Jan 23, 2014

Mayor's State of the City Address

On Tuesday afternoon I had the pleasure of attending the Mayor's State of the City Address where he opened his speech with a video that I'd produced. He was kind enough to give me a mention, and also recognized our Thinking Hat exhibition (with Philip Vandermey and Jessie Andjelic) as it was on display at the event as well.   

The video was a lot of fun to put together, and I found myself curating a diverse selection of images to make it happen. The City got approval from Big Sugar to use their song "All Hell For A Basement" which became the driving force behind the look and feel of the project. With the help of some interactive software templates, and hours spent editing unique combinations of my photography, the video took shape. I think we also met the challenge of making Medicine Hat appear warm and sunny in the middle of January.

I'm really happy with the outcome, as was the Mayor. I received numerous messages, tweets, and facebook likes after the video was screened, and even got a mention in the newspaper the next day. All around it was a cool experience, and nice to be in attendance to see one of my projects debut for a change. 

Click here to view the video.

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