Aug 24, 2010

A Decade From Ontario

In that dream state that seems to befall the best of us when referring to the passing of time, here I am ten years later. On a summer vacation in August 2000 I was off to southern Ontario with my family to explore Toronto, Ottawa, and Niagara Falls for the first time. It was marked by the purchase of my brand new D8 camcorder (digital!) just a few weeks before that gave me that opportunity to shoot in a way I never had before.

My reverence for this trip comes largely from the edits I managed to create on the fly - something that is far more complicated than it sounds. At 16 I had no computer of my own, no video editing software, and I managed to pull off three separate edits synced to music (while touring!) entirely in-camera.

The project was unnecessarily complicated in retrospect, but 10 years later I'm still impressed by the exercise I put myself through. Read the complete post for my Ontario Postcards here to fully understand what I had going on - and be sure to check out the playlist of finished postcards, now a decade old, below.


M said...

I never knew this but Parliament hill is like crazy security land. We were there shooting a documentary and just having major issues with our wireless mic kits. Strange things lic only one channel getting audio and a weird fuzz. We even had some weird stuff with the on board mics. Turns out they have frequency scramblers to null remote bomb threats. Never dealt with that before. It was interesting and we never used any of the footage.

Angry Charlie said...

I can't believe it's been 10 years since Y2K. And almost 10 years since 9-11. The fact that it's 2010 and almost 2011 is about as futuristic as you can get. Think of it gents, only 5 more years until Hover Boards! :-D