A native of Calgary, Robert has worked full-time in the local video production industry since 2004. In 2006 he helped found the Calgary Professional Videographers Association.
Robert graduated from the University of Calgary in 1988 with a BA in History, and served as an Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1988 to 2004. He served on a number of ships on both of Canada’s coasts, specializing in navigation. He commanded HMC Ships BRANDON and EDMONTON from 1999 to 2004.
With a lifelong interest in video and film production, Robert returned to Calgary in 2004. A chance request from a friend to film his wedding led to his first professional job as a videographer.
“I had no idea how difficult filming a wedding would be. It’s a live event, and there are no retakes. Audio has to be great. You have to know what is coming and be ready for those big moments. The technology back in ’04 wasn’t what it is today, so it was a real challenge. Fortunately, I got my hands on a training video from Adita Video that really helped me prepare. I think it turned out pretty well!”
Robert established Dream Day Video Productions and the company began producing an average of 15-20 wedding films annually. They pioneered short-form wedding films and the use of online video in Calgary. While weddings have been his primary focus, Robert has also produced corporate video for Bethany, Subway Canada, One Change, Artevo Gallery, the Naval Museum of Alberta Society, Recall System Pro, and Cox Automotive. In addition, he has provided freelance videographer and editing services for a number of local video production companies.
Robert continues to have a passion for history and remains an active member of the CPVA.