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Canada In A Day premiered Sunday, June 25th, 2017, 8/7c on CTV

Get your friends and family together, host a viewing party – this is your film. Share your photos with us using @CanadaInADay and #CanadaInADay. Download and share our poster.

The making of Canada In A Day

Canada In A Day was curated from thousands of clips and carefully crafted over many months of editing.

Meet the team behind the film.

Behind the pictures

Nick Hector is a multi-award winning editor, with hundreds of documentaries to his credit. Hear about his process for putting your stories together.

Behind the music

Ontario’s own Michael Brook is a Golden Globe and Grammy nominated composer, producer, and recording artist. Hear how he was inspired to compose the score for the film.

Behind the music

Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO award winning musician and songwriter. Hear how he chose the other Canadian artists to feature.

Behind the vision

Trish Dolman, the director and curator of this film, talks about choosing from over 16,000 submissions.

Filming tips

Want some tips on how to continue to make great videos on your camera or mobile?

You don’t have to be a pro – just be creative, honest, and real. Grab your camera and film your life. Watch these short videos for more good ideas.

“The thing about a film that makes it unique is point of view. And that point of view is coming from you, so what you want to do is apply some techniques, learn some things, and tell your story your way. You just want to make it unique to you.”

Greg Middleton, Director of Photography, Game of Thrones
  • Film horizontally

    Important! Hold your camera or smartphone horizontally (landscape), not vertically (portrait).

  • Film anywhere

    You can film at home, at work, or out in the world. You’ll need permission to film on private property.

  • Film anyone

    Film yourself, your family, your friends, or even strangers. Important – you’ll need their permission.

  • Think about light

    Don’t film in front of windows or other sources of bright light, unless you artistically want your subject to appear in silhouette.

  • Get good sound

    It’s important that we can hear you! Try to avoid loud areas. Use a microphone, if you have one, to capture the best sound.

  • Keep your camera rolling

    Keep your camera rolling for at least 3–5 seconds; try to avoid lots of zooming and panning.