Rew Jones (the owners of Checkered Owl) Afterlight is a family adventure show that explores the meaning of community as well as our relationship …

Commercial Work – Erik Gault

Hey! Sorry for the delay on updates to this page. We have been absolutely slammed lately and I’ve had so much to highlight that we now have some catch up to do! We recently shot a pair of commercials for Grande Prairie Realtor – Erik Gault. We worked with Erik as we wrote, and then shot, edited, and released these videos for …

3 Checkered Owl Video Releases In One Week

we got this shot with the help of jimber jam studios and far toofast productions in an old church in grande prairie alberta

We have had a really busy month since moving our office back to Grande Prairie, Alberta!  It’s rare that we get to release 3 videos in one week, but…Here we are! There are also lots of things happening behind the scenes, so, stay tuned and book any video ideas you have soon! Here are this week’s releases. We created a …

Black Indie’s New Album Is Out Now!

Black Indie’s new album Soul Dancer is available now wherever you get your digital music! It’s so good. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7lDLZmsma9p9piTavZzDZ7 Bandcamp: https://blackindiemusic.bandcamp.com/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/soul-dancer/id1210547367 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Dancer-Black-Indie/dp/B06XCS29Y2

Music Video For Lynn Johnson (I Want All Of You)

grande prairie music video shoot the red barn photo farm

A few months ago I received a call. It was an artist in need of a music video, who had seen some of the others I had directed and wanted me to come shoot for her, however, with this video there was a unique twist. Lynn had already had some of the footage shot for one storyline in the video …

New Releases From Black Indie & Caleb Hart

Black INdie My Best and Caleb Hart White Diamonds album art

It’s been a busy week of releases here at Checkered Owl! On November the 22nd Black Indie released his much anticipated single “My Best”. This song was first performed publically on The Voice Austrailia and fans have been awaiting a proper release ever since. Recorded in Toronto at Baldwin Street Sound with the fantastic Aaron Goldstein, this song hints at …