Curriculum Vitea

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

March 2011 YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER MENTOR – Normal Wells & Colville Lake NWT. Presented a week long digital photography workshop for young photographers in each of these communities under the auspices of http://frozeneyes.com funded by BHP-Billiton and the NWT Arts Council.
http://youtu.be/MZFbTuAF-LA
http://youtu.be/29vfEcyEUXw


January 2011 – Present – Substitute Teacher – Yellowknife – Part Time – On-call – Yellowknife Catholic School Board, Yellowknife Education District No. 1 and the Commission scolaire francophone des TNO.

May 2010 YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER MENTOR – Hay River NWT. Presented a digital photography workshop for young photographers under the auspices of http://frozeneyes.com funded by BHP-Billiton and the NWT Arts Council.

August 2009 YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER MENTOR – “Through Young Eyes” digital photography workshop for young photographers in Fort Laird NWT under the auspices of http://frozeneyes.com funded by Fort Laird, BHP-Billiton and the NWT Arts Council. Photos and links here… http://www.flickr.com/photos/george-lessard/sets/72157622002663578/
Photo-spread published in the Deh Cho Drum newspaper may be seen here…
http://www.flickr.com/photos/george-lessard/3843061453/in/set-72157622002663578/

September 2006 / July 2009 PHOTO CO-ORDINATOR – NORTHERN NEWS SERVICES, Yellowknife, NWT Select, edit & process digital images for publication in print and on the internet. http://nnsl.com

2007 / 2008 WORKSHOPS – Conseil de développement économique des TNO / NWT Economic Development Council (CDETNO) Yellowknife & Hay River, NWT.  I gave a series of workshops in both communities teaching the use of Photoshop, MS Publisher and MS Powerpoint. http://cdetno.com

March 2008 YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER MENTOR – Arctic Winter Games 2008 – Yellowknife NWT – The Arctic Winter Games Youth Photographer Project was developed to support the vision and presentation of the Arctic Winter Games as seen through the camera of four young photographers from the Northwest Territories. See http://awg2008pics.notlong.com

July 2006 / September 2006 ASSISTANT PHOTO CO-ORDINATOR – NORTHERN NEWS SERVICES, Yellowknife, NWT Process digital images for publication, archive photos. http://nnsl.com

January 2005 / June 2006 RESIDENCE LIFE ADVISOR – AURORA COLLEGE, Breynat Hall, Fort Smith, NWT (Relief / Part Time) http://www.auroracollege.nt.ca/campuses/thebacha.aspx

September 2004 / June 2006 SUBSTITUTE TEACHER – PWK HIGH SCHOOL, Fort Smith, NWT (Part Time) http://www.ssdec.nt.ca/pwk/

October 2004 / June 2006 ENGLISH TUTOR – AURORA COLLEGE, Fort Smith NWT.  Worked on a one to one basis with college level students tutoring them in written English. (Part Time) http://www.auroracollege.nt.ca/campuses/thebacha.aspx

November 2005 CONSULTANT – RADIO ILLIMANI – La Paz, Bolivia. Four weeks with the national radio network of Bolivia working on management, programme development, staff development and training.  Images  http://georgeinbolivia.notlong.com

October 1998 / Ongoing MODERATOR – CREATIVE-RADIO E-MAIL LIST – Online, Worldwide.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/creative-radio/ Creative-Radio is a forum for people active or interested in using radio creatively in international public health, development and related fields. Creative-Radio has been funded by Media Support Solutions / Media Support Partnership http://www.mediasupport.org

November 2002 / Ongoing MODERATOR – JOURNALISTS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (JHR) JOURNALISTES POUR LES DROITS HUMAINS (JDH) E-MAIL LIST – Online, Worldwide, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/J-H-R/  JHR/JDH is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising general awareness of human rights issues in Africa by providing African journalists with the tools to report accurately and concretely about human rights issues.

August 2004 / March 2005 THE NATIONAL CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY RADIO ASSOCIATION http://www.ncra.ca/ as the northern co-ordinator (Yukon, NWT and Nunavut) for their Dig Your Roots http://www.digyourroots.ca/ promotion of independent Canadian musicians & live national broadcast.

