Business, Internet, Television

Great Circle Pictures

Professional Video Production

Fred Macdonald

Producer, Director, Lighting Cameraman


“Bay of Fundy Tides"  Timelapse and Footage Library

"Garden on the Bay"  What to see and do in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley
"Come to Your Senses"  One Hour Tourism Video  (Barbados)  Producer, Director, DP
"One Tough Pipe"  Corporate Video for “Rehau” - Producer, Director. DP,

"Blizzard Island"  TV Series, ACA/CBC - Associate Producer

"Margaret's Museum"  EPK Producer, DP,  "Love and Death on Long Island"  EPK Producer, DP, Editor
Studio East Limited - Halifax - Producer, Director, Lighting Cameraman (Commercials, Business Videos)
Star Channel Pay TV - Halifax - Producer Interstitial Programming

Director of Photography

"Visions From Beyond" & "SciFi Art"   2 X One Hour Documentaries - Roadhouse for Space Channel
"Superships" 13 X 1 hrs of the most remarkable working vessels in the world - Cochran Entertainment / Topsail Entertainment for Discovery
"Joshua Slocum" 1 hr Documentary - Trimedia Prod for History Channel
"Prince & the Grail"  90 Min Feature Doc about Prince Henry Sinclair - Charing Cross Prod for VisionTV
"Paul McCartney / Seals"  for National Geographic “Wild Chronicles” HD
"More Class Than Flash" One Hour Doc on Madam Ada - Great North for History Channel
"Oak Island" DP 16mm - ACA for Discovery Channel
"Pit Pony" MOW - DP Second Unit 35mm - ACA for CBC
"Life on the Internet" Doc and Series - ACA for Discovery Canada and PBS  (Gemini Nomination, Kodak Award Best Photography)
"Space for Four" One Hour Doc on Astronaut Selection Program and Canadian Space Agency - ACA for CBC (Best Science Doc @ Hot Docs)
"The Kid and the Spaceman" One Hour Doc on Astronaut Chris Hadfield's First Shuttle Flight to MIR - ACA for CBC
"Voices From the Shadows" 90min doc (16mm) on Canada's welfare system - White Pine for NFB and CBC
"Memory Waltz"  Rawlins Cross (16mm) - Best Music Video ECMA/93
"Ann & Maddy" TV Drama (16mm) - EF&F Prod for Global Television
"Canadian Crossing" An English look at Canada - WestVision, England (1 Episode)
"Hitting Across the Line" 1 hr doc on cricket great Sir Vivian Richards - Westvision, England
"In Service" TV Drama (16mm) - Imagex for  CBC
"Characters Incorporated" A youth group from New Brunswick performs in Czechoslovakia - ACA for CBC  
"Venture" CBC Network Business Series - Contract Camera - 2 Seasons
Segments for:  ABC (Australia), ABC (New York), CBS (New York), NBC (New York), CTV, Inside Edition, BBC (London), LWT (London Weekend Television),
BBC (Scotland), NRK (Norway), NHK & TBS (Japan), National Geographic (US)
Segments for CBC :  Fifth Estate, Venture, Man Alive, Marketplace, Health Show, Newsworld

Electronic Press Kits for Television and Feature Films:

"Margaret's Museum" (Helena Bonham Carter) EPK Producer/Camera , "Love and Death on Long Island" (John Hurt) EPK Producer/Camera/Editor
"The Circuit" (ABC), "Candles on Bay Street" & "November Christmas" (Sam Elliott) for Hallmark/CBS, "Wedding March" (ABC),  "River King" & "Elizabeth Smart Story" (CBS),
Stephen King's "Bag of Bones" (Pierce Brosnan) for A&E, 4 X "Jesse Stone" (Tom Selleck) TV Movies (CBS), "SeaWolf" (Sebastian Koch) for ZDF, "Moby Dick" for Telemunchen,
"Mom at Sixteen", "Dive off Klausen's Pier",  "Beach Girl," & "The Tenth Circle"  (Lifetime),
"Delores Claiborne" (Kethy Bates), "Scarlet Letter", (Demi Moore), "2 if by Sea" (Sandra Bullock),  "Virginia's Run", "Hunt for the BTK Killer",
Segments for "Entertainment Tonight", "Extra", "Showtime"


Paul McCartney Halifax, KISS Halifax, All Nations Challenge (OLN/FOX), Bottom Line (ROBTV), Singular Series (Bravo), Town Hall (Vision TV), Mrs. Greenthumbs HGTV), Pirates (Treehouse), All Strength Challenge (OLN), Provincial Elections (CPAC), Conservative Leadership (CPAC), SuperSpellers (CBC) Halifax Comedy Festival (CBC)

Showing My Age

1985 to Present - President Great Circle Pictures
1995 - 2005 - President, 45 North Broadcast Group
1/86  - 12/87 - CBC Business Program  "Venture" - Contract Lighting Cameraman
1/83  - 12/85 - Studio East Limited - Halifax, Canada, Producer, Director, Lighting Cameraman  - "Atlantic Lottery TV Commercials" - Producer/Director
                           "Rita McNeil in Japan" - DP,   "Video Wall" N.S. Pavilion EXPO'86 - DP,  "N.S.P.C. Election Campaigns" 1984 and 1999 - Producer/DP
 3/82  - 12/82 - Star Channel Pay TV - Halifax, Canada  - Producer Interstitial Programming
 9/78  - 3/82  - CBC National News - Maritime Region - Contract Film Cameraman
 8/74  - 9/78  - ABS Productions Ltd. - Dartmouth N.S. - Film Cameraman / Editor
CTV National News Atlantic Region - Film Cameraman/Editor - Covering Newfoundland, Maritimes, Eastern Seaboard U.S., Bermuda, Cuba
Includes 4 Seal Hunts, 2 Royal Visits, First Western Television Interview with President Fidel Castro, Montreal Olympics & Provincial Elections