Fijian; [wahy-TOO-ee] noun. Translation: from the ocean/waves/sea.
the cinematic journey of noa james taylor
B A C K G R O U N D
Born in Calgary, Alberta, as a young child I left Canada and moved to the South Pacific. For six years I lived in Papua New Guinea where I attended local schools and traveled to many remote areas and witnessed a very diverse way of life. In 1997 I moved to the Fiji Islands where I attended an international school and participated in many community and cultural activities. I have been very fortunate to grow up with friends from all over the world and have had many unique opportunities to learn about different traditions and cultures. I now currently live in Winnipeg.
C I N E M A T O G R A P H Y
Through my production company, Summit2Sea Pictures, I specialize in underwater cinematography and I am constantly thriving to achieve different 'film looks' under a world we rarely see. Based in Winnipeg, Summit2Sea Pictures provides producers and clients with all the necessary tools for a successful shoot in Winnipeg or anywhere in the world. Anything from super 8 to 35mm, handicam to the new digital RED. I try to incorporate my experiences of the South Pacific in my work as much as I can.
Back in Toronto from another indie feature shot in Windsor called 'Planting Vines' directed by Nicholas Shields and the guys at Suede Productions. The feature was shot on the magnificent new RED ONE camera and was complimented by a series of Nikon lenses. I got the opportunity to light the feature with the help of a few HMI's, an assortment of 1K's and a full Lowel kit. The production had access to a lot of wonderful locations around Windsor and there's no doubt that the new RED camera will 'show-off' the beauty of these fantastic places. The film took three weeks to shoot plus another week of shooting to come in Montreal.
Feature: "Planting Vines" Camera: Red One Director: Nick Shields Cinematographer: Cameron Hucker