In the spring
of 1995, worked a two-month contract with The McLellan
Group at 119 Spadina Ave. in Toronto. The major work
project was a multimedia presentation for Nelvana, the animation
studio. This was a venture for investors and shareholders of
Nelvana Studios Inc. The presentation was given by digital projection,
in stereo, and script driven.
with correcting a speed problem which had been encountered by
the originator of the preliminary show. This was a relatively
simple matter but it required complete revamping of all images,
text and transitions in Director 4.0. The client
requested a very fast transition from one screen to the next
when the space-bar was touched by the "projectionist"
during the final presentation, to coincide with key words in
nine QuickTime quarter-screen video's, digitized through our
Avid suite from BETA video supplied by Nelvana and live-action
videotaped by The McLellan Group. The finished presentation
was just under 200 mg and was delivered on a Syquest cartridge
to the client by our deadline, 4 am on a Tuesday morning
and received tumultuous accolades from the audience. (so
I was told eh?)
largest project for The McLellan Group was helping create a
multi-media floppy disk presentation, to be mailed to prospective
clients for the Pallet Pallet Company. This
was a brief but educational disk, containing information about
the company, its financial status and future growth prospects.
It also required formatting for a Windows environment. Additionally,
created a booth exhibit for the New York spring trade show of
1995 for Pallet Pallet.
with data based information for Royal Trust of England was the
last project I assisted on for McLellan. This was a very large
project, transferring traditional print manuals into CD format,
now complete and cut onto CD's for the employees of Royal Trust.
In the spring
of 1996, gave a presentation of my multimedia skills to Bruce
Keeling of Advance Films & Video, in west
Toronto. I used a rented PowerBook 190C to showcase my Director
capabilities and Bruce saw an opportunity to do the same for
one of his clients. Mr. Keeling asked me to work on a presentation
for him in Windows and I happily took on the task. Working at
his office I used Director 4 and Photoshop to create a short
interactive presentation specifically for that client. I had
only one week to get this one finished and Bruce got an extra
days' work from me, for free! This ain't policy but I try to
keep my clients happy.
project to mention is my first effort at multimedia at Digital
Media Studios at the University of Toronto.
My thesis and project there was an interactive CD Rom I called
"Colour Explorer". This creation helps explain colour
theory to adults and children as it affects us through each
day. It was a really fun project and quite extensive considering
the learning curve over a ten week course. I understand it was
still exhibited one year later, to new students as an example
of what can be accomplished within the class. A copy of the
CD is available for your viewing curiosity.