Scooter graduated from the 2-year Digital Film and Independent Filmmaker program at the Arts Institute of Burnaby in May 2003. He has extensive experience working in the filmmaking industry in Vancouver. Heâ€™s worked as a gaffer on feature films and music videos, as a lamp operator on television series and features, and as Director of Photography on commercials, short films, and corporate projects. He also directed three commercials and three short films, the most recent of which, Chloe and Attie, had a successful festival run in 2009-2010 and was an Official Selection of the 2010 Reel Shorts Film Festival.
In 2011, he was Director of Photography for Of the Dark (since re-edited and renamed Children of the Dark). The Toronto After Dark Film Festival, where it received a glowing review from Greg Klymkiw including reference to its “gorgeous photography”, was one of many film festivals it screened at.
Scooter helped Scott develop the Youth Filmmaking Challenge workshop for the 2009 festival and helped lead it for the 4 years it was offered. During that time, 11 short films were created, and he acted in most of them. They can be viewed here. The popular workshop was retired after the 2012 festival and replaced with more ambitious training programs: the 2-week Shoot for Reel internship program in July 2012, and the 8-week Youth Film Mentorship Project which will lead up to the 2013 festival.
The 2013 festival will feature the world premiere on opening night of The Horizon Project, the short film created during the Shoot for Reel internship program. Scooter was Director of Photography.