We Are Culture

Could you hear it?

It was the sound of footsteps marching. Wednesday, April 15th 2015 was remembered as the day of saving Nova Scotia’s Animation, Film and TV industry. It was the biggest rally in the province in recent years. I joined thousands who descended onto Province House, the provincial legislature of Nova Scotia. Everyone in the creative industry (animators, film crew, musicians, etc.) stood united in solidarity alongside local business owners, entrepreneurs and students. Read More

PODCAMPING 2015

I hate winter! I share everyone’s sentiment about this season. I never imagined being bombarded with over 80 centimetres of snow, let alone shovelling that much! Aside from the muscle aches from constantly shovelling the white stuff, I’m trying to be a good sport and see it as much-needed exercise. But with the flash freeze, icy sidewalks and blinding blizzards, I can’t really walk far for some fresh air and inspiration. GET LOST “OLD MAN WINTER”! Read More

Podcamp People

Happy 2015!

Yes, it’s that time of year again. From festive dinners to unwrapping gifts by the Christmas tree, we cherish those moments with our loved ones and families. It’s also a time to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments and special memories. Now, we start the new year with a clean slate. Out with the old, in with the new! Read More

Plot, Premise and Story

We’ve all been there: staring at the screen or notebook wondering how to write the middle of your story. You’ve built a wonderful world and crafted some deep characters. You might even have done a great job at setting the stage and have a great idea on where you want to end up. You’ve written down a few scenes and they are glorious. But still the flashing cursor looms.

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Creative Design Inspiration

We all get creative inspiration from different people and places. Some of us love to go to galleries and museums while others are lovers of magazines or stick strictly to online sources. I often get inspired by things I see on the street, an in store display, billboards, bus shelters, and lots from magazines and books. It’s important to keep inspirational fodder close at hand so you can tap into those resources when you’re not feeling so creative. In this article, I’ll share where I like to find some of my creative inspiration and hopefully be able to inspire you. Read More

School's Out

School’s Out For Summer

In less than five weeks, I’ll be done my work term and officially completed my two year graphic design program.  Which is crazy. If you would have asked me several years ago if this is where I imagined I’d be, I wouldn’t dream of it. I always knew I wanted to be involved in the arts, but it wasn’t until my first year at NSCC in the Applied Media and Communication Arts program that I really got a sense of what I could do. One little taste of design and I was hooked immediately. Now, after two incredible years in the Graphic Design program, I’m taking a step back to look at all of the lessons I’ve learned and share with you some advice. Whether you’re thinking of taking the program, you’re interested in design, or you’re already a designer, I hope that some of the things I’ve learned will be helpful.  Read More