No, not quite that way.
My video series about the Internet of Things features two people in speaking roles: myself, and the Vice-President of Micrium, Christian Légaré. One of the delicate parts of a production like this is making sure that the top man looks good on camera. He must be the voice of the company, an authority figure, and a source of insight. And something as trivial as bad lighting would completely undermine his credibility.
I wanted to shoot Christian’s segments in his office, which you can see below. Ideally, I wanted to place him in an open, airy space that was still recognizable as a workplace. But at first glance, his office doesn’t seem to be a likely candidate. But looks can be deceiving.
Continue reading Making the Boss Look Good
One of the most maddening career tasks for any creative type is maintaining the portfolio.
The portfolio is an act of communication: it’s marketing, it’s a performance piece, and it exposes all of your strengths and weaknesses in one easy-to-consume package. It’s terrifying.
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This is a project I’ve been working on for months, and it is at last coming to fruition.
This is the first episode in a five-part video series about the Internet of Things. The series is intended for decision-makers in IT; a technically-literate audience, but not necessarily experts in the field. It will cover the technologies behind local networks, the “Things” themselves, the Internet, the Cloud, and the software that runs on IoT devices.
And most importantly… I’m making educational videos again, something I haven’t done in far, far too long.
Continue reading Making Sense of the Internet of Things
How do you make an interesting and dynamic photo when all you have to work with is ugly fluorescent light?
For the last few years, I’ve been photographing cosplayers at the Montreal ComicCon. The costumes are often inventive and visually arresting. But from a photographer’s point of view, the lighting conditions at your typical convention center are appalling.
Continue reading Shooting At ComicCon Montreal 2014