Derek Dier – Watch Collector

The Artisan

Derek Dier

Derek Dier is one of the world’s leading vintage watch experts. He offers vintage, used and modern watches for sale through his shop in London, ON. Derek is also one of the world’s first internet watch dealers, online since 1998. With over 25 years of vintage watch expertise, Derek has sold watches to world dignitaries, the movie industry (including AMC’s Mad Men), noted musicians, actors and more.

The Filmmaker

Alex Sworik

As a filmmaker based out of London, ON, Alexander Sworik is a cinematographer specializing in primarily commercial spots and mini docs. Having had much success in this area, he has since expanded his area of expertise working on productions for artists, athletes, and beyond. Alex shot this story on the RED Epic-W.


Technical Info:
Shot on a RED EPIC – W at 24, 48, and 60 fps. For this project my goal was to focus on a minimal setup, as the whole idea of the project is individuals creating things with their hands. The entire project other than a couple shots on a tripod were shot with an EasyRig. For the interview I used a 2ft and 4ft quasar switch for lighting. Overall I wanted to keep it as simple and challenge myself, to film with the camera, and SIGMA glass to see what type of image and story I could produce.

Director/Cinematographer – Alex Sworik
Editor- Alex Swork
Sound Design – Alastair Sims


The following SIGMA lenses were used in the creation of this short film.

Sigma 18-35mm T2 CINE (Canon)
Sigma 50-100mm T2 CINE (Canon)
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art