Media Creation

Eiji Masuda and Dave Olson make HempenRoad doc in 1996
Eiji Masuda and Dave Olson make HempenRoad doc in 1996

Note: Artifacts from most of these projects are published on this site for reference and archival purposes

See also: Media RoundupMedia KitPublications

Film

  • Featured in “Generation Social: The Vancouver Network” a documentary about social media including my Hootsuite SXSW campaign – 2011
  • Featured in “With Glowing Hearts” a documentary about social justice, social media and the Olympics – 2009-2011
  • “HempenRoad” – Produced, wrote, narrated and distributed feature-length documentary film. Presented screenings at festivals and distributed worldwide – 1996~9
  • “Go with the Flow” – Featured in film about Olympia’s culture, Oct. 2002
  • Numerous appearances in student films made at University of Utah, Rhode Island School of Design, Utah Valley College – 1987~90

Podcasts

Conceptualized, produced and distributed podcasts for professional and personal endeavours, including:

  • Choogle On! – renegade dispatches and documentaries about public policy conundrums, travel, transportation, economics, activism, music, art and cannabis-related culture (awards = 3rd place in local podcast for Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver 2010; 2nd place for Miss604 Awards 2008)
  • Postcards from Gravelly Beach – spoken word literature -original and classics – in context with music and anecdotes
  • Canucks Outsider – audio magazine covering Vancouver hockey culture and sport on and off the ice with a view to international fans
  • Olympic Outsider – non-accredited chronicle with athlete interviews, sport punditry plus civic concerns
  • Urban Vancouver – people, issues, festivals, scenes of life and personalities from Vancouver, BC
  • Raincity Radio – discourse on open source software and community building with Drupal CMS
  • Happyfrog Pondcast – interviews with entrepreneurs at trade shows and green-focused events
  • Get Elastic Ecommerce podcast – interviews with tech biz industry luminaries including Wired Ed-in-Chief Chris Anderson
  • Co-host of The Crazy Canucks plus, frequent guest on Roland’s Rabble (technology) and many other webcasts

Olympic-centric Media

  • Creation of blog posts for Vancouver 2010 (at Vancouver Access and other outlets)
  • Creation of Olympic Outsider podcast series for Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010
  • Open Letters to VANOC & IOC for True North Media House
  • Extensive blog and podcast coverage of Torino 2006 and Beijing 2008
  • Photo essay from 28 events in 13 days at SLC 2002 including informal appearance on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada

Social Media Campaigns

  • Wrote hundreds of expository articles for business communication and promotional purposes. Optimized, published and promoted using blogs and social channels.
  • Initiated dozens of participatory campaigns and executed activities using myriad social media tools and outlets. Measured results against objectives and created duplicatable recipes.
  • Including:
    • “Next Movie Star””Micro Movie Reviews” & “Souvenirs de Cannes” for MovieSet, 2009
    • “Phones for Fearless” for Raincity Studios, 2009
    • “Frog Squad at EPIC” for happyfrog.ca, 2009
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    • Vancouver Women in Tech list” for Raincity Studios, 2008
    • “Blogging for Retailers” White Paper for Elastic Path, 2007

Organizing/Lobbying

  • True North Media House – co-founder and communications wrangler – a collaborative media campaign for social reporting during Vancouver Olympics.
  • Drupal Camp Vancouver, Lead organizer for workshop-style conference, plus supported/mentored/participated Drupal Camps in Victoria, Alberta, Seattle, and SF Bay Area
  • Transit Camp Vancouver, Co-organizer of conference
  • Washington Association of ISP, Member (and active, informal lobbyist)
  • Washington State Internet Lobby, Co-founder and Communications Director
  • HempLobby.org (Washington), Communications, Director

Early Days

  • Creator of “MUD 201H” literature compilation (1987)
  • Associate Editor – V.O.M. punk rock fanzine (1983-4)
  • Editor – Pig Express community newsletter (1977-8)

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