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Business Feature: Bear Image Productions
What she does is make magic happen behind a video camera. Television production, corporate videos, documentaries … just about anything that needs saying with a video camera … that’s what Sandra does.
Perhaps best known for a series of short local documentaries that has appeared on Shaw Cable called Bear Tracks, which provided an informative and entertaining look at several pieces of Stó:lō cultural history including:
- Fire Story
- Gathering Cedar
- Story Telling
While one of her passions is telling the story of the Tzeachten and other Stó:lō people, Bear Image Productions has developed expertise in a wide variety of video formats.
In addition to the Bear Tracks series, Bear Image Productions has a full library of promotional, documentary and informational videos and a team of skilled local talent on both sides of the camera.
About Bear Image Productions
The Bear Image Productions logo symbolizes the proprietor’s cultural link to the Bear Clan and the People of the River (Sto:lo Nation). Bear Image Productions is 100% Aboriginal owned and will try to provide employment to First Nations people.
The equipment is housed in a studio building attached to my home on Tzeachten First Nation. This studio comes equipped with 2 Avid Xpress Pro 5.7 Edit Suites, an open area to set up for interviews etc. and also has a high quality television with surround sound to view your finished product.
The Owner – In Her Own WordsI, Sandra Bonner-Pederson, am a member of the Tzeachten First Nation and a 1994 graduate of the Television Broadcasting course at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. I have been in the television industry since 1989. My first role in the industry was a volunteer host for a Chilliwack community program entitled “Rebirth of a Nation.” This half hour program dealt with various issues of our First Nation people; from First Nation artist to victims of Residential Schools.
I was raised off the Tzeachten Reserve and had no concept of my cultural background. This program brought me back to my heritage and opened my eyes to see the beauty, talents and strengths of our First Nations people.I know the importance of not only our people, but all people, sharing their strengths and telling their stories to others. This is why I chose the Television Industry to one day archive our people’s cultural traditions in video, as well as all other important moments in life.
A goal that I had hope to one day achieve, came to light in 2006, when Shaw Cable gave us air time to produce a First Nation program. The program is entitled “Bear Tracks” and it highlights stories, traditions, cultural artwork etc. of the Stó:lō People. Stó:lō is a Halq’emeylem word meaning river. Please contact Shaw Cable in Chilliwack for viewing times.
I have an extensive background in video production and have the ability to take on the roles of Producer, Director, Writer, Camera Operator, and Editor. We have 2 P2 cameras, and I also house 2 Edit Suites (Avid Xpress Pro 5.7).
Professional ServicesProducer/Director – The responsibilities are to develop the concept, research, script writing, talent search, scout out locations, and scheduling.
Camera Operator – Responsibilities are, help scout out locations,
Direct the shots and actors during production, set up and tear down of any production equipment.
Editor - Responsibilities are to dub material from the DVC2000
recorder on to the Avid Xpress DV3; pull video clips and edit the final cut in post-production of the video, DVD etc., for the client.
Documentary – Have you got an idea about telling a story of your own heritage, culture, family, or an issue that you feel needs to be archived? Why not archive this idea for the general public to make reference to or just for your own personal library.Bear Image Productions will provide you with all the services you will need to produce a high quality video/DVD. Whatever format you want the finished product on Bear Image can accommodate you. Informational – It’s a fast paced world we live in. People don’t have time to read a brochure, and most often they tend to throw them out. Visual information leaves a longer lasting impression on people and it’s harder to dispose of a DVD.
How about a video full of information about the services your Business offers? Not only will people remember what you offer, but they will also appreciate the convenience of watching your video/DVD. Bear Image Productions can produce a high quality video/DVD, or any format you want your finished product on.Training/Instructional – Are you tired of explaining or showing your new employees how to work in their designated position? Bear Image Productions could produce a video that would do all of the training for you.
The video can show the new employer what is expected in their new position. People tend to remember what they see, as apposed to what they read. This video/DVD can be what ever you would like it to be, formal or informal.
Promotional/Commercials – Do you want people to know about the services or product you offer? Promoting or commercializing a product or service is the best form of advertising.
The best way to advertise is by sending a video or DVD of your service or product. Bear Image Productions is ready to help you conceptualize your product or service into a promotional or commercial video/DVD. You can have your finished product formatted to suit your needs.Meetings/Conferences – Are you looking for people to attend your conference?
Sending a Video/DVD to the client is always a good way of drawing businesses to your conference.
Bear Image Productions can produce a video/DVD to suite your needs.
May the finished video/DVD be for archiving; sale; or promoting your business, Bear Image Productions can guarantee a high quality end product.
Special Events - Planning a Wedding; a Reunion; a big Gathering etc.? Do you want a video/DVD that you can show you friends and family without boring them to death?
Bear Image Productions has ideas to help archive that special day forever, and our belief is that a special day needs a special twist. Bear Image Productions can make this event bigger then it already is and leave you with a product you will be proud to show your friends and family.
Music Video/DVD – Have you got a band that you want promoted? Do you want to just lip sing a song on video and give it to someone? Bear Image Productions can make a music video like no other. It can be as formal or informal as you would like. The owner of Bear Image Productions can also provide guidance with ideas to help you make the look of you music video unique.
Bear Image Productions has produced a variety of video/DVD’s: instructional, promotional, birthday, informational, special events etc.
Bear Image Productions will complete your video/DVD with a DVD jacket and labels that will suit the theme of your finished product.
To see the high quality full version of these produced video/DVD’s please contact us.