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Discover the Universe at SFU

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Promotional piece I produced for SFU’s Faculty of Science. Music by Dan Moxon of Bend Sinister, motion graphics by Matt Schilling, The Little Motion Company.

SFU Faculty of Science builds a state-of-the-art public Observatory on the Burnaby campus.

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The Sky’s the Limit: SFU announces Trottier Observatory and Studio

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A feature I produced and directed for the SFU Faculty of Science for SFU’s Creative Services. Some phenomenal motion graphics and drone helicopter footage went into the making of this short.

SFU has unveiled its plan for a $4.4 million facility on its Burnaby campus dedicated to engaging children and youth in science.

Flashmob at YVR powered by Arts Umbrella

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My daughter’s dance company at Arts Umbrella (here in Vancouver) staged a flashmob at YVR last weekend. Here HuffPo has picked up the story. They were on Good Morning America on Monday …

 

Freeriding

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Take a look at this freeriding video produced for network television a few years ago.  Just dug it out of the archives.  I had the good fortune to work with Jay Hoots and several other experts and coaches to create this feature about injuries and how to avoid them.  One of the most spectacular and dangerous sports around.  Some really accomplished riders in this piece.

Vancouver Opera gives Lillian Alling world premiere

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If you’re thinking about heading out for a walk this weekend, you’re probably planning on a few hours, tops – and likely on pavement, or at very least a well-worn path.

But when Russian émigré Lillian Alling went for a walk in the 1920s, she strode clear across North America – through dense bush and over steep mountain passes – with nothing but the clothes on her back and an iron pipe for protection on her way from New York to British Columbia, then north to the Yukon.

Complete article here.

Stunning commitment to original work from the Vancouver Opera.  Here is another example of their innovation.

UBC E-BEETLE FIRST ELECTRIC CAR TO CROSS CANADA

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History made in an E-Beetle.

This is an amazing accomplishment!  6,400 km in 16 days, showing the durability of electric-powered cars.  If you want to follow their whole journey in retrospect, here’s the UBC Electric Car Club’s E-Beetle blog.  And here’s their video:

From their site:

At 6:00 PM AST, the UBC Electric Car Club’s E-Beetle arrives at ALDERNY LANDING, DARTMOUTH NS and is the first-ever electric car  to complete a coast to coast voyage across Canada. Starting on August 21st, 2010, the E- Beetle has covered 6400 kilometers in 16 days (2 days break in Quebec

waiting for Hurricane Earl to pass) without any support vehicles, using only existing infrastructure.

The E-Beetle’s voyage has been featured on Wired.com, CTV, CBC, and in print media across Canada. The public is able to track the E-Beetle’s arrival by GPS via the UBCECC website.

The E-Beetle is powered by a Lithium Iron Phosphate battery pack with a capacity of 50 Kilowatt Hours, giving it a range of 300km at 100km/h and 500km at 50km/h with a top speed of 140kmh. Charging time is approximately 4 hours.

Dancer Ziyian Kwan and others dance their frustration over B.C.’s arts cuts

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For a complete series of photos take a look at Ziyian Kwan’s blog.

By Janet Smith

A veteran Vancouver dancer and her colleagues are taking their frustration over B.C. arts cuts to the streets.

Ziyian Kwan is dubbing her protests “what i am dancing sundays”. She’s organizing impromptu dance/rally/busking sessions in front of the Gene Cafe at Main and Kingsway.

Her next dance-protest is this Sunday (August 15) from 4 to 6 p.m., and she invites other artists angered by the provincial Liberals’ slashing of both gaming and core funding to the cultural sector to join her. So far dancer-choreographers Jennifer ClarkeLee Su-FehJay Hirabayashi, and others have joined her on the sidewalk.

Read the entire article here at the Georgia Straight.