Jan 29, 2009

Charles Taylor Prize Finalist Author Videos

The Charles Taylor prize is Canada`s foremost prize recognizing excellence in literary non-fiction. We produced three brief video clips for TV and web distribution of the three 2009 finalists talking about, and reading from their books. Ana Siljak, Tim Cook and Elizabeth Abbott were interviewed in the gorgeous surroundings of the Ben McNally Bookstore in downtown Toronto. Shot in HDV, with music and backgrounds from Digital Juice. Greenscreen shots were keyed with Adobe Ultra. All of the clips at YouTube Globe and Mail OpenBookToronto TV distribution planned for iChannel and Book Television.

Jan 7, 2009

CityHousing Hamilton - Custom asp.net CMS

custom asp.net CMS for housing agency
CityHousing Hamilton, Hamilton ON's social housing division, wanted a website that would be easily managed by staff, that would also integrate with existing internal databases. http://www.cityhousinghamilton.com/ is the result. A custom developed content management system written in asp.net Visual Basic, with a SQLserver back end, it allows text, graphic and photo content be readily copied from internal systems for publication. An existing property management database feeds information regarding housing inventory. Google Maps, the City's transit planning system and an internal GIS system are linked to property data. Property data is augmented by linked photo, panoramic virtual reality tours and video galleries.

Photography and VR tours by Francis Fougere