October 1999 / January 2004 MEDIA SPECIALIST – DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT – Arviat, Nunavut. I set up the media production facility so that we have the necessary equipment to create any media (analogue & digital) necessary to deliver curricular programs to the K-12 teachers of the Nunavut school system. Produced publications and digital media of many kinds in Inuktitut and English. http://www.gov.nu.ca/education/eng/index.htm

Summer 2001 DIGITAL JOURNALISM TRAINER – Media Action International – Geneva, Switzerland. Created & presented a 12-day workshop (in country) on The use of e-mail and the internet for Rwandan journalists at the National University of Rwanda, Butare as part of a UNESCO journalism training project.  (Presented bilingually to journalists who’s second language was English or French)

February 1999 / July 1999 TV PRODUCTION & JOURNALISM TRAINER – INUVIALUIT COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY – Inuvik, N.W.T. – Training TV staff at this First Nation’s broadcaster for the Western Arctic in all aspects of production, journalism and management.

October 1996 / September 1997.  MEDIA PLANNER – Gram Vikas, Orissa, India. Posted to this rural development NGO to establish a media facility to document its field work and create training media for its staff; advise on the purchase of appropriate hardware; and train staff in the operation of audio, video & photographic hardware.  http://www.gramvikas.org/

March 1996 JUDGE – SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS, U.S. Pacific Northwest Chapter. Ten categories of television news entries for TV stations in the under Top 50 market size. http://www.spj.org/region10.asp

March 1995 / August 1995 FOREIGN EXPERT – COPY EDITOR / POLISHER – CHINA DAILY GROUP, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, copy editing & polishing stories written by Chinese reporters and editors for the only English language educational “21st Century” publication distributed across China. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/

August 1990 / August 1992 LECTURER – COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS, Nassau, Bahamas, lecturing & hands on training of Journalism & Communications majors in Electronic News Gathering (ENG), Photojournalism, Business Communications and Introduction to Interpersonal & Small Group Communications. http://www.cob.edu.bs

February /March 1989 INSTRUCTOR – ARCTIC COLLEGE, Inuvik, N.W.T., video production & an animation / graphics workshop for the their students of media production.

1989 MEDIA PRODUCTION TRAINER – INUVIALUIT COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY, Inuvik, N.W.T., Teaching all aspects of research, scripting, content and production. http://inuvialuitcommunicationssociety.wordpress.com/

October 1987 / January 1988 MEDIA OPERATIONS CONSULTANT – TAQRAMIUT NIPINGAT INC., Salluit, Nunavik, Assisted management recognise & deal with problems radio & TV production, management & personnel http://www.taqramiut.qc.ca/

August / October 1987 MEDIA PRODUCTION – TRAINER NEWS UNIT – TAQRAMIUT NIPINGAT INC., Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, Training a news production team in the operation of multi-camera studio & mobile production equipment. http://www.taqramiut.qc.ca/

February / May 1986 RADIO PRODUCTION TRAINER – TAQRAMIUT NIPINGAT INC., Salluit, Nunavik, Taught radio production; improvement of broadcast quality; acquisition of outside program material & management.  http://www.taqramiut.qc.ca/

June / August 1989 INSTRUCTOR AUDIO & VIDEO – APPEL FARM ARTS & MUSIC CENTRE, Elmer, New Jersey, U.S.A. Taught audio & video production. http://www.appelfarm.org

1985 PRESENTER – ANNENBERG SCHOOL FOR COMMUNICATION, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, United States of America at this meeting of the Visual Studies Conference I presented a paper on and video tapes of some of the work of the Inuit broadcasters of Canada. http://www.asc.upenn.edu/

August 1981/ March 1982 MEDIA PRODUCTION & MANAGEMENT TRAINER – TAQRAMIUT NIPINGAT INC., Salluit, Nunavik. Taught all aspects of media production, scripting, construction and content & management at an Inuit owned and operated broadcast centre. http://www.taqramiut.qc.ca/

September 1978 / February 1979 MANAGER & TRAINER OF VOLUNTEERS – ROGERS CABLE TV, Toronto, Ontario Taught all aspects of community TV production & managed the volunteer corps of Canada’s largest access station. http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=14&rid=16

