Season 1, Episode 11

Lisa Fryklund: Daring Director of Photography

Lisa has seen the world through the lens of a camera. She cut her teeth as a camera operator working in news at a small town TV station in Saskatchewan in the 1980s. After years of working in news and sports, she made the switch to documentary and lifestyle projects.

She’s shot projects like the National Geographic program $100 Taxi Ride, the travel game show the Amazing Race Canada, Intervention, and Adoption Stories.

Lisa now calls San Francisco home, where she works as a freelance director of photography.



In this episode:

We hear about how Lisa got started in the industry and some of the difficulties she faced in her early career. Next, we hear about $100 Taxi Ride, the importance of adaptability for DPs, and the challenge of filming Intervention. After that, we hear about the challenges of filming on emotional sets, the importance of communication and relationships for freelancers, and life as a DP. Finally, we hear Lisa’s three tips for starting out in the industry.


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Credits:

Executive Producers: Elise Graham, Ava Karvonen, Samantha Quantz, Theresa Wynnyk; Senior Producer: Sheena Rossiter; Associate Producer: Shayna Giles; Host: Sheena Rossiter; Audio Technician: Sheena Rossiter; Social Media Coordinator: Shayna Giles; Original Storylines theme composed by Aaron Macri and Laura Raboud. Produced with support from Alberta’s Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. Special thanks to FAVA for it’s support in this production.

This episode sponsored by:

RedFrame Law, based in Edmonton, is Gregory Pang’s law practice that focuses on entertainment law. Gregory is a lawyer, registered trademark agent and notary public who has been practising since 2009 in the areas of business and intellectual property law.
After being called to the bar in Ontario in 2009, he worked for the Competition Bureau, a Canadian federal law enforcement agency. In 2013, he and his young family moved back to Edmonton where he started RedFrame Law (in Association with Nicholl & Akers) – a firm built on the principle of bringing legal services into the modern age.
Gregory has been practising law for over 10 years and previously worked in the film industry in several non-lawyer roles. He now counts film and television production companies among his clientele.