It was our first time working with www.bcmea.com who are the BC Maritime Employers Association. They work with the longshore unions in many various aspects of the docks and longshore work.
They hired us specifically to create a video that new recruits would watch on their first day of orientation. It's not a training video as so much as it is an introduction to their job and what it will look like.
Lashing is one of the hardest, most physically demanding jobs on the docks. These men and women secure containers on ships for travel around the world. There are many moving parts and many different positions you can have on a day to day bases, so this video we created was made to show what an average day can look like for a lasher.
Thanks to the BCMEA for trusting us with this and letting us have some fun with this shoot. It was a blast working with them and www.ilwu502.ca to make this happen.