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Now Showing "From These Silent Ashes"

Call of Duty 4Visit the Documentary Screening Room to see the trailer for "From These Silent Ashes." Edited and shot by James with the JVC-GY-HD200 in 1280x720 24p.

"Gifts from the Elders" Trailer

 Stop by theDocumentary Screening Room where you can see the trailer for James Fortier's new documentary "Gifts from the Elders".

TIP Upgrades to Panasonic HPX370

Improved low light resolution and reduced rolling shutter artifacts. Special introductory rate for new Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 HD Camera Package. Features 1920x1080 HD recording utilizing state-of-the-art AVC-Intra codec at an astonishing 100Mbps. Records on reliable, efficient P2 Cards. Camera Specs. 


Hakela Trailer

Silent Hill Stop by the Documentary Screening Room and watch  the trailer for Hakela "The Last One" documentary in development.

Canon 5D Mark III

Turtle Island Productions is now featuring the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Contact us for a special introductory free rental when booked with TIP Director of Photography James Fortier. 


Panasonic DVX100A/B Demo

Call of Duty 4 Check out our amazing demo of footage shot with the Panasonic AG-DVX100A/B cameras in 24p. Currently running in the Camera & Editing Screening Room, this demo is set to a killer track by Minnesota based Cloud Cult.

"Gathering Together" Trailer

Silent Hill Stop by theDocumentary Screening Room where you can see the opening of James Fortier's award winning documentary "Gathering Together," shot with multiple JVC HD100 cameras in 1280x720 24p.

Screening "Bad Sugar" Trailer

Shot on the Panasonic AG-DVX100A with an Anamorphic lens, this trailer for the PBS documentary "Bad Sugar"  is currently playing in the Documentary Screening Room. As part of the national PBS health series, "Unnatural Causes", "Bad Sugar" explores the underlying causes of the Diabetes epidemic among two AZ tribes.


Memoir of a Choctaw

  Stop by theDocumentary Screening Room where you can see the new Canon 5D Mark III demo shot in Jordan for the eBook version of author LeAnne Howe's forthcoming novel "Memoir of a Choctaw in the Arab Revolts, 1917, 2011"

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  • Bring your editing and Post Production needs to TIP for the first time and get a special discounted rate.

Welcome: Turtle Island Productions

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Welcome to the new Turtle Island Productions website.

From creating "The Big Idea" to developing a workable production plan that brings it to life, Turtle Island Productions offers an imaginative stream of ideas together with seasoned skills in creating, writing, producing, and directing media communications.

TIP owner James M. Fortier brings over 25 years of production experience to every project. In addition to broadcast, cable, and corporate clients. Fortier, an enrolled tribal member of the Pic River Ojibway First Nation, Ontario; specializes in documentary, dramatic, educational and informational video and web productions focusing on Native American and First Nation cultures, histories, stories, and contemporary issues. Dedicated to bringing Native American stories from a Native perspective to a wider audience, TIP has produced many award winning productions independently and in collaboration with Native filmmakers from the U.S. and Canada.

Furthermore, be sure to check out our work in collaboration with Naqmayam Communications (Naqcom for short), a full service California Indian owned and operated public relations, marketing, and community outreach company. Information about Naqcom can be found in the Native American section.

Please spend some time exploring our site for more details about past and current productions, our production services, work samples, including our Flash Screening Room, our web production offerings, our work with American Indian and First Nations communities, as well as past and up to date press releases detailing new equipment, projects, and awards.

Miigwetch! (Thank You!)


Special Offers

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Discount Rental
When booked with DP
James Fortier
 Package Includes
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L-Series Lens
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L Series lens

Zacuta Z-Finder & LCD EVF
Zacuto Gorilla Plate
Camera Mount & Rail System
 Follow Focus
Two-Stage Matte Box
4x4, 77mm, 82mm Filter Sets
Cartoni Fluid Head Tripod
Baterries & Chargers
CF Cards, Readers

17" Macbook Pro
Tascam DR-40 Digital Audio Recorder
Two Sennheiser Wireless Lavs
Azden Shogun Mics
Sony Headphones
Arri 5 Light Kit
Kino-Flo Kit

Flag Kit
Grip Kit

Diffusion/Gel Kit

Panasonic HPX370 P2 HD Camera

Book TIP's DP James Fortier for the first time and you'll receive a special introductory package price of $700 for a ten hour day.
Package Includes
Award Winning DP
Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 HD Camcorder

Kata Softcase
2x 64 GB P2 Cards
2x 32 GB P2 Cards
17" Apple Laptop for P2 File Transfer

Panasonic P2 Card Reader
Marshall 7" LCD Monitor
Cartoni F104 Fluid Head Tripod
Fujinon 17x Broadcast Lens
Anton Bauer Dionic 90 Batteries
Titan 70 Power Supply/Charger
Panasonic Quick Release Camera Plate
Fujinon Zoom Control
Chrosziel 4x4 DV Matte Box
Tiffen 4x4 and 82mm Filter Sets

LED Camera Light and Batteries
Sony PVM 8044Q 16x9/4:3 Hi Res 8" Color Monitor
Arri Light Kit

Flag Kit
Grip Kit

Kino-Flo Kit
Azden SGM-1X Shotgun Mic
(2) Sennheiser Wireless Lavs
Sony Professional Headphones
Cobra Walkie-Talkie Set