Final Video: Minds of Media

Here is the link to the final video called Minds of Media 


Week by Week Progress Schedule

Friday November 2nd

This week, we completed our proposals and wrote a plan for what we want out of our film. We decided on making a documentary style promotional video about the cinema/video/communications program.

Friday November 9th

This week, I wrote the questions for the interview. We met up to discuss what we had both written up and decided among our pool of questions what was important and what we should cut. We wanted to personalize our questions to each interviewee to optimize the interviews. We also rented a camera to test it out so we could feel comfortable with it during the actual interviews.

Friday November 16th

This week we started shooting. We shot 3 interviews of students. They went well but we had some difficulty with the sound recordings. When we tried uploading the footage later on to start editing, the files were saved as the wrong format and would not open. After several tries the footage was gone.

Friday Novermber 23rd

This week I was sick and did  not attend class. Emilie shot one interview.

Friday November 30th

Today we finished shooting our footage. We stayed after class for several hours to edit. Our goal was to edit most of the film before we left.


Minds of Media Proposal

Minds of Media is a documentary film that will explore and depict the
Cinema, Video and Communications program at Dawson College.

We will interview a wide array of people involved in the program including
teachers, current students (first semester all the way to last), and graduate students.
They will all be interviewed on their highlights and experiences with the program.
This approach will give a broad and informative idea of what the program is about.
We will cater the questions to the specific group of people for example: for teachers,
we will what the program is about to get a general sense of the courses offered and
the education received. For students, we will ask them what it is that they enjoy
about the program and their classes and get into detail. For the graduates, we
will ask how the program has prepared them for their later education in the film
and communication fields. This documentary will be a promotional video for the


Week 1: Write complete list of questions for each group of interviewees.
Contact interviewees and set up shooting dates. Decide what equipment to rent
for the shoots: lighting, microphones, and camera. Decide amongst crew who will
interview and who will do the camera work.

Week 2: Rent equipment and shoot interviews.

Week 3: Edit


I am very eager to do this subject for my documentary because I want to give others a close look into the program. In the future I would like to pursue a career in advertising. The way that this documentary is set up

Audio Interview Final

I interviewed Kim Handysides who is a Montreal voice actress about her personal career path in acting and communications. Graduating from communications with a minor in theater from the university of Windsor, she set off to Montreal to start the career that has lasted almost 30 years and is only still improving. Her career path includes: television, radio, films and journalism.  She got to know the industry very well because of the diversity of work she has done in it. Kim found her niche in voice acting and has made most of her living doing so for the past 15 years. She explains the pros of voice acting one being that Montreal has the most voice work in Canada. She continues of voice act today in radio and TV commercials as well as medical CD ROMS.

Audio Interview Questions

I will be interviewing Kim Handysides about her job as a working actress in Montreal.

I will say a brief introduction:

“Kim Handysides is a working actress in Montreal. She has been in the business for __ years and knows it insides out. She is the __ % percent of Canadian actors to make enough money to actually live on.”

Here are the questions I will be asking her:

Q: So tell me a bit about what you do.

Q: Have you ever had trouble finding work?

Q: How does the acting world in Montreal differ from that in Toronto or Vancouver?

Q: Since the time you started working as an actress, what kind of changes have you seen?

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring Montreal actors?