March 2021 – Spring Film Productions in the Yukon

March kicked off with my friends at Yukon production company TSU North, working as AC and drone gimbal operator alongside DP/Drone Pilot Rob Antill, and director Shaunoh Anderson on multiple projects. The collaborative filmmaking experience is always a nice break from my usually-solo photographic projects.

Rob and I being towed across Fish Lake behind a snowmobile, tracking alongside a dog sled team while flying the Inspire 2 drone, was a particular highlight of the first project! I look forward to sharing the outcome of that first film at some point, but for now, its purpose, and all related content has to stay under wraps.

Me filming something big and hairy on my Sony a7SIII. Photo: Rob Antill
The Inspire 2 drone getting ready to work Photo: Rob Antill
Director Shaunoh and I carrying the Red Helium 8K on a stabilized MOVI rig. Photo Rob Antill

Next up was the second TSU North production of the month, working with local Tlingit artist Megan Jensen for a film commissioned by Travel Yukon. An initial 1-minute cut has already been posted, so I can embed that below. There will be a longer version available in a few months which is currently being graded and edited.

This was a truly incredible project to work on. Megan Jensen is a phenomenal Yukon artist and always bought a wonderful vibe to the set as we worked a few long days with some very early starts. I’m not going to spoil the subject of the video, you’ll just have to watch it below for yourself. I’m proud to have been a part of this one!

  • Artist – Megan Jensen
  • Production Co – TSU North
  • Director – Shaunoh Anderson
  • Producer – Maggie Mac
  • DP / Drone Pilot – Rob Antill
  • AC / Drone Gimbal Op – Dan Carr
  • AC – Calla Kinglit

The Birds Are Back

Sony a1 + Sony 200-600mm G

There may still be plenty of snow on the ground, but the smaller birds are already starting to arrive back in the Yukon. I guess when you’re travelling from afar, you sometimes don’t get the weather memo! As I did last year, I spent some time photographing my returning locals in our yard. Our somewhat remote location is perfect for this, and photo sessions in my blind didn’t disappoint.

My Tragopan Photography Blind

I often use a Tragopan photography blind, whether it’s in the wild or in my yard. I love climbing inside at dawn and watching the world wake up through the lens ports on all sides. Using the blind helps to mask my movements, and always yields a better, more natural set of images. As long as you have set it up in the right place!

A common redpoll, photographed from my blind.

New Content on Shutter Muse

Testing Super Resolution in Adobe Camera RAW

Of course, there was plenty more content created and added to Shutter Muse, too. I particularly enjoyed trying out Adobe’s new Super Resolution feature for RAW photos. I also tested a few CFexpress Type A card readers to find out which was the best option for this brand new type of memory card which is starting to find its way into more and more cameras. My Fuji GF lens guide is also complete now!

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Dan Carr

Founder of Shutter Muse, full time photographer and creative educator. Dan lives in the Canadian Yukon, but his wanderlust often sends him in search of images all around the world to meet the needs of clients and readers alike.

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