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Happy Birthday to FTP

Happy Birthday to FTP

On this day in 2000, ftpmedia.com was born. To celebrate and commemorate the end of a decade of FTP Media, I have re-posted the original web video created during a residency at the Canadian Film Centre in 1999. My objective was to use digital video technology to tell a story that would effectively a) be meaningful, thus compelling, in order to therefore b) demonstrate a successful application of video produced online.

Created with Apple video samples shipped with the new macs and Super 8 home movie footage to tell the story of my awakening, this video documents my experience with cancer in 1993 via home movie footage combined with a narration based on journal entries written during that time. This is the most personal project I have produced to date, singularly different – on both an emotional level and on a content level – from anything else I have completed since. Enjoy.

merry xmas 08

merry xmas 08

I posted this “virtual” holiday video card to YouTube in 2008. It is a home movie of me playing The Little Drummer Boy on the piano at a recital in 1989 — back in my intermediate piano days. Enjoy.

Awakening

Awakening

“Awakening” documents a young woman’s experience with cancer. The story is told through a combination of home movie footage and a narration based on journal entries. The short film was produced at the Canadian Film Centre’s New Media Lab in 1999.