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 …

My Favourite New Social Media Platform

Every so often you hear about a new social media platform that actually sounds worth checking out. Every once and a while, you don’t delete off your phone after a couple weeks. This time, I found one that became a favourite. I was listening to Tim Ferriss’ podcast a while ago and he had B.J. Novak (yes, the one from …

Get Better At YouTube – An Interview With Patrick From Jimber Jam

Our friend Patrick over at Jimber Jam has released a new video series to help you make better videos for YouTube (or other online short form video platforms)! These are really solid, packed with great information, some technical and some more creative so make sure to take them all in! I’ve known Patrick for a long time in real life and in …

Branded Content, TELUS, & The Future Of The Arts

The last 20 years have brought big changes in the way entertainment media gets funded, consumed and created. 17 Years ago P2P transfers, Napster, Limewire, and other services, forever changed the way music was consumed and funded (or not). 15 Years ago iTunes set a path for a new way forward, sure the money wasn’t as good as CDs but people were buying music again. …