J. David Miles began his career as a Panavision camera assistant on projects ranging from high-end commercials like the “Obsession Perfume” campaign directed by Richard Avedon to low budget B-movies produced by Roger Corman. 

With the advent of digital technology David transitioned to video cinematography and has continued to shoot a wide variety of projects, including live jazz videos with renowned musicians like Santana drummer Dennis Chambers to humanitarian documentaries covering topics like the AIDS crisis in Africa and the Indian Ocean tsunami. So there was a certain amount of kismet at play when a cameraman with such an eclectic background was hired to shoot both the film Healing on the edge and the complementary harmonie dvd which is about bringing balance into one’s life.  “ Most productions are full of chaotic energy,   

DAVID MILES

Camera Operator, Cinematographer/DP

often creating all kinds of tension and crazy conflicts between those engaged in the creative process,” David said, “But working with Rhonda Zabinsky on "harmonie" and "Healing on the Edge" have been totally different. I have never been involved in a project with such a calm vibe, as if the subject matter in front of the lens transferred to those behind it. Being exposed to the principles of feng shui and learning the common sense advice conveyed on this shoot will be useful to people in all walks of life and it’s been a joy to have a role in making it.”

ERICSSON SAN PABLO CHU

Digital Effects, Editor, Sound Editor

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PIETER STATHIS

Camera Operator, Cinematographer/DP

Pieter Stathis is a professional cinematographer with 16 years of experience shooting dozens of feature films, television series, documentaries and commercials across North America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific.  Born in southern Greece, Pieter immigrated to Canada, gaining an Honors BA in Linguistics and Fine Arts and working as a photojournalist in Toronto. Currently based in Vancouver, Pieter maintains dual Canadian/Europena passports as his schedule frequently takes him abroad on international productions.     Pieter teaches cinematography and film production at the University of British Columbia and holds full membership in camera union IATSE 669. His love of cinematography comes from shooting in real locations with a hands-on approach to lighting, physical camerawork and on-going collaborations with directors.

Pieter's four-part HD mini-series "Secret Files of the Inquisition" was shot in Canada, Spain and Italy and received the 2006 Leo Award for best cinematography in a documentary series and was also nominated for a 2006 Gemini in the same category.      Pieter followed this program with four months of shooting in Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand for the international TV series “Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery”. This four-part HD mini-series aired on History TV in 2008 and was recently honoured with Leo and Gemini awards as well as an Australian AFI award for best documentary series.  Pieter recently wrapped principal photography on the international co-production “Darwin’s Brave New World” scheduled to air on CBC’s “The Nature of Things” in fall 2009.  Currently, Pieter is shooting the musical feature film, "Hit 'n Strum".

www.pieterstathis.com

Ericsson San Pablo Chu is an editor, filmmaker and writer currently living and working in Vancouver. He has studied film at the Vancouver Film School and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Working on "Healing On The Edge" with Rhonda Zabinsky has been a great experience. I think it is important to help spread as much information as we can about our influence on the environment and vice versa. 
http://vimeo.com/ericsanpablo

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