I went to summer camp for eight years – from the age of nine until I graduated high school.

And I should specify… I went to CHOIR camp!

Since my childhood, I have sung in school choirs, all-city choirs, summer choirs, jazz choirs, church choirs, and musicals. I wouldn’t call myself a talented singer – I just love choirs.

So it seemed a natural fit for my first project in the Producer role at Journeyman to be a follow-up video piece with Xara Choral Theatre. Journeyman had made a teaser with Xara before I worked here, and in the fall, they were ready for another.

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LobsterWith blue skies above heralding the arrival of summer, there is fresh spring in our step as we look forward to another busy production period. And as we finally emerge from the seemingly endless and wet spring, it somehow seems appropriate that our recent and upcoming work has a distinctly nautical feel.

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It’s become a source of great comfort on my daily commute to listen to the weather forecasts on CBC’s Information Morning and Mainstreet. Never have I encountered the reverence with which Don Connolly describes the view over South Park Street from the studio on a crisp winter morning. Stephanie Domet’s voice seems to quiver at the very mention of “overnight flurries”. I thought that us Brits had an obsession with talking about the weather, but Haligonians seem to take that up a notch! Yet when everyone else is grabbing for those extra layers, claiming “duvet days”, and preparing to hibernate, we are steadfastly heading in the opposite direction.

Braving my first Canadian snowfall

Braving my first Canadian snowfall

You might think the impending freeze up would mean a gentle wind down of production activity at Journeyman, wrapping up loose ends as we wrap up our Christmas presents. In fact, quite the opposite is true…

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Working in media production, sometimes I feel like a bit of a parasite — using the camera to gaze and feed upon the stories of others. I’ve produced documentaries and current affairs segments, and have relied always on the energy and good will of subjects to share their stories and to give their time — and often, to lay their souls bare — so that I can produce whatever bit of media I’m working on and deliver it to an audience. It’s how I make a living. And the more I “get” from my subjects, the better “my” product is going to be. And I’ve had at least one subject feel uneasy about me “making a living off” his story. More»

I was on stage with Joel Plaskett last night at his show for Canada Day. No, I didn’t run up on the stage like a raving stage-diving out-of-control fan. Nor was I up there singing some amazing harmonies tohis songs, like I do when I’m driving alone. Those scenarios will have to wait for another Canada Day. More»

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