Ian Ruhter – Silver and Light visits Vancouver

One of my coworkers knew I have an interest in photography. She had heard about a giant mobile camera truck using “wet plate” method to creating photos. She said there was a talk taking place on Friday.  That definitely piqued my interest and I looked it up. I found out about Ian Ruhter and his Silver and Light project. The project has landed in Vancouver … Continue reading Ian Ruhter – Silver and Light visits Vancouver

Scion commercial in Vancouver

I think I have way too much video and YouTube on my mind lately… More of Vancouver has been featured in a recent Scion commercial.  I saw this one on the tele the other day.  It shows Granville Street in its new “great white way” look with all the bright white light standards lining the sides.  It also features the car being driven over a … Continue reading Scion commercial in Vancouver

Melbourne Metro PSA – aka Dumb Ways to Die

It looks like this video has been making its viral rounds around the Internet. I’ve already seen it on one of my friend’s Facebook feed and on Jarrett Walker’s Human Transit blog. As I link into the YouTube video, it’s already hit over 23 million views at this point in time. It’s not as hot as Gangnam Style, but still catchy and it hopes to … Continue reading Melbourne Metro PSA – aka Dumb Ways to Die

Vancouver’s Dunsmuir and Granville Streets in Lexus commercial

Here’s something else I came across on streetfilms.org.  It’s a Lexus commercial, but it’s filmed in Vancouver at the intersection of Granville and Dunsmuir Streets.  It’s complete with the separated bike lane in the commercial.  Even though, as Streetfilms points out, there are cars travelling down the bike lane in the commercial.  There’s even one point where a car is going in the wrong direction … Continue reading Vancouver’s Dunsmuir and Granville Streets in Lexus commercial

Expo 86 Videos – reposted

Expo 86 videos. Oh the heady days of the summer of 86. We’re still not the great city of transport we wanted to be. http://ow.ly/e8J3J These are videos that I found in my Tyee news feed. The first video is of the original Mark I SkyTrain racing through the eastern end of the Expo 86 grounds.  There are also clips of the temporary gondola and … Continue reading Expo 86 Videos – reposted

0506HK – Documentary Film

0506HK by Quentin Lee This link was provided courtesy of one of my friends.  He actually encouraged me to see this film when it was screened at a film festival in town last year.  He really enjoyed it.  He has roots in Hong Kong and so the film definitely resonated with him.  My roots are Hong Kong, as well, but much looser. 0506HK tracks Quentin … Continue reading 0506HK – Documentary Film

Unexpected Endorsement by Globe & Mail

Globe & Mail, October 10, 2008 I didn’t expect to be writing this many political posts, but I guess it’s the season for it since I’m reading a lot about the election. I’m very surprised that a major media outlet is publishing an endorsement for one of the prime minister candidates.  Maybe because I’m not a big fan of Harper, that this takes me aback … Continue reading Unexpected Endorsement by Globe & Mail