Time Travellers (You learn to adapt)
By July 29, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Time Travellers (You learn to adapt)

The last few months have kept me busy with family, work, digital political research, PAB (a content creation and audience engagement conference) and my hernia. That both explains and doesn’t explain my inconsistent blogging. I haven’t yet blogged with any depth about PAB. That’s coming. Know that the conference and conversations I had there, and my […]

Posted in: Rambles
Mark Poirier on technology in service to story
By July 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Mark Poirier on technology in service to story

The first of the PAB2011 videos has been posted. It’s a video of excerpts from the PAB2011 keynote speech delivered by IMAX cinematographer and director of photography Mark Poirier. Mark kicked off PAB2011 with an insightful talk about technology being in service to story, how to think visually and using the psychology of light to tell […]

It’s all good (a review of Content Rules)
By December 26, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

It’s all good (a review of Content Rules)

I wasn’t planning on rushing to read the book Content Rules. The truth is, I wasn’t even planning on buying it right away. My copy came as part of my registration fees for the Social Media Breakfast Ottawa Event featuring one of the book’s co-authors and my friend, C.C. Chapman. I only had it in […]

Posted in: Books, Review
My most ambitious video project
By October 23, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

My most ambitious video project

I believe in constantly exploring new ideas, new ways of telling stories and new ways of producing content. It’s a belief that can be challenging at times though always inspiring. You just need to be patient and willing to experiment beyond your comfort zone and look beyond the genres with which you’re most familiar. There’s […]

Perfection vs. production: what’s holding you up?
By October 9, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Perfection vs. production: what’s holding you up?

There are many projects we have in mind that rarely come to fruition. We each have our own reasons for the delays; the common I’ve heard is lack of money or time. My most frequent reason to delay (or procrastinate) is the pursuit of perfection. I always want the result to come with a high […]

Posted in: Rambles
Evolution of media intimacy (Tod Maffin at PAB2010)
By July 28, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Evolution of media intimacy (Tod Maffin at PAB2010)

Clip videos of the PAB2010 conference speaking sessions are starting to appear online. The first of the series is a nine-minute section of Tod Maffin‘s workshop on “IT”. Specifically, the video focuses on the evolution of media intimacy, from “original” stage performance, through radio, television and now digital media including podcasting.

Making tough choices
By June 1, 2010 2 Comments Read More →

Making tough choices

Like many others, my start in podcasting was shaky at best. I knew I wanted to podcast though I hadn’t given much thought to what I wanted to share and how I wanted to share it. It took a few months to figure things out. What I had to do is listen and learn from […]

Audio Secret Sauce
By November 4, 2009 4 Comments Read More →

Audio Secret Sauce

One of my clients called me last week to follow up on some audio production work I had done for them. It was the recording engineer who called on this occasion. It seems he produced a piece of audio recently that his manager compared to work I had done then suggested he find out my […]

Posted in: Production
Who needs a narrator anyway?
By May 30, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Who needs a narrator anyway?

After being immersed in audio (and now video) production for the last four years, I’ve discovered that the greatest fun and flexibility in creative editing and storytelling is in playing with narration.  I’ve produced pieces in which the narrator played a key role in setting the context and guiding the listener/viewer through the story and […]

Reflecting on a major documentary project
By May 20, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Reflecting on a major documentary project

I’m a firm believer in the principle of learning something new everyday (in fact, it’s the first statement in my personal manifesto).  Gaining new knowledge means exposing yourself to new opportunities and experiences. Whether it’s a new approach to something you’ve done before or a whole new activity, I recommend building on your foundation and […]

Posted in: Content, Production
Pop media, the social web and an underserved niche
By March 27, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Pop media, the social web and an underserved niche

Many industries have been made popular and interesting through their treatment by media producers.  Broadcast media outlets, newspapers and other print publications, music and especially movies have all done their share to make many industries interesting.  Their creativity has helped to make mainstream the mundane, the interesting and the truly fascinating.  I know that I’ve […]

Posted in: News and Notes
Applying Visual Thinking Strategies to Media Production and Consumption
By March 22, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Applying Visual Thinking Strategies to Media Production and Consumption

As a media producer, I’m constantly looking for new ways to approach my production projects; new ways to think about the storytelling, unique and engaging ways to edit, pace and present the ideas, sounds and visuals.  As a consumer of media, I’m constantly looking for new ways to approach my media listening and viewing; new […]

Posted in: Production