Roots and Wings proudly attended the 2016 BC Cadets Honour Band concert at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby, BC last Thursday night.
During spring break top cadet musicians from Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, and Air Cadets are selected to travel from all over the province to CFB Esquimault on Vancouver Island. They train for a few days together before taking their show on the road.
This year's stops included performances at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria, the Port Theatre in Nanaimo, the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby, and then the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre in Vernon.
Each free concert included several numbers by both the Concert Band and the Pipes and Drums Band -- as well as a couple of musical surprises like the guest appearance by the Mighty Wings Jazz Ensemble and a shark fin during the Jaws theme in the Hollywood Milestones arrangement.
Here are some video highlights from the well attended Burnaby performance:
We had a great opportunity to work with the very creative Kayla Feenstra of Dragonlily Gardens to produce a video that overviews her Fraser Valley landscaping company's Nature Play Spaces for children at schools. Dragonlily just unveiled the video yesterday, just in time for spring.
For those who have asked, I shot this piece on my Blackmagic pocket camera as I could maneuver with it quite easily on the day and move between my shoulder rig and DSLR crane. The high contrast of the bright sun didn't suit our look. I used a 4x4 silk for the interviews, decreasing contrast in post and added a film-like colour grain to soften the colours, increasing saturation in the earthy tones.
We chose a natural and playful colour palette to underscore the natural beauty and creative discovery of the exceptional nature play spaces designed by Dragonlily Gardens. The images, which are neutral and open, invite the viewer to explore the frame and engage with the visuals of the gardens. The music, laughter, enthusiasm and earnest belief from everyone involved brings it all together.
If you're looking for a great landscaping company in the Vancouver-area, or want to improve your outdoor spaces with inspired natural elements, contact Dragonlily Gardens.
And if you want video for your business or other event, contact us at Roots and Wings Productions!