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AHA MEDIA is very proud to present “With Glowing Hearts” – a documentary on social media and W2 Community Media Arts Centre in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside

December 3, 2009 Leave a comment

Animal Mother Films invites you to join us for a drink and exclusive preview from the film at the official launch party for the website for our documentary project With Glowing Hearts. We continue to capture the pressures facing Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside as the city prepares to host the Winter Olympics next February, and how a remarkable group of individuals is using cutting edge social media technologies to empower their community.

WGH-is a story about a revolution, one of social change and a paradigm shift in media representation. Vancouver sets the stage, against the backdrop of the 2010 Winter Games, for our documentary about a marginalized community embracing social media tools to empower, inspire and breakdown the digital divide.

This is a project that Andrew Lavigne is directing and is being produced by animalmotherfilms.com. Shot on various capture devices including the Red, the HVX 200, the 5D MkII and the Nokia N77 cellphone. We began shooting Feb/2009 and will continue through March/2010.

Director Andrew Lavigne and Producer Jon Ornoy are now 9 months into production, charting the inspiring story of the creation of the W2 Media Arts Center as part of the Woodward’s redevelopment and the vital steps towards breaking down the digital divide that will take place within its walls.

With the launch of wghthemovie.ca, our Facebook presence and the Games only a few months away, we’re excited to throw the doors wide open and let you have a look inside.

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 with Rob Jones, Vancouver Music Writer at Mojave CD Release Party at Cafe Deux Soleils in Vancouver

June 2, 2009 Leave a comment

April Smith of AHA MEDIA was honored and pleased to be a mobile new media photographer, videographer, and live twitter caster for Rob Jones ( @Clippernolan) a Vancouver Music Writer at Mojave CD Release Party at Cafe Deux Soleils on Commercial Drive in Vancouver on May 30, 2009

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Below is a photo of Paul Jarvis of Mojave http://www.myspace.com/mojave and Rob Jones http://www.clippernolan.wordpress.com

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” Anomalous Disturbances” was also featured during the evening perfomance.

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For a full review of Mojave CD Release Party, please read Rob Jones’ article at http://kl.am/tBv :)

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To see 36 Mojave photos, please see our Flickr http://tinyurl.com/mot64n

To see 6 Mojave Videos,  please see  http://tinyurl.com/c3clyd

It was a memorable Mojave evening! :)

AHA MEDIA gets interviewed by Animal Mother Films

April 25, 2009 Leave a comment

 AHA MEDIA was pleased to be interviewed by Animal Mother Films at One Stop Shop Cards and Games http://www.onestopshopcardsandgames.com in Tinseltown Mall in Vancouver.

Animal Mother Films is a full service film production company based in Vancouver BC, dedicated to making provocative and engaging films that aren’t ashamed to have a social conscience.  Working with some of the most creative minds this city has to offer,  AMF strives to tell stories that resonate with audiences well past the last frame and compel them to make a difference. http://www.animalmotherfilms.com 

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AHA MEDIA met Andrew Lavigne and Jon Ornoy of Animal Mother Films during projects for Fearless City Mobile. http://www.fearlesscity.ca/mobile :)

AHA MEDIA wishes to thank Animal Mother Films and crew in interviewing us for their upcoming film :)

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