Downstream Pictures is a television and film production company based in Saskatoon, Canada.

In addition to producing servicing television series and specials, documentaries, commercials, music videos, and corporate/industrial videos, Downstream Pictures operates fully-equipped EFP production packages, with legacy Standard Definition as well as current High Definition and Digital Cinema cameras

For 4K and 2K acquisition, we have the RED Epic Dragon & Scarlet Dragon, as well as Sony F-55 & FS-7 Digital Cinematography cameras.

For our High Definition clients, our primary camera are the Sony CineAlta, F800 & PDW-700 XDCAM, and F900 R HDCAM, complete with colour viewfinders, onboard downconversion, cache/timelapse, and frame accumulator options.

This is backed up by our Sony F3 XDCAM-HD (available with PL mount and Nikon mount lenses) and Sony A7SII. And for the ultimate in portability and affordability, there's the CineAlta PMW-200 & EX-1 XDCAM-HD, compact 1/2" CMOS cameras, which record 1920x1080 to SxS memory cards.

On the film side, we have an Arri BL4 35mm motion picture camera package. Support gear includes a Stanton Triangle Jib complete with dutch head and remote wheels for film or video, Steadicam, dollies, and a mini-jib.

If you're planning on shooting in Saskatchewan, or anywhere in the world (we love to travel!), we can provide the quality equipment and experienced crew you demand.


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George Hupka, Downstream Pictures Director/DOP, was proud to be honored with a 2015 Canadian Screen Award for Best Sports Opening/Tease, for the 101st Grey Cup on TSN.

The award went to:
Matt Dunn
Owen Ewers
Michael Farber
George Hupka

Thanks to TSN for selecting us to be part of their CFL and Grey Cup coverage for the last several years!

In 2012-2013, Downstream Pictures was proud to co-produce the extremely popular Sportsnet / City TV series, On The Edge - The Road to the 2013 Mastercard Memorial Cup, with Toronto's Fadoo Productions and Winnipeg's Media RendezVous.

The series was a hit with viewers and fans, and was nominated as Best Documentary Series in the prestigious Cynopsis Sports Media Awards - the only Canadian production nomindated; as well as two nominations in the Golden Sheaf Awards.

Downstream Pictures provided the camera equipment and crew for the series, including DP George Hupka and lead camera operator Mark Utley (who spent 8 months embedded with the Saskatoon Blades hockey club), Camera Operators Gary vonKuster, Denis Gilbertson, and Rob Wurzer, and sound recordists Lanny Westgard, Tracy Westgard, and Timothy Bender. Rounding out the crew was Assistant Editor/Production Coordinator Matt Garand.

For more on our recent work, please click on "Projects"


Last updated July 10, 2017