July 1976 / June 1978 EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CONSULTANT & AUDIO VISUAL TECHNICIAN – CHATEAUGUAY VALLEY REGIONAL PROTESTANT SCHOOL BOARD Ormstown, Quèbec.  Responsible for the day to day operations; the software, hardware & in allocation of capital equipment; maintenance & repair of all equipment; support services for about 125 high school and elementary school teachers & their students in this 6 school organization. http://www.csnewfrontiers.qc.ca/

July-1974 / August-1976 SENIOR AUDIO VISUAL TECHNICIAN – VANIER COLLEGE Snowdon Campus, Montrèal, Quèbec, Managed a multimedia production centre; created classroom audiovisuals & instructed the use & production of video super 8, audio and black & white photography.  (This campus is now closed) http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/

PRODUCTION CREDITS December 2011 – Celebrate! Yellowknife Choral Society’s 2011 Christmas Concert – for Northwestel’s Community TV Ch 20 in Yellowknife NWT http://youtu.be/FcUoym9zTOw

December 2011 – Tea, cakes and Christmas music at the great hall of the NWT Assembly presented by the Yellowknife MLAs of the NWT Assembly. – or Northwestel’s Community TV Ch 20 in Yellowknife NWT http://youtu.be/Amq-jXX9OXg

December 2011 – The Coalition Against Family Violence presents the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and Girls December 6th Vigil in Remembrance of the Montreal Massacre http://youtu.be/mkUUt_uzaY0

September 2011 – STATUS OF WOMEN COUNCIL OF THE NWT “YELLOWKNIFE ALL CANDIDATE’S FORUM” – Produced this live webcast for the 2011 NWT general elections http://rabble.ca/rabbletv/program-guide/2011/09/features/nwt-all-candidates-debate

September 2011 – YELLOWKNIFE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE “ELECTION FORUM 2011” – Video coverage of the Chamber’s all Yellowknife candidates forum for the 2011 general election.
http://storify.com/northern_clips/yellowknife-chamber-of-commerce-election-forum-201

September 2011 – NWT POLITICS & SOCIETY – Created & moderated the first territory wide place for the discussion of the 2011 general elections and issues https://www.facebook.com/groups/NWT.elec.17/

March 2011 – Live Webcast Celebrating Northern Women / A Century of Achievement Conference presentation produced for the Status of Women Council of the NWT and webcast via Rabble.ca – over three days.

November 2010 – Live Webcast George Galloway’s Yellowknife presentation produced for Rabble.ca – Three hours. http://livestre.am/u6jA

September 2010 WEBCAST OF THE AURORA ARTS SOCIETY’S ART’S WEEK – Aurora Arts Society, Yellowknife NWT

August 2010 PRODUCER / VIDEOGRAPHER – LIVE WEBCAST OF NDP LEADER JACK LAYTON’S TOWN HALL – YELLOWKNIFE NWT
Part One:       https://youtu.be/zwYcRU499-k

Part Two:    https://youtu.be/iaHFS8O-iec

Part Three:     https://youtu.be/fcptP1Azk_8

August 2010 VIDEOGRAPHER – L’ASSOCIATION FRANCO-CULTURELLE DE YELLOWKNIFE – Video documentation of “festival miroir sur la francophonie nordique” and creation of 25th anniversary DVD

July 2010 PHOTOGRAPHER – MINE TRAINING SOCIETY 2010 GRADUATION -Yellowknife

July 2010 GUEST VIDEO ARTIST – Hay Days Arts Festival – Hay River, NWT, Canada. Documented visual artists participating in this arts and music festival. http://www.haydays.ca

June 2010 GUEST VIDEO ARTIST – Open Sky Festival – Fort Simpson, NWT, Canada. Produced webcast events celebrating the 10th anniversary of this arts and music festival. http://www.openskyfestival.ca/

June 21, 2010 PRODUCER – National Aboriginal Day webcast of the 2010 National Aboriginal Day Fish Fry and Metis, First Nations and Inuit music and dance stage show at Somba K’e Park, Yellowknife for the North Slave Metis Alliance.

