Some information about conventions was announced early, and isn’t
to change, but some things are always in flux up to the last minute.
There won’t be another issue of PANORAMA before the Convention, so we
weren’t able to give you on those pages all the latest
information as it develops, but we have put this article (with more
information) here on the sccaonline.ca web site, and will keep posting
changes and additions are available, right up to the weekend of the
As we have
described in the Spring Issue of PANORAMA, Port Stanley is a quiet
little harbour and resort town on the shores of Lake Erie, in Elgin
refer you to www.port-stanley.com
If you happen to be a
fan of Bed and Breakfasts, then you’re in luck, and Port Stanley is an
ideal town for you! Aside from the privately owned and rental
cottages , most visitors to
Port Stanley (from this point on we’ll follow the local custom –
apparently of every place with Port in its name, and refer to it simply
as “Port”) make reservations at one of the many Bed
establishments in and around town .
There are also three
very nice inns; Inn On The
(519-782-7623 , Kettle Creek Inn
(1-866-414-0417 ) and The Windjammer
Inn (519- 782-4173
If B & B’s aren’t
your cup of tea, and the inns are too rich for your blood, then you
have a problem! There are no hotels and only
one motel in town, Twin
Peaks, (519-782-3226) with two rooms!
There are three modest
motels, the New Elgin Motel (519-633-0580), the Cardinal Courts Motel
(519-633-0740), and the St. Thomas Motel (519-631-7499), all about 17
kilometers (11 miles) from Port Stanley on the road between St. Thomas
and Hwy 401. there’s also a Best Western (1-888-471-2378) at Hwy 401,
and three more, the Ramada Inn (1-877-257-1773), Glen Haven Motel &
Restaurant (519-637-1562) and the Comfort Inn, in St. Thomas.
Of course, there are
many accommodations available along Hwy 401 and in London
and its environs, but it does turn you into a commuter, and steals time
from your leisurely vacation that was one of the main reasons for our
picking Port at the end of the tourist season.
One final option is to
rent a cottage, or share a cottage with someone else you know who will
be coming to the convention. Have a look at www.beachsidecottagerentals.com
. These cottages
all owned by one couple, and they’ve agreed to a special weekend rate
for us for two or three nights, but please make your reservation soon,
and be sure to tell them that you are attending the SCCA Convention.
Program will begin
on Friday, at 1:00 PM, with the opening of the Registration Desk in the
Harbourview Room with coffee as you check in, and be followed with the
introduction of the first Speaker at 1:30 in the Festival Theatre. The
afternoon Program will adjourn at 5:00 PM, and Delegates will be at
liberty for Supper. There are several convenient places to eat in the
immediate vicinity of the Festival Theatre, including one, the Roxy
Diner, right across the street.
At 7:00 PM we will
reconvene for the Evening Program, which will consist of a Screening of
the Winning Videos from the SCCA 2005 Annual Competition, and the
Presentation of Awards to those winners who are present. We expect to
conclude the evening program by approximately 9:00 PM.
Saturday’s Program will
begin with coffee served on arrival at 9:30 and we will enter to
theatre at 10:00 for a Program including Speakers and the Annual
We’ll adjourn at 11:30 for Lunch and reconvene at 1:00
PM for the afternoon Program. At 5:00 PM we’ll break for Supper. Those
who wish can meet at the Port Stanley Wharf overlooking the Harbour,
right behind the Festival Theatre, for a Buffet Supper ($25.94,
including Taxes and Tip, paid at the restaurant). Those who choose
otherwise can eat wherever they wish.
At 7:30 PM we’ll return
to the Festival Theatre for the Canadian
International Annual Film
Festival, for which we will also be selling tickets in advance to
local inhabitants of Port Stanley, St. Thomas, and London.
On Sunday morning we’ll
again open at 9:30 AM with coffee in the Harbourview Room, and 10:00 AM
in the theatre for the remainder of the Program. We’ll adjourn in time
to allow everyone to get lunch on their own and still leave time for
those of us who wish to board the Port
Stanley Terminal Railway
($11.00 pr person) by 1:00 PM for the ride to Whytes and back to
Bochsler, 38, is a Toronto-based documentary cameraman and filmmaker.
Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, he was introduced to
image making at the age of 12 by his father, a photographer. In junior
high, Bochsler discovered video and sought every opportunity to shoot
throughout these formative years.
In 1988, he received a college diploma in
Broadcast Journalism followed by a Political Science degree in 1995.
With his formal education behind him, he spent the remainder of his
20’s overseas, working primarily in photography and video production
shooting travel features on The Mayan Ruins of Tulum, The Cayman
Islands and The Panama Canal for Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami.
Returning to Canada for a staff producer/director position at a
community television station in his hometown, Bochsler produced three
two-hour event mobiles while running four weekly live call-in shows.
Attracted increasingly to the art and
craft of cinematography, he ventured into the Toronto film scene. He
cut his teeth as a grip and lighting technician on the union sets of
the X-Men, Urban Legend, Death to Smoochie, K-19: The Widowmaker,
Chicago and Earth: Final Conflict to name a few. He discovered the
independent film community; one of Canada’s incubators for up and
coming talent and within a few years had gained a strong reputation as
a creative, resourceful and solution-minded Gaffer (chief lighting
technician). He headed up a commercial and music video lighting crew
and gained regular employment from Canada’s largest commercial film
house, The Partner’s Film Company.
Lighting for television, he also crewed
on CBC Television’s Rick Mercer’s Monday Report, The Red Green Show,
and Royal Canadian Air Farce.
Maintaining a passion for documentaries
and the human experience, Bochsler co-habitated an abandoned grain
storage complex for 3 months to shoot and direct “Squat” (1997) a film
about a group of free-living Toronto squeegee kids. A year later, he
was on the frigid winter streets of Montreal to make “Metro Ticket or
Change” (1998), a short doc on a Montreal street junkie. He is in
current production on a feature-length independent that will take him
to Europe and Mexico in the Fall of 2006.
As a cameraman, Bochsler has lensed 9
independent documentaries and was picked up by The Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation (both English & French television
networks) in the fall of 2003. Today he is an “A-list” shooter for CBC
Television News “The National”, providing exclusive images of the
recent Live 8 Concert, Canada and CBC’s in-depth coverage of the Air
France flight 358 crash at Toronto Pearson Airport.
He has maintained a fine art interest in
photography and plans to exhibit his work at the 2006 Contact
Photography Festival, Toronto.
Director of Photography /
Selection ImagineNative Aborginal Film
Festival, Toronto “The Winter Chill”
Selection American Indian Film Festival,
San Francisco “The Winter Chill”
Selection Festival des Film du Monde,
Montreal “The Red Circle”
Selected Production Credits:
10-minute dramatic short
DIR: Steven Radonjic
PROD: Steven Radonjic
15-minute dramatic short
DIR: Steven Radonjic
PROD: Steven Radonjic
Cop, No Donut
DIR: Dionne Renee
Ready 2 Film Productions
50-minute feature documentary
DIR: Mark Bochsler
30-minute short dramatic
Alchemist Films 2005
DOP / Operator
10-minute short dramatic
DIR: Mark Bochsler
Steps of John Broom
Director of Photography
PROD: Kaaryn Gough
Morden With Love
Ticket or Change
DIR: Mark Bochsler
DIR: Michael Conway
Butcher is a
screenwriter, producer, film director, stunt coordinator, stuntman and
actor. Those who attended the 1997 SCCA Convention in Kitchener will
remember him as a spellbinding Speaker, too. At that time Randy’s wife
Rhonda was also in the stunting business. Now they are joined in the
company business, Reel Stunts Production, by their son Andrew and
daughters Kristin and Randi-Lee!
credits as a stunt coordinator, as a stunt performer, and as an actor
include so many films, television series, specials, and commercials
that the list can’t be printed here, but you can find it at www.reelstuntsproductions.com
. His career to
has spanned twenty-three years, so his wide experience in various
aspects of film production coupled with his speaking ability make him
an exceptional speaker.
John B. Challinor II
APR is General Manager, Advertising & Corporate Communications,
Sony of Canada Ltd. He also serves the Company as a member of its
Operating Committee and is responsible for the day-to-day management of
the Sony brand in Canada, including advertising, corporate
sponsorships, corporate philanthropy and public affairs.
