The arrow points to my home base → Calgary Alberta Canada.

Currently live on a farm, near the Millarville RaceTrack. Using Google Maps, the direct distance is about 35km SW of the Calgary Tower – located in the city core.

World Map illustration. © KenCooper.ca - All Rights Reserved.

Ken Cooper self-portrait, done in Vancouver BC.

Besides Robin Perry – there were a few other photographers, who had an impact on me.

Walter Petrigo.

Ozzie Sweet – have his AV production of “How I Sold 1700 Magazine Covers”.

Burt Stern.

Ben Rose – his work with motion.

Pete Turner.

Back in Aug-2016, I purchased a 1988 GMC Grumman 23 foot StepVan.

Since then, I’ve put in about 350 feet of 1.5 inch angle-iron, to make shelving.

On Oct-12-2019, the head gasket blew out – on the motor.

It took several months to save enough to buy a new (rebuilt) motor.

It took two solid weeks of work to clean, paint and install the new motor.

On May-07-2020, the truck was back in operation.

When possible, I produce stock footage – for the Dissolve Stock agency.

There’s a link in the SideBar…

However, my main source of income for the past 6 years – is doing handyman contract work…

List of video and camera equipment, that I use on projects >

BlackMagicDesign URSA 4k camera
Matte box, SmallRig shoulder kit
Cinegear Wireless Follow-Focus
Ikan 160 WH batteries – (3)
FeelWorld Z72 7 Inch 1920×1200 Monitor with Scopes
BNC cables

Nikon D7000 camera + (7) lenses
Minolta Light & Color Meters
Nikon 800mm lens
Kenyon Gyro KS-6 Stabilizer
Really-Right-Stuff Panoramic Head
Nikon Bellows

Soundboard – Zoom F8, Zoom FRC Controller, USB keyboard
Rode NTG3 shotgun mic + Sound Blimp, Sony MDR-7509HD Headphones (2)
Microphones: Shure dynamic SM58 (2), Tram TR50 condenser lav, Sony UWP-D11 Wireless Lav (2), Rode NTG-2 condenser mic, AKG C451E condenser mic
12 foot, 4 section Carbon-Fiber Boom pole
Mic stands – (3)
XLR cables

Spiral lights – (8)
Spiral light heads – (8)
Cool-Lux LED heads – (2) Small LED lights – (3)

Hosa cable tester
Midland Two-Way Radio – (2)
Westcott Green Screen 9×10 ft
Balcar 2400 w/s Electronic Flash unit – 1 head
Balcar Mini, Balcar Mini-Block 300 w/s
Cloth, black and white
Various Clamps

Matthews Century C-Stands – (4)
Gitzo tripods – (3)
Manfrotto AutoPoles – (4)
Da-Light 5×6 foot Front Projection Screens – (3)
25 foot mono-pod

Motor-Mixer – 6 channel
8 foot custom aluminum Camera Slider rig – motorized or manual
8 foot custom Camera Boom – motorized or manual
Steel weights – 50lbs counter-balance

8 foot aluminum ladder
5 foot wooden ladder
3 foot aluminum sawhorses – (2)

Generac 4000 watt generator
Honda 2000 watt generator
Lincoln Electric mig welder – 220 VAC

Plus a good collection of power and hand tools…

And the truck is also setup for location work. Folding bed, Coleman stove, fridge, inverter, microwave…

First video production: 1080x720p mp4
Runtime: 28 min, 25 sec
Client: Bankers Petroleum – Calgary, Alberta
Event: 1st Annual BBQ
Date: Aug-17-2013
Location: an acreage near the village of De Winton, Alberta (south of Calgary)
Status: Off-line.

Location footage shot in British Columbia and Alberta (Western Canada).

Editing and Grading: DaVinci Resolve (Windows version)
Runtime: 4 min, 23 sec
Background sound track: Cowboy Coffee
Licensed from: SmartSound.com
Posted on YouTube: Aug-12-2019

This link opens a new window on YouTube > ShowReel – Location footage

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