Shane Koyczan, the spoken word poet who may be best known for the triumphant performance of his poem “We Are More” at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, has this week released a poignant spoken word video poem to raise awareness about bullying. Published three days ago on February 19th, as of today the video has already received 2,488,157 views. Click to learn more about the To This Day Project and help spread his message by liking and sharing Shane Koyczan’s “To This Day” video on YouTube.Read More
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.Read More
Live acoustic performance of “Road Outta Hell” by Big Rude Jake with Allison Young on saxophone. The 3-day series of private, invitation-only concerts were held March 3st, April 1st, and April 2nd at INGEBO Gallery in Toronto, Canada. This video was shot on April 2nd, 2011 by Lisa Santonato, FTP Media Inc. For more information and for concert/tour listings please visit: bigrudejake.ca.Read More
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.Read More
In 2010, FTP Media was called upon to video archive and produce still frame captures for use in two of the Art Gallery of Ontario‘s 2010 exhibition catalogues: Julian Schnabel: Art and Film, and Black Ice – David Blackwood’s Prints of Newfoundland.Read More