Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Am I crazy? Don't answer that!
Why am I moving to Toronto?
Lots of reasons...But I only want to talk about a few of them.
I have been thinking about moving to the center of the universe (Toronto) for a long time.
I have blogged about it on here a few times. You can almost watch the progress of my decision.
Well, I just needed an excuse. I was asked what my summer plans were a few months back...
I had not planned to move this summer. It was not on my radar. My vague idea of moving to Toronto one day needed a catalyst. The catalyst is The Hour. What?
When I was little I wanted to be a camera operator. What?
I took Creative Arts in CEGEP (College) with that goal in mind until I saw that CFCF was using robotic cameras for the news... I thought, that's the future , no more camera operators... :-(
...20 years later, in the studio of The Hour, I see people operating the studio cameras as much as they did when I was little.
I guess the robots are out of work.
Thank God for the CBC unions!
I no longer have a big desire to be a camera operator, but I had enjoyed the television, and film, and radio courses I took in CEGEP. We produced a show about Ste Anne de Bellevue on a cable access channel. I got Camera Operator credit!
I have always loved the creative brainstorming and teamwork that television or film production classes allowed.
I wish I had gone on to University at that time, but love, got in the way... That's a whole other story.
My hobby is blogging. My hobby within a hobby is promoting my favourite show on my favourite network. It's almost political. Politicians have supporters who do all they can to get the get message out. It's kinda like that for me... Vote for George and The Hour! Vote for the CBC!
That is my catalyst for moving to Toronto. I want to work for them. I am not counting on this, but I have to give it a try. I know there are lots of jobs I can do in Toronto. I registered with Staffworks the last time I was in Toronto (to watch the season finale of The Hour).
See, my plans to move to TO were underway back then... The final click had not clicked yet.
All I was planning to do in the fall for The Hour was to come back for a visit with the other Stroumboulopouli, just to sit in the audience and enjoy the show.
In season three they will have a live studio audience for each show.
Now I want to meet the audiences. I want to bring them in to see the show. I want to be a part of the promotional team for The Hour. I could learn so much from the pros, and meet so many of the fans.
Wow, now that is my dream!
Posted by Barbara at 7:38 a.m.