May 25 2010 PRODUCER – YELLOWKNIFE CITY COUNCIL – An experimental webcast of this meeting of the city council.

April 29, 2010 PRODUCER Music NWT AGM 2010 webcast + Musician’s Open Stage – Webcast the annual general meeting and concert for this territorial organization.

January 20, 2010 PRODUCER / VIDEOGRAPHER – A performance documentation of Peter & The Wolf: A symphonic Tale For Children, by Serge Prokofiev, Narrated by Merlin Williams with additional music performed by SLSQ also featuring performance art by members of the Aurora Arts Society of Yellowknife, NWT.

2001 PRODUCER / DIGITAL EDITING – “Saniqiluak Daycare Centre” a half hour documentary about how Saniqiluak, a Nunavut community of 700 people, has organized and run their daycare centre and its programs. English & Inuktitut versions


2001 PRODUCER / DIGITAL EDITING – “Charlene’s Small Steps” a half hour documentary on the way the Arviat day care centre has funded and run programs to meet the special needs of special children. English & Inuktitut versions

2001 VIDEOGRAPHY & EDITING – A series of three public service announcement videos on early childhood health issues in Nunavut. English & Inuktitut versions

1999 VIDEOGRAPHY – “Barrow Alaska Qiviqik Drum Festival” A one hour documentary on that year’s event. Broadcast across the Canadian Arctic on the TVNC (TV Northern Canada) network.

1993 VIDEOGRAPHY & EDITING – KALIK “People Having Fun Drink Kalik” Beer. A 30 second commercial.

1993 VIDEOGRAPHY & EDITING – “MR. & MS BAHAMAS BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS” (1 hour special & 60 sec. promo) A 60 second promo for the 1 hour broadcast on ZNS TV of the highlights of the 1993 championships. (promo & show)

1993 VIDEOGRAPHY & EDITING – GATORADE – A 30 second commercial for the Bahamian distributors of Gatorade.

1993 DIRECTOR / VIDEOGRAPHER / EDITOR – A 30 sec. commercial for the distributors of Wesson Oil for broadcast on ZNS-TV.

1993 DIRECTOR – A 30 sec. commercial for Commonwealth Building Supplies. “20th Anniversary” for broadcast on ZNS-TV.

1993 DIRECTOR / VIDEOGRAPHER / EDITOR – A 30 sec. commercial for the distributors of Peter Pan Peanut Butter. Aired on ZNS.

1993 DIRECTOR / EDITOR – A 30 sec. commercial for the distributors of HUNT’S brand products in the Bahamas. Broadcast on ZNS-TV.

1992 VIDEOGRAPHER / EDITOR – “LUCAYA REVISITED / THE FINAL WALKABOUT” and “THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT” The documentation of this international conference. Co-ordinated the coverage, videographer for five of the hours produced. Edited the complete series. Total running time – eight hours.

1992 VIDEOGRAPHER / EDITOR / VIDEO SPECIAL EFFECTS – “LUCAYA REVISITED – CANDLELIGHT VIGIL” – Under the Patronage of Their Excellencies, Sir Clifford Darling, Governor of the Bahamas and Lady Darling on the grounds of their residence, Government House, Nassau, Bahamas. The theme was: Remembrance, Commemoration, Healing and Reconciliation in preparation for present and future generations.  The Lucaya Revisited Vigil symbolises the transformation from anger, grief and pain to the acknowledgement of all human beings relating to each other with greater respect and understanding. Total running time 0:28:25.  http://members.tripod.com/~media002/lucaya.html

1992 AUDIO RECORDING – “BAHAMAS PARROT RAP” – A music video for the Bahamas National Trust to promote the preservation of the Bahamas Parrot, an endangered species, now only found on the Bahamian island of Abaco and Inagua. Music by Tony Mckay, “The Obeah Man.” Recording of sound effects.

1992 VIDEOGRAPHER – “BAHAMAS ASSOCIATION for SOCIAL HEALTH” – A documentary of the work this drug rehabilitation centre on Eleuthera.

