Humble Thoughts

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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…

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…

First Year Lessons: The DIVA Case

Chatter and laughter next door is growing steadily louder.  An office party is about to start. Noise coming through the walls will bleed onto the microphones will pick up when we roll the interview. We have to move to a different room in this office.  I carry my gear, including our Kino Flow DIVA, down a hall and set-up the shot again in another empty room.

“Do you have everything?” The client asks me.  I confirm so.  Lights.  Camera.  Microphone.  The list checks out, and the door to the first location locks behind us.  But after the interview, I discover that the DIVA case is inside the first set.  Locked away, and no one has a key! Video production has its challenges. Things may be beyond your control on set. You can prepare yourself for some of them…Consequently though, you can bring the challenges with you…

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Autumn Photography: Hamilton is Home

Enjoying the final stretch of warm weather before snow, I find myself walking to the end of the road.  Overlooking the escarpment, I see the city stretch out before me.  The cooler weather of this season means the air is crisp and clear.  I can plainly see Toronto from across Lake Ontario.  I set up the tripod and try to capture an image with a message in my mind: Hamilton is home.  Read On…

Autumn Photography: Orange Moon

Vibrant colours this season take me outside on long photo walks.  Today I want to capture the moon through branches.  Walks during any season are unquestionably more beautiful with a camera in hand. But Autumn Photography a particular pleasure. Walks are rich with opportunities to frame where ever you go. Therefore, it is really only your imagination that limits you.

Since I have an objective, I find what I’m looking for quickly by exploring a park near my home.  Read On…

Setting Clocks & Magic Hour

We’re setting our clocks forward one hour tonight. For many it means that this cold winter will soon be a memory.  But the extra hour of evening light is much more valuable to our humble team for a different reason: Magic Hour is earlier!
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Winter Photography: Freezing Rain

My humble opinion of the frigid winter months is noticeably negative.  I dislike cold weather so I stay inside for the most part. Ultimately, I want to hibernate. But since taking up photography, I’m beginning to see there’s an upside to the season.
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Berlin Bicycle

My jaunt through the back alleys of Neukölln (a borough of Berlin, Germany). A wall of graffiti and a deserted bicycle. The colours just popped. Read On…

Freshly Printed Entrepreneurs

Our premier short documentary is about two entrepreneurs.   Best friends who start a green textile company together because they can’t work without one another.

Jen Kneulman and Lauren Hunter work from their Freshly Printed Studio. Producing tea towels, napkins and other linen textiles for the home since spring of 2013. They are located in Toronto’s historic Distillery District where they design and sell their custom work.
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