square deal productions atlantic inc.

John Hopkins is a documentary/TV commercial producer, writer, director, Director of Photography, and editor. Winning multiple awards for his work in Canada and the US, Hopkins puts his experienced producing, directorial, cinematographic, storytelling creative talents into every production. John Hopkins is also a strong researcher and writer, having written for the Globe and Mail, Chronicle Herald, Arts Atlantic and the Buzz. He has created award winning documentary treatments which he pitched at the prestigious IDFA Forum in Amsterdam. Hopkins also won “Best Project” at the Atlantic Film Festival, where he has also won multiple awards for Directing, Writing, and Editing. As student, Hopkins won the Gold Award for Most Outstanding Production in Canada, as well Sheridan College’s highest achievements in film production.

Consider having John Hopkins write/direct/shoot or edit your next documentary, dramatic or reality TV series, TV spot, or web moive. Our Sony camera systems offer: 4K RAW, 4K ProRes formats, and in HD we shoot ProRes 444 XQ, Avid DNx HD, and ProRes 422 HQ. We also offer super-slow motion, underwater, and helicopter cinematography, and live streaming. All of our camera packages are highly compact, lightweight, and well suited to travel. We can arrange and shoot with with the following cameras: FS700, A7S, F55, Canon C700/500/300, Arri Alexa, and Phantom, put together camera packages, as well as arrange rentals of prime and zoom cine-lenses, depending on your needs and level of production.
SDPA is equipped with an Avid Media Composer or FCP suite, with a full set of monitors, 3 x RAID 5, battery back-up, DaVinci Resolve 12 colour correction, 8 TB archival drives etc. 

For producers looking for shot of PEI we offer stunning stock footage at reasonable rates. Our collection has hours of 4K, HD B-Roll and PEI aeriel footage to choose from. Let us know what you want and we can send some shots to you for preview.

Our clients include: CBC, CTV, Bravo, Discovery Channel, The National Film Board, and Tourism PEI, and production companies who have commissioned us to do work for them from across Canada and Europe.

For the local retail and service businesses, we offer a range of services: HD TV Commercials, trade shows video, and in-store flat panel TV displays. We can help you effectively market your brand and business through creating attention-catching web based marketing videos for your existing web site. We can also build complete new sites with our team of professional web graphic designers, SEO (Search Engine) code specialists, and content writers. We link your site to your to social media sites pages on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Vimeo, and Google Plus; and also create these social pages for your business.

Planning to shoot soon in PEI or Atlantic Canada? We can scout locations and provide all the equipment you need and have it ready for your team: cranes, jibs, sliders, silks, blacks, dollies, flags, stands, lights, sand bags, gels; you name it, we have or we will find it. 

We arrange crew: cinematographers, grips, gaffers, wardrobe, set dec, digital assistants for offloads, etc, No problem, we have you covered. Drop us a line call or email us, and we will ensure your shooting experience in PEI will be both cost effective and professionally executed.

We are located in Prince Edward Island off Canada’s East Coast (pop. 139,800). PEI is a rural area where fishing and farming are large industries, and hosts a tourism industry which brings between 900,000 and 1.1 million tourists to PEI during the summer months.
Above: John Hopkins and Atom Egoyan pause between shooting scenes on THE ADJUSTER (91).

To the Left: John Hopkins and Joan Hutton share BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Award at Hot Docs for In the Gutter and Other Good Places

Square Deal Productions Atlantic Inc. produces or has work on in a professional professional capacity on TV commercials spots, documentaries, TV dramatic series, features, reality TV series, and B-Roll footage for broadcasters such as CBC, CTV, Bravo, and agencies such as The National Film Board of Canada and Tourism PEI. We also provide premium grade cinematography/directorial services in PEI and Atlantic Canada for production companies from across Canada, US and Europe.
John Hopkins recently shot wrote, directed, and shot his newly released feature length doc BLUEFIN (52:00) in PEI for the National Film Board of Canada. He also provided additional editing. BLUEFIN will be released to festivals worldwide in the fall of 2016.

SDPA operates GREEN. 

We are equipped with a professional low wattage lighting package for all our productions, significantly cutting energy use, costs, all the while helping preserve our environment.

WINNER! 2017 Wildlife Award San Francisco International Film Festival

WINNER! 2016 Best Atlantic Filmmaker Lunenburg DocFest

Official Selection: 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

- Social Justice Competition & Reel Nature, Staff Pick & US Premiere

Official Selection: 2016 Atlantic Film Festival - World Premiere

Official Selection: 2017 Available Light Festival

Official Selection: Devour! Food & Film Festival

Nominated Nature & Science: Yorkton Film Festival

                                   FOLLOW BLUEFIN on Twitter:  @BluefinDoc    

Pictured above is our house camera package: Sony’s F700R combined with Convergent Design’s Odyssey Q7 4K RAW Recorder. This camera package can shoot continuous 240fps 2K ultra slow-motion. We also offer and rent complete A7S/Q7+ and F3/PIX 240 shoulder rig packages.

photos, site design, and construction by John Hopkins

Atom Egoyan and John Hopkins photo by Johnny Eisen

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