1992 VIDEOGRAPHER – “OUR DARKEST HOUR” – The workshop / training program of the Bahamas Cultural Foundation production of an yet untitled musical production aimed at creating a public awareness of t forms of violence in Bahamian society. Ms Dawn Hanna, drama. Mr. Esau McKenzie, composer and musical director. Ms Jonette Pociota, choreographer.

1992 PRODUCTION CONSULTANT, VIDEOGRAPHER DIRECTOR & EDITOR – “HEROES PAST” – The life stories of D.W. Davis, Carl Francis and four other Bahamians who have been remembered by having schools named after them. Six programs running an average of five minutes each.

1992 PRODUCTION CONSULTANT, VIDEOGRAPHER DIRECTOR & EDITOR – “I’M SPECIAL” – A documentation of D.A.S.’s “I’m Special” program in Bahamian schools which aims to increase young peoples self-worth and self concept.

October 1988 SOLO EXHIBITION – LES 4 JEUDIS DU VIDEO a solo exhibition of colour digital video imagery at La Maison de la Culture du Plateau Mt. Royal Montrèal, Quèbec.

October 1988 WORKSHOP – LES 4 JEUDIS DU VIDEO an Aniputer digital animation and print workshop La Maison de la Culture du Plateau Mt. Royal Montrèal, Quèbec.

June 1988 SOLO EXHIBITION – MID-NIGHT MADNESS, Inuvik, Northwest Territories, a solo show celebrating the Summer Solstice & the arrival of 24 hr daylight. Exhibited video prints and tapes.

March 1988  JUDGE – LET’S COMMUNICATE Montrèal, Quèbec, an audio visual competition for secondary V students organized and sponsored by the Women’s Canadian Club of Montrèal.  February

1988 GUEST ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE – VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, Rochester, NY, USA, with a grant from the US and NY Endowments for the Arts for one month in residence at this postgraduate facility. The Visual Studies Workshop is committed to expanding the potential of the media arts, and their affect visual culture, through innovative programs in education, research, production and community service. http://www.vsw.org/

September 1987 VISITING ARTIST – INTER-ACCESS, Toronto, Ontario, This computer art group invited me to present a 2 day workshop on digital animation with the Aniputer as part of FREEZE, 3 weeks of computers & video with the assistance of the Canada Council.

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July 1987 VISITING ARTIST – EM MEDIA, Calgary, Alberta, a week long Aniputer workshop at this artist run video centre funded by the visiting artists program of the Canada Council.  http://www.emmedia.ca/

July 1987 VISITING ARTIST – FAVA (Film & Video Association) Edmonton, Alberta, a week long Aniputer workshop at this artist run video centre funded by the Visiting Artist Program of the Canada Council. http://www.fava.ca/

April 1987 VISITING ARTIST – VIDEO POOL, Winnipeg, Manitoba, this four day digital animation workshop was funded by the Manitoba and Canada Councils. http://videopool.typepad.com/video_pool_home/

Poster, Video Pool Aniputer Workshop

February 1987 IMAGE PROCESSING – SLOGANS by Antioni Mutadas at the Banff Centre. This taped work appropriated commercial slogans from print advertisements.

February 1987 ARTIST PRODUCER – L’ARRACHE-COEUR created & produced live & taped video segments for this musical theatre piece directed by David Massarella at the Banff Centre.

July 1986 ARTIST PRODUCER – REAR PROJECTION INSTALLATION – PERSONAL HISTORY by Henry Kucharzyk at the Banff Centre as part of “ART & TECHNOLOGY” for the International Year of Canadian Music. As a guest artist created a video installation integral to ACT III of this nationally performed ‘..techno- opera..’ Presented at the Walter Phillips Gallery. Personal History: Act III Generation (1985) 80 min. (Lyrics: Patrick Kennedy, design: Peter McKinnon, slides: Robert Mulder, video: George Lessard) 1 actor, 8 dancers, clarinet, percussion, synthesiser, bass(=electric), voices(SATB), stereo tape(digital), custom electronics. Commissioned by CBC Radio. Premiere: (of complete work) September 15, 1985, Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto; choreography by Susan Cash, Tedd Robinson, and Holly Small.   August 1986

December 1986 DIRECTOR / VIDEOGRAPHER / EDITOR TAPE – QUALLUUNANII for Taqramiut Nipingat (TNI) in Montreal. This weekly news and public affairs program in Inuktitut presented stories of interest to the Inuit & was broadcast via satellite to Canada’s Central and Eastern Arctic.

