As a cinematographer I believe that my job is to create images that help tell a story.
Working on documentary projects with minimal lighting has helped me to see what's already there and to work quickly to shape the light to create the right mood. It's also helped me to work efficiently and with confidence.
I've been a Director of Photography on dozens of films and videos which have been seen in festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Montreal World Film Festival and have been broadcast on the CBC, TVOntario, BBC, Vision TV, VH1, MuchMoreMusic, CityTV, The A-Channel and Fashion Television.
I've been nominated twice for a CSC [Canadian Society of Cinematographers] Award.
I'm passionate about what I do and would love to help you tell your story!
Some kind things people have said about me:
"I am finally breaking down the footage we shot in Toronto, and I just wanted to tell you how great you made it look. I know that room was tough and the schedule was tight, but you really did a terrific job, and I think it looks really good." - Paul Allman, Producer/Director, New York
"As a Director of Photography, Greg has an exceptional eye - an uncanny ability to visualize compelling imagery in any scene, capturing the perfect shot one might never even know was there. From production to post, Greg dives in head-first, never afraid of deadline limitations or last-minute adjustments, and always mindful of the final result." - Scott Wise, Director/Compass360 Brand Architects
"Greg brings his wealth of knowledge, experience, patience and creativity to every shoot. He has this uncanny ability to interpret what a Director has envisioned and expressed on paper, and bring it to life. He is extremely creative, professional...and above all else...an extremely genuine and kind person...making him an absolute joy to work with." - Rebecca Foster, Director/Producer/Foster Productions
I've been working with Greg on and off for 12 years now. I don't know any director of photography with the sheer talent and skill that Greg brings to every job, big or small. He's at the top of his game. He is a master of lighting and can turn the blandest living room into a warm, cozy and inviting space. He can turn a kitchen into a nightclub, styrofoam walls into a basement laboratory. He is constantly watching movies and videos looking for new inspiration and he brings this wealth of imagery to his work. Greg is flexible. He can light a beautiful interview as easily as a moody film set. He works harder than almost anyone else I know and still ends up being one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. He's a brilliant Director of Photography AND he's a sweetheart. It's a very rare combo. - David Fernandes, Director/Producer/Pollinator Films Inc.