Friday, November 28, 2008

The Paper Trail

"The Paper Trail" is a new feature in Boyle McCauley News Actually, it isn't a feature, but one of those quirky space-fillers that lets readers in on a behind the scenes look at what goes into producing the paper. Specifically, "The Paper Trail" documents my journey as an avid walker. I walk all over the neighbourhood, and also in other places, on BMC News-related business. Especially when I am finding cool and interesting general interest photos, I find myself walking around sometimes for an hour or so at a time (weather permitting). One day it occurred to me that it would be very revealing to keep track of how much I am actually walking. So, wearing a pedometer, I began charting my walks with the intention of totally the number of kilometers from one deadline to the next. The December issue will feature the first result of this endeavour. I myself was surprised to learn how far I had gone. Stay tuned for the December issue to find out - it should be online very soon.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Our AGM Video - Version 2008

Last year, when we were getting ready for our Annual General Meeting, I decided to bring my video camera along and tape some of the fun and frantic preparations in the kitchen. This year, even though we decided to go a slightly different route with the food, I still thought it would make for a fun memory to catch some of the highlights. So here, it is, the Boyle McCauley News official 2008 AGM video:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November's Issue

November's issue is online. Actually, it has been for a while now, but silly me forgot to blog it. Oh well - without further ado: November 2008.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

We're On YouTube

At our Editorial Committee meeting this afternoon we toyed with the idea of putting some of the video I shoot at events around the neighbourhood online. The result of this discussion is our new channel at YouTube!

So far, I have added as favourites the videos I previously uploaded to my own channel, but original content is coming soon. It will feature local events as well as some BMC News happenings.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Learning the Mac

I am using this blog post to practise working with a Mac laptop we now have. This Mac will help me take a more active role in the production and design aspects of the paper, as well as be a backup if anything ever happens to Vikki's system. I used a Mac in high school and in University for a couple of years until PCs took over everything. So, this is a real adventure familiarizing myself with all the different menus and commands once again. Actually, it is also a lot of fun. Combine this with a Blackberry I recently was upgraded to by my cell phone provider, and I have had to learn a lot of technological things over the past few weeks. But that is okay because I like technology. In this line of work, I don't really have much of a choice!