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Building a Forest Fire

Fire! That was the big challenge for the Arctic Air season premiere. Obviously you can't just light a forest on fire and film it so episode 201 production challenges were all about creating a credible looking forest fire in...

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Making of an Airline

Like a real airline, the fictional airline of Arctic Air had to be built from the ground up and is something that is always expanding. "The fleet that builds up the airline is a work in progress" explains director...

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Caitlin Heads Back Home

Episode 203 sees Caitlin returning home and reuniting with Nelson after 6 months apart at the hunting grounds that their parents used to run. Changing locations from the big city life to a more rustic setting in the woods...

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Shooting in Cambridge Bay, NWT

DEW lines (which stands for Distant Early Warning) are an iconic image of Northern Canada that the Arctic Air team knew they wanted to include in the show, the only problem was planning a shoot way up in Cambridge...

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Inside The Tough Guy Competition

Staging a fight on screen requires a tricky of combination of elements - you have all of the regular technical elements required in telling your story as well as the challenges of coordinating the stunts to pull off a...

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There’s a Polar Bear on Set!

This episode of Arctic Air featured a very special guest star, the beautiful and talented Agee. Agee has a lot of experience in front of the camera and is a professional, although she has to have things her way...

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On Set With Stephen Lobo

For this instalment of "Making Arctic AIr" we decided to try something different. We gave Stephen Lobo who plays Dev a camera and decided to let him do a "man on the street" style doc. Only in this case, the...

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Rescue on the Ice

Episode 208 of Arctic Air features a dramatic and dangerous rescue from an ice cavern which provided an exciting challenge behind the scenes in recreating the event. Through practical sets, weather recreation, makeup, stunts, trick photography and other creative...

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Making the Band

In this episode of Arctic Air, the fictitious band Delilah Fury comes to Yellowknife and end up putting on a rocking performance. The challenge for the Arctic Air team was to bring together a group of actors that could perform...

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From Vancouver to Yellowknife

Production of Arctic Air takes place in two very different locations.  The home base for the production of the show is in Vancouver but there are a lot of elements that need to be shot in Yellowknife to accomplish the...

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Stunts in the Cold

For episode 211 of Arctic Air we had to pull off two different outdoor stunts. The problem is that during the time of year we were shooting up North there's only about 6 hours of sunlight. Since a regular day...

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Sound Design of Arctic Air

Sound design is a very important part for a show that ends up being one of  the final element that brings everything together. But good sound design shouldn't point itself out, so sound is often an overlooked component. But just...

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