Inspirational Videos

  1. Ok, I'm getting a little attached to my grill. Leafy greens aren't the first thing I'd think would be delicious with a bit of flame under them, but the burnt bits have a wonderful nuttiness that's quite unexpected. The texture doesn't become mushy or crispy, but slightly soft, like sauteed spinach. With crunchy grilled bread and some chunks of parm, it makes the perfect rustic accompaniment to any barbecued meat. Enjoy!

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  2. S'Mores + peaches = S'Meaches. Gooey, sticky, crunchy, spicy, peachy.

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  3. Thank you for the incredibly positive response to this video! Much appreciated.

    1080P version located here:

    I was fortunate to get my hands on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera for a week and shot many of my favorite locations around Los Angeles. Thank you Vincent Laforet. I shot everything in RAW and processed in After Effects and Da Vinci Resolve.

    To learn more about my post workflow in dealing with the RAW files, please visit:

    For more information on my Blackmagic experience, keep an eye on my website:
    or follow me on twitter:

    Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch is available on iTunes. Buy it, it's a beautiful song.

    I want to give a shout out to the guys over at Blackmagic who have been great in answering my many questions.

    Ryan from Wooden Camera sent over their brand new BMC rig. It was incredibly helpful to mount an external battery to extend the power of the internal battery and make the camera much more functional. This will be a necessity for professional jobs.

    Finally, I’ve got to send a little love to the Kessler team. I used the Stealth slider which was ideal for some of the epic hikes I took to get to my remote locations. The Stealth is surprisingly lightweight!

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  4. "Birthday Girl Blues"

    Please vote for this film at the Rode Rockumentary international competition:

    Produced by:
    Anthony Greene & Ken Simpson

    Directed & Edited by:
    Ken Simpson ( )

    Cinematography by:
    Alex Dacev

    Filmed at:
    The Dominion on Queen

    "Birthday Girl Blues"
    Written by Ronnie Hayward
    Performed by Ronnie Hayward and his Trio
    © Ronnie Hayward 2012


    This short was filmed over the course of 2 days (less than 6 hour in total) for less than $100.00. Shot with the canon 5D Mrk II, with only one lens (a 50mm) and four lights. Smoke effects created with $3 worth of incense. Edited in FCP 7, titles created in AE CS4. Ronnie Hayward is an inductee of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Originally from Vancouver B.C., Ronnie now lives and performs in Toronto, Ontario.

    To see more work from director Ken Simpson, go here: KEN SIMPSON - DIRECTOR

    To see episodes of our webseries profiling toronto singer / songwriters, go here: From the Archives of Castro's Lounge

    To read my top 10 tips on getting really high production value with very low budgets, go here:

    A Special Thanks to Rode microphones for creating this contest and inspiring this little short.

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  5. Directed by Matias Scartascini

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