My First Week at inMotion

My First Week at inMotion

 By Ruth Peter Okoro, inMotion Summer Student I want to be a Film & TV director, and everyone that I meet in this profession tells me that a lack of experience will lower my chances. This is also true in many other fields – an individual can look great on paper, with the best academic records, but their work experience will differentiate them from the other people applying for the same job. I decided to look for work with inMotion... Read More...

inMotion opens Toronto production office

inMotion opens Toronto production office

On the eve of the twentieth century, their bespectacled faces bright with prosperity, owners of the Toronto Carpet Manufacturing Company celebrated the fact that every homeowner in the free world wanted TCMC’s signature chenille below their feet.  A new, revolutionary factory was going up on King Street West to supply the growing demand.  In 1899, this was a staggering, Canadian-made success story that saw nearly 1,000 employees move into a state-of-the-art facility, where they could practice their craft using the... Read More...

inMotion Does Las Vegas! – National Association of Broadcasters Conference

inMotion Does Las Vegas! – National Association of Broadcasters Conference

By Paul Kite From April 16th to April 19th, I will be in Las Vegas attending the National Association of Broadcasters Conference. It is one of the most exciting and fun conferences to attend.  Last year I tried to get to as many of the exhibitors as I could, and wore out many pairs of shoes in the process by walking the equivalent of several marathons (I kid -  it was only one pair of shoes!). With inStox launched and... Read More...

Invest Ottawa Launch Video


We explored our hometown at all times of the day and night, ARRI Alexa in hand, to shoot this piece for the City’s revamped economic development agency, Invest Ottawa. Read More...

inMotion Team Members Win OIFF 72-Hour Film Challenge

inMotion Team Members Win OIFF 72-Hour Film Challenge

“Encore,” an original film written, shot, and edited by inMotion team members Robin Léveillé and Jonathan Kischel with Valerie St. Arnaud and Cierra Campeau, walked away with first place from the Ottawa International Film Festival’s annual 72-hour film challenge. The award was announced during an evening gala at the Lieutenant’s Pump on Thursday, February 16th. Jonathan and Robin recently sat down to describe their experience, and what it took (besides caffeine) to win such a tough competition. MF: Tell me... Read More...

inMotion, Alone

inMotion, Alone

Got to the office earlier than usual today, and took my Starbucks cup for a little walk through the building.  I was looking for the kind of slow-engine roll-over that thousands of people do in thousands of offices every morning.  Hey, how’s it going, nice shirt, any plans for the weekend, please stop raiding my stash of jelly bellies, etc. But I was thwarted: this place was completely, unequivocally empty.  I felt like I was wandering a post-apocalyptic world, with... Read More...

There’s a New Intern in Town.

There’s a New Intern in Town.

By Brandon Rushton Entering the professional world in any field is a scary thing.  The fear (mingled with excitement) is heightened in the film or multimedia industries, where you must prove yourself at every step. A good way to combat this fear is to become the dreaded Intern. For people like myself, though, being an intern is a freedom unlike any other.  It’s a privilege to be taken in and shown the ropes from industry professionals.  In my case, these... Read More...

Unleashing the Audiophile – Musings on Music

Unleashing the Audiophile – Musings on Music

I was squished in a van filled with my siblings and cousins, heading back to Ottawa from a trip I cannot remember.  It was a crisp night and I was fast asleep, snuggled between my brother, Cung, and my sister, Nicky.  My brother impishly tickled my nose with a piece of white polyester stuffing from his winter coat, waking me into a grouch.  Once Cung was scolded for waking me and I knew that my cousins had failed to convince... Read More...

From Behind the Lens: Making Jeff Callery’s “Long Days”

From Behind the Lens: Making Jeff Callery’s “Long Days”

When we heard the news that we would have the opportunity to work on a music video for “Long Days” by Jeff Callery, the entire production team immediately went to work. The ideas in our minds quickly unfolded into visions of scenery, camera settings and angles. We are very fortunate to have the best tools in the industry to produce our projects. The Arri Alexa can record images in a similar way celluloid film behaves under a scanner. This means... Read More...

What you missed if you missed the party

What you missed if you missed the party

It starts somewhere between your home and Carling Avenue, as your taxi hums along winter-slick streets.  You’ve heard about the drivers they’ve hired to shuttle everyone home after the party, and the thought gives you a little thrill, like you’re a celebrity.  You sneak a glance at your reflection in the car window.  City lights rise and fade beyond your face and you feel a pang of pity for everyone driving in the opposite direction.  They don’t know what you... Read More...

Preparing for the inMotion Party (or: Revisioning Woolf)

In Mrs. Dalloway, the masterpiece-slash-doorstop (depending on your point of view) by Virginia Woolf, readers hang out with the heroine and her entourage as they prepare for a party. As you might know, we, too, are preparing for a party, and you are invited. Wherever she is, toying with the rocks in her pockets and looking down upon us, I think Virginia would approve. We are following her criteria, after all. Like Clarissa Dalloway, we have to-do lists and cleaning... Read More...

inMotion Profile: Megan Findlay

inMotion Profile: Megan Findlay

As part of our ongoing series of family portraits, we present you with inMotion writer and producer Megan Findlay. We thought it fitting that she participated in this interview, which took place in inMotion’s sun-soaked kitchen on a quiet afternoon, exactly one year to the day after choosing to join forces with inMotion. To learn more about the people you’ll work with when you work with inMotion, visit our first profile piece. This series will be updated regularly, so don’t... Read More...

Though we still retain an air of mystery

Though we still retain an air of mystery

For a long time, we’ve simply been “the black building at the end of the street.” It’s what our clients heard when they asked how to find us, and it’s what we saw when we arrived each morning. This was not necessarily a bad thing. How often does a video producer get to feel like a secret agent? Lurking around unmarked buildings and such? Conducting classified business? [I dropped in at the vet hospital right across the street last week... Read More...

In My Father’s Name

In My Father’s Name

When I was a kid, I remember watching my father write his signature. Perhaps not a typical childhood memory to have, but for me it is a vivid, lasting one. My father would concentrate on the offered document, or personal cheque, or family birthday card as though he was about to write the two most important words in the world: John Fodey. Well, to be precise, it was always John T. Fodey. There were rarely times when the T wasn’t... Read More...

inMotion Profile: Greg Pilsworth

inMotion Profile: Greg Pilsworth

As a handsome prime-time Mad Man once said, change is inevitable.  It’s how you react that determines success or failure.  At inMotion, we are reacting by blogging!  Our team is expanding, our building is buzzing, our cameras are flying off the shelves.  Pat McGowan, company prez, is leading this evolution with deft precision.  To celebrate his vision and bring us closer to each other as colleagues and friends, we will document part of this change through bi-monthly profiles of inMotion... Read More...

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