We are all Cyborgs Now


“And the other thing that happens is that we’re all carrying around little Mary Poppins technology. We can put anything we want into it, and it doesn’t get heavier, and then we can take anything out.”

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Westdale Film Festival

Imagine the auditorium a buzz with excitement as the Oscar winners rush on stage to receive their prize. The audience laughs and gasps during the