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The Animal Shorts Blog

There have been two videos I’ve created recently that I was following the path of Sir Charles G.D. Roberts writing his famous animal stories. Roberts was a writer from New Brunswick living at the turn of the nineteenth century and is known as the father of Canadian poetry. In his ‘animal stories’, most notably, Kindred of …

The Local Native Plants Blog

For the Local Native Plants video, I’m attempting to identify plants from Essex Region Conservation Authority’s (ERCA) “A Guide to Local Native Plants”. The guide covers 31 of the most common local native plants, each with blooming, height, wildlife value, identification tips and other information included, like pictures from various stages of development. The guide …

The Dream Home Blog from Cinematic … Colchester

When Jennifer Irving approached me a couple of months ago about the idea of shooting a scene from her upcoming Kindle book, Dream Home, I was thrilled to be part of this ground-breaking project. I say this of course because the idea of a trailer is something that seems exclusively associated with the marketing of …

Mister Emancipation Documentary Receives Platinum Award

Preston William Chase, originally from Windsor, Ontario has partnered with Northstar Cultural Community Centre to direct a documentary about his great, great uncle, Mister Emancipation: The Walter Perry Story. PRESTIGIOUS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDPlatinum Remi Award, Documentary ShortThe 53rd annual World-Fest Houston International Film Festival The oldest independent film and video festival on the planet. The documentary tells …

Film Camp for Kids Offers Online Summer Classes in Filmmaking

Film Camp for Kids is offering online classes in filmmaking this summer. Their successful in-person camps have been reformatted to new virtual online editions this summer in response to the pandemic. Students have the opportunity to learn filmmaking in a virtual environment for the virtual world.  Currently, the camp is offering 3 hour/day weekly classes in …

Windsor Film Society’s Q&A with U of W Alumni Filmmakers Braunte Petric and Matt Gallagher

The Rise and Fall of the Grumpy Burger is a documentary by Matt Gallagher about local moviemaking legend Marshall Sfalcin as he tries to make the leap from self-produced b-monster movies into serious storyteller. By making a movie about his family’s Hi-Ho fast food restaurant chain that operated famously here in Windsor for several decades from the 1930’s, …

Local Movie Screenings Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

As Canada tries to shut its doors on COVID-19, the city of Windsor’s movie theatres have done the same to help prevent local spreading of the pandemic. Movie theatres and special event screenings have been postponed or cancelled due to the emergency. Here is a quick summary of what’s happening so far with the local …