When I’m not being a real-life “Scotty” (as far as computer stuff goes; you really don’t want to let me mess with warp engines), I teach at Halifax NSCC, both the IT and Waterfront Campuses. I specialize in the graphic design courses that focus on the Adobe Creative Suite applications: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. I also teach some web design in my Interactive Design for Music Business course at Waterfront NSCC as part of the larger Music Business program. As well, I have, on the odd occasion, taught a few workshops and given private tutorials.
When I’m not doing any of the above, I also do a little writing. The current projects involve the entertainment industry (no, nothing you’ve seen… yet) and I am developing some films, TV shows, and documentaries in conjunction with a local film production company. I’ll expand on this when things proceed beyond just “in development” talk.
Finally, while I have yet to make a career out of my film writing, I have been involved with a few music video projects. Nearly two years ago, I worked on some miniature effects, props and set pieces for Remedy’s “Up From the Bottom” video:
I also created some props and did some set decoration for a couple of the Stanfields’ videos, “Dirtiest Drunk (In the History of Liquor)” and their latest “Ship to Shore”:
In “Dirtiest Drunk” I provided some of the custom props seen in the bathroom (very briefly), as well as the custom liquor bottles the ‘devil bartender’ holds up. I also helped with some of the set decorations.
In the “Ship to Shore” video, I provided the graphics for the prop “Nunchuko” game and system, which were later used as part of the game intro sequence. There were others created to make the video sequence look a little more “in-game”, as seen below, but were eventually cut: