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The power of a photograph

I was texting with my daughter the other day and we got to talking about some old family photographs I’d recently posted on FB — ones of she and her late mother that she’d never seen before. I could tell she was affected by them and she said happily that...

Jon Snadden (1952-2015)

This morning we lost a very special friend, Jon Snadden. Jon had been in hospital for a while and passed away peacefully this morning surrounded, as I understand it, by his family. Although I hadn’t seen Jon in many years, his friendship still meant a lot to me. You see,...

Oscar’s new connection

Wow… this film business stuff is pretty neat. I was on blogtalkradio.com today talking with host Brian AND with CHRIS BERRY from 12 Years a Slave(!!!…) about what we’re doing with our Indie film Awakening and how we’re premiering it online. Chris is shown here (right) with lead actor Chiwetel...

What I’m doing now

My latest venture is as a Content Strategist for Red Hat, the world’s leading open-source company.  I’m also a PMI-certified project manager with years of successful experience delivering technical, training, and creative projects on time and on budget.

Award-winning photography

Before Red Hat, I was a photographer for a number of years, doing weddings and racing cars (quite a combination… don’t you think?).  Check the portfolio (in the main menu, above) for some photo assignments, or click to see my general photography, or racing car photos, or weddings and portraits. You can also check out my gallery on ViewBug.

Constructing WordPress websites

Another example of open-source software is WordPress, the website-building platform and  nowadays it’s all about the mobile.  Check out the responsive websites I’ve built for people economically and quickly in the web design part of my portfolio.

Video and video editing

Who wouldn’t like to be in on the making of a motion picture?  It’s tons of fun!  I’ve only been part of one major production, but here’s a case study of our film project in the video section of  the portfolio and a few other video samples I’ve toyed with in the video-related posts in the blog.

Racing days!

Car racing has been in my blood since age 14 when my close friend David pulled out his Scalextric racing set.  I love all forms or car racing and even spent six fabulous years of wheel-to-wheel kart racing on racetracks in eastern Canada including several International-level races, and a stint at the Jim Russell Racing School in a Formula Ford.  Nowadays, racing fun is confined to using a camera — check out the images at my racingcarphotos.com site.

Genealogy

I first got interested in family history when I started to near the age that I remembered my grandparents to be when I was young.  As well as researching family history, I also looked into the CADZOW name, which is not overly common.   All the findings are here on cadzowhistory.org.
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Website: Garnet Films

Lana Read, of Garnet Films, wanted a refresh of her existing site. The theme of the current site was proving too difficult for users to understand and she wanted a more traditional site.

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