Humble Thoughts

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Pictures of Pride

Nobody told me that Pride is really just a big street fest.  A theme that encourages the man to redirect the traffic and let the city play.

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My First Exhibition: It’s About Time

I am honestly humbled to have had the pleasure of showcasing our work to so many people during this year’s Supercrawl in Hamilton. The Factory Media Centre invited me to have an exhibition where I share the cinemagraphs I’ve made on a near daily basis during the weekend long street festival on James St. North. Read On…

In Concert: King Khan and the Shrines

Copyright & The Legacy of Stairway to Heaven

Led Zeppelin is victorious! They are winners in the trial against Michael Skidmore, the trustee of Rande “California” Wolfe and Francis Malofiy – the brass lawyer. The case was about copyright infringement. With Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin being accused of stealing the opening riff of Stairway to Heaven from Taurus, an instrumental song by Wolfe’s near-forgotten band, Spirit. Also among the charges, the prosecutor Francis Malofiy asserts that Page and Plant are ‘fabricating of rock and roll history.’

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Ticket Resale is Hip, Tragically

We are among a host of fans disappointed by not being able to see one of the farewell concerts for the Tragically Hip. Our decision to try our luck old school – by being at a registered ticket agent the moment they go on sale, in hindsight is quite wistful. The odds are against us. Just like they are for anyone hopeful to attend big concerts these days due in part to the ticket resale market.

Backlash online following our encounter at a Burlington mall is particularly tender. This concert series has a definite finality attached to it. Fans are asking scalpers, ‘is anything sacred?’ But we should direct our questions to the ticket industry itself – which rigs the game against the fans from the start. Read On…

Copyright & The Fate of Fan Fiction

Studios will mount a lawsuit to maintain their copyright. Space is the final frontier, but it’s no longer made in Hollywood’s basements. Production gear today is more affordable; allowing devotees of an iconic sci-fi franchise to fashion their own costumes, characters and adventures: boldly going where no fan fiction has gone before. Read On…

Travelogue: Havana, Cuba

Havana is a diverse and historic city. I’m eager to visit the old squares and spend time away from the beaches. Yet, I’m travelling with my extended family, and they don’t speak English. This trip will be for their benefit, as we hire a Czech speaking guide and make a plan to see as much as a day will allow.

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Travelogue: Varadero, Cuba

If you are looking for a vacation of relaxation and simplicity, look no further than The Sun Beach Hotel in Varadero, Cuba. Come for the discount, stay for the irony. The hotel is okay if you’re realistic in your expectations. I’m travelling with my family. My mom repeats the same joke to everyone who will listen, “It’s a 2 ½ star resort. But you bring two stars with you…”

How apt. I wish I could say she was exaggerating…
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How To Google a Forgotten Cartoon

It’s late and time for bed. As I say my goodnights to my hosts, they are getting ready to turn in. One of these roommates changes into her pyjamas and returns wearing a pattern that catches my eye. I mean not provocatively, as it’s loose fitting flannel. It’s what’s on them: a pattern of anthropomorphized cats that trigger me. Seeing them unlocks a childhood memory of a forgotten cartoon. Read On…

First Year Lessons: Shutter Speed

Shutter speed affects a moving image just as much as a still. When shooting video with a DSLR camera, I am forgetting how the same basic principles that go into exposing a photograph are also critical to apply when exposing a frame in cinema.  Read On…

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