July-December 1986  VIDEO ARTIST & EDITOR –  RUMBLESPHINX with Robert Hamilton and Dave Clark. This dramatic narrative, video won the 1987 PRIX RADIO-QUEBEC from Quebec’s educational TV network and the AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, 10th TOKYO VIDEO FESTIVAL and has had both an American and a Canadian distributor. It is also in The National Gallery of Canada  http://members.tripod.com/~media002/sphinx.html

July 1986  GUEST ARTIST – STUDIO ART PROGRAM, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, a workshop for the art participants at this institution of higher education.  http://www.banffcentre.ca/

July 1986  GUEST ARTIST – VIEWPOINTS ON ART AND TECHNOLOGY for the Inter-Arts Program of the Banff Centre. At the invitation of the program, I went to produce an installation for a performance called “Personal History.”  http://www.banffcentre.ca/

December 1985  VISITING ARTIST – SATELLITE VIDEO EXCHANGE SOCIETY Video Inn, Vancouver, British Columbia. A week long workshop at this artist run centre funded by the Canada Council. http://www.videoinstudios.com/

December 1985  ARTIST PRODUCER LIVE PERFORMANCE –  HIGH-TECH BAR-OQUE  performed & created live a live video installation / performance under the direction of internationally known singer and performance artist, Michael Lemieux.

December 1985  CAMERA/VIDEOGRAPHER – BACKSTAGE HEROES documentary by Dave Epp.

December 1985  ARTIST PRODUCER TAPE – SHOES with Robert Hamilton. Music by Dave Clark. This music video has aired on Canada’s national music station, Much Music. Internationally distributed.

November 1985  VIDEOGRAPHER – THE WOOD KILN a documentary by G. Walther.

November 1985 VIDEOGRAPHER – PUMPING IRON  a documentary by G. Walther.

November 1985  ARTIST PRODUCER TAPE – ABANDONED, 1504 a creation with the Icelandic dramatist, Halldor Laxness in the form of a 4 channel, 105  min installation.

Abandoned, 1504 by Halldor E. Laxness

October 1985 PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / EDITOR  – HEPTADE, the 3rd & 7th movements of this work for horn &  percussion. A live to tape, three camera shoot.

October 1985  PRODUCER/DIRECTOR – THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR a  three camera live to tape recording of the musical comedy adaptation of the play by Nikolai Gogol.

October 1985  PRODUCER/DIRECTOR / EDITOR – AN EXPERIMENT IN MUSIC FOR NON MUSICIANS, a live to tape three camera recording of an unrehearsed musical performance with Robert Aitkin, Head of Music at the Banff Centre.

October 1985  VIDEOGRAPHER – MOZART a documentary directed by S. Yuzwak

October 1985  CAMERA/VIDEOGRAPHER – MCRORIE a documentary by Michael Willoughby about a modern, electronic, one man band.  Portions aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Friday night arts Journal.

September 1985  PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / EDITOR TAPE – IMPROV an improvisational video with the Banff Centre’s Improvisational Jazz Ensemble.

September 1979 / June 1980   SOUNDMAN & EDITOR – CABLEVISION NATIONALE  Montreal. In this unionised community television production facility I was picking up the sound on ENG shoots & editing tape. Live programs too.

February 1980  EDITOR – DANGEROUS CHEMICAL TRANSPORTATION a documentary for CNRailways produced just after the Mississauga train disaster.

November 1979   EDITOR- GIVING A SEMINAR a training video for the Federal Business Development Bank in Montreal.

September 1979  VISION MIXER – JAZZ a live to tape concert for RGB Video, Montreal

September 1979  VISION MIXER – FASHIONS 1980  A live to tape production for RGB Video Montreal

September 1979  SOUND RECORDIST – MONTREAL CANADIENS VS L.A. KINGS a live broadcast in Los Angeles from the Montreal  Forum.

