Bigfoot Media - Broadcast Video and Production
ENG Camera Operator
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ENG and EFP Camera services  -  our gear or yours 

Barry Fontaine has over 28 years experience shooting in broadcast news environments for some of the biggest television outlets in the world. He has shot thousands of  stories for CTV News as a network staffer and was Chief News Videographer at CTV Edmonton running a department of 16 ENG Videographers. In addition to CTV News Barry has worked on individual news assignments specifically booked by CBC, BBC, MTV, TSN, Sportsnet, Fox, ARD and G4TV. His work on news stories has gone to all of the biggest TV Broadcasters in the world through News Service Networks.

Shooting on all popular camera platforms there is no need that can't be met, from Live Satellite Transmission, Streaming, Editing and Feed Resources.

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Live Broadcast Camera Operator
Broadcast Camera Operator - Sports Mobile Broadcasts - Handheld or Hard camera positions 
                                                
Sports Broadcasts originating in Canada and elsewhere have taken advantage of Barry Fontaine's experience, varied skills and adaptability for many years of Live Broadcast events.
He has worked as a hard and handheld crew camera on as many types of events as are covered on television. A list of some are: Olympic Games Host Broadcaster, NHL, CHL, CIS and World Junior Hockey, CFL and CIS Football, MMA, Grand Slam Curling, The Brier and Scotties Curling, World Cup Rugby, Fifa Soccer, World Cup Cycling, World Cup Triathlon, Champ and Indycar open wheel racing and NHRA Drag Racing. Broadcasters of these events have included Sportsnet, TSN, CBC, Fox, NBC, Comcast  and some of the biggest European Broadcasters of Sporting Events.

Documentary and Reality Television
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When looking for a local Director of Photography or EFP Camera Operator top Television Producers  have come to Barry Fontaine for quality and experienced production.  As a Director of Photography,  typically working with a crew of video professionals, Barry is charged with ensuring every aspect of the production is at the highest level and run efficiently. Barry has the creativity along with a keen eye for composition, lighting and as importantly an ear for great sound. Having shot pilots and episodes for Producers out of New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Munich and more, Barry must be as reliable in production as these shoots demand. Recent stints shooting in Canadian reality television as a Camera Operator on "Amazing Race" and "Highway Through Hell" have proven to be a new challenge and added to his varied skills.

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Barry has proven to be useful on set in capacities beyond his assigned job.

Director - Working from a script, storyboard or just otherwise taking control of the situation. Barry has people skills that see him get the most of his crews and subjects. Interview skills from many years in News gathering sets him apart as someone that can carry any situation.

Lighting Director - small set lighting for video production.

Field Audio - Working as a one-man-band in News and EFP for years.

Editing in a News style for speed and great story telling.

Media and Live Resources management.