So after some camera research and helpful discussion from people on the EvilFB and elsewhere, I decided on the Panasonic UX90 camera. Played with the one at VIVO Media Arts Centre (the UX180 with higher-end outputs and one nicer shooting mode) and shot some dance / music at Chutzpah! Festival & The Norman Rothstein Theatre… […]
After many years working with iDVD, I’ve finally beaten the worst bug – I mean feature – of that clunky kids’ program. The worst thing that could happen when creating a long iDVD project was to realize, after burning, that there was a typo in the credits or a sound glitch that you had missed […]
Pakistan has jumped into pipeline business with China and self-determination and human rights are, of course, an obstacle to that. Sabeen Mahmoud lost her life this week because of her interest in Baluchi independence. I made ths video in Baluchistan in 1998, but much of the geopolitics is still in play.
If you have friends in Dawson City, or headed there for the film festival, spread the word about this workshop I’m teaching… In this 3-hour session, participants will be introduced to DSLR cinematography for documentary and drama. Bring your own DSLR camera and compare with your colleagues’! We’ll discuss the differences between DSLR cameras and […]
I’ll be showing some original artwork at the Capture Photography Festival as part of the Arts Umbrella Alumni and Student show. The festival celebrates lens-based art, and my work pushes that definition to the limit with digital drawings taken from original photos. The texture of my prints is an unusual way to encounter digital work. […]
Figuratively speaking, that is. I just drew this portrait of him and now I want to explain why. I first liked him when he spoke of dismantling the media oligopolies in Greece. His interview on that subject hit my radars at the same time as Sun News TV, the conservative mouthpiece in Canada, finally ran […]
I couldn’t update iMovie today at the lab where I work. It just said: “Update unavailable with this Apple ID This update is for an app downloaded with a different Apple ID. Sign in with that Apple ID and try again.” I tried deleting the half-downloaded app from the Applications folder, restarting the computer, and […]
I just published an article on Rabble.ca about the Ukraine crisis. “The crisis in Ukraine has just escalated and spread to our shores. By sending military supplies to the government in Kiev, Stephen Harper is drawing Canada into the crisis as a belligerent and playing into the hands of Putin’s most hawkish advisers. Harper’s policy […]