Stories

News, project launches and thoughts from our team.

Drones For Good – Transport Canada

Did you know that Double Barrel films all across Canada and into the US for our clients? It’s true! Thanks to the power of our network of collaborators, and a little dose of technology, we can arrange to film for your business or organization Canada-wide, and in select US cities.

Check out this recent project we produced for Transport Canada. Titled ‘Drones For Good’, these short documentaries were filmed on location with experts who are pushing the limits of aerial technology from Quebec City to Vancouver Island. Our director conducted the interviews via Zoom from Ontario, while our camera operators set the scene and provided all the necessary support at the other end of the lens. A match made in digital heaven!

Featured in this series are Maude Pelletier from MVT Geosolutions (Quebec), Wade Hawkins from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Alberta), Professor David Bird (Vancouver Island), and Tim Stinson from Stinson Aerial (Vancouver Island).

We couldn’t be more proud of the end result! Thanks so much to Transport Canada for inviting us along!

Product Commercial Series

I’ve often joked that Hillman and I are like Mulder and Scully.

We get a phone call, show up at a location we’ve never been to and proceed to take furious notes in order to solve a communication problem. Many times it feels like a mystery to us at first, and often times communication objectives are just that for our clients, too. Sometimes we end up solving the mystery together.

That was most definitely the case with KeepRite Refrigeration. Located in Brantford, Ontario, this is a company that has been manufacturing and distributing products for 70 years. KeepRite is a behemoth in the refrigeration world.

They were in need of a series of videos that focussed on the products they sell – from motors to units to specialized technological innovations that save on energy costs.

Not having produced a ton of video in the past, they were a bit perplexed as to how to approach the process and the creative. Through a collaborative effort with their agency Wide Eyed Communications – and a combination of drone, slider and time-lapse videography – we created three individual pieces that leverage the manufacturing process to create unique imagery that goes beyond your traditional ‘product video’ style.

It was our first adventure in the world of manufacturing, and we’re so proud with how these turned out! Many thanks to KeepRite and Wide Eyed for bringing us along!