Mr. Challinor joined
Sony in July 2003 in his current position, bringing 20 years of
Canadian and worldwide consumer and commercial technology experience to
the role. Prior to joining the Company, he had served in a number of
senior marketing and public affairs roles with industry leaders such as
Amdahl Canada Limited, Compaq Canada Corporation and IBM Canada
Limited. He began his career as a newspaper and television reporter and
editor in the Southern Ontario market.
John will present
overview of High Definition Video products that is now available and
coming soon for the videomaker, and he will be bringing two HDTV
camcorders, the HDR-FX1 and the HDR-HC1.
Director of Training for the London Fire Department, has studied
at York University, the University of Cincinnati, St.
Francis Xavier University, and the Ontario Fire College.
John has also studied
and Accordion, and plays horns as well as keyboards. For over 10 years
he has used a computer to produce background music, and has played as
an amateur in a number of groups, playing everything from country music
in proposing and purchasing a video production system for the Fire
Department in an effort to increase training efficiency and reduce
costs. He has a strong background in Adult Education, and has given
presentations and lectures to hundreds of diverse groups. He is
familiar with Avid DV and produced a number of interactive video
training programs prior to his retirement in 2002. He is currently
working on a number of video and musical projects, especially those
involving nature and the northern parts of Ontario. John is interested
in using Band in a Box to provide
background music for videos.
Jim Cox is
professor in the Media
Arts program of Sheridan College, Oakville. He
has a B.S. in Communications (Film) from Boston University, and an
M.B.A. from York University in Arts & Media Management. At Sheridan
he taught courses in film production, history and theory, and was
responsible for the Media Arts audio and sound design curriculum. After
32 years of teaching he retired in 2003. He is currently working on a
microphone patent and projects in mini-DV.
what they didn’t teach you in Film 101.
principles of master scene and triple-take continuity you can shoot
footage that almost edits itself. We’ll look at classic mise-en-scene,
elements of action, camera positioning, and physical, spatial and
temporal continuity. Whether you do drama or documentary, shooting with
continuity in mind will give you the most options for dynamic sequences
Ontario, Documentary maker, who wears so many hats – writer, historian,
filmmaker, producer, playwright, theatre critic and reporter, movie
reviewer, webmaster, and more, that we have decided to reprint the
contents of his “About Us” Page of his web site, Doty Docs. We invite you to visit the
site and follow the many
links, including those about various projects, interests, and a bio on
this powerhouse that appeared in the London Free Press.
was founded in
by Christopher Doty, a London, Ontario - based documentary producer and
casual (2001). They have earned Doty Docs a total of six provincial and
researcher can be seen in CBC Television's Guy Lombardo: When We Danced
(1998) and in the commemorative book Fifty
Years of Music: The Story of EMI Music Canada
(1999). He has
been active in film restoration, bringing forgotten Canadian films and
documentaries back to the public's attention. These have included Here Will I
Turkey Point Witch Project
(1962) and Guy
Lombardo: A Royal Canadian (1977).
In addition to
maintaining his own Web site (www.dotydocs.com) Chris has recently
produced a feature documentary on the history of CFPL Television. He
has restored the only known print of Canada's first feature-length
colour movie and has produced a series of historical minutes for both
The New PL and Rogers Television. Other recent projects include The
Jack Chambers Film Project, a lengthy series of historical minutes for
Rogers Television and the production of video installations for Museum
London, Banting House Historic Site and the City of London.
working on a feature documentary that will celebrate the 40th
anniversary of the London Knights hockey club and a book on hangings in
A child of the
- he was born an hour before Star Trek premiered on television - Chris
obtained a degree from the University of Western Ontario's journalism
because, as he explained, "I'd rather write about other's people's
stories than make up my own." However, the call of history proved too
strong and Chris has stubbornly refused to move into the 21st century
In addition to
work in film and video, Chris is active in the London-area theatre
scene, having written a script for a new play, The
another, Citizen Marc on political activist Marc Emery. Both will be
performed during 2005. Chris is also a co-founder of the Brickenden Awards
Chris lives in
charming bungalow in south London, Ontario which is filled to the
gables with archival material and Doris Day records.
