Chris has been involved in film and video production for more than 47 years as an award-winning commercial & TV director, cameraman & editor. His first camera was the family’s box Brownie – which was probably used to shoot this photo.
Photography was a hobby pursued while studying at at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This interest in photography led to a first job as a trainee cameraman & editor in Kingston, Jamaica.
After a few decades of directing, shooting and fooling around with cameras & boats, Chris and Michael began The Luminous Landscape Video Journal (LLVJ) as a way to fund the Luminous Landscape web-site.
The LLVJ was originally intended to be a series for cable television. But the then-new opportunity to self-publish was more attractive. Early issues were shot on DV, edited in Final Cut and mastered to DVD – it was the bleeding edge! Technology improved and DV & HDV gave way to HD. DVDs then disappeared as a distribution format and were replaced by HD Downloads and streaming video.
The Luminous Landscape Video Journal ran to 20 issues and has now morphed into Luminous Landscape Video.
Chris has also been heavily involved in managing the technical side of the web site, the web e-stores, and along with Debra Fadely-Raber, manages customer service related to Membership & the forum.
Chris occasionally still gets out on a boat with a camera…