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 […]Read more "OCEAN OF GRAIN"
At a favourite local bar one night, some rock n roll friends asked if I would help them make a video. Tom set up the shots, Evan Pearce did the projections, I just made sure everyone was in sync and hit “play” on the song. It was fun playing with the edit, doing the split-screens with […]Read more "Borrowed Suit, Secondhand Dress"
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 […]Read more "GETTING IT RIGHT"
DRH: Hey guys, just wondering why my CC subscription went up to $69/month from $49/month. Your Canadian clients are getting DESTROYED on the exchange rate as it is. NOORUL: Welcome to Adobe Customer Support! DRH: Hey. NOORUL: Can you provide the email address linked to your Adobe account so I can review your account history? […]Read more "TRANSCRIPTION OF A CONVERSATION WITH ADOBE SUPPORT"
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 […]Read more "PEAK OIL"
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 […]Read more "FAVA"
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” […]Read more "Idealism"