New Film: The Hunt

Posted On November 22, 2010

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This is my latest class project: Use images and sound to create a text and a subtext: Create meaning using music that either plays for or against the images. I was lucky enough to have a few days to shoot this project during a family hunting trip in southern Alberta! I call it an atypical look at a hunting trip. Check it out on YouTube or Vimeo – I’m trying to decide which page looks better. The same file was uploaded to each site, so let me know if you have a preference 🙂 Watch it in HD if you can!


1st Place Win!

Posted On November 2, 2010

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Woo Hoo Yee Haw Yippidy Yee Kie YAY
Chris Miller and Mike Maekelburger take home 1st place win in the Save our Saskatchewan Crowns video competition!

Thank you so much for “facebook liking” our video! The voting that took place was a big part of the judging process, and with your help we came in NUMBA ONE!

If you haven’t yet had a chance to see the video, give this lovely bit of text a clickola.

Film Screening, YouTube Channel, and New Movies!!!

Posted On October 23, 2010

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Attention all movie lovers! (especially those interested in the Horror genre): This upcoming sunday (Oct. 24) is the Regina premiere of Brendan Olenick’s “This Dark Town.” It’s screening at the rainbow cinema at 10pm. And it’s free! Check out the trailer below…

Mackey-Fresh Productions has a new YouTube Channel. I’ve decided to start a youtube account in addition to the vimeo account to reach more people, and youtube allows a larger upload size. So, with the youtube channel I’ve been able to upload THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE EASTER, my 3rd year final project from the U of R. It’s about the easter bunny, AND IT’S in HD!

Also new is our HD longboard video “Laquisha the Longboarder Loves Lazily Lounging in Lumsden” It’s in HD on vimeo and youtube.

Music used by permission:
Alan Peter – Rubber
The Classy Chassys – How Will You Know

Vote Vote Vote

Posted On October 8, 2010

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Hello Everybody (Hi, Dr. Nick)

Chris Miller and I made this video for a competition called Save Our Saskatchewan Crowns. It’s voting time, and you can do so by clicking the link, watching our short vid, and clicking the facebook “like” button under the video. Thanks for the click!

Save Our Saskatchewan Crowns

Posted On October 4, 2010

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This is a video that Chris Miller, Phil Johnson, and I shot for a competition in Saskatchewan, Canada. The purpose was for students or filmmakers to create a video that would tell people why Saskatchewan’s Crown Corporations are important. We were reminded of the deadline two days before the due date, shot the video a day later, and had it on DVD and submitted with hours to spare! We used some footage that I’d shot over the last year or so, some shot out of a greyhound bus in winter, some shot in the Qu’appelle valley last weekend. Fingers crossed for the win!

Click the blue “vimeo” or click here to watch it in HD

Cort Delano: Finest Suit In Town

Posted On July 14, 2010

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Welcome to the Mackey-Fresh blog! It’s where I post my recent videos, ongoing projects, and anything you may find interesting that Mackey-Fresh Productions is working on.

Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Cort Delano, a musician from my home town Calgary. This is a video of his song “Finest Suit In Town,” performed at The Ironwood. Check out his music at

TO WATCH IN HD, play the movie, then click 360p. A list appears you can choose either 720p or 1080p

Thu Uthu Bruthus “Mudley”

Posted On February 21, 2010

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Remember those crazy guys who brought you “Christmas In The Hood”? Well they’re back! Jeff and I (thu bruthus) made a video for a Shure microphones contest. Check out the video here…

And if you missed Christmas In Da Hood, check it out now…

New Films AND Film Festival Announcement

Posted On November 1, 2009

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I can’t believe the last website update was back in August! 2 new things:
1. There’s some new videos to watch, and
2. Tickets are now available for the Film Festival in Calgary!

4th annual Mackey-Fresh Adventure Film Festival and Wild Game Banquet

For the 4th year in a row, Mackey-Fresh Productions presents an evening of film fun and entertainment. The feature presentation is titled “Das North,” a film about our family’s wild 300 km. excursion down Canada’s Yukon River. There will be dinner available before the films – you must reserve a seat in advance.

Be there on November 27, 2009. Doors open at 6:00pm, Dinner at 6:30, Films at 8:00.

Wild Game Banquet and Film: $10 adults, $5 kids.
Film Only: $2

The event will be held at First Church of the Nazarene. 65 Richard Way Calgary AB.
Tickets may be purchased from Herb Maekelburger at


And the new films:

Air Chair Movie was shot using the “smooth slow record” feature. I figured that air chairing would be a good test for the feature. The camera records 12 seconds of video for 3 seconds of realtime. Check out the results…

The Gopher was shot this summer during the Best of the West adventure race. I was waiting for a team to arrive at a checkpoint, and some gophers made a visit. Filming these chaotic little animals was a good way to pass the time.

“Das North” trailer is done!

Posted On August 10, 2009

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Here’s the trailer for “Das North” (watch it in Full Screen). You can also watch it on vimeo.

In summer of 2008, my Dad converted our snowmobile trailer into a raft that earned the title “Franken Float.” He hitched the beast to our truck and told us his dream was to float his family down the Yukon river. We dragged that creation up the Alaska highway to Whitehorse, Yukon, to the marge of Lake Laberge. We unfolded our home-made float, put a tent and motor on it, and launched into unknown territory.

Join us in Calgary on Nov. 27 for 300kms of river adventure! See the ‘Events‘ page for full details. To see photos of the trip, go to Herb’s Boats.

Artwork and Film Premeires!

Posted On August 6, 2009

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We’ve released the date and time for the 4th Annual Mackey-Fresh Adventure Film Festival and Wild Game Banquet! Visit the “Events” page for details. This year’s premiere features 2 outdoor adventure documentaries.

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