Sik Pics Productions Inc. has been offering photography and videography services dedicated to telling unique and compelling stories since 2012. We have a passion for capturing once-in-a-lifetime moments, and think we’ve found the perfect balance of creativity, fun, and professionalism.
Shreditor (Shooter, Editor, Director)
Chris has always been fuelled by creativity. His Dad, Cam (short for camera, of course!) taught high school graphic art and photography for 33 years. From a very early age, Cam taught Chris the basics of composition and lighting. Chris often steered dinner table conversation to photography questions. In many instances, Papa Sikorsky’s answer was “I’ve got a book on that!”. Years later, Chris found another creative outlet in music, which quickly turned into more of a lifestyle than a hobby. Chris taught guitar for three years at a music academy, recorded original songs in Nashville, formed original bands, and still performs in The Nightrain (a Guns N’ Roses tribute band) that has played 150 shows across Canada.
Before taking Sik Pics Productions full-time, Chris graduated with a diploma in Radio and Advanced Television Broadcasting from Western Academy Broadcasting College. His first gig was on the radio as a news anchor and reporter. It was then that his love for conducting interviews and storytelling began. Radio led Chris to a five year gig as a videographer for CTV News Saskatoon. Thousands of video shoots later, he had covered everything from federal elections to major sporting events to kitty fashion shows. Chris grew accustomed to shooting and editing quickly and efficiently in all conditions. During this time, Chris also worked as a photography intern to further his knowledge.
In early 2016, Chris leapt head first into the world of entrepreneurship and turned Sik Pics into his full-time career. Not long after, he became the Saskatchewan Rush’s official commercial videographer. Chris’ resume includes photo and video for weddings, prestigious fundraisers and award shows, music videos, family portraits, video advertisements, headshots, and documentary style videos.
A few fun facts about Chris:
- The YouTube and Facebook videos he has produced combine for tens of millions of views
- It’s only a matter of time before you’ll catch him quoting Back to the Future, Seinfeld, or Home Alone
- He currently serves on two boards – Local Companies That Care and SYPE
- His first band had an original song and music video debut on Much Music in 2008
Director of Client Delight
It’s no wonder Kirstin has such a fascination for business. For as long as she can remember, her entrepreneurial parents have been involving her in their business ventures. Kirstin grew up on a farm outside of Moose Jaw, which came with many farm kid responsibilities (mowing acres of grass, shovelling grain, and cleaning out bins, to name a few). Her agricultural background led to four sweaty summers as a pedigree seed crop inspector for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, all while in university. These experiences produced Kirstin’s strong work ethic and ‘get-er-done’ attitude.
It would only take one university business class to cement her love for the business world. Kirstin graduated with a B.Comm (Marketing major) from the University of Saskatchewan. She chose to do the Edwards Co-operative Education program in the last year of her degree, blinked, and an eight month internship turned into six years of invaluable marketing experience at a local financial planning and group benefits consulting company. Some of Kirstin’s proudest accomplishments were the charity fundraiser events she was heavily involved in. Over three events, they raised more than $700,000 for the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. When the opportunity to jump on board the Sik Pics train presented itself, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have some fun marketing a product on the opposite end of the spectrum from financial planning.
A few fun facts about Kirstin:
- She has travelled to 18 countries
- At her previous job, she worked in a huge cardboard castle built around her desk
- She lived on the east coast of Australia for three months
- While in Byron Bay, Australia, she dove out of a plane (at 15,000 feet!)
- She worked at Twisted Sisters in Chamberlain (if you’ve ever driven the highway between Saskatoon and Regina, you know the spot)
Blake grew up in La Ronge, which shaped his love for the outdoors and activities like boating, fishing, snowmobiling, and spending time at the family cabin. Blake started making videos so that he could capture and share his passion for snowmobiling. That quickly developed into a passion for videography, and he found himself purchasing new camera gear (a real upgrade from his parents home movie camera). Suddenly, Blake had found something he wanted to make a career out of.
While attending the Motion Picture Arts program at RAIS in 2018, Blake landed a spot with the Saskatoon Blades as a Communications Intern. This position gave him the experience necessary to really take things to the next level. After one season with the Blades he was on the move again and became a Digital Media Producer for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He’ll tell you that the year and a half he spent with the team was easily one of the most incredible experiences of his life. Now, he’s back in Saskatoon with Sik Pics and manages to teach the team something new almost every day.
A few fun facts about Blake:
- Blake started riding a snowmobile when he was 2 years old
- He created a video that helped his friend win a brand new car
- He once won VIP passes to meet DJ Vanic, and (of course) shot clips on his iPhone and edited a video out of the experience
- He has flown an airplane!