Creative discussions grow a community. When the pandemic hit, regular studio meetings were canceled so the conversation moved online to Artfulfill.ca where Klyment Tan and I host a regular series of casual meetings.
Creative Mornings Edmonton invited me to speak at their virtual event in April. I was able to share a few stories and invite discussion around the theme of Purpose and the ways we were making room for creativity.
The Canadian Cinema Editors presented a screening & discussion of the
award-winning documentary Fast Horse. Editor Sarah Taylor shared
behind-the-scenes insights & her excitement at the film earning a
special jury prize at Sundance 2019.
We try to create special experiences in our studio space. Klyment Tan and I filled the room with typewriters on New Year’s Day of 2019.
We encouraged guests to write notes, poems, letters or resolutions to welcome in the year.
Rob Willms is a metal sculptor. We get to see him in his workspace at Common Sense Gallery, reflecting on the story of one particular sculpture. Rob’s natural sense of storytelling shows us the person behind the work.
Women in Film & TV Alberta celebrated a milestone year by paying tribute to those who’ve paved the way in the industry. This video premiered at AMPIA’s Rosie Awards.
Artists brought movement to their work by hanging mobiles that flutter and turn in Devenir at Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta.
But how to represent the experience of seeing a work in motion?
A combination of still photos and GIFs bring these pieces to life on the web.
Partygoers walked away from their first darkroom experience with hand-processed selfies at the Art Gallery of Alberta’s Dial R for Refinery event. Klyment Tan and I teamed up to created an analog photo booth where guests could process their photos in a mixture of instant coffee and household chemicals – showing just how accessible darkroom work can be.
Work with people you admire.
Lyndal Osborne is an artist I’ve admired since I first came across her work and it was an honour to be in her studio and photograph this piece for her show catalogue.
Billie Zizi and her band wanted to capture the joy of their live performance.
This tribute to Billie Holiday’s song was recorded live and features
dancers in the Sugar Swing Ballroom with enough jumping and twirling to
get your heart pumping.
I’ve always enjoyed watching the behind-the-scenes footage and blooper extras. As a kid, making films seemed the best career choice if one wanted to spend time with laughing with friends. Working with Success 5000 comedy duo brought that dream of laughter to life with music, mayhem and macramé.
I became a filmmaker when I stacked two VCR players and a Hi8 camera
to make a short film in the eighth grade. Since then I’ve committed myself to
storytelling and cinema through writing, directing and editing.
As an Assistant Editor, I’ve had the opportunity to work a many wonderful productions,
including: Love: The Last Chapter documentary,
Cow-boy Urbain television series & Equus: Story of the Horse 3-part series.
I’m interested in communication across time
and developing archival and documentation skills for visual media.
Though my work is mainly digital,
I also shoot and process analog film and enjoy sharing
knowledge of the craft with others.