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Point Pelee National Park
July 05 2018

  

Affinity was super excited to be chosen to produce Point Pelee's Visitor's Centre Video and deliver the video in May 2018. It's no secret that we revere our National Park, Marine Conservation and Heritage sites.  Lucky for us that we met and worked with Windsor's Suede Productions.  A VERY talented, generous, dedicated group of filmmakers.  Thanks guys!  Everyone go visit a National Park!!  

 







Premiere of Canada C3 - Coast to Coast to Coast
June 28 2018

All eyes were on the giant CINÉ+ screen at the Canadian Museum of History for the June 26 premiere of "Canada C3 - Coast to Coast to Coast", an inspiring 46-minute documentary retracing the 150-day journey of the Polar Prince icebreaker from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage in 2017.

As the Museum's CINÉ+ Canada C3 page describes:

"From coast to coast to coast, the expedition and its diverse teams of Canadians, sailed over 25,000 kilometres, visiting communities, national parks, marine protected areas, and many other remote and extraordinary corners of the country, while discovering and sharing profound stories about the people, places, wildlife, history and cultures that make up this vast and diverse country – a community of communities."

Affinity was thrilled and honoured to be part of the post-production team bringing this beautiful and heartfelt story to life.  Affinity Audio's Jordy Bell provided an immersive 5.1 audio mix while Chris Coote worked his DaVinci Resolve colour grading magic to weave hundreds of shots from multiple cameras into a seamless visual whole.  Finally, David Zimmerly encoded both the English and French versions into 4K UHD DCP masters for pristine playback from the Museum's 60,000 lumens 4K digital laser projection system.

It was a pleasure to collaborate with the project's directorial and editorial team, the producers and coordinators, as well as with the Museum's CINÉ+ staff to complete and deliver the program, and in a remarkably short time!  It was also wonderful to finally meet each other in-person at the premiere since the team members were literally scattered across Canada during post.

"Canada C3 - Coast to Coast to Coast" will play exclusively at the Canadian Museum of History throughout the summer of 2018.  Congratulations to everyone!

https://www.historymuseum.ca/event/canada-c3/

https://www.museedelhistoire.ca/event/canada-c3/

Left to right:  Jordy Bell - Audio Engineer, Claudine Bergeron - Co-Director/Editor, Léonie T-Clavette - Director/Editor, Chris Coote - Colourist, David Zimmerly - 4K DCP Mastering







Hello Sunshine
June 13 2018

Check out Affinity’s new SourceMaker 4’ x 8’ Hybrid LED Blanket!  Contrary to what our fine equipment technicians may have said, this is not to be used on cold winter nights to keep you and your co-workers cozy and warm.  It is to be used as a versatile lighting solution.  The blanket uses colour correct LED ribbons to achieve a wide range of clean colour temperatures ranging from 2675K-6010K.  The LED’s are Cinema Quality 95+ CRI. 

Other than use on productions, we find it brightens up any dreary, rainy day meeting!







Summer is here...
June 01 2018

and the kids are alright!  Enjoy your weekend.... 







Beta
May 18 2018

Beta is getting her chill-on for the long weekend.  Have a good one, all!!







Sarah
April 19 2018

We're so happy to officially welcome Sarah to Affinity as our new Producer!!

Sarah Kryszak comes with a full tool kit. She brings the bi in bilingual, 15 years of makeup and acting experience, 10 years of production coordination and project management. Sarah can ensure the job is finessed from conception to completion, while shaping your eyebrows! Just don't get her started about cats… prrrrrrrr







LOP
April 13 2018

How lucky are we to be Canadians and live in the capital of this wonderful country?!  Affinity is proud to be working on a video celebrating the history of the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings just before it goes undercover for a complete 10 year renovation!







Health Canada
March 23 2018

We recruited our friends and family with teenagers and produced a campaign to influence Canadians to reach for beverages that aren't loaded with sugar.  Thanks to all! With an incredible team (Katie Tallo, Director, Karl Roeder, DOP, Roland Marckwort, Gaffer and Tech Asst., Sarah Kryszak, Producer and Makeup / Wardrobe, Chris Coote, Post Production), we knocked the socks off this thing!  SWEET! Stay tuned for the spots coming next week... and have a fabulous weekend.   







It's December!
December 04 2017

The Christmas Elves (Dave Gallant and Diane Camelin) have set up the Affinity Christmas tree.  There are presents starting to appear underneath!  We are collecting for the Ottawa Mission and if you would like to contribute, please drop off any donations.  It will be nice to see you for some Christmas cheer (we always have so-so coffee on hand!)  Here is the list of most needed:

We appreciate any donation you are able to make!

  • New men’s underwear (sizes SM – XXL)
  • Men’s disposable razors, shaving cream & deodorant
  • New or gently used bath towels
  • New or gently used men’s steel toed work boots, sizes 9 to 12
  • New or gently used men’s Fall coats
  • New or gently used men’s jeans, sizes M-XL






Wild Time
December 01 2017

Guess who came to visit the Affinity shop?  Berkeley, the 10 week old bobcat.  OH SO CUTE!  The whole office stopped working while she was here.  Have a great weekend!







In the Audio Booth with the Martels
November 16 2017

Having fun ... in the audio booth at Affinity (Atomic) Audio, voicing the first episode of the second season of CRTC's the Martels.  Check the family out and "like them" on Facebook ... cause gosh, darn they're likable - !  https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/martel/

 







Affinity Audio (Atomic) Riverdale ADR Session
November 08 2017

What's happening at Affinity (Atomic) Audio?  We're slowly making a name change transitioning from Atomic Audio to Affinity Audio.  In the meantime, our studios are busy - keeping Jordy and Serge, audio engineers extraordinaire hopping. 

Earlier this week, we had a visit from a member of Riverdale's most renowned motorcycle gang - the Southside Serpents.  Toni Topaz (Ottawa's Vanessa Morgan) was in the vocal booth at Atomic Audio, recording ADR (automated dialogue replacement) for Season 2 of the popular Netflix series.

The session was completed using Source Connect, allowing us to send high quality audio and timecode (used for syncing recording systems with studios that are thousands of miles away) in real-time, ensuring accurate takes and perfect sound quality every time. Yay!







Bank of Canada Currency Museum
October 27 2017

The Bank of Canada's new (opened July 1) Currency Museum is showing the Affinity produced C150 Bill video.  Wacky dimensions - 7296 pixels X 1368 pixels, but we made it work!  







POLICE AND PEACE OFFICERS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL -
September 29 2017

9 videographers, 9 camera packages, 2 jibs and a sound guy!  Last Sunday we brought together some of our favourite shooters to cover the National Police Service Memorial on Parliament Hill.  It was a HOT one - members on parade and folks in the audience were dropping like flies under the heat of the sun ... but not our team!  And they were up on roofs or running around with cameras, tripods, extra batteries and media discs.  Awesome work guys, gal, and the Affinity Production Services team. And thank you!

*Of course we all wanted to have them move the Ryder truck for our impromptu group shot! 

 







TSN
September 22 2017

There's a lot going on at Affinity!  Last week we had 3 HUGE TSN shoots to gather the media assets and player profiles for the upcoming NHL Season. Check out the Crocs on Karlsson!!

Way to go A Team!!

photo credit:  Brad Cotten (grip)