Episode 7 – RCMP/GRC

Well, this episode was fun. Media Relations Officer, Constable Rob Gardner was my guest for this show. What did I miss all these years? Find the show on ShawTV North Island & Powell River.

The show is now on YouTube! Have a watch from right here if you want!

Note: During the show Rob and I talked about an old training video. The link for it is here. I wanted to put some of it on the show however CBC wanted a lot of cash to allow me to use even a few seconds of the clip.

Here are a few more links to videos that were supplied by the RCMP/GRC:

45 sec TV ad male ENG

45 sec TV ad female ENG

45 sec TV ad male FR

45 sec TV ad female FR

Welcome to Depot ENG

Welcome to Depot FR

Remember, this show is all volunteer. I hope you can help us out in making it stay on-air!

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Volunteer Producer

My bio on ShawTV
My bio on ShawTV

I once did a TV show in Istanbul with a small salary and a zero-production budget. Now, I have a TV show and although ShawTV is co-producing it with me, as you can see, I’m a volunteer/access producer. Which means, I now have no financial gain from doing this. I hope to find sponsors, that may or may not happen. So, it is always nice to know that you support and my hope is that in sharing the people that have a story to tell will make a difference.

With this said, I hope that you can consider making a small donation to the show. I hope that someday soon I can move the show, or create another one with a commercial broadcaster. I have a lot of stories to share and I hope that I can keep doing this. If you cannot help out financially, then all I need is for you to share and comment on the posts I make on my website.

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Episode 6 Aquaculture

Episode number 6 is on air!  The topic is aquaculture.

If you live on North Vancouver Island or in Powell River, check the ShawTV schedule for the show. It airs the next two weeks on. Channel 4. Don’t have ShawTV? No problem you can always watch it on YouTube!

To make it easier for you, you can find the video right here… Enjoy!

Once you’ve watched it, don’t forget to make a comment and share this page!

– Martin

Any contribution helps the show. It’s non-commercial and volunteer.

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YouTube Playlist

xRdsTV on ShawTV

Well, there we go the YouTube playlist is now available for Martin @ the Crossroads.

It is wonderful to report that five of my shows have already aired on ShawTV! The beauty of this is that there are so many ways to watch the show. You can watch it on Shaw’s Channel 4 on the north island and in Powell River throughout on a biweekly rotation of nearly 20 time slots, or you can PVR it. Additionally, once the show has been aired, it is available on YouTube! Yes, you can watch at your leisure whenever and wherever you like.

How do you find the YouTube playlist? Well, my page is the place to get the details. So, for those of you that have not found a way to watch, all you have to do is click here for the playlist! From art to aviation. How about hockey? You cannot not find something to watch so far. And! There is much more to come!

Remember! The more you watch the better my chances are of finding sponsors!

Martin

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xRdsTV – Episode 5

Here is episode 5 of Martin at the Crossroads (aka xRdsTV)! Aviation is the topic! My favourite!

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Green Screens and behind the scenes

Bunny is my little dog. She is seen here on the green screen cyclorama. Camera testing with animals is a fun yet trying experience. After getting Bunny to be comfortable on the cloth, we found out that she is so white on her chest that she was actually reflecting the green! This makes it almost impossible to do a proper composite background later in post production.

You see, the green will bleed the background video or image onto her body. Not the desired effect. So, turns out we will likely have to go with a blue screen to do any shots with her. Good thing our new screen will be blue!

Bunny acting
Bunny acting

We hope to share our video with Bunny in another acting video. Real soon I hope!

– Martin

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Debut Show is Ready

Since July, I have been working on my new show. There was the pilot, that was actually more the audition for the show. Once I was accepted by ShawTV to produce the show, we went into pre-production mode. Well, sort of. In the talk based world of TV, sometimes real world events put a camera and microphone in your face when least expected. Not a problem for me but it’s never a dull day in my life.

From street interviews, guest interviews, location selection, all take time and, of course, expense. Looking for sponsorship, gaining access to unusual places, and arranging volunteers to help out are all a lot of fun and craziness. Of course, there’s a little creativity happening as well. With all the work done so far, we now have the debut ready for air next week, and as well, we have two more instalments ready for air as well.

The show will be in a half-hour format and will repeat at different hours through the week. Once the show has been broadcast, it will then be made available on the ShawTV North Island YouTube channel.

A new episode will be aired every two weeks and will have a new guest along interviews from ‘everyday’ people who live in the region. So if you see the ShawTV/ Martin @ the Crossroads sign up at events, malls and parks, come by and say a few words on camera!

Stay tuned!

Martin

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S01 E01 Martin at the Crossroads – YouTube

Here it is, the YouTube version of S01 E01 of Martin at the Crossroads!

The show is somewhat basic in production. In any case, the content is most important. Chelsea was a wonderful guest. Her story warmed my heart from the first time I heard it. I hope to spend more time at the tribal centre in future. The ‘Big House’ is a special place for me now. I’m happy that it is just minutes away from where I live.

For the production stsrting in September I hope to have a new intro and some graphics included in  the show.

Enjoy!

Martin

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New TV Show

Well, what can I say? The new TV show was taped yesterday. After all the planning, and preparations, once it was all done, I went home and slept for two hours. I forgot the energy and inertia that is involved in doing these shows. Good news it went well. So well that the station not only liked the pilot, they want a weekly show starting as soon as possible. Most likely in the fall. But we have the opportunity to do a few this summer.

I will let you all know when the show will premiere on Shaw TV. The show will air sometime during the week of July 10th, 2017.  If you are not a Shaw Cable subscriber, the show will be available online once the show airs on the channel.

Stay close! More to follow!

Martin

 

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