This summer the Londoner
carried an article about Chris, by
Bob Benedict, which is reprinted here, with permission.
Chris Doty is many things – writer, producer, historian and filmmaker.
also, like many other artists, impassioned and driven to produce his
art. ‘I am
tenacious,’ he says, describing himself. “It is one thing to have an
other is to make it real. I want it to work and I want to make it
looking for an angle in his work, he found one in his newest
Donnelly Trial, which opens in London June 28. It is a dramatization of
Canada’s most famous murder trials, which was held at the Old
Ridout St. 125 years ago. Lots has been done on the Donnelly’s and
with neighbours in the Lucan area. What hasn’t been done, Mr. Doty
the trial itself – the angle.
Donnelly Trial is only the latest in a string of historic documentaries
Mr. Doty has created in the past decade, making him one of the city’s
prolific filmmakers with a growing national reputation. Success and
of recognition does not happen over night, it comes from a lot of hard
been doing documentaries since 1991 when I got out of university (UWO
journalism). I’m interested in the big story, painting on a big canvas.
every good documentary came out of chaos. The first was the Mark Emery
’92. What happened there, I was working in Simcoe, Thompson papers had
of cutbacks, and I got axed so I was back in London when I read that
(notorious in London for battling marijuana laws) was leaving Canada so
decided to do a documentary on him. I knew a subject like that wasn’t
leave anybody indifferent.
getting letters of praise and anger but it got me noticed by Merle
president of programming) at MacLean Hunter, a wonderful man. He gave
me a documentary
on the founder of the company. That led to a few other documentaries,
culminated in my first historical documentary on Slippery.”
on Slippery, Storybook Gardens’ seal that jumped the wall and swam to
came out in September 1995 but it had no press coverage or community
that it’s not enough to have a good idea,” Mr. Doty says. “You need
to tie it into what’s going on.”
crisis came in 1996 when his girlfriend at the time “broke my heart in
Park. While walking my dog to clear my head, my dog fell in the river,
prompted me to do a piece on the flood of 1937.
I was a bit smarter. It premiered on the 60th anniversary of the
you could call it luck, the Red River in Manitoba flooded (April 1997)
media was all over it, so it was a big success. It’s the documentary
that I am
best known for.
created a series of opportunities for me including Vagabonds and
90-minute documentary on the history of London, and A Great Day for
the royal visit of 1939. It’s the ultimate in Chris Doty Documentaries.
about one hour in the history of London on June 7, 1939. The amount of
was overwhelming, I’m still very proud of it.”
defining moment was “when I took an RCMP job (it lasted 5 months). They
go and I had just purchased a house, so I got on the phone. I had this
Theatre documentary on the back burner and realized I had to get going.
when I realized that anything was possible as long as you love what
doing and there’s a gun to your head.
“It was a
pivotal point. It was probably the last interview Hume Cronyn ever did.
introduced me to the theatre scene in London. It’s when I met people
Culbert (who is directing The Donnelly Trial). It led to some volunteer
like theatre reviews for his website and the Brickenden Awards.
co-founded the awards with Jeff Culbert and Sean Wilson. My
one, I thought of the name after Catharine Brickenden who was a
playwright, producer, actor and director who lived her whole life here,
two, in organizing and bringing people together.
often thought about producing and living in London, I really think of
an arts incubator where artists can take their work elsewhere.”
never really thought of myself as making a grand contribution to the
London until recently. I really want to do something that is lasting
permanent, to lay a foundation for something bigger so that someone
come along and improve upon it as opposed to the constant re-inventing
to love what you are doing because there are lots of obstacles and
disappointments without much (financial) return.”
