Jordan Mattie Visuals
filmmaker | photographer | director
I have spent the last decade working as a freelance filmmaker and photographer in Saint John, New Brunswick. My work experience began at around eight years old when my uncle let me borrow his vintage, over-the-shoulder VHS camcorder. I was hooked.
Since then my work has progressed from making videos of myself disappearing in the livingroom to creating skateboard videos with my friends to shooting and producing video content for nationwide companies and agencies. Currently, I work full-time as a freelance filmmaker and photographer for clients based throughout all of Canada. The types of projects I work on vary in style and scope, but the majority are web-based promotional videos (you can view examples below).
The first stage of any video project involves getting together and discussing the project. We talk about questions like: What is the purpose of the project? Where will the video be shown? What comes to mind when you envision the final product? Who will be involved? Will there be travel involved? What is your budget? When do you need it completed by?
This is the stage where the cameras start rolling. Depending on the project, the shooting could take half a day, a full day, 5 full days, or more. The production stage also includes all of the time needed to prep and set up for each shoot. Lights, mics, cameras, gimbals - all of this equipment requires prep time before touching the record button.
This is the stage where everything comes together: editing. All of the footage is culled to find the best parts from the interviews and B-Roll. A suitable soundtrack is selected. The footage is laid over-top the music and the story-line is finalized. Then come the final steps: color-correction, audio-mixing, graphics, and delivery of the finalized video.