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AHA MEDIA at the Opening of the Vancouver City Centre – Canada Line Station

August 18, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to attend the Opening of the Vancouver City Centre – Canada Line Station located at Georgia and Granville Streets.

Lineups stretched around the block and the wait time for the Free Skytrain ride to Richmond were more than 2 1/2 hours!!

4 Vancouver Centre Opening of new Canada Line

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In this video, Today, August 17, 2009 is a historical day! The Canada Line is open to the public and goes between Vancouver and Richmond

The line makes Vancouver the only city in Canada to provide a high speed link between its airport and downtown core

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.

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Please see my Livestream video of the Opening.. using Qik software on a HTC Titan or PPC 6800 cameraphone

http://www.qik.com/video/2568893

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Please look at our Flickr for 16  photos of the Opening of the Vancouver City Centre – Canada Line Station

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157621952915769/

AHA MEDIA is very honored to be featured in “With Glowing Hearts” the movie directed by Andrew Lavigne and produced by Jon Ornoy of Animal Mother Films

August 10, 2009 2 comments

more about “With Glowing Hearts“, posted with vodpod

 

 

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A Social Media revolution has been brewing for the past five years on websites from FaceBook, to Wikipedia, to Flickr, and as it spreads throughout the Internet and into popular culture through an increasing number of portals, it is creating a new sense of community and empowerment amongst those who have embraced it.

History has shown that poor and marginalized communities stand to gain the most from leaps forward in the democratization of information, so the excitement in areas like Vancouver’s maligned Downtown Eastside about the possibilities of Web 2.0 and beyond is palpable.

With the Winter Olympics less than a year away, billions have been spent in preparations and many poverty advocates are concerned about how the city’s several thousand homeless and working poor will fit into the equation as Vancouver puts on its best face for the world.

Against this background the film examines Social Media in action as a group named Fearless City embarks on a campaign to empower and protect its neighbours with cellphones, video-streaming, and the World Wide Web.

With great thanks to both our mentors, Andrew Lavigne and Jon Ornoy for a wonderful movie trailer! :)

Thanks to all our friends and our colleagues in the film ” With Glowing Hearts” :)

Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA and Ron become parody Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Jack Layton

July 17, 2009 Leave a comment

Parody of Stephen Harper and Jack Layton

In this video, Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA and his good friend Ron and fellow musician Ron become parody Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Jack Laytonour federal political party leaders of Canada

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a HTC TITAN mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.

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 Below are videos filmed by April Smith on a Nokia N77 when she first started to learn how to film on a mobile cameraphone.

Imagine Prime Minister  Stephen Harper and Jack Layton playing guitars together?

Al Tkatch and Ron play the song  “Framed”

 

Al Tkatch and Ron play the song “La Grange”

Al Tkatch and Ron playing ” Spirit in the Sky”

Hendrik Beune, Director of AHA MEDIA film of Al Tkatch and Ron playing “Stuck in the middle with you”

AHA MEDIA is exploring more livestreaming software and platforms to increase our mobile media production in Vancouver and Downtown Eastside ( DTES )

July 11, 2009 Leave a comment

We at AHA MEDIA are striving to be even more mobile with our media production.

We have been busy testing and exploring different livestream software and platforms with cameraphones and laptops.

hendrik livestreaming

Among the following software and sites we’ve explored or will be testing…

Qik – http://www.qik.com/ahamedia

Bambuser – http://www.bambuser.com/channel/ahamedia

12 seconds – http://www.12seconds.tv/channel/ahamedia

Livestream – http://www.livestream.com/ahamedia

Ustream – http://www.ustream.tv/ahamedia

We livestream during many  events – art shows, music performances, social media meetings, business functions, community gathering for ourselves, our friends, and our colleages in Vancouver

Our ongoing professional contracts are with

 Fearless City Mobile http://www.fearlesscity.ca/mobile

W2 Community Media Arts http://www.creativetechnology.org.

AHA MEDIA got our start with Fearless City Mobile and W2 Community Media Arts as they peer trained us in learning about mobile technology and helped us bridge the digital divide in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES ) – a marginalized inner- city of Vancouver.

