The Canon Digital Learning Center has just released a four-part series on the making of my short documentary The Fall Line with sections on developing a story, Canon lenses, lighting and production tools and sound gear. I was very excited to team up with Canon to make this instructional series on shooting video and audio with Canon EOS cameras and lenses. Check out the videos on the Canon Digital Learning Center page by clicking here.

The film is a moving documentary on 101st Airborne Ranger Heath Calhoun’s tortuous recovery after losing his legs in a grenade blast in Iraq. Calhoun discovers an innate talent for ski racing on the ski slopes of Aspen, Colorado and earns a coveted chance to represent his country again — as an athlete on the 2010 Paralympic ski team. Using a sit-ski in international competitions, he is now a spokesperson for the Wounded Warrior Project. To see a trailer of the film, please visit here.

I am very grateful for all of the people I worked with on The Fall Line and want to especially applaud the efforts of organizations and events like the Paralympics working to get people with disabilities back on their feet, and in Heath’s case, on a sit-ski. Please visit to see these amazing sports events happening all over the world.

Please post any questions you have about video and audio on my Facebook and Twitter pages as I will be providing more in-depth instructions and insights on shooting video with Canon cameras in future posts.

One of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light, Tyler’s creative passion is using lenses to tell heartfelt stories. Apple, Adidas, The North Face, Patagonia, Wrangler, Timberland, Cabela’s, Stetson, and dozens more have hired him to shoot provocative commercials with wide-angle footage that transports viewers into every scene. Using dynamic lighting and handheld camera work to charge his projects with emotion, Tyler has become one of the most sought-after commercial directors, photographers, and multimedia lecturers in the nation.