The Remaining Light. Complete.

It took over a year, but the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and I have finally completed our short video/documentary on senior health care in BC titled, “The Remaining Light”

The Remaining Light is a journey through an often-invisible part of Canada’s health care system. Set in British Columbia against the backdrop of an aging population and a system of seniors’ care in crisis, the film explores what it means to age and die with dignity. Seniors, their families, and experts in the field — including those who work day-to-day with seniors — talk about the services and supports that are needed, where we are failing, and their hopes for a stronger system of care.

The entire film was shot on the Canon 5D mkII using the Magic Lantern firmware for audio recording.  The footage was then edited in Final Cut Pro.  Color grading was done with Magic Bullet Looks and Colorista.  And motion graphics were done in After Effects CS4.

We’re going to distribute it online, but for now check out the trailer.

This has definitely been an epic experience working on this film with a very small team.  Loads of room to improve still, but learned a tremendous amount.