Innovative. Energetic. Motivated. A Multi-Skilled and Dynamic Individual. A Strong Communicator. Personable. Experienced. Dependable. Always Delivers. These are just a few of the words and phrases clients and colleagues have used to describe Derek McClintock.
With more than 15 years in the video production industry, Derek has tackled almost every area of production from Project Manager to Video Editor and boasts extensive experience in everything from project conception to the final deliverable.
In 2003, he founded Images in Motion, a unique company based in Ottawa, Ontario that specializes in video and New Media productions and audio visual presentation services (A/V). Images in Motion also offers full equipment and crew rentals and will take on complete productions with the client as the producer.
For the past seven years, Derek McClintock and his team at Images in Motion have built an impressive roster of clients including: the Conservative Party, New Democratic Party, Liberal Party, NHL’s Ottawa Senators, Medical Council of Canada, Bauer and Microsoft. Derek himself traveled across the country with Prime Minister Stephen Harper during his 2006, 2008 & 2011 election tours as his personal teleprompter operator and has used his extensive knowledge and exceptional skill working as a camera operator, editor, lighting operator, sound technician, production manager and producer to do everything from shoot depositions for law firms to news features for media powerhouses such as CTV, CBC and Global, from the Westnile news feature for Global to Emissions Testing for The Weather Network to Operating Press conferences for the NHL Hockey Team Ottawa Senators.
During his career Derek has had no trouble navigating the often hectic and always demanding video production industry in part due to his training in Interpersonal Communications at Carleton University (2000-2001) and TV Broadcasting at Loyalist College (1994-1997). But his journey to owning and operating his own business has also played an extensive role in sharpening his skills and developing his aptitude for client services.
Derek’s keen interest and passion for the industry was sparked in 1994 after winning a Skills Canada Competition in Communication Technology in Brockville, Ontario and working at the city’s local television station, Brockville Cable 10. Post-Secondary training in the industry soon followed and upon his graduation, Derek wasted no time immersing himself in his work, landing a job in 1997 with Partner’s Film Company in Toronto, an organization recognized as one of the largest commercial and music video production companies in Canada. It is during this time that Derek became accustomed to handling big budgets and high broadcast quality projects for big clients such as: Coca-Cola, CBC, CTV, MasterCard, Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan. Derek’s hard work at Partner’s Film Company allowed him to quickly move up in the company, eventually becoming Production Manager before moving on in 1999.
His already extensive list of experience allowed Derek to land the position of Production Service Manager at a large Ottawa-based production company where he would spend the next four years production managing/producing different types of programming for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) and Export Development Corporation (EDC).
By 2003, Derek was ready to set up shop on his own and Images In Motion made its debut. The young company has been hard at work ever since providing film, video and audio-visual services to many different types of clients, large and small. Derek’s broad knowledge and high skill levels with all camera formats, editing software, sound recording, lighting concepts and experience in teleprompting make him a highly sought after commodity in everything from a small corporate video production to a large scale audio/visual show production. But it is his dedication to service and his promise to make his relationships with clients a priority that ensures his success both professionally and personally in the years to come.
Derek lives in Orleans, Ontario with his wife Paula and two children Cole and Kallie.
Biography of Derek McClintock
by: Barbara Brunzell