Midi Onodera Moving Image Artist

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Tributaries: Reflections of Aiko Suzuki (2009)

Posted October 6, 2009

On Thursday Oct. 22, Open Studio will be co-presenting the DVD launch of Tributaries: Reflections of Aiko Suzuki. The project has been several years in the making and is inspired by the work and life of this prolific Canadian artist. For more details, see the press release. Thursday Oct. 22, 2009 Reception 6 – 9 […]

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TUFF: Watch and Vote September 11-20

Posted September 7, 2009

This year’s Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) runs from September 11 – 20. Broadcast daily, these 1 minute silent shorts play on a network of 270 TTC subway platform screens across the city. This year, centrally located on the north and southbound platforms of the Bloor subway station, there will be 4 screens dedicated to […]

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Vidoodle: Creating an everyday video amusement

Posted September 3, 2009

Marty Spellerberg, artist and website site designer extraordinaire, has been working on a zine publication, both online and hard copy version. I have contributed a short piece for him on my short web movies. Check it out. halfempty.com

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the basement girl (2000) on the REGENERATION TOUR

Posted June 5, 2009

Once again I apologize for the late news. In celebration of the CFMDC’s 40th anniversary, they commissioned and toured 14 films in 16 cities across Canada. the basement girl (2000) was honored by Susan Justin’s Crushed (2008). “…Crushed ends with the monitor being wiped clean while the CSI team inspects severed limbs, a fitting nod […]

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I have no memory of my direction (2005) : A new kind of classroom text

Posted June 5, 2009

Last year I promised myself that I would try and post a news item each month. Well I made it to Dec. but obviously forgot to renew my commitment on Jan. 1 09. Here we are into June and sadly this is my first post. John J. Meier for EDUCATIONAL media reviews online (EMRO) and […]

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About Movie of the Week 2009

Posted January 1, 2009

As a V.2 television baby, (version 2: Colour TV) I was deeply influenced by the pop culture living room entertainment of my youth. Way back in the early 1970s, ABC took the concept of big screen entertainment and repackaged it for the prime time TV audience. These made-for-TV movies ran the gamut from science fiction […]

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Bittersweet: 365 Movies

Posted December 3, 2008

The Toronto Reel Asian concluded on November 16 with their awards ceremony. A-movie-a-day won an honorable mention. Kass Banning, Reel Asian juror said: “Forward-looking on toy cameras, posted one-a-day videos on small format show poetic beauty and smarts.” Although I am pleased at the acknowledgement I confess it’s a bit bittersweet. A week after this […]

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Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Posted November 13, 2008

Last night marked the opening of the 12th annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. To quote the festival website, “(t)he Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by East and Southeast Asian artist in Canada, the […]

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Mobifest Lunch Interview

Posted October 20, 2008

Back in the heat of summer, Lesley Chan and I had lunch with Christina at Mobifest. The photo on their website was taken with one of my favorite digital still cameras: the Vtech Kidizoom camera. This kid-friendly model comes with two viewfinders, so you never have to squint. The camera so impressed our waitress that […]

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REVIEW: Passionate ideas behind the flickering lights of film

Posted October 7, 2008

Xtra.ca recently reviewed Mike Hoolboom’s book “Practical Dreamers”. Is it possible for someone’s work to become well-known as “under recognized”? Hmmm….   http://www.xtra.ca/public/National/Books_Mike_Hoolbooms_Practical_Dreamers-5568.aspx