Tracy German is of mixed Canadian heritage and was raised on rural horse farms in central Ontario by a calf roping French speaking Miq’ma stepmother and has sisters and brothers of Mohawk and Miq’ma heritage on both her birth mother’s and stepmother’s side
of the family.
Tracy holds an M.F.A. from York University in film production and a Media Arts diploma from Sheridan College. Currently she teaches p/t in the Media Arts and Media Fundamentals program at Sheridan College.
CAPTURE SCRATCH: Cinematography & Effects
The most essential resource for cinematography and effects in the greater Toronto area; Capture Scratch represents a unit of highly skilled filmmakers bent on creating engaging visual imagery. We are content creators who pride ourselves in igniting the untapped potential that lies within every creative work.
Spencer Idenouye always knew his rich interest in the filmmaking process would lead him on a pursuit of creating stunning, visual imagery. After receiving a BFA in Media Arts & Digital Technologies from Alberta College of Art + Design, Spencer was accepted into Sheridan College where he earned two post-graduate diplomas; one for directing and editing from the Advanced Television & Film program, and the other for Computer Animation Digital Visual Effects. Modeling, texturing, lighting, and compositing are just a few elements of his diverse skill set that landed him a research position at the Screen Industries Research and Training (SIRT) Center at Pinewood Toronto Studios. Located in the heart of Toronto’s film and television studio district, Spencer conducts world-class applied research that enables him to explore the art and practice of pre-visualization and virtual moviemaking, using cutting edge post-production and motion capture technologies.
Owen received his Film B.A. with honors at Brock University. During this time he worked with BrockTV as a Producer, Cinematographer and Director. Owen has numerous short film credits to his name, a number of which won local and provincial film festivals. Owen also attended Sheridan College where he studied Camera and Lighting as well as Production Design. Owen’s technical acumen spans a wide range of equipment and experiences gained in his work to date. He exited Sheridan receiving an academic achievement award and has since then, rounded out his experience working in cinematography, lighting, project management with an interest in the bridge between virtual production and traditional production. As director of photography Owen is well versed in many aspects of photography and light, he is driven to be an expert cinematographer and continues to improve with each new project.
A double major in Theatre and Film Studies & Multimedia at McMaster University fostered Jason’s lifelong passion for film. Inspired by the story telling potential filmmaking can offer, Jason co-wrote and directed theater plays, and short films during that time. Graduating with an Honors BA Jason also received a post-graduate diploma at Sheridan College. The acquisition of hands on practical skill and experience in directing and editing were keystones of study while enrolled in Sheridan’s Advanced Television and Film Program. Jason is a professional editor with refined insight into the art of picture cutting who possesses an acute eye for continuity. He has edited short films, commercials and a variety of boutique videos that range from golf events, corporate media and dance promotions.
Singer/Actor/Director/Producer Lawrence Cotton made his operatic debut with the Montreal Opera in Rigoletto. Other credits include: Show Boat, Phantom of the Opera (Hal Prince/Livent); 120 Songs For The Marquis de Sade (Peter Hinton writer/director, Peter Hannan composer)(Jessie Richardson award), Arnolphe in School for Wives, Einstien in Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Directorial debut: Montreal Baroque Festival, Il Favola di Orfeo (Laureate du Musique 2007 award, Montreal Arts Council, and CBC broadcast); T.V.: Taken; The Lone Gunman; Hustle; Crash and Burn. A writer/producer of opera adaptations for kids with Greg Robic, Lawrence appears in their production of (www.theatrecottonrobes.com) Orfea and the Golden Harp at such venues as the, National Arts Centre, Place des Arts and Palais Montcalm in both official languages. Currently producing a workshop of Songs of Freedom a show about slavery in Upper Canada with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.
Since graduating from the Media Arts program at Sheridan College in 2002, Alex has worked as a freelance sound editor for Film and Television. His work includes everything from lower-budget/independent short films to feature length blockbusters.
He is a Sagittarian-Vegetarian who loves music and bicycles.
He currently lives and works in Toronto.