Well… 2018 is well underway, no turning back. But how do we make it through the busy day? Take out of course! In the Comox Valley, there are some daily rituals and they have to be followed in order, or do they? The show is on air this week on ShawTV Channel 4 in the North Vancouver Island region. It can also be found right here!
I made sure that I was in ‘character’ by having a just woke up look with my hair. Seriously, we make every effort to get the realism happening here at ‘the crossroads’! So take out something for yourself! 😉
Well who would have thought we would see another year? With all the fuss in world politics and those who oppose its long fingers into world affairs. My hope is that we start to look more at the world outside our homes to get the real picture of what’s going on. Are your neighbours happy? Healthy? Properly nourished? It is all our responsibility to ensure our community is well. Let’s be concerned of the world, but our true happiness is right here. If we let news makers do what they want to do (make news of course), they will do it no matter what. It is what makes our global economy work. So in 2018 let’s make news they way it should be made. Locally produced and sourced. We all know someone who lives somewhere. So if we share the news lets do so via our local channels.
I hope that my work in community TV has influences some of you to actually follow it. Local sports, arts, and events are all there. I wish you to spend more time with your local media content. If you have a guest or even an idea for a show, you can be part of the solution of fake news. How about that?
Lots of love and understanding to you all in 2018!
This is the first commercial offering of my artwork to the public. I’m quite excited as I always love to create things. Writing, videos, music, and art. I have been rather distant from the artwork side of things but taking time off from social media this week has inspired me. I hope it inspires you too! I think I captured some of the human body with simple, yet distinguishable, two line drawings. It was a challenge however, I hope they are fun and interesting.
Remember, these may become a collector’s item someday! Who knows? So plan your art portfolio wisely here and now!
#1 – shoulder
#2 – finger
#3 – mandible
#4 – ear
#5 – toe
#6 – elbow
#7 – palm
#8 – eye
Complete Series I
Note: Each signed print comes complete in a simple black frame for hanging or placing on a desk or table. Shipping and taxes are extra. Billing will appear as “SYSSOLAR” on your statement.
Well it seems that since the show started, I have a lot of positive feedback in the sense of online visits to my site. A new design and of course, a new show give me all the promise of an even better 2018 for my program and the creative content I produce for many companies and projects around the world.
Here is a sneak peek at the stats since the show went on air. Given a zero advertising budget and just some simple web SEO have brought around 200 daily visitors to the site and around 400 page visits per day. You can see when the program went “live” and the views increased dramatically. Although my focus is on paying clients for my web design, for my own projects, it’s nice to see some activity here.
Well the end is near and 2017 has been quite a year. I was able to co-produce seven shows this year. Of course, with the best co-producers I have ever worked with. Not to mention the amazing guests supporters and sponsors.
The last week of the year on ShawTV is reserved for the yule log, special shows and events, so I get a week off! Well off air that is. The show usually airs throughout the two week rotation and then on YouTube from there, well, forever.
Although the show is off air, I’m still busy planning for 2018. I will however take this week to stay off social media and let the automated posts do their work. I may not interact with all you wonderful people during this week, however, I can always be reached via direct and private means. So we’re going to have to talk directly. Use the contacts page, messenger, iMessage, FaceTime, my phone number, my text number, and of course, by commenting on this post.
Lots of love, lots of peace, and many happy moments are what I wish for you all!
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!
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!
Any contribution helps the show. It’s non-commercial and volunteer.
It is the Halloween season and where there is a jack o’lantern, there is likely a vampire lurking somewhere. So in the spirit of this haunting night, what guest would not be better for me to find in a darkened building? No other than Dracula himself. In Courtenay of all places. I will be sharing his story and the story of some other characters found in Bram Stoker’s Dracula Ballet. Ballet? Yes, ballet! So, if you did not think ballet was for you… Maybe, just maybe, you’re going to find something else you did not know about yourself. Be prepared to be impressed!
Here is the teaser for the upcoming show featuring Ballet Victoria’s Dracula! Find the schedule on the calendar page – Martin
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!