Television

NASCAR vs. The Simpsons

This morning I was listening to CBC Radio 1 and one of the main stories today is that the local cable company cut off the final few laps of the Nascar race for an all new episode of The Simpsons. Let’s face it The Simpsons is one of the most important influinces of my generation.

The Simpsons, teaches that it is important to think for yourself and that one voice can make a difference. In retrospect this week’s particular episode was one of the best lately and I feel bad if an cable company didn’t cut off NASCAR for it.

HAAAAARRRRRRDDDDDDD!!!

So, I have been covering curling on Rogers Television lately and I find myself becoming attached to the sport.

So the job hunt seems to be going well. It seems easier this time than in the past.

I’m going to go see "Meet the Spartans" tonight I’ve been waiting to see that for a while.

I hope everyone likes the new theme. The program I use for the photo gallery section is so impossibly hard to them and make look the same a this program that I use from my blog seemed like it was never going to work.

And the holidays are done! or are they!

So I haven’t had the opportunity to update this page in a while. It has been really busy lately.

I spent many hours this past month working on the 12 Daytimes of Christmas on Rogers Television. The final two episodes are going to re-air on January 1-4th (11am, 4pm, and 10pm.)

Also another note of something to watch was the locally shot “Sticks and Stones” 8pm AT Jan 1st on CTV.

Now getting onto some of my movies, the pilot episode of the “Badger Hunter” is almost edited for it’s February release date. We are working on it’s website this weekend.

On Boxing Day, I learned that the Toronto Film School is closing which now is gonna change my plans for a October move to Toronto. Tony and I have been looking now at the Toronto Film College but have not heard much about it, also Toronto apartment hunting seems like a daunting monster, even harder than the actual move.

Kiwanis Auction – 2007

2007 Kiwanis TV Auction
2007 Kiwanis TV Auction

Here is a sampling of the graphics I created for the 2007 Lancaster Kiwanis TV Auction. This is the second time that they let me create new graphics for this show although last time they did not look as good as this one. I went for a Shopping Channel look. Throughout the approval process, they remained mostly unchanged. The original draft had a blue background though.

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TV Bingo

In Fall 2004 I had redesigned the look of Knights of Columbus TV Bingo. The first few images are from that production. Later they were redesigned in the Fall of 2005 to match a new look I had created for the UCT TV Bingo. The later design was still in use from 2006 until 2007.

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Daytimes of Christmas

These elements were created in Corel Draw 12, Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe Photoshop CS, and Adobe AfterEffects 6.

The goal of this project was by changing a few basic elements to an existing show design seamlessly blend in a holiday theme that still made the show look like the original. This project was first conceived on a Friday and needed to be ready to go on air live the following Monday morning. About 12 hours went into this project. The project consisted of re-editing the end of the existing show theme in Avid, a 10-second Bumper, a themed moving background, and a plain background for credits. And changes to the show CG elements of a logo change, a new bug, and show and remove animations.

Logo

Show Bug

Bumper

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RTV Council

At the beginning of the 2004-2005 season, I had redesigned the Common Council coverage graphics. These were replaced in January of 2005 with the current standardized graphics. Here are the graphics used in the Fall of 2004.

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