Just over 3 years ago, Andrew Park and his animation company Cognitive Media took a popular lecture by TED Talk superstar, Sir Ken Robinson and added drawings to the talk to illustrate his ideas on education. Park was a fellow of the RSA or Royal
I never thought that I would start working as a location sound recordist when I got into video production but thats exactly what happened. I always wanted to be a video editor but once I started to do it professionally I realized I liked the
“We want to produce a video, but we have a small budget.”
If you’re a video producer, you hear this a lot. This need has given rise to a new kind of production model, a one-man-band approach. Typically it’s a young, fresh out-of-school film graduate.
Sometimes the best stories are right in front of you; the bus driver you see every morning, the man having a road rage fit on the DVP or your neighbor with all the cats – but you’ll never get a chance to hear their stories
When I was 11, my friends and I were obsessed with building model cars. Yes, we were total geeks.
There was nothing like saving up to get a cool Mustang model, a box filled with hundreds of plastic parts that you’d paint and glue together. But
Malcolm Gladwell’s Rule
In his book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcom Gladwell holds up the 10,000 Hour Rule as the bar of entry to mastery of any task. He cites the Beatles 1,200 sets in Hamburg before they hit it big and Bill Gates' early
If you want to drive a video producer crazy - ask them how much a video costs to produce.
For fun, I googled the question and glanced through the first 25 responses. Here is a very unscientific survey of the answers:
Depends (9 responses)
Sometimes you have one of those transformational experiences at work. I had one this week.
I've been cruising along comfortably at Q: lots of digital work, feeling like I "had" this. Everything under control. We recently landed a digital dream project: 6 figure budget, a gamified,
In the words of Douglas Adams, “don’t panic.” It can be an intimidating process if you are entering the world of production for the first time – or even for the hundredth time. There’s a lot of production jargon and lingo, and talking graphics with
I love newspapers. Even though I only subscribe to The Globe and Mail, every morning I’m surfing the Star, Sun and Post online.
Not surprisingly, one of my favourite jobs every year was producing video profiles of nominees for the National Newspaper Awards. We produced the