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DOUGLAS BAIRD

Lighting Cameraman

(604) 838-4048 (mobile)

(604) 980-8378 (office)

dbaird@bairdtv.com

 

EFP/PSC HD camera specialist, lighting cameraman and crew provider.
Experienced in all aspects of broadcast television production on a wide variety of current affairs, documentary and factual programming for CBC, CTV, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, ARD, Nat Geo, Discovery and the NFB.

Own complete SONY F800 XDCamHD, PXW FS-7, F900 HDCam production packages for both PAL and NTSC.

Selected projects:

  • Future of Automobile Safety - Horizon - BBC Television, London
  • Minority Report - Stark Sands- season opener Satellite media tour - Pacific TV for Fox
  • The Bachelor  and The Bachelorette - several contestant profiles - NZK productions, LA.
  • Idris Elba -Mens Health Magazine Cover photo shoot - Behind the scenes - Getty Images
  • U2 - Band promo interviews - for start of 2015 tour -ARD Germany
  • Masterchef Australia -Theresa Visintin contestant profile- Endemol Shine
  • FIFA 2015 Womens Soccer - American team coverage - live inserts for ESPN
  • 2011 Royal Tour - William and Kate - Cross-Canada coverage for the CTC/Canadian Tourism Commission
  • Dr. Daniel Pauley - World Fisheries Outlook - The Curiosity Project - Discovery USA
  • FIFA 2013 Promo -Electronic Arts - EA Sports Gametime - Loma Media
  • Massive Moves - Floating Fortress/Harbour House -2 F900 crews - Windfall Films, London
  • Canadian Naval Officer Training - Bravo Zulu Productions for Department of Defense
  • 2010 Olympics - NBC, ARD, Coca Cola, McDonalds, Samsung and General Mills
  • Modern Marvels - Olympic Technology - Halfyard Productions/History Channel
  • Aircraft Pilots/Cockpit Air Quality - Panorama - BBC Television, Manchester
  • Michael Buble NBC Christmas Special -behind the scenes -CTC
  • Celine Dion - Concert and backstage meeting with Solenne - Star Academy - TF1, France
  • Lindsey Vonn - Olympic Wheaties box unveiling VNR - General Mills.
  • Microsoft, Bill Gates Interview - Spectrum Caribiner, London
  • Olympic On-air Host Promos - Foxtel Network, Australia
  • House Hunters International - multiple program segments -Pietown Productions, Los Angeles
  • Once Upon a Time - Cast interviews and EPK coverage - ABC/Disney, LA/New York
  • Algerian Terrorist Bomb Threat - ABC TV News, New York
  • David's Story - Nurture vs Nature - Horizon - BBC TV, London
  • Torino Debrief - Media kit - IOC International Olympic Committee - Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger – The Making of 'The 6th Day' - Columbia-Tristar
  • Three Minutes to Impact - Canadian Segments - The Discovery Channel (UK), York Films
  • Sea Hunters - Host sequences - multiple seasons - Econova Productions/National Geographic TV
  • Mars Bomber/Forest Fire Fighting  -Welt der Wunder, Pro Sieben TV, Munich Germany
  • Clinton - Yeltsin Summit - ABC TV News
  • Black Sea Environmental Symposium - David Suzuki - Vision TV, Harvey McKinnon Assoc.
  • The Cold Squad - Investigative Reports - A&E, Kurtis Productions
  • Janet Jackson - All For You Tour - Press Kit - Virgin Records
  • Eddie Murphy - I Spy - Video inserts for boxing sequences - DOP- 5 cameras - Sony Pictures
  • X-men 2 - Video insert material for CCTV video screens for the control room and Oval Office segments.
  • World Figure Skating Championships - International Skating Union - judges iso-cam for the ISU
  • 999 Real Life Rescues - Canadian segments with Michael Buerk, BBC
  • A&E Biography - Peter O'Toole, Raymond Burr, Pamela Anderson - A&E Network
  • Sikh History - Canadian Segments - BBC Birmingham
  • Survivor Testimonies - (over 200 hrs) Survivors of the Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles
  • Bayern Munich Soccer CD-ROM Series - DOP - 3 cameras, Munich
  • MegaMoves - Mammoth Mansions - Courtney - CH5/TLC - Windfall Films, London
  • The V-Chip Inventor - Prof. Tim Collings - Le Point, SRC/CBC
  • Robin Williams inserts - Jerry Lewis Telethon
  • Juno insert/Morning after the Oscars - Good Morning America - ABC News
  • The X-Files CD Rom project - Cast interviews
  • Spice Girls World Tour Begins - Breakfast Television - BBC TV, London
  • Living with AIDS - Documentary - TV Asahi, Tokyo
  • Eminem - Seattle concert and interviews - Charlotte in America - Viva 2, Cologne
  • The Science of Stargate - Atlantic TV for Oxford Scientific Films, Sky TV, London
  • Field of Dreams - William Kinsella - Author Profile, TBS, Tokyo
  • Freedom Speaks - PBS Freedom Forum - WETA-TV, PBS Washington, DC
  • Balancing Act - Gymnastics for Girls - documentary, Rough Cuts, CBC Newsworld
  • The IMAX Story - "Wings of Courage" - Moving Pictures, BBC, London
  • West Coast Forestry - Blue Peter - BBC Children's Programs
  • CIA - Hidden Hands - Documentary - Fulmar/Channel 4, London
  • Adbusters vs. Calvin Klein - The Girlie Show, Rapido/Channel 4, UK
  • Tony Cavelti Profile - Documentary Profile - DRS Swiss Broadcasting, Zurich
  • Clayoquot Logging - Documentary, The Fifth Estate, CBC
  • Nicole Brown Simpson - Signature Analysis - Hard Copy, Paramount Pictures, L.A.
  • Amory Levins/David Suzuki Interview - Suzuki Foundation
  • The Making of Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital - Sony/BBC Manchester
  • Daily Planet - numerous mini doc segments and interviews - The Discovery Channel
  • Life on the Internet - Program inserts - The Discovery Channel
  • The X-Files - Behind the Scenes - Turner Broadcasting
  • Dr. Who - Sylvestor McCoy - Interviews/behind the scenes - BBC/FOX
  • A Day In The Life Of Jackie Chan - Canal Plus, Paris
  • U.N. Conference on 'Rights of the Child' - DOP - 2 camera educational documentary
  • XV Commonwealth Games - Victoria - Cycling/Marathon -host broadcaster "live" motorcycle camera crew
  • Canadian Open Golf- Vancouver - PGA productions
  • Pacific Forest Rally -Pits and start/finish coverage, TSN - (2005 – 2012)
  • Hankook Ice Challenge & Hankook F-1600 Series - TSN, DOP - 5 cameras
  • Vancouver Indy car racing - Live 'Pit Lane' insert camera crew - Players/RDS, Montreal

