Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Series of Portraits

This film is the first in a series called: "Women I Know", portraying the lives of women in the my community.

Lorraine Albert [artist] from Women I Know on Vimeo.

Lorraine Albert is a multidisciplinary artist who recently participated in Nuit Blanche. This public art project at Indigo Book Store is one of the many live painting performances Albert has completed in various Montreal locations this year. This film documents her process and passion for art and the act of painting in front of a crowd.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Elephant Trainer

For the first time in a while I was able to make a fun video that was just for me! With the encouragement of some friends, some fun tools, minimal materials and a great song to work with I was able to create a short animation! Here it is:

The song "Elephant Trainer" was written by my good friend Matthew McCully . The whole album is fantastic, this song in particular captivated my imagination...this is the result. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

iD Season 2010

Our first encounter: staff meets up to make fun video!

Every summer for the past 4 years I have worked at a summer camp for teens that teaches them how to make videos! This year will be another great one. We have an awesome staff!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Empower: Youth Arts and Activism

I have recently been on a tour of Toronto promoting our community project Prise Positive/Positive Take. The most fun I had was giving a presentation at the manual launch for 'Empower: Youth Arts and Activism' at the University of Toronto. Its a great publication with a lot of useful and creative tools that empower and engage youth to speak out, make activist art about HIV/AIDS.

A link to the invite

Friday, June 26, 2009

Past Screenings:

Turning 20, 2008
40 minutes, documentary, colour
Directed by Kim Simard & Jessica Mayne
Screened November 29th 2009 as part of VIHsion HIV/AIDS Film Festival
Screened November 30th 2008 as part of the AIDS Lecture Series at
Concordia University


articles:1, 2

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Community Video at its BEST

I have the privilege of working with a group of young filmmakers , coordinating a project called Prise Positive/Positive Take. It is an amazing experience, and everyday I see each participant grow creatively and gain so much from seeing their ideas come to life. I love my job!

Updates about the videos we produce and where to see them to come.

Above: a brainstorming exercise in timelapse.

project advert

Friday, June 12, 2009

Some Films:

Where We Fit, 2006
Mixed frame by frame and digital animation, super 8, 16mm film, colour, 15min.
Its on the IMDB!

Move Over Brad, 2005
2D cutout animation, hand processed 16mm, colour, 10 min.
Screened internationally!