Please see AHA MEDIA’s livestream site for updates

http://www.ahalivestream.wordpress.com

AHA MEDIA at One Cool Word 2nd annual “Spring Fling” Release Party at Biltmore Hotel Vancouver

May 22, 2009 Leave a comment

 

April Smith of AHA MEDIA was honored and pleased to be invited by Rob Jones, a Vancouver Music blogger as his supportive  multimedia content producer for the One Cool Word  2nd annual “Spring Fling” Release Party happened at the Biltmore Hotel in Vancouver. http://www.onecoolword.com

Please read the write up of the event!!!

The following was covered and contributed by Rob Jones of The Delete Bin on behalf of Miss604.com.

http://tinyurl.com/rd484w 

Below is a photo  Rob Jones  http://www.clippernolan.wordpress.com holding the handbill of One Cool Word

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April Smith of AHA MEDIA  was honored and pleased to be the mobile new media photographer, videographer, test livestreaming cameraphone operator, and live twitter caster to support  Rob Jones’ writing on behalf of Rebecca Bollwitt aka Miss 604 http://www.miss604.com

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To see 87 photos of the event, please see our Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157618500005861/

To see videos of the event, please see our Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/AHAFILM

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“ the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees ”

When:
May 20th, 2009 – 8pm

Where:
The Biltmore, 395 Kingsway

The cherry blossom’s are blooming and ocw’s 2nd annual “Spring Fling” Release Party is almost here!

Featuring:

The Contemporary Lovers www.myspace.com/thecontemporarylovers
Creaking Planks www.myspace.com/creakingplanks

Analog Bell Service www.myspace.com/analogbellservice

Fur Bearing Animals www.myspace.com/furbearinganimals

…and special guest models from

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School! Bring your sketchbook!

AHA MEDIA is learning more about Livestreaming from Jean Hebert of Mobile Muse

May 19, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very happy to announce that we will be learning to becoming better at  livestreaming from Jean Hebert of Mobile Muse http://www.clicknoise.net 

The livestreaming  software we use is calle Livecast from Mobile Muse http://www.mobilemuse.ca

As members of AHA MEDIA have been working as Livestreaming Camera Operators for Fearless City Mobile http://www.fearlesscity.ca/mobile and W2 http://www.creativetechnology.org we are pleased to learn more about the development side of the software Livecast.

In this photo, Jean Hebert is teaching Peter Davies and Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA how to livestream more effectively :)

Jean Hebert teaching Peter Davies and Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA

AHA MEDIA in keeping up wth our learning and progression of our skills from livestreaming the events at Vancouver Digital Week, we have built a separate and dedicated site at http://www.ahalivestream.wordpress.com  for future events.

We have created a twitter account to live twitter and associate with our livestream site ( we aim to give a real life account of our experiences)

@Live_stream or www.twitter.com/Live_stream

Our Flickr is http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHALivestream

Our Youtube is http://www.youtube.com/AHALivestream

The livestreaming software that we are working with is called Livecast from Mobile Muse http://www.mobilemuse.ca

In this photo Hendrik Beune livestreams with an HTC Touch cameraphone

hendrik livestreaming

Livestreaming is an amazing tool  for community interaction and engagement as we are able to broadcast in REAL time  our experiences to a mobile screen at an event or even onto the internet where you can watch anywhere! :)

In this video, Hendrik Beune and Peter Davies demonstrate livestreaming :)

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.

“Tweets and Eats” at Fets Bar on Commercial Drive in Vancouver

May 18, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA decided to go out and enjoy the beautiful May long weekend weather by celebrating on Commercial Drive.

We chose Fets Bar and Grill for their patio in the sun.

http://www.fetsbarandgrill.com/

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AHA MEDIA is now combining food reviews with Social Media and cellphone technology :)

Please see our Fets Bar photos and post at http://www.tweats.wordpress.com and follow our Live food review commentary via twitter – @Tweets_and_eats

http://www.twitter.com/Tweets_and_Eats

Thanks very much! :)

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