Kelsey W. Smith
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Whether he's soaring 30 feet above the ocean while kite-surfing, or executing a complicated Steadicam move on the set of a feature film, you can guarantee Kelsey is having fun! His adrenaline-charged personality combined with an insatiable desire for mastering his toys, makes him the dynamic, creative force behind ECCS. Kelsey attributes his youthful energy and creativity to his kids and making a healthy work-life balance a priority.
He's also a successful businessman. With over 25 years of experience, Kelsey Smith has earned his reputation as one of the most creative, energetic and sought-after professionals in the business. In 1987 he established East Coast Cine Services Inc. with a founding vision of providing high quality cinematography services to the Atlantic Canada film and video community. The fact that his clients benefit from state-of-the-art equipment in immaculate condition is second to what Kelsey brings to the job. It's his passion for people and his way of helping clients articulate their vision that is his greatest gift.
As an experienced Cinematographer and Steadicam/ Camera Operator, Kelsey has worked extensively on virtually all types of production, including feature films, television series, documentaries, music videos, commercials, and corporate projects. Working on major films with some talented Directors of Photography has enabled him to gain a wealth of knowledge and practical application of his talents.
Technology, technology…..For Kelsey, it starts with having a properly exposed image. Studying Electronic Cinematography back in the early nineties has given him an edge on the digital age, and his love affair with technology is still going strong. Part of the technological revolution of imagery is found in the art of colour grading – Kelsey has been studying and perfecting his technique using DaVinci Resolve for more than 2 years. This skill translates into better understanding of how shooting style can affect the final look of the show, which starts the whole creative process rolling.