It's been a four year project of mine. The last two years spent right here at RRC.
This photo was taken my during the first few days of CreComm. I was excited, nervous, and uncertain of what the heck was going to happen next.
It was two years of joy and insanity- sleeplessness and learning- assignments and accomplishments.
Tomorrow it's finished.
Tomorrow I'm done.
Tomorrow a new phase beings. The funny thing is, I feel the same way I felt when I began this one. Excited. Nervous. Uncertain.
But up for the adventure.
Family to Farm has been slated to show on Tuesday April 16th at Cinematheque in the Exchange district of Winnipeg.
The Good News: is that both 6:30 & 8PM are SOLD OUT!
The Bad News: is that both 6:30 & 8PM are SOLD OUT!
GREAT NEWS:If you still want to see it- there is a showing at 8:45 PM now!!!!
Let me know if you want tickets by emailing here.
Lookin' forward to seeing you there!
It's official- Family to Farm is hitting the BIG screen... or at least a screen bigger than my TV.
Tuesday April 16th there will be two screenings of Family to Farm at Cinematheque in Winnipeg.
Show times are at 6:30pm and 8pm.
If you live farming, or love the idea of farming, or just want to watch the beauty that is the Manitoba prairies, then come on out and bring a friend.
Tickets: $5 with a portion of the proceeds going to Canadian Foodgrains Bank. You can email for tickets, or at The Merc (campus convenience store) in the Red River College Exchange District Campus.
Some say you're born into it.
Some say it's in your blood.
But when you grow up here, this is your home.
And even if you leave, this is where you belong.
I grew up on a farm not far from the perimeter of Winnipeg. It is, and always will be, my home.
Not many people understand what farming, let alone family farming, is really all about. I remember going to high school with people who thought cow-tipping was real, and that my house couldn't possibly have electricity. I remember that I wanted to show them what farming really was. I wanted to prove to them that it was more than a bunch of hick people who wore a lot of plaid.
In 2012 I had the opportunity to do just that. My family farm was in the beginning stages of transition: my dad slowly starting to get out of farming and my brothers deciding if they were wanting to take it on. And I had a major assignment that needed to be considered enough work to earn a years credit - so why not take the two and create something for everyone to enjoy?
It was a long year of standing in fields and interviewing family, but the result is something I'm truly proud of. To me Family to Farm captures not only the transition of the family farm (a challenging decision that many farms are facing right now in Canada), but the heart of what makes a family farm. It shows the beauty of the prairies, the struggles of doing what you love even when it comes a great cost, and the joy of a hard days work. It is my love-letter to my farming home, and to the family that makes it the place where I belong.
Family to Farm is a 35 minute documentary on the transition of the family farm, from one generation to the next.
It will be premiering mid April 2013.
The time is almost here.
It was a year in the making, but it was welllll worth it. I got a chance to do something I LOVE with the people I LOVE, and now it's time to show it off.
On Thursday I'm standing in front of a rather large crowd and share with them the highs & lows of my IPP Family to Farm. And right now I'm hoping I don't cry tooooo much.
It wasn't too long ago when a lovely CreComm friend of mine Emily, asked me to do some photos for what she called a 'small event'. She was hosting an afternoon tea fundraiser to raise awareness for adult eating disorders.
"Oh- for sure!"was my response. Who wouldn't want to help out a friend, take some photos, and have a lovely cup of tea (maybe even a cucumber sandwich?).
This little event turned out to be a bit bigger than I expected- with 300 guests in attendance and the venue a grand ballroom in the Fort Garry Hotel. There was a buz in the air as people chatted over a cup of specially made tea, and heard stories of how the Health Sciences Centre helps those wanting to overcome eating disorders.
Not only was it an amazing event to attend, but there was such beautiful attention to the detail woven throughout the afternoon.
In the end Emily raised over $33,000 for the Health Sciences Centre Adult Eating Disorder program.
All I can say to that is "OHHH SHOOT! Well done girl!"
And that I can't wait for next years event.
My girl Charmaine thew a fannnnntastic party a few weeks ago. It was a Red Dress Gala, in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation... and let me tell you a Gala it was indeed!
She asked me to take a few snapshots of the event --- which included a fashion show featuring hand crafted dresses by some amazing local talent.
With sooo much going on throughout the evening I also had the opportunity to co-shoot with this guy- which was not only a fun thing but a good thing because there were a lot of amazing moments to capture.
It was an unforgettable evening and my FIRST runway shoot, which meant there was a lot to learn...
Things to think about when shooting Runway:
- Bring a flash... runways are dark and it's good to have some light to throw around.
- Be there early- and check out what the the lighting is going to be like throughout the evening. Lighting will change and it's good to know what surprises are coming your way.
- Know the catwalk routine. Walk, walk, walk- PAUSE & POSE- walk, walk walk... make a fierce face, hold & TURN- walk, walk, walk.
- Have your trigger finger like it's a a high noon showdown- models have some of the best (and worst) poses and faces... you'll probably catch both- but try to be ready so you get more of the good vs. the bad.
- Thank your partner in crime- and thank the person who thought to have two of you shooting the event! Having two people running around with cameras while people are walking down the runway is always a great thing. You get more photos to pick from and you also get to game plan what you want to shoot. Which brings me to...
- The game plan- the best part of having a two shooters is that you can watch and be more selective with taking photos. One of you takes details and people shots, the other takes environmental/big picture photos.
- Enjoy the event- there are only so many Red Dress Galas a girl gets to go to.... so take a moment or two and enjoy the event.
- Before the show starts and people arrive... take a walk down the runway - why? Because - you can. And don't forget the fierce face.