With over 25 years of combined videography experience, Derek Ford Studios’ diverse team of passionate experts work hard to provide their clients with video footage that effectively conveys key messaging while providing the viewer with a visually appealing film.


Client: Derek Ford Studios

From travel to exotic and local destinations, slice of life documentaries, advertising and marketing videos, Derek Ford Studios had the opportunity to collaborate on a variety of video assignments. Experience a brief glimpse into what we’ve been up to.

Sea to Sea Regional Park

Client: CRD

This video introduces the newest jewel in the CRD Parks portfolio. It was important to show the beauty of this area as well as encouraging visitors to respect the setting, other visitors and to encourage personal stewardship to maintain this exquisite ecosystem. We hiked a lot of km’s up and down the mountains to bring a taste of the area and to prepare visitors in advance of their visit.

A Day in the Life

Client: Brad Macleran

The creative for this video project was to capture something a little different for realtor Brad Macleran. The concept and direction was provided by Derek Ford Studios. We crafted a look and feel for this project in a cinema verité style –the result is an engaging telling of Brad’s story and values.

Keep Food Fresh

Client: abeego

A unique product with a strong brand direction, Derek Ford Studios was engaged to deliver a series of demonstrative videos for social media and web use. Eight videos adhering to brand standards, showcasing different uses for this natural beeswax wrap and to illustrate the ease of use. One video as and one video as website banner to welcome visitors to the site.

Grapes to Glass

Client: Blended for Gold Hill Winery

It was a real pleasure to capture Gold Hill Winery’s devotion to growing quality grapes and crafting award-winning wines. We incorporated the winery’s “discover gold” theme by focusing on the rich earthy tones and bold sparkling light of the site. It was very important for us to express the beauty of the vineyard, the sophistication of the wines and the dedication of the Gill family in this creative shoot.

The Vigil System

Client: vigil health services

Shot in conjunction with another film team in the US, Derek Ford Studios managed this project from start to finish. We delivered the initial scope and creative, copywriting, storyboarding, providing direction to the Canadian and US teams, filming on location, editing, voiceover and motion graphics.

Bora Bora

Client: Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Shot on location at the Four Seasons Bora Bora, this assignment was featured as a day in the life at this stunning resort. Creative, scripting, filming and editing in this tropical paradise was a dream!

Hauntingly Beautiful

Client: Tourism Victoria

It was great fun to work with Tourism Victoria on three 15 second spots for their Fall Halloween campaign. Three different locations around the capital region, each spot needed to be concise, creative and on message. We collaborated on creative, direction and secured all necessary aspects of production to meet a tight deadline. Campaign was featured on broadcast cable.

New Orleans Night

Client: Billy the Kid

A music video for recording artist Billy the Kid, New Orleans Night is set in a post apocalyptic world where water is scarce and people have taken to the underground, hoping for a future in a world unlike anything we could have imagined.

Behind the Scenes at Village Walk

Client: Abstract Developments

One in a series of three videos featuring local realtors Tony Joe and Shaunna Jones, The Residences at Village Walk conveys the premium details and outstanding quality that buyers can expect from this landmark development. The series evolves through an overview video followed by interior and feature pieces.

Old Trout Puppet Workshop

Client: Vancouver Opera

Profile piece on the collaboration between Vancouver Opera and Old Trout Puppet Workshop. Detailing the artistic process, the creative vision and the skill of the artisans. This video generated buzz around this unique interpretation of Hansel & Gretel.


Client: Billy the Kid

A music video for recording artist Billy the Kid, Boxcars featuring two young rockstars playing for the crowd –there were plenty of laughs along the way!

Cape Santa Maria Resort

Client: Oak Bay Marine Group

Situated at the northern tip of Long Island Bahamas, Cape Santa Maria boasts stunning tropical surroundings met by luxurious resort living. I had the opportunity to film and retreat there last winter. This is one of multiple stories captured with the company’s social media objectives in mind.

Vicstoria Pilot: Run For Your Life

Client: Frontrunners

Set through the eyes of Christina and David (Christina Patterson and David Radford), Vicstoria takes an affectionate poke at the city’s culture and stereotypes, thoughtfully weaving in the stories of local businesses and brands. Both scripted but also heavily improvised, Vicstoria’s distinctly recognizable anecdotes capture the hearts and minds of locals and tourists alike.  Visit

Donor Program Information

Client: Pacific Opera Victoria

Captured over the course of the season, Pacific Opera Victoria commissioned this video to showcase the programming possible through donor support.
Shot on-the-fly and unscripted, to capture live performances, workshops and documentary interviews.


Client: SOHO Victoria

The scope for this video was event coverage to produce two pieces: a longer form wrap video and this promotional cut for advertising the next year’s event.
Shot on-the-fly and unscripted, to capture live speakers, workshops and documentary interviews


abeego | Abstract Developments | Acheson Whitley Sweeney Foley | Ageless Living | AML Oceanographic | Analogue Developments | Anthem Properties | Ballet Victoria | BC Cancer Agency | BC Coast Pilots | BCimc | Bin 4 Burgers | Blended Winery Consultant Specialists | Bosa Properties | Canadian Geographic magazine | The Canadian Press | Capital West Developments | Carole James | Cavu Designworks | CBRE | Cherry Blooms Cosmetics | City of Victoria | CRD | Crown Media | Desjardins Financial | District of Oak Bay | District of Saanich | Douglas magazine | Eclipse Creative | Ellice Recycling | Emterra | Encore Credit | Encore F/X | The Fairmont Empress Hotel | First West Credit Unions | Forestry Innovation Investment | Frontrunners | Focus magazine | The Globe and Mail newspaper | Government of Canada | The Green Party of BC | Gunning Wealth Management | Hardy Capital | Holy Cow Communication Design | IMAX Theatre | Industry Training Authority | Integral Creative | Intrepid Theatre | Investors Group | Island Savings | Island Window Coverings | Jaffe PR & Marketing | The Ken Yao Company | Lighthouse Brewing Co. | Madill Equipment | McAllister Media | Merridale Ciderworks | Modern Home Victoria magazine | Monday magazine | National Bank of Canada | National Research Council | North Coast Resorts | Nova Beauty Supply | Oak Bay Marine Group | Observer magazine | Orca Holdings | Our Place Society | Pacific Opera Victoria | Page One Publishing | Paper Street Theatre | Parkside Hotel & Spa | Peter B. Gustavson School of Business | Proline Building Management | Point Hope Maritime | Puente Theatre | Quality Inns | Quester Tangent | Redbird Communications | Re/Max Global | RepLab | Rick Mercer Report | Rob Fleming | Robbins Parking | Robinson’s Outdoor Store | Royal Bay Developments | Seeker Solutions | Smart Cars Canada | Société de développement économique de Colombie- Britannique | Spirit Bay Developments | Stantec Consulting | The Strathcona Hotel Group | Tension | Think Local First | Tourism Victoria | Townline Developments | Trapeze Communications | United Engineering | University of Victoria | Uptown Developments | V2V Vacations | Vancouver Opera | The Vancouver Sun/Province newspaper | Victoria Foundation | Vigil Health | West Coast Agencies | Whistle & Flute clothing | WildPlay Element Parks | Willow Stream Spa | Y.A.M. magazine

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