Lisa Santonato – Biography
Lisa Santonato is a digital producer with sixteen years’ experience working in online video production. While her early training encompassed musical and theatrical performance, Lisa’s discipline quickly became focused in the production and practice of film, television, and media arts, gathering much of her training through apprenticeships in Toronto’s film industry during the early 1990’s. Following a move to Vancouver in 1995, Lisa gained valuable experience working as Senior Editor of a free-press publication called Taxi Vancouver Mag.zine, one of the earliest online magazines in Canada.
Since establishing FTP Media (Forward Thinking Productions) in Toronto in 1999, Lisa has shot, edited, directed, and produced campaign videos for a diverse range of clients across the cultural, non-profit, and business sectors. Her key areas of expertise include writing, video production, video editing, photography, and webcasting.
After many years working in the field, in 2013 Lisa returned to full-time studies at the University of Toronto, where she finally completed her Honours B.A. in Cinema and Anthropology (Social, Cultural, Linguistic). She is currently proceeding onwards with graduate studies, and will commence her Master’s program in Cinema and Media at York University in the fall of 2016.
Lisa’s current work is more broadly focused on the development of film and interactive documentary. She brings her recent studies in anthropology to a set of new projects designed to further communications campaigns in the social, environmental, and non-profit sectors.