Our UPEI TV ads are running now on CBC stations across the region. This video is a compilation of all four, but you can see them individually on the YouTube playlist.
One of the things I love about my job is the opportunity to occasionally experiment with new ideas.
One such project is something that’s become something of a pet project. Campus Sessions started last fall when I was walking across campus and saw Colour Code performing outside the W.A. Murphy Student Centre at a Student Union BBQ. I asked them if they’d be interested in performing on camera. They said yes. The series was born.
Since then, I’ve filmed eight artists/bands performing live—in one take—somewhere on the UPEI campus. As of this writing, there are two more lined up, and several more musicians interested in taking part.
A few weeks ago, Denis Calnan from CBC Radio got in touch with us about doing a piece on the project. I got together with him, along with Sam and Emilee from the aforementioned Colour Code, and we chatted about the project. He did a fantastic job cutting it together, and it aired the next evening on CBC PEI’s Mainstreet. Here it is:
(No Flash? Download the .mp3 file.)
These stickers are starting to pop up on garbage cans around campus. The QR code links to a video I finished a few weeks ago which highlights how UPEI’s garbage is sorted and processed after it’s dropped in these waste stations.
Hope to do more of this in the future. Would love to hear some thoughts on where future QR codes could be located on campus (and what they could link to).
A few weeks ago, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire was a guest speaker as part of UPEI’s 10th annual International Development Week. He gave a fantastic presentation. There was a brief book signing afterwards, and I managed to get myself about fourth in line.
My co-worker (and one of UPEI’s official photographers) Mike snapped this photo of me shaking hands with the man who shook hands with the devil:
It’s hard not to consider Roméo Dallaire one of the greatest living Canadians, and his presentation was incredibly inspiring (not to mention funny and entertaining). If you’re interested in listening to it, Josh Coles (a.k.a. UPEI Event Detective) recorded the audio on his phone and stuck it on Soundcloud. Here it is:
I also had the opportunity to get a short interview with the Senator as part of an International Development Week video.