The making of Canada In A Day
Canada In A Day was curated from thousands of clips and carefully crafted over many months of editing.
Meet the team behind the film.
Behind the pictures
Nick Hector is a multi-award winning editor, with hundreds of documentaries to his credit. Hear about his process for putting your stories together.
Behind the music
Ontario’s own Michael Brook is a Golden Globe and Grammy nominated composer, producer, and recording artist. Hear how he was inspired to compose the score for the film.
Behind the music
Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO award winning musician and songwriter. Hear how he chose the other Canadian artists to feature.
Behind the vision
Trish Dolman, the director and curator of this film, talks about choosing from over 16,000 submissions.
Have a look at the Canada In A Day team at work in Vancouver
Want some tips on how to continue to make great videos on your camera or mobile?
You don’t have to be a pro – just be creative, honest, and real. Grab your camera and film your life. Watch these short videos for more good ideas.
“The thing about a film that makes it unique is point of view. And that point of view is coming from you, so what you want to do is apply some techniques, learn some things, and tell your story your way. You just want to make it unique to you.”
Important! Hold your camera or smartphone horizontally (landscape), not vertically (portrait).
You can film at home, at work, or out in the world. You’ll need permission to film on private property.
Film yourself, your family, your friends, or even strangers. Important – you’ll need their permission.
Think about light
Don’t film in front of windows or other sources of bright light, unless you artistically want your subject to appear in silhouette.
Get good sound
It’s important that we can hear you! Try to avoid loud areas. Use a microphone, if you have one, to capture the best sound.
Keep your camera rolling
Keep your camera rolling for at least 3–5 seconds; try to avoid lots of zooming and panning.