Work in ICT/interactive media? These are your issues. #elxn42

With only a few weeks to go in the Canadian federal election campaign, not all Canadians are decided on who they want to govern the country. In many cases, Canadians are trying to decide if they even should vote. We get so lost in the contemplation of our needs as Canadian citizens that we get […]

How to end stigma the other 364 days of the year #BellLetsTalk

Today is Bell Canada’s annual #BellLetsTalk campaign, where Bell encourages Canadians to talk, text, or tweet about mental illness to end the stigma. The campaign always includes an unofficial dialogue online by folks concerned about the campaign being too corporate/brand driven and drawing attention away from the issue itself. And while that’s true (when’s the […]

Stop Protecting. Start innovating. : Digital Metrics and the TV Industry

It’s an interesting time in digital content distribution. While music and game folks have found ways to roll with the transition away from stamped media to their work reduced to transmission via 1’s and 0’s on a nebulous network, those in the video business are still a little bit in denial.  Industry events for the […]

3 Tips for a Successful Convergent Project or Digital Media Component

We have a brand new this year Television and Film – Business post-graduate program at Centennial College at the Story Arts Centre campus.  While the program covers important changes in digital distribution and new financing models for film and television producers, we’ve been trying to sort out how much detail to get into about interactive media […]

Critical Thinking Skills: Being the tortoise, not the hare.

The concept of “critical thinking skills has started to bleed across my different lives.  As post-secondary educator, a hot topic of training at that level has been to ensure critical thinking is a core part of the learning experience. Then as an industry professional, while out at an OMDC Digital Dialogue session on “Labour Market […]

A #voteON rant for the 2014 General Election in Ontario

The frustrating part of having a minority government in Canada? That a country known for being accepting and accommodating can be guaranteed a year, maybe two, of posturing by politicians, eventually triggering another election. The latest round is the Ontario general election for the Members of Provincial Parliament. The irony is all the language around […]

What? Me? Present?

This article is a cross-post with the Interactive Digital Media @ Centennial College blog. As many of you know, I am a Professor in a couple of post-graduate programs at Centennial College (Interactive Digital Media and Children’s Entertainment) and I also frequently guest lecture in the undergraduate Broadcast + Film program.  When I’m not teaching, one of the […]

How do I know what to make for my Television Component’s companion Digital Media Component? Advice for TV Producers.

The first step to deciding on an appropriate digital media component is the best, most fun part.  PLAY WITH DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT.  In some ways, it’s like buying real estate.  You have to know the current market, see which neighbourhoods work best, and see what you can get for the price you’re willing to pay. […]