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, 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!
Just taking a quick break from my filming schedule to send out this post.
As you know, the world is changing as to how we obtain information and as is the quality of that information. Of course, we also know that publicity is just important as having the funds to produce a TV program or podcast. So I decided to to write this post…
I would like to mention the support needed to ensure the new shows can be both high in production quality and with interesting guests. I already have to drive to another city to tape the shows. I also spend countless hours arranging and planning. Since I am the producer, I’m responsible. So you can see there is a need for this post asking for support and sponsorship.
ShawTV is doing a great job to accommodate me in producing this show. The team there is amazing, fun, and highly professional. Martin @ the Crossroads will air weekly in the fall and this means that I have the next few weeks to get everything in place. Since I don’t have Daddy Warbucks as a dad, I need to ask you for your support. There are three ways you can help.
I have set up a donation link for those of you who wish to support the “Martin @ the Crossroads” TV program as well as the upcoming Podcast series “Just a Chair“. If you can make a donation, I will ensure that your name will be mentioned here on the website, and in the “Thanks to:” credits at the end of the shows. If you would like to volunteer, and learn what it takes to produce a weekly TV show or podcast, please contact me directly.
I have decided to add four sponsors to the show. These sponsors will have a mention on this website, on the show, and in the credits. The full sponsor agreement is available by sending a message via the contact me page. A corporate sponsor can also welcome to make a donation to the show by using the donation link below. We will place your company name in the “Thanks to:” credits.
We of course would appreciate support in any form. If you have a venue we can film from, can supply gifts, discounts, food, for the volunteers that make the show happen all is welcome. As well, I am always looking for guests! If you know of someone local or coming to town that I should consider please think of me. Please use the contact me page to let me know.