Daelan is a cool guy working on a cool project. By day, Daelan is the web developer for Poppy Barley (with fellow Noteworthy pal Kendall). By night, he's a photographer and videographer putting together a video series about local makers of all kinds called YEG Makers. By all hours of the day, Daelan is a helping hand for a lot of creative projects coming out of our city, including a recent stint as one of the photographers for the latest version of Edmonton's 72 Hour Guide.
YEG Makers started out of an interest to see how makers do their craft. The first video filmed was for Olive Skateboards, and Daelan has since captured behind the scenes shots and stories of industrial designers, a leatherworker, a hand lettering artist, and more. The list of makers he's going to capture is seemingly endless. We can't wait to share new videos on The Noteworthy as they come out!
Watch the trailer below, and look forward to a lot more where that came from!
As if YEG Makers wasn't enough for a hobby, Daelan is also working on The Northern Sessions with Nathan Beck and Pablo Herrera (friends from neighbouring company Localize when Poppy Barley worked out of Startup Edmonton). They record live music sessions by local singer/songwriters in interesting spots around Edmonton and help give artists and venues professional content to help promote their music. The videos are all done in one take using five cameras and no overdub. To check out the first handful of Northern Sessions, check out their website.
Daelan's Favourite Places
eat// Farrow - 8422-109 Street
He eats there at least once per week. He gets a different sandwich every time as is yet to be disappointed with the menu.
go// Comedy Nights - The Empress (Sundays - 9912 Whyte Avenue) and The Underdog (Thursdays, The Black Dog's basement - 10425 Whyte Avenue)
Edmonton has a lot of talented comedians that rotate through weekly shows at The Empress and The Black Dog.
Daelan's Words of Wisdom
A lot of people talk about the stuff they want to do or often say "we should do this..." but the important thing is to actually do it. Don't just think or talk about it, actually do it. Just start! Even small tasks along the way will help. Daelan's attitude towards "just starting" is why he's such a great Poppy Barely team member, and obviously helps for his side projects like YEG Makers and Northern Sessions.
Here's a little something for all you Napoleon Dynamite fans out there. Daelan could recite a lot more lines than this one!