1995 seems like a long time ago -- and by some measures, it actually was. In 1995 I was finishing up my third and final year at Ryerson's Radio & Television Arts program. One year-long course was the Personal Production. It could have been anything -- a radio drama, producing an EP for a band, short documentary, or even a "web site" in the emerging world of the World Wide Web. (Remember Mosaic?) For my big project, I chose to produce a short movie based on a short story written by my friend Cindy Smith. I had the chops to storyboard, direct, shoot and edit something good, but I've never had a knack for coming up with original stories. Cindy, on the other hand, was a talented writer, and I remembered a very moving short story she'd read me once. With her blessing, I took Posters and Pushpins and turned it into a nicely-shot, if a little slow, short film. It was shot on location at my grandmother's house in Toronto -- the home where I was living i
Video preservation and personal history are the current mission for London, Ontario broadcaster Scott Simpson.