Video Production

FTP Media has provided video production services to clients in the arts and non-profit sectors since its inception in 1999. Whether the goal is to create a promotional video, electronic press kit, commercial spot, viral video or webcast, we continually serve three core objectives: firstly, to understand the clients’ communication needs and ensure those needs are met in the process of developing a sound budget, script, production outline and strategy; secondly, to deliver a high quality production on time and on budget; and finally, to provide consultation and support on the development and delivery of user engagement strategies.

The following is a selection of video work produced for various clients.

Our Kids Network: “The Vibrant Lives of Halton Families”

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog, Featured Client, Our Kids Network, Portfolio, Video Production | 0 comments

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations’ International Year of the Family, in 2014, FTP Media was commissioned to direct and produce a long-format video featuring interviews with three families. Bob Cowan of CHCH Hamilton conducted the interviews on behalf of Our Kids Network, a Halton-wide partnership of organizations and agencies serving children and youth.

“The Vibrant Lives of Halton Families” is a half-hour documentary presenting the personal stories of three unique families in Halton, Ontario: a newcomer family with a special-needs child, a blended family with a lifetime-foster teenaged son, and a same-sex couple with two adopted sons. Their experiences highlight how families are meeting everyday challenges while also addressing the question of what makes a family today.

Total running time: 37:43 mins.


“The Vibrant Lives of Halton Families” Conversations

For more information about this project, please visit:…/Halton-families-interviews

For more information about Our Kids Network, please visit their website at:

Our Kids Network “OKN Data Portal Videos”

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Clients, Featured Client, Our Kids Network, Portfolio, Video Production | 0 comments

In 2013, FTP Media was commissioned to produce a series of web video testimonials promoting the new online data portal for Our Kids Network, a Halton-wide partnership of agencies and organizations that serve children and youth. Click here to view the testimonials and to learn more about this powerful doorway to information about Halton children, youth, and families. For more information about Our Kids Network, please visit their website at:

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Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Clients, Consulting, Mentorship, Mobile Experience Innovation Centre, Video Production | 0 comments

Mobile Accelerator Program (MAP)

FTP Media produced a video series for the Mobile Experience Innovation Centre, a not-for-profit association founded by OCAD University in Toronto with a mission to “support design leadership, experience innovation and applied research in Canada’s mobile and wireless industries.” Part of the program involved mentoring advanced high school students in the filming and post-production editing of the event’s video series. For more information about this excellent program and to register for future events, visit the MEIC blog here.

Evan Jones on the “Concept Phase of Mobile Apps”

Evan Jones of Stitch Media discusses the concept phase of mobile application development in a MEIC Mobile Accelerator Program session held on January 17th, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.


Suzanne Stein on “Identifying Signals and Trends”

Suzanne Stein of OCAD U presents “Identifying Signals and Trends” on January 17th, 2013.


Milton Community Resource Centre: “Our Human Rights”

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Clients, Featured Client, Milton Community Resource Centre, Portfolio, Video Production | 0 comments

In the fall of 2012, the Milton Community Resource Centre hired FTP Media to produce a video entitled “Our Human Rights” which was to be presented at their Annual General Meeting and at the Lions Quest Conference 2012. Featuring several pre-school and school-age children declaring their human rights, this short (2.5 min) video is a strong assertion of the MCRC’s values. FTP Media was proud to participate in this project and we enjoyed creating an inspiring and empowering experience for the young children who participated in this project with us.

Unikron – Video Production, Webcasting, Social Media & Archival

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Clients, Consulting, Media Archival, Social Media, Unikron, Video Production, Webcasting | 0 comments

Unikron Inc. is located at 495 Adelaide Street West in Toronto.

Unikron Inc. is located at 495 Adelaide Street West in Toronto.

Working in the role of contract Producer for Unikron Inc., Lisa Santonato produced a series of online videos for corporate clients including Aviva Canada, The Insurance Institute, and Tarion, as well as webcasts for Weber Shandwick and Strongco. The videos were produced for the Canadian market in both English and French. The role of Producer included sales, client relations and account management, as well as overseeing video development, production and post-production. Lisa worked closely with the Unikron team to achieve high results.

Lisa also worked to help establish the company’s new movie & television studio at 495 Adelaide Street West. Lisa wrote press releases announcing the company’s 10th Anniversary and Open House Studio Party and wrote the web content for the new studio site at As an internal consultant, Lisa worked to establish the company’s social media profile, and in so doing launched the company’s Facebook Page and re-established the Unikron Twitter and YouTube accounts. Lisa also initiated the use of Vimeo‘s professional features for video hosting and client review and consulted on the implementation of Unikron’s video archive via Vimeo Portfolios.

USC Canada – The World We Want

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Clients, Portfolio,, USC Canada, Video Production | 0 comments

The renowned author of Diet for a Small Planet, Frances Moore Lappé, captivated over a thousand people in public forums hosted by USC Canada on Jan 31 and Feb 1. In addition to webcasting the Toronto event on Jan 31st together with, USC Canada hired FTP Media to produce a dynamic recording of the event, integrating three cameras with Lappé’s presentation.

View the full 52 minute version of Frankie’s compelling talk here.

MZTV – Video Production, Media Archival & Social Media

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Clients, Consulting, Media Archival, MZTV, Social Media, Video Production | 0 comments

In 2011, FTP Media was contracted by MZTV, the production and distribution branch of ZoomerMedia Limited, to build a digital archive of the legacy of work produced by the company’s founder, Moses Znaimer.

In the role of Associate Producer, Lisa Santonato catalogued, digitized and archived more than two hundred hours of video tape for the company’s internal reference library, and assisted the Producer in the daily organization of shows going to air on Vision TV, a ZoomerMedia channel.

Production credits include: THE GREAT EXTRATERRESTRIAL DEBATE (Associate Producer); THE ROYAL WEDDING INSIDER (Associate Producer, Script Writer); CARP Special Report “ELDER ABUSE: DOES ANYONE CARE” (Associate Producer); CARP CHALLENGE Promo Spots (Producer, Director).

Achilles Media – nextMEDIA Events and the 2010 Canadian New Media Awards

Posted by on Dec 2, 2010 in Achilles Media, Clients, Featured Client, Video Production | 0 comments

In 2010, Achilles Media (producer of nextMEDIA Events) called upon FTP Media to provide media coverage of the 2010 Canadian New Media Awards, hosted by etalk co-anchor Ben Mulroney.

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.

Click to view all nextMEDIA Events coverage posts.

Indigo Books & Music – ‘Indigo Kids Love’ Weblog Video Series

Posted by on Aug 24, 2010 in Clients, Featured Client, Video Production | 0 comments

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 invited to the Indigo corporate headquarters in downtown Toronto to have fun testing toys. A series of four short videos were produced from that half-day shoot, each posted online at, and available for viewing via the in-store kiosks at Indigo Books & Music.

To produce this project, FTP Media assembled a small documentary crew to ‘capture the action’ as it unfolded around us on that day. Team members included cinematographer Kelly Mason shooting ‘A’ camera, and Ian Challis recording sound.

Indigo Kids Love Make Believe

View all Indigo Kids Love videos produced by FTP Media for Chapters Indigo.

View more posts featuring Chapters Indigo here.

Heather Reisman “In Conversation” with Grant McCracken at Indigo Books & Music

Posted by on Jan 22, 2010 in Chapters Indigo, Portfolio, Video Production | 0 comments

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. Event documentation & Promo Produced by Lisa Santonato at FTP Media Inc. for Chapters Indigo.

Book Launch 4:35 min (Jan 2010)