Corporate Video

Disney, Microsoft, IBM, Xerox, SAP, Oracle Software, Electronic Arts, Adidas, Nike, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Honda, Ford, HSBC, Bank of America, Coca Cola, Pepsi, McDonald's, Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, Dow Chemical, Chevron, Home Depot, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, Kawasaki, Ballard Power Systems, CN Rail, CP Rail, Boeing, Air Canada, Continental Airlines, Northern Telecom, Petro-Canada, BC Hydro, BC Transit, UBC and Simon Fraser University.

BELL / CTV Television

Ongoing production for W-Five, E-Talk, TSN Sports and the Discovery Channel.

Sports

POV shots and custom rigging for action sequences with Sony fullsize, minicams, GoPros and 16mm.
 
Olympic Volleyball projects, CBC Sportsweekend, Wide World of Sports (CTV & ABC), TSN, NHL Hockey, CFL Football and NBA basketball. Skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, cycle road racing. Camera operator for the "live" helicopter/motorcycle unit which covered cycling, marathon and road races for the Host Broadcaster world feed of the Victoria Commonwealth Games. DOP for a mutli-camera instructional video shoot at the World Figure Skating Championships. Documentaries and educational projects for Sport Canada and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

Live Video

Live remotes, 'satellite media tour' uplinks, broadcast 'double-enders', 2-way television and corporate teleconferencing. Microwave, satellite and FTP feeds from remotes.

Producer / Director

Official Olympic Film/Television projects. Segments for CTV Wide World of Sports. Educational films for Sport Canada, Sport Ontario and the National Film Board of Canada. Various documentaries and industrial films.

Aerials

Experienced with Tyler & Wescam Helicopter mounts. Handheld shooting and rigging for POV camera mounts.

Interests

Skiing, cycling, scuba diving and travel. Conversational French.

Awards

Columbus International Film & Video Festival
          -Bronze Award - Medical/Physical Health ("Cutting Out the Fear" The Fifth Estate)
          -Hon. Mention - Social Studies Documentary ("Violation of Trust" The Fifth Estate)
Canadian Society of Cinematographers (C.S.C.)
           -Roy Tash Award - for cinematography in Television News
National Press Photographers Association (N.P.P.A.)
          -National Spot News Award - (Canada and U.S.A.)

Memberships

IATSE669 – Electronic DOP 
CSC - Canadian Society of Cinematographers - Associate
GTC - Guild of Television Camera Professionals - London, UK

Education

Honours BSc, Kinesiology, University of Waterloo