At Films.Solutions, every member of our film crew lives and breathes documentary & filmmaking. It’s more than a passion, it’s a way of life.
Every member of our film crew deeply respects and honours the art of filmmaking. We are constantly striving to reach new levels of expertise in capturing the light, expressing an emotion or telling a compelling story, right from the first shot. That being said, we also have a very practical approach as we are mindful to use the right equipment and are aware of time sensitivity issues related to moviemaking.
Efficiency – Authenticity – Integrity – Respect – Curiosity Team Spirit and Joy are words we live by and they are the pillars of our success.
Our film crew has worked together for so long that it has become second family, minus the sibling rivalry. Together, we have filmed, coast to coast, in the toughest of environments as far North as Nunavut and Yukon, as well as all the way down South to more tropical locations such as Mexico and Cuba.
We love getting out on the road for great location scouting and finding that ideal site for the next shot. We are careful about having the best and only the right film equipment for the job, and making sure every moving part in the production is in alignment with the film’s vision.
Years of experience have taught us that with a positive mindset, each challenge or problem is an opportunity to take things to the next level. We have master communicators, multi-lingual (we speak French, English and Spanish) and known for being friendly and efficient. We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished together as a team and we are eager to see what else is possible!
MEET OUR DOCUMENTARY & FILM CREW
Richard Duquette – Director of Photography and Chief Solutions Officer
Director, Fixer and Post Production Specialist
As a post-production Specialist and Director, my years of experience and my passion are sure to serve well the producers I work with to ensure the success of their projects.
I have been working in the television and film industry for many years; I worked on all the different stages of post-production for numerous movies and TV shows. As a Director, I have put in images several subjects that were important to me such as the notion and spirit of freedom at Burning Man. I also traveled in Canada form coast to coast on various occasions, particularly for television series, discovering people and the vast nature Canada has to offer.
Encouraging the vision of the creator is another way for me to live my passion.
Alignment, Communications & Outreach
I’ve been aligning socially conscious entrepreneur’s words and actions, weaving links and connecting with fascinating people online since the first dot-com boom in the mid nineties. My passion for shining a bright light on multi-talented artists and co-creators of a better world has led me to the amazing films.solutions Crew. My mission is to support and honour the vision and dreams that fuel our films and to magnetize new opportunities for growth and expansion for our company as well as for our collaborators. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with storytellers and filmmakers who share their passion and talents with the world and I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
Cameraman and Camera and Tech Maintenance Specialist
I started my career as a photographer, but when I walked onto my first film set in Paris, I discovered a true passion for filmmaking. I have many fond memories of times I spent experimenting with lighting, optics and depth of field in order to achieve a shot. Teamwork and cooperation are extremely important to me and I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of this industry.
Gaffer – Grip/Electric Specialist
I’ve been hanging around movie sets since I’m 13 years old.You could say the Film Industry has always been a passion of mine. I know all the tricks of the trade. I love working hard and getting things done.
Ongoing Education, Training and Specialization
Continuing education and training is paramount at films.solutions. We regularly conduct specialized workshops and training clinics to explore new techniques as well as learn to master the latest equipment (camera and filming) and tools at our disposal. It is a great team building opportunity that allows us to strengthen our bonds, be acutely aware of our roles and responsibilities on set or on location, and be ready to expand our collective ability to deliver beyond your expectations..