THE CHRIS DOTY
Green and Gold: 40
Seasons of the London Knights, for
Rogers Television, 2005
The Jack Chambers Film
Project, for Museum London,
Rewind: 50 Years of Local
Television, for The New PL,
Talbot of Canada, for
Museum London, 2003
Let’s Go to the Grand,
Guy Lombardo: A Royal
Canadian, for The New PL, 2002
Guelph: City of
Opportunity, for Rogers Television,
A Great Day for London,
for the Royal Canadian
Regiment, CIVA Communications, Rogers Television and the Canada
Partnership Program, 2000
Visionaries: The London Story, for
Rogers Television, 1998
Lost April: The Flood of
Marc Emery: Messing Up
the System, for Maclean Hunter
· The Palace Theatre, for Maclean Hunter Television, 1991
producer and composer with an international career in film and
television. David is currently in production on the feature film
The Order of One
arts film. Last year he was associate producer and composed the musical
score for the feature
fiction film. He has scored many feature films, MOW’s and television
programs. In addition to composing the music for the independent film
in 2005, he
the score for
, directed by
Life in the
with Bo Derek and
Bruce Boxleitner. David was also music supervisor and co-composer for
the Canada/Spain co-production
East of the
. He scored the
for Critical Mass
David has worked in
Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and England as a musician, composer,
recording engineer and music producer for over twenty-five years. He
holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from McGill University, and
has played, recorded, written and arranged music for numerous
recordings, jingles and live theatre productions.
Ron Hulme, dir; starring Sara Botsford
Communications, Sara Botsford, dir; starring
Bujold and Graham Greene
Crusader Films, Jay
1998 (Promo Film-
William Mariani, producer
Door Productions, Sionah Ankrah, dir.)
Starring Chris Makepeace and Jonathan Scarfe
Blackwatch/IFM, Roger Cardinal,
dir; starring Michael Ironside and
Roger Cardinal, dir. starring Rob Lowe and Catherine Mary Stewart)
Rodney Gibbons, dir; starring Jack Wagner and Daphne Zuniga)
Douglas Jackson, dir., starring Andrew
and Helen Slater)
Baldwin, director; starring Daniel
Baldwin and Kim Coates)
Entertainment, Dominique Luchart, director
to the Tree
2001 (short film)
by Pete MacCormack; starring Olivia Williams and Paul Bettany
in the Balance
/Saban, Adam Weissman, dir; starring Bo Derek and Bruce Boxleitner)
2002 opening title. (
starring Eric Roberts
William Mariani, Peter Emerson, executive producers) starring Richard
Ginger Lynn Allen
2003 (short film)
my Marina DiPancrazio
and Eve and Steve
2004 (short film)
by Ryan Keller
by Michael Lee-Chin
Michael Klinghoffer, Judy Spencer and
Date, Victor Moves In, The Teacher,
Romeo’s Old Friend, The Gay Friend, The Blow Up, The Junior Prom, The
Dead Men Don’t Go to Edison, The Reunion, After High School.
hosted by Stanley Wiatter
(Opening and closing theme, bumpers and score; 26 episodes)...fall
(Braemar Entertainment, 2002)
RBC Royal Bank
for numerous video and multi-media
presentations. RBC branding logo music.
Kernohan, Senior Technical Service Rep., and
Walsh, Marketing Manager, iMation
3M Company introduced
the first commercial magnetic recording tape in 1945. They continued to
dominate the industry with the introduction of video tape in 1956. As a
result of restructuring in 1995, 3M announced it would launch its
printing and publishing, data storage and imaging systems businesses as
an independent, publicly owned company. Thus, "iMation" was created to
sell and promote a new line of optical and magnetic storage products.
Alexis Walsh, who
served in several marketing positions with 3M, is Marketing Manager of
iMation Canada Inc. David Kernohan, who started with 3M in the
"Magnetic Products Division", is now Senior Technical Service
Representative for the complete line of "iMation" products. Together
they will introduce several products of interest to video makers.
Stakka™ unit is an automated carousel that stores, protects and
retrieves your optical discs including data CDs, DVDs, music and game
discs. Each Disc Stakka unit holds up to 100 discs and connects to your
computer via USB for power and data. You can stack units up to five
high to create a tower that holds up to 500 discs without requiring
additional cabling or desk space.
CD and DVD Media
write-once discs with proprietary ForceField™ Protective Coating add a
unique, thin polymer layer of protection on the recording side —
guarding against most everyday wear and tear that can interrupt maximum
enjoyment of music, photo and videos.
CD and DVD Media
a new technology that offers consumers and businesses a simple,
hassle-free way to burn professional, silkscreen-quality labels for
their CDs and DVDs. Using the same laser that burns data in your disc
drive, with a LightScribe-enabled drive you can burn data as normal,
turn the disc over, reinsert it into the drive and burn a label.