September 1979 / June 1980  AUDIO RECORDIST LIVE + PHONES – ASTROLOGY WITH MARILYN 26 wks. X 30 min. for Cablevision Nationale, Montreal.

September 1979 to June 1980  AUDIO RECORDIST LIVE + PHONES – LA FILLIARIE CLAUDE POIREIR 26 wks. X 60 min. for Cablevision Nationale Montreal.

September 1979 to June 1980  AUDIO RECORDIST – CHAI Montreal 26 wks. X 30 min. Cablevision Nationale.

February 1979  CONTRIBUTING PRODUCER – THE HISTORY OF BROADCAST NEWS for Broadcast News Inc. of Canada.

September 1978 / February 1979  PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / EDITOR TAPE  – PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS &  PROMOTIONAL SPOTS at Rogers Cable TV, Toronto.

November 1978  PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / EDITOR TAPE – A HINDU WEDDING 45 min. for Rogers, Toronto.

September 1978 to February 1979  PRODUCER / DIRECTOR LIVE – BASKETBALL & PRODUCER / DIRECTOR LIVE – FOOTBALL several games for Rogers, Toronto.

September 1978 / February 1979  PRODUCER/DIRECTOR LIVE – STUDIO several talking heads phone in shows for Rogers, Toronto.

March 1977  PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR  SUPER 8 – THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL a docudrama telling of the opportunities and facilities available at a regional high school as seen by a new student.

August 1974 to July 1976  PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / SWITCHER LIVE TO TAPE – TEN ONE HOUR DRAMAS for the Vanier College Drama Department Montrèal.

Spring 1975  PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / SWITCHER LIVE TO TAPE – DANCE AT VANIER 4 X 60 min. for the Dance Department, Vanier College, Montrèal.

August 1974 to July 1976  PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / SWITCHER LIVE TO TAPE – HEALTH SCIENCES LECTURE SERIES 8 X 90 min. for Health Department Vanier College. Featured Dr. Hans Selye, Ashley Montague, Desmond Morris & others. Montrèal.

1970 / 1972  MEDIA & PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT – THE SENIOR CITIZENS’  FORUM, Montrèal, Quèbec. Prepared and distributed information for the senior citizens of Montrèal.

1970 / 1972  PRODUCER/DIRECTOR (RADIO) – THE SENIOR CITIZENS’ FORUM a weekly public affairs program for the senior citizens of Montrèal broadcast on CJAD – 30 min. / wk.  http://www.cjad.com/

1971 PRODUCER/DIRECTOR (RADIO) – THE ELECTRONIC BOOK for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio Network’s IDEAS series.

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY WORK

December 2010 – Member of the Board – Northern Arts and Cultural Centre – Yellowknife NT – Two year term.

May 2010 – Member of the Northwest Territories Elders Parliament – Represented the constituency of Frame Lake, Yellowknife. Participated in this first in the British Commonwealth Elder’s Parliament organized by the Assembly of the Northwest Territories.

June 2008 – June 2011 MEMBER OF THE BOARD – The Frozen Eyes Photographic Society of the NWT – Provides youth of the NWT access to digital photographic training and hardware with the support of BHP-Billiton and the Arts Council of the NWT.

September 2008 / Present VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD – The John Howard Society of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

April 2008 / Present – MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY JUSTICE COMMITTEE (Diversion Program) – Yellowknife NWT. The committee provides a controlled safe environment in which an offender, victim and their families are brought together to discuss the offence, how they have been affected, and jointly develop a plan to correct what has occurred.

April 2009 CONSULTANT – Photo Studio of Yudin Andrey Nikolaevich, Chelyabinsk, Russia. For a CIDA funded Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO-SACO) placement. Advised on studio management, hardware, web presence and international marketing. http://www.sunfoto.ru

November 2007 / 2008 MEMBER OF THE BOARD – Aurora Arts Society, Yellowknife, NWT.   The society is dedicated to promoting music, culture, arts, crafts, fine arts, theatre, media, and literature in the North for the benefit of all. Our vision is that every person in the North will have access to cultural, arts and heritage resources and opportunities that will enhance their sense of personal worth and self esteem through creative self development. http://aurora-arts.nt.ca/

