OCEAN OF GRAIN

Read something  Baudelaire wrote recently. It was about people loving the ocean because it represents vastness and perpetual motion. I’ve never really liked looking at the ocean. When I lived in Vancouver, I never even went to the beach. What I loved about the coast were the machines. There’s something romantic about the industry that surrounds […]

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GETTING IT RIGHT

Making videos with Doug Hoyer means a lot to me. Doug was the first person to ask me to make a music video. It’s still one of my favourite pieces, especially as far as stuff that I’ve shot myself. I love the simplicity of it, and most of all I love Doug’s performance. Now making […]

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PEAK OIL

Making a new short film. I was going to call it Wild Roses, but then my friend Katrina pointed out to me that there was a short-lived CBC series recently called Wild Roses. So I think I’m going to call it Peak Oil. Here’s an excerpt from a NOT failed grant application that explains a bit about what […]

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FAVA

Last night I joined the Board Of Directors at The Film And Video Arts Society – Alberta as the Video Chair. FAVA is a not-for-profit organization that supports independent media artists in Alberta through access to discounted equipment, facilities, programs, and networks. Working in the equipment depot was the very first job I had after […]

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Idealism

Finally getting around to reading Coupland’s Generation X. There’s an interesting (and much longer) piece to be written about the similarities/differences between people who were in the their 20s back in the 90s vs. what this whole millennial generation of 20 and 30 somethings are up to now.  When I do occasionally allow myself to “commit sociology” […]

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