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WOMEN BEHIND CANADIAN TV LAINIE KNOX

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Lainie Knox Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The TV Junkies: Can you share some about your background with us? Did you always want to work behind the camera?Lainie Knox: Yes, I think I always wanted to be behind the camera, I just didn’t really know how to go about it. When I was in university I did a double major in communication studies and environmental studies, and I really really wanted to make nature/travel/human rights documentaries. David Suzuki was my hero and I wanted to work on shows like that quite badly. I went to school in Montreal, which was quite economically depressed at the time, and I wasn’t a francophone so I never really imagined myself staying there. I always knew that I would move to Toronto. The industry was busy and the economy was booming. It felt like the place to be. So I moved right after school and did anything I could in the industry. None of it was any actual production and it was actually very challenging to get any experience on set at the time. I just did admin/PA work until I got a job on a TV show as a 2nd assistant editor, logging footage for a kids’ wildlife show.There I got to see how “it” all worked. While doing the job I was hired to do, I made it clear to the producer that I was very interested in camera. The crew came back to Canada and I was hired as the PA, driver, gear humper, slater etc. I worked 18-20 hour days all summer and was happy as a clam doing it. After a season or two with that show, I took The CSC Camera Assistant course — the only course back in the day — and sponged up all the info, met some great people I still know and work with, and learned a lot. I started 2nd assisting for someone I met there on shorts, music videos, low budget shows and then my focus puller went into the union so he was sending me his non-union work to focus pull, so I upgraded myself and taught myself how to do it, quickly. [laughs]Later, I joined the union as a 1st and did about a film a year, but I mainly lived in commercials and music videos. The DPs I worked with were just in that world, which I am grateful for because I think being in those realms can be more creative in many ways. Music videos are/were especially more free and creative. There’s less at stake. All that time I was always working on my own projects and trying to DP/operate more. Then I got a call to operate from a DP I had focus pulled for numerous times. He knew I was driven to operate and he is the one who offered me my first show, Season 1 of Killjoys. Now I shoot 2nd unit on the show for him and I get to play and learn and it’s a lot of fun. Many people are drawn to working in television because of its collaborative nature. Working on a show really can make you feel like a part of one giant family, and since you often have to spend a lot of time and work very long hours with that family, it’s important to like them. That importance of finding good collaborators is a lesson that camera operator Lainie Knox has learned time and again throughout her career.Knox has worked her way up from a PA on set to operating the “A” camera on shows like CBC’s Workin’ Moms. In addition to the comedy series, Knox also just wrapped shooting Season 2 of ANNE and will soon return to Killjoys, where she served as “B” camera operator last season.Knox also recently with The TV Junkies as part of our Women Behind Canadian TV series to further discuss her career. She recalled for us how she has found herself at times as the only female technician on set, but has been lucky to surround herself with supportive colleagues, regardless of gender. She also talked about working on shows with female showrunners and how she thinks more women are getting into tech roles.center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook read more

Bahamas Davis secures near 80 of PLP vote

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#PhillipDavisnewPLPleader Davis officially sworn in as Opposition Leader Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – October 27, 2017 – Nearly 80% of the delegates’ votes went to Philip Brave Davis to make him officially now the leader of the Opposition, Progressive Liberal Party.It was evident that the country’s oldest living political party was not yet ready to make the history making move of having the first female party leader in Glenys Hanna Martin who lost soundly in the race, which ended two days before her birthday which is today.The MP for Englerston got 300 votes while Davis, the MP for Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador took the title with a whopping 1,004.Grand Bahama resident, Troy Garvey had three votes in support of his bid with 12 spoiled ballots, according to media reports. Recommended for youlast_img read more

TMCP to crack down on those demanding money for admissions

first_imgKolkata: A day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee instructed police commissioner Rajeev Kumar to take stern action against those involved in collecting money for giving admission in colleges, Trinamool Chatra Parishad (TMCP) has also decided to crack the whip against such individuals.TMCP president Jaya Dutta will hold a meeting with student representatives from various colleges at Trinamool Bhavan beginning from Monday, giving clear instructions of abstaining from demanding money from any student for admission. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”The party has made it clear that those who will disobey the directions in this regard and will indulge in corruption for his/her own interest, will have to land in jail. There will be no place for him/her in the party,” Dutta said, who had been assigned the responsibility to communicate the party’s strong stand in this regard.It has been learnt that Dutta will hold a meeting with representatives from Central Kolkata colleges on Monday, South Kolkata colleges on Tuesday and North Kolkata colleges on Wednesday. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPIt may be mentioned that immediately after the CM’s instructions, Kolkata Police on Staurday posted a message on their Facebook page, inviting complaints against people who are demanding money to ensure admission to colleges. It has been learnt that the Chief Minister became furious after reports of students asking for money from freshers to get them admitted in different colleges surfaced in the media.Acting on two complaints, Kolkata Police have already arrested four students, for allegedly extorting money to arrange seats in colleges. Senior police officials are expected to visit some colleges in the city, to ensure smooth admission procedures on Monday. Extra police force will be deployed outside colleges where admissions are going on. Outsiders will not be allowed inside the college premises and only merit should be the criterion for admission.Kolkata Police has posted on Facebook, asking people to email or WhatsApp complaints about extortion related to college admissions.It may be mentioned that in the core committee meeting held at Netaji Indoor Stadium recently, Mamata Banerjee had categorically said that no money should be taken from students on the pretext of providing admissions in colleges and stern actions would be taken against those involved in the matter.The Bidhannagar City Police, on its Facebook and Twitter page, has put up an email id: [email protected] and a WhatsApp number: 9051518444, on which a person can register his/her complaint if there is a demand for money for admission.last_img read more

Medical Bank gives new clothes sweets to 200 AIDS patients

first_imgKolkata: Medical Bank gave new clothes and sweets to around 200 AIDS patients who are receiving treatment at School of Tropical Medicine (STM).There are indoor patients at STM and also patients who visit theoutdoor regularly.The volunteers of Medical Bank along with the doctors, nurses and para-medical staff of STM went to the patents and gave them new clothes and sweets.Most of the AIDS patients who receive treatment in the indoor section of STM have been deserted by their friends and Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal liferelatives.During the Pujas, they do not get any chance to visit the community Pujas situated in the area like College Square ofMohammad Ali park.D Ashis, general secretary of Medical Bank said: “It is unfortunate that even the educated people believe that AIDS is contagious and do not go to their near and dear ones. The patients feel lonely particularly during the Pujas.For the past 15 years, we give them new clothes and sweets on the day of Tritiya just to communicate to them that they are not alone.”Lauding the venture of Medical Bank, STM doctors said: “Many of the patients feel lonely and depressed as their relatives do not visit them. They do not get new clothes to wear during the days of the Puja. They are really happy to receive the new clothes and sweets. Now, they dont feel alone.”last_img read more