USB 2.0 Flash Devices
lightweight drives can quickly and easily transfer, share and store
almost any digital information, including photos, video and audio
clips, Web sites and business documents.
Micro Hard Drive
outside! GIGA in the inside! Available in 2GB capacity, this incredibly
portable drive makes transferring and sharing documents, presentations,
photos or music easy and fast. Its unique design features a flexible
USB 2.0 connector that locks back into the drive, forming a handy
attachment clip for briefcases, backpacks or belt loops.
Peter Rist is a Professor of Film Studies in the Mel Hoppenheim School
of Cinema at Concordia University in Montreal.
Born in Croydon, England in 1943, he later studied mechanical
with the Ford Motor Company, and in 1965 emigrated to Canada.
four years in the 1970s, he worked with CUSO in the Leeward Islands at
the St. Vincent Technical College, teaching mathematics.
On his return
he studied film at Concordia and in 1977 went to New York University,
were he got his PhD. He got his “dream job” in Film Studies at
Concordia when he was hired in 1989.
Peter Rist became
seriously interested in African-based cultures during his stay in the
Caribbean, and while at NYU, he studied Brazilian and Third World
His other research interest at this time was American silent
film and he
to collect 16mm films.
He loves teaching,
has developed curriculum in history areas, including Chinese, Cuban,
Brazilian and Canadian film. Recently, his research interests have
shifted to East Asian cinemas, and he has read papers on Asian cinema
at conferences in North America and Asia.
has edited books on Canadian and South American Cinema and written
numerous articles on Asian Cinema (including China, Hong Kong, Korea
and Japan) for journals such as CINEACTION, CINEMAYA, ASIAN CINEMA,
SEQUENCES, and 24 IMAGES,
two essays on Korean films to the Japan/Korean volume in the British
regularly to the online journal, OffScreen.
has recently written a chapter for a book on landscape and film, and he
will be delivering related papers at conferences in London (Ontario),
Beijing/Shanghai and Tokyo this summer. He is currently co-authoring
DVDs of two Canadian films from the 1960s, directed by Larry Kent, a
project supported by Heritage Canada.
major pre-occupation is with a history (or "histories") of film style,
and, in line with his teaching a course on the "Moving Camera
Aesthetic," he is planning to produce a DVD-Rom on camera movement that
could plot the stylistic history of camera movement.
Rist brings us an unusually wide perspective on film, and we can expect
a unique presentation touching on a broad selection of topics.
Registrations must be received by September 15 th .
find a Convention Registration Form, with a Proxy on the reverse side,
and an addressed envelope included in the Fall issue of PANORAMA. If,
and only if, their Membership Fees are in arrears, they will also find
not be able to attend the Convention (and therefore the AGM), are asked
fill in and mail the Proxy
in the accompanying envelope immediately,
and if they received a Membership Renewal Form, to please included that
filled in, with their Membership Fee.
Membership is not required in order to attend the convention.
Members and nonmembers alike who do
intend to attend the Convention, in whole or in part, are asked to
and mail your Convention Registration, along with the Convention
Registration Fee, as soon as possible. Members please remember that IT
WOULD BE WISE TO FILL IN THE
PROXY even if they do plan to attend, as sometimes things don’t go as
are also available here on the SCCA Web site. Please mail them, along
with Convention Registration Fees, to the SCCA Secretary:
3 Wardrope Avenue S.
the CIAFF Presentation on Saturday evening will be sold to the Public
at $12 each.
Convention Registration Fee will be $30 per person, with a $10
reduction for spouses, making it $50 per couple.
be a $5 Deduction for Individual and Family Members of the SCCA,
reducing the cost for an individual member to $25, $45 for a couple if
one is an SCCA Individual Member, or $40 for a couple who have an SCCA
Convention Registration Fee includes Admission to the Saturday evening
no meals included with the Registration Fee, and there are no "daily"
optional Saturday Evening Buffet will cost $25.94, including Taxes and
Tip, and be paid at the Port Stanley Wharf Banquet Hall. On Saturday we
will telephone in a reservation for the number attending.