WARD 1 STUDIOS

Team

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TEAM

Ward 1.

We named our tribe after the creative hub in Guelph, inhabited by craft brewers, rock climbers, designers, local shop owners, dreamers and the wildly imaginative. We are wardens of the digital world; storytellers working with mediums across the digital canvas.

We are 1. Ward 1.

 
 

Blair Cameron

For Blair, exhilaration is found in capturing someone on film who has found their true calling. Born between the Rockies and the plains, he has lived on both coasts of Canada, the South Pacific, rural Pennsylvania, suburban Ontario and the UK. Having pursued a Masters of Science in nutrition, Blair’s passion has always been finding creative and meaningful ways to communicate.  He sits on the Membership and Marketing Committee at the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and was recently named one of Guelph's "Top 40 under 40" for his creative enterprises.

 
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Erin MACInDOE Sproule

Erin is a serial storyteller, passionate about the study of the human experience and translating those experiences into films.  Throughout her career she’s produced content for the CBC, History Channel and International Film Festivals.  She’s worked and studied Internationally.  She’s the youngest member of the team at 7 years old (born on February 29th), but Erin’s sharp sense of story and journalistic eye for detail are certainly well beyond her years.

 
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Nik MacMillan

Like a true millennial, Nik was surfing the web when he was in diapers. Soon after, he began using computers for design, and the journey began. Nik is a self taught jack-of-some-trades, with a natural eye for design and video. When not honing his design and storytelling skills, he is probably teaching himself something from Youtube, like backflips...

 
 

Alex Vander Vlugt

Alex is doc-obsessed. An interviewer, editor, and producer, he loves to find the unique aspects of people, and match their words with images to tell a story through skillful editing. “There’s nothing like when you see an end result overpower people's emotions and to see the connections they’re making.” Alex joined the Guelph "Top 40 under 40" for his advocacy work in eradicating bullying globally. 

 
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Sandy Clipsham

Sandy uses video to share personal and corporate histories. He has always been drawn to the art of the interview, as a a career counsellor, environmental consultant, and personal historian. He has an insatiable curiosity for uncovering the “thumbprint stories” that best express an individual’s story and honour their legacy. Once while watching his kids on the playground, he met a man with a 100 year old mother, who attributes her longevity to sardines. He has been eating them straight from the can ever since.

 
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Scott MCQUARRIE

Scott’s photography focuses on capturing genuine moments that show true personality, character, and authenticity. He has travelled the world for his clients to deliver on that promise, telling the “who” behind the “what.”  He needs to set the record straight: it is paramount that the end of the toilet paper roll hangs on the front of the roll and not the back - it is the only sane and socially responsible option.

 
 
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GARTH LAIDLAW

Garth combines elements of music, graphics, and time, to create incredible short animations that impart a sense of wonder and mystery. He chases the feeling of getting different animations to pop on-screen just right, the visual equivalent of conducting a symphony. Whether it’s motion graphic animation, whiteboard animation, or illustration, he’s up to the task.  Garth is fluent in gibberish and can often be found behind large piles of books, forming lots of ideas.

 
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Mike Craig

With twenty years of outdoor, experiential education and filmmaking, Mike is highly skilled at raising the level a team plays at, bringing the best out of each team member. He has followed his lens to the barren tundra of Nunavut, as well as the remote Buddhist temples of the O'Henro Pilgrimage on the island of Shikoku in Japan. He sees men as warriors who need to find their tribe and the source of their power in a new way in a modern world.