“No worker is inherently vulnerable. Workers are made vulnerable by laws that facilitate relationships of inequality and laws that fail to address exploitation. We need to name both: how that inequality is constructed and who benefits from it.”​
- Fay Faraday
Canadian Labour Congress

Speaker & Panel Video Introductions

To note at this point in my career and time in the Ottawa circle, I was being trusted to create pieces like these with virtually no management. I was given a brief and some in many cases a short script and left to my own devices.

Which brings me to the second main task I had for the Convention. Making short, bilingual video introductions for all of the featured Speakers and Expert Panels. Which required some creative problem solving, since there was little to no video footage to be shot, or already available to use in these pieces. So, employing their brand guide, fonts, colours I got busy sourcing and cropping static images, compiling the bilingual voice overs and some toe-tapping music. I wanted music with some bombastic some high and low pass levels, the kinds that could make the constituents tables jitters and be felt on the convention floor.

Chief Billy Two-Rivers
Direction, editing, animation.
Daniel Boyer & Danielle Casara
Direction, editing, animation.
Denis Coderre
Direction, editing, animation.
Sharan Burrow
Direction, editing, animation.
Susan Delacourt
Direction, editing, animation.
Frank Graves
Direction, editing, animation.
Expert Panel I
Direction, editing, animation.
Expert Panel II
Direction, editing, animation.
Expert Panel III
Direction, editing, animation.
Expert Panel IV
Direction, editing, animation.

Credits.

Produced by: MediaStyle

Scripted by: Canadian Labour Congress & MediaStyle

Directed, animated and edited by: Benjamin Dickerson

y = why, purpose, cause, mission, opportunity, ideas, innovation, stories, influence, constituents, votes, activation, inspiration, encouragement, culture, resolve, ability, determination, strength, character, belief, unity, audacity, equity, fairness
Why
is the root,
the variable at the source,
it lives in the places where our stories are born.
Why
is the root,
the variable at the source that fuel a drive to inspire.
Why
is the root,
the variable at source of our need to grow the hope to affect positive change.
I am brd(y),
a function of the variable,
serving to connect.