Transposition Films is a Vancouver-based visual media production company that specializes in making your vision a reality.
Transposition occurs when multiple elements are creatively transposed into one. In visual media, this process happens naturally as three-dimensional elements are transposed onto a flat screen. Named after the C.S. Lewis essay of the same name, Transposition Films creates visual media that transposes the elements of your project together to tell your story.
Ordinarily, transposition is used in music to describe the movement of a collection of notes by a constant interval. In “Transposition,” Lewis imagines transposition as a metaphor of the adaption from a higher to a lower medium, where multiple elements are creatively transposed down to one. We extend the idea to include visual media. Even technically, the medium is transposed from three-dimensional elements onto a flat plane. For example, the world of perspective can only be defined within the range of angles, and only 360 degrees of them at that. In the case of narrative, we tranpose a world of subtleties and possibilities in the lives of many characters to one narrative arc, focusing the eye of the audience a very narrow slice of their world.
This process of transposition, although it can sound constrictive, is necessary to bring order and life out of chaos – the role of every artist. At Transposition Films, that process of searching for the elements that best express the whole is our adventure every day. We enjoy that search, and it brings alive every production we work on. In our search for original expression of these elements, we go back to Lewis again, who said:
No man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
Ryan Schroeder & Josh Knepper make up the Transposition Films crew & bring a unique creative vision and technical expertise to every project they undertake.
California native Josh Knepper has been making films for over twenty years. A former professional mountainboarder, Josh travelled across North America on the pro circuit where he quickly established himself as an on-air personality. During the off season, he worked in commercial productions and was involved in over 100 national commercials. Since moving to Vancouver from Los Angeles in 2007 he has immersed himself in the local film industry, collaborating with other artists through acting, lighting, shooting, editing, and creating digital shorts, voiceovers, student films, demo reels. Josh is Transposition Films’ resident expert on everything. His years of creativity and vast life experience have given him a wealth of knowledge and expertise that he brings to each production. Close friends refer to him as Dos Equis, because he is truly the most interesting man in the world.
Ryan Schroeder has been producing film and visual media since his high school days. His background in live sound production and recording engineering combined with his training in film production from Vancouver Film School have given him the skills and professional experience to tackle any film project. Fueled by a creative imagination and a deep understanding of the most effective camera, light and sound techniques, Ryan is passionate about helping clients realize their vision for each project from start to finish. Got a great idea for the next greatest web video that will turn your company into an internet sensation? Want to turn your home movies into a masterpiece documentary about the nuances of Canadian life and culture? Ryan is Transposition Films’ ideas guy who will help you make that dream a reality.