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Staying Current

One of the cool things about Sticky Brain is that, because we are fairly lean, we have a lot of opportunities to try new things. Need that logo flying around? Well, we can hire someone, or we can try it ourselves with the tools we have available. Quite often we have the flexibility to try and learn something new that we can then use in future projects, and at the very least we can know enough to hire great people who truly know their tools well. Knowing your production tools is key in being a great producer. There are also so many places to find reasonably-priced courses online. It’s a dream come true for people who want to fill in gaps, stay current, or try something totally wacky without dropping thousands on courses. And for the right brain (hello…) self-paced online learning is super powerful. One of the courses we just took...

Kids and Technology

Way back in the 1990s, I was lucky enough to work at TVOntario when there was still a lot of in-house production. Current Affairs, Science, Health, Arts, and of course a diverse Children’s department made a lot of television that lives on in the memories of many people around the world. The Children’s unit had a wealth of experience, experienced educators and some of the most talented craftspeople I’ve encountered in my increasingly long career. It helped me discover a love for inspiring young people that I like to think I touched on when I had a couple of kids of my own. My time working at TVO and TFO combined with my own love of technology and left me inspired that somehow there was room for cool things to happen when you let people who are great at what they do try out new tools. People were more excited...