June 26 2015
We don't want our co-workers to think about work when they are off... but it was nice to get this email from Tehya who is on holidays with her family.
Hello all! I took a trip to Banff yesterday and stopped by Cave and Basin - and it was "standing room only" to view our video there! Everyone was stopping to watch it. It was great to see it in action (and brag to my family that our company had made it, of course).
See you all Monday.
Tehya Blake | Post Production Assistant
Ottawa International Horse Show
June 22 2015
This weekend, Affinity Production Group worked with Horse-canada.com to produce a live stream of the inaugural Ottawa International Horse Show at Wesley Clover Park. Bill Christie, The IT Guy, made sure the stream stayed up and cameraman extraordinaire, Brian Morris caught all the action. Two days and over nine hours of live streamed horse jumping made for thousands of views. Do you have a live event you want to capture and share on-line? Get in touch with us! Whoa, little doggie…
June 03 2015
It is an honour to have the opportunity to work with Health Canada to produce this series of videos. Kudos to Director Katie Tallo, DOP Karl Roeder, and Editor Chris Coote. Assisted by Adam McLaren and Ben Dionne. We are currently working on four additional stories.
Building for Dreams in Iqaluit
May 27 2015
L-to-R: Malakie Kilabuk (Inuit Broadcasting Corporation), Mark Jarbo (AVB Integration), Rick Henry (Creative Images Communications), David Zimmerly (Affinity Production Group), Tom Shives (AVB Integration), Bill Christie (Affinity Production Group), Phillip Joamie (Inuit Communications Systems Limited)
Inuit Broadcasting Corporation and Inuit Communications Systems Limited recently moved into their brand-new building in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and Affinity was there to assist with Phase 1 of their extensive broadcast facilities installation. Affinity's Post Supervisor / Technical Consultant David Zimmerly and our IT Guy Bill Christie worked with several industry colleagues from Ottawa and Iqaluit to build-out IBC's new central equipment room and six Avid edit suites. The installation included 160 terabytes of central post and archival storage, LTO tape library, media asset management system, 10Gig Ethernet, an all-digital signal and control routing system and brand-new Mac Pro computers to power post-production.
The crew will head north again in August to complete Phase 2, which will include new video and audio control rooms, voice-over booth and production studio to support on-air broadcasts.
IBC has waited many years for this new facility, christened the Nunavut Media Arts Centre. We are very excited and proud to be part of this project; one which will play an extremely important role in fostering and maintaining Inuit language and culture for generations to come. For more information, please check-out the NMAC web-site.
Teradek Bolt 600 Series
April 29 2015
Affinity Productions has taken delivery of two teleportation systems, er, portable television systems, in the most futuristic way.
The newest integrated wireless video with zero delay, the Teradek Bolt 600 series. Blasts through walls. Six hundred foot line of sight transmission. Keeps directors happy. Can be handheld as shown, or attached to a large studio display. Two units available, for two camera shoots. Or, distribute one camera to two displays i.e.: director / client.
Ask for it on your next shoot. Teleportation is here!