The New Show

Well, taping of the new show is done! Today time seemed to be both fast and slow.  The part I know best is the interview. Timing is everything in an interview. It’s a surreal place as an interviewer as while the guest is talking, you have to formulate the next question. Since I never script an interview, it’s not as easy as it looks.

Television studio set
ShawTV studio

Good news is the show will air the week of July 10th and after that it will be available on the station’s YouTube channel. I will share it all as soon as I know the air dates.

View from the interviewer's chair in a TV studio.
View from the interviewer’s chair
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Quote of the day… I Think… 

Sometimes I think too much… Other times maybe too little… I call it overthink or underthink.

My ‘think’ for today:

“Sometimes I feel humanity deserves its misery as when someone comes along that can solve it, the masses ridicule them into oblivion.”

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Localization and World News on the Internet

Localization and World News on the Internet. What is localization on the internet? How does it affect you?

Find out March 22, 2017 at the VIRL Courtenay branch at 6:00pm.

Localization is a global system that in effect, may foster censorship and propaganda. How so? Let Martin Anthony walk you through his understanding of this seemingly invisible firewall of free information. His experience with topics of the internet started, in Vancouver, prior to the dot com era. He sat on committees (Praxis and AES) that discussed copyright protection long before it was an issue.

In later years, he became manager and Editor in Chief of the English Internet department of a privately owned Turkish news agency in Istanbul. There he worked with journalists from around the world. Martin later hosted a TV talk show in Istanbul where he interviewed scores of guests ranging from a former Whitehouse security chief, to world famous musicians.

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Springtime in Istanbul – Behind the Scenes

It was a cold day, but the sun came out. It was springtime in Istanbul. Looking back at this behind the scenes shoot. It was a hectic rush and lots of people and gear. The video was excellent, however, the audio never got to the camera. Thus an 18 hour day of filming interviews and stand-ups was lost.
Well, this experience taught me two things:
Yes, grown men cry, and two… always have your phone in your shirt pocket recording audio.

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2017 So Far

I have to admit that I have some great people in my past, present, and future. 

Reconnecting with old friends is wonderful. Making new friends is also special. Of course there are a few people who I’ve met briefly in my new city that I’m sure we’ll also become close. 

So much water under the bridge in 2016 made it difficult to focus for me. An unknown health issue led to emergency surgery removed a nasty abscess from my cheek. This apparently zapped my energy for a long time. My excellent doctor friend and musical cohort, took care of that emergency within hours. 

Setting up shop back in Canada, means a new home, a car, and all the things necessary to have a place to put my socks. Not an easy task when you have a life 10,000 km away too! 

Voice overs, writing, renovations, and all that were put on top of my already busy schedule. No rest for the weary. 

This year is a clean slate year for me. I hope it is for you too. I left the baggage that’s not mine on the carrousel. Where it can be picked up by those who actually owns it! 

Best wishes to you and yours! 

Martin 

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Boxing Day 2016

Such a nice day to sleep in, not feel rushed, and to maybe find a deal on something you really need that’s on sale. 

So found a few household items and left the crowds buying big TV set in their line ups. 

Eggnog and a nice fire in the wood stove makes the storm outside more romantic than ominous. 

Bring on the new year I say! Best wishes for your 2017!

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