Derek Eidse is the owner of Eyedz Productions, an independent video production company in operation since 2003. With Eyedz Productions, Derek has produced everything from short promotional material for non-profits and charities, to experimental animations, to a three season Arts & Culture TV series called The Artist Next Door. He has shot and edited countless events, concerts, band promos and wedding videos, and has been contracted to teach video production to teachers from Frontier School Division, community workers from Manitoba Health, and to Masters students at the Natural Resources Institute – University of Manitoba. He has been involved in Winnipeg’s artistic community through VideoPool, the Winnipeg Film Group, as well as co-founding the North End Artists’ Collective. Derek and his wife Joy, live with their two sons, Dominic and Neko, in Winnipeg’s North End.