Helpful Tips

Shooting Your Canada Day @Home in East York Video!


FILM HORIZONTALLY:  Important! Hold your camera or smartphone horizontally (landscape), not vertically (portrait).

FILM ANYWHERE:  You can film at home, at work, or in front of your favorite place in East York. Please ensure you have any necessary permissions.

FILM YOUR HOUSEHOLD:  Film yourself, your family, your friends, or your neighbours.  Important – you’ll need their permission.

THINK ABOUT LIGHT:  Don’t film in front of windows or other sources of bright light, unless you artistically want your subject to appear in silhouette.

GET GOOD SOUND:  It is important that we can hear you! Try to avoid loud areas. Use a microphone, if you have one, to capture the best sound.

KEEP YOUR CAMERA ROLLING:  Keep your camera rolling for at least 3–5 seconds; try to avoid lots of zooming and panning.


Have fun and get creative as we draw closer to the big July 1st celebrations.

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