Radio and TV personality extraordinaire Josie Dye presents Down With Webster their 2010 CNMA for Online Artist of the Year. Media coverage of the 2010 Canadian New Media Awards was provided by FTP Media.
To help launch Indigo’s new blog, FTP Media was hired to shoot a “play date” with a dozen pre-school and school-age children, all brought in to the Indigo corporate headquarters in downtown Toronto to have fun testing out toys from Chapters Indigo. A series of five short videos were produced from this half-day shoot, with each posted online at http://blog.indigo.ca, and available for viewing via the in-store kiosks at Indigo Books & Music.
On Thursday Nov. 11, internationally acclaimed author Naomi Klein, Juno award winning singer, musician Hawksley Workman, comic Martha Chaves, activist Judy Rebick and electronic group LAL took the stage in Toronto at the Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. to raise funds for the G20 arrestees. rabble live streamed the event making it a virtual telethon. FTP Media volunteered time, equipment and labour in support of the G20 Fundraiser by webcasting the event for viewers from all across Canada, thus helping to increase awareness and donations to the G20 Legal Defense Fund.
This video documents a live video installation presented at the Junction Arts Festival, September 11th 2010. Part of the Crow project, this video was installed between the trees next to the gazebo on Dundas Street West, near St. John’s Road and depicts the felling of a birch tree in my backyard. The tree needed to be cut down due to infestation. I documented the process because I was saddened by the loss of the beautiful Paper Birch tree (Betula papyrifera) which I’d grown up with in my backyard. I chose this video in keeping with the “environment” theme of this year’s festival. The installation was produced with the support of the Sustainability Network. Learn about the enhancement and protection of urban forests at LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests).
This video was recorded live on my iPhone 3G3 and later edited in Final Cut Pro. The video presents Spookey Ruben rocking the crowds at Dundas Square for NXNE 2010, and displaying serious instrumental genius on guitar. This is the last section of the 15 min title song (Track #8) off his latest album, Mechanical Royalty.
Heather Reisman “In Conversation” with anthropologist and author Grant McCracken on the subject of his latest book, “Chief Culture Officer: How to Create a Living, Breathing Corporation.” Recorded live at Indigo Manulife in Toronto, January 12th, 2010.