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Social Media webisode from With Glowing Hearts film documenting 2010 Olympics

I’ve participated and supported Andrew Lavinge and Jon Onroy‘s documentation of the social changes and cultural mishaps surrounding the 2010 Winter Olympics called “With Glowing Hearts.”

Now they are sneaking bits out the back door of the editing lab and i’m sharing a clip focused on social media featuring the brilliant Amber Case, the wise Michael Tippett, the educated Andy Miah and the charming April Smith.

Heart Still Glowing? Support Olympic Documentary Film with a Two-nie

@kk and @uncleweed at @wghthemovie pre-screening in Dec. 2009
@kk and @uncleweed at @wghthemovie pre-screening in Dec. 2009

Cross-posted (with some modification) from True North Media House blog post With Glowing Hearts – Tweet and Toonie Torch Relay by Jason Sanders. Re-posted here to rally support for this worthy project — more at: With Glowing Hearts wants to make you a producer!

Also worth noting that Andrew Lavigne also shot/edited my Northern Voice 2010 presentation and many other of my talks, prezos and mis-adventures over the past years.

Two years ago, Andrew Lavigne and Jon Ornoy took it upon themselves to capture the 2010 Winter Games‘ effect on Vancouver from the perspective of people directly impacted by the Olympics.

Downtown Eastside residents, bloggers, photographers, activists, proponents and opponents found themselves infront of Andrew and Jon’s cameras as With Glowing Hearts documented the changes and opportunities experienced by four individuals during the lead up and execution of the largest event in British Columbia’s history.

Now, the Games are over, the cleanup is almost complete, the province is reviewing Olympic related finances and the stories have been captured. All that remains, however, is the expensive process of distilling hours of raw video into a narrative that spans two years and four stories.

In order to complete the film, Andrew, Jon and Kemp Edmonds created the Tweet and Toonie Torch Relay–a social media campaign designed to promote the film on Twitter, blogs and other online tools while helping raise the $10,000 needed to complete the film. It’s easy and fast to support this project. All you need to do is follow the steps outlined by Kemp below.

For just $2 you can become a producer: your name will appear in a word cloud much like this. A $2 donation will show your name in size one font while a $200 donation will show your name in size 100 font. All fonts are proportional to the largest contribution. An image will be posted of the cloud and made available as a poster.

Enter to win a producer credit and copy of the film with a tweet: You can also enter to win a weekly prize of a DVD or digital copy of the film and a $20 producer credit (size 10 font). Each tweet represents an entry. winner will be chosen at random. All you have to do to enter is tweet one of these messages:

  • I am a proud supporter and hopefully winner of a copy of the film #withglowinghearts and a producers credit! http://wghthemovie.ca
  • Only $2 makes me a movie producer #withglowinghearts http://wghthemovie.ca
  • I am entering to win a film credit and a copy of the film #withglowinghearts http://wghthemovie.ca
  • Support local documentaries. Become a producer #withglowinghearts http://wghthemovie.ca

(source: Kemp Edmonds)

While you donate and tweet an entry to the contest, check out this short webisode featuring True North Media House. It’s one of four clips released in anticipation of this campaign and the rest can be found embedded in Kemp Edmonds’ article announcing With Glowing Hearts’ fundraising efforts.

More:

Previews of the film at: WGHthemovie.ca- Webisode #2 ‘True North Media House’ from Andrew Lavigne on Vimeo.

 

Tales from The HempenRoad – Choogle on #80

While on a mountain ramble, Uncle Weed recounts the HempenRoad film project, a mixed media travel documentary about the commercial industrial hemp industry in Cascadia in 1996. He spiels on the origins, motivations and characters met along the way including Japanese filmmaker Eiji M and philanthro-activist Robert Lunday (RIP). Along with tales of the NorthWest tour, he reads from the Victoria segment of the production journal and the intro of the narration text beginning with “Hemp is a Plant” and finally discusses re-digitification of the film to share with new audiences.

Load up the camera for Tales from The HempenRoad – Choogle on #80 (.mp3, 29:00, 27MB)

HempenRoad Choogle Art

Music

Chris Jacobsen – Unnamed acoustic from Houseboat

Chris Sullivan – Desert in my Toenails from La La Land

Bread Mountain – Natural Fibre

John Prine, Illegal Smile

More Hempenroad


HempenRoad Film project website

Production travel Journals

* Vancouver, BC
* Trade Show, 1997 CIHS
* Victoria, BC
* Seattle, Wa
* Portland, Or
* Eugene, Or

Reviews, Press, pictures, posters

Thanks

To Capn’ Pat + Taylor and Tylor

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Grab the Choogle on feed or subscribe Choogle on via iTunes

More Podcast Goodness

Postcards from Gravelly Beach – Literature podcast – FeediTunesBlog

Out n’ About with Uncle Weed– Travelin’ man vidcast – ShowFeediTunes

Ephemeral Feasthouse – Miscellanea & notes – BlogFeedPodcast

Clubside Breakfast Time – OlyWa Rock and Punditry – BlogFeediTunes

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Uncleweed.net for more writings, podcasts, paintings and photos

Follow along via Twitter @uncleweed