Showing posts from October, 2007

WoodGreen Interview

On Tuesday, Liz and I went up to WoodGreen Community Services to interview people about Be Your Own Boss Week. They were hosting a seminar to teach you how to run your own business and how to make money. There were a bunch of guest speakers that had a lot to say about how to start your own small business and they gave us some really helpful tips. I had a lot of fun doing it because I’ve never used a tape recorded before and it was my first time hosting an interview. We even got to edit the audio from the interview ourselves (with help from Tyrone). The best part was that we got to air it on the radio , so it was cool to have all my family and friends listening. Before coming here I didn’t know any anything about film or radio and I wasn’t really interested in it, but now that I’ve been here for a while I’m totally into it and it could be definitely be something I pursue as a career. -Christina W

March Against Poverty

Last Wednesday I went to the March Against Poverty at Queen's Park with Liz and Billy. We brought a video camera and microphone along so we could get some interviews and make a short video piece out of it. When we got there it was very chaotic, all kinds of people had flooded Queen's Park to speak out against poverty. Some people wanted to raise the minimum rise to $15.00 per hour. Others were fighting for more money for people on disabilities. There were people rallying for higher welfare money, saying it’s just too difficult to survive on what they currently get. Others wanted more support in paying back their student loans. I really enjoyed being there, and also agreed with what many of the people had to say. It was definitely an experience to remember. The other journalists there were very pushy though. I mean they literally pushed you out of the way to get footage. We did manage to interview about 6 people though and got it all on tape along with action footage of the day’