The Weekend to End Women’s Cancer Recital

I was asked by my friend Kira Braun to record and photograph her “Weekend to End Women’s Cancer”Ā fundraising recital. Kira performed with several of her friends and her teacher on some classical and contemporary tunes. It was a fantastic show, and the talent on stage absolutely top-notch.

My wonderful partner Hema was volun-told šŸ™‚ to handle video while IĀ took photos and recorded the audio on my Zoom recorder, which resulted in better audio quality than the camcorder. I then synced the audio and video and uploaded 13 videos to youTube.

The final performance was the highlight for me, and certainly they saved the most fun song for last!

Songwriter’s Showcase Event

I hosted a showcase event for our Songwriter’s Cafe meetup group today at the Central Bar. It was a great experience, and I got to see many great performances. In addition to announcing the performers, I also photographed and sound recorded the event to share with the individualĀ performers.

Live mixing was handled by Phil, and Bruce helped out with some stage management. Belinda (our leadĀ organizer) brought members from her other groups to populate the audience, and took some great photos too.

This event was unique in that almost all the songs performed were originals.

His Name is Chuck memorial website

I created this memorial website on a pro-bono basis as a special request from the deceased’s family. The story of his murder was, at the time, receiving some publicity asĀ one of the perpetrators was up for parole after serving time in prison. The writing on the site had to be carefully crafted to reflect the family’s displeasure at the murderer’s publicity, but also remain a veneration of their lost father and husband rather than an angry diatribe.

I adopted the colours of the traditional native medicine wheel in the design, and the site also included a customized server-side guestbook.

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