November 2006 / October 2009 MEMBER OF THE BOARD – Association franco-culturelle de Yellowknife (AFCY) – Yellowknife. The Francophone Cultural Association of Yellowknife represents and serves the French community in Yellowknife. http://afcy.info/

2005 / 2006 MEMBER OF THE BOARD – Association des francophones de Fort Smith – The Francophone Association of Fort Smith represents and serves the French community in Fort Smith, NWT by providing day care services, cultural activities and other opportunities to speak French in Forth Smith.
http://associationfrancophonesfortsmith.ca/

2004 / 2006 MEMBER OF THE BOARD – The Artists of the South Slave Society – Fort Smith, NWT. The Artists of the South Slave Society (TASSS) represented artists in the South Slave Region of the NWT and presented a yearly “festival” of workshops by both traditional and contemporary artists from around the NWT.

August 2004 and 2005 – OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER – 15th & 16th SOUTH SLAVE FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL – Forth Smith, Northwest Territory. Photographed the performances and other activities of this regional music festival.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

VISUAL ARTS – STUDIO ART PROGRAM, the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, accepted a second full scholarship to further my artistic education (digital media). 01-1987 / 04-1987  http://www.banffcentre.ab.ca/

ADVANCED TV PRODUCTION – ELECTRONIC & FILM MEDIA, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, accepted a full scholarship to further my skills and abilities in production.

PUBLIC RELATIONS & CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS – Non-credit Program, McGill University Management Studies Program, Montrèal – covered newsletters, press releases, public relations & business communications methodology 1979

JOURNALISM / SOCIAL SCIENCE – DAWSON COLLEGE, Montrèal, Quèbec. A program of independent, self-directed studies (MOSAICS) including, sociology, psychology, journalism, radio & TV production and photography. 1969 / 1973 http://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING

HANDLING HORRIBLE IMAGES – News University of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, FL.  This online seminar addressed the tough choices journalists face as they decide whether and how to run visually explicit images in newspapers, on television and on the Web. January 2009

BEST OF PHOTOJOURNALISM: WHAT MAKES A WINNER – News University of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, FL. A behind the scenes look at the annual National Press Photographers Association contest to exploring the elements of award-winning photojournalism.

ADVANCED FINAL CUT PRO EDITING – ExtraBytes – Toronto Ontario. An intensive Apple certified course in this non-linear editing program for the Mac platform. August 2001

WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES – VSO Birmingham UK A course in preparation for the overseas & cross cultural work August 1995

MS-DOS – ARCTIC COLLEGE a course exploring the operation of MS-DOS 10-88 / 11-88

3-D MODELING – University of Montrèal with Nadia Thalman, creator of the award winning “Rendezvous a Montrèal” exploring her program “Miralab” March 1988

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Canadian Artists’ Representation / le Front des artistes canadiens http://www.carfac.ca/
Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective Inc. http://www.carcc.ca

JOURNALISM & MEDIA COURSES TAUGHT

Introduction to Radio Journalism
A production course in how to use the microphone, audio tape & digital audio equipment. Also, how to edit audio, especially for use in broadcast journalism. Brief overview and history of electronic journalism and some issues of controversy.

Electronic News Gathering
A production course in how to use the hand-held video camera/recorder for Electronic News Gathering (E.N.G.). Also, how to edit video tape, especially for use in broadcast journalism. Brief overview and history of electronic journalism.

Photojournalism
Focuses on developing the skill of using the still camera for careers in journalism, public relations and the print media in general.

Internet Presence Training for Artists
Training for artists to set up and use free accounts on http://www.facebook.com/ , https://twitter.com/  and http://gmail.com  http://www.flickr.com/   http://www.weebly.com and other social media, websites; blogs; social media management and public relations.; statistics and tracking; domain name registration. Staking a claim and brand protection in the lands and time of digital communications.

Introduction to Mass Communication
This course focuses on the role of Mass Communication in contemporary society and the relationships between the Social Sciences and the Mass Media.

Interpersonal Communications
This course is designed to help focus understanding on human communication behaviour and on basic principles of effective communication, useful in social settings and interactions.

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