I’m Andrew. I’m from Winnipeg and I’m a cinematographer. I love my work and I’m really lucky that I’ve been able to travel and shoot t.v. shows, documentaries and movies for the past seven years. I’m a big fan of Batman comics, hamburgers and telling stories.

When I was a kid, I was attending this what-to-do-with-your-life conference and was plonked in front of a pile of wires and a breadboard. I remember being told that if I could make a working set of traffic lights – there was even a model road to test with – then I should become an engineer.

So I became an artist instead.

What I find interesting is that, as a cinematographer, I’ve got all these physical and chemical components to use to tell a story, plus all the electronics of the camera, but fundamentally I’ve got no idea how to put any of it together. I just trust that the light will do what I want it to do when I set up these different controls like intensity and diffraction. But what happens if I start to manipulate the information after the camera has recorded it? What if the information can be ordered in a unique way? What if I could build something to reinterpret that stuff and tell a story in a new way? It’s a lot to think about at 11.00 at night.

What’s really cool is that this past weekend I made some leds light up like traffic lights and had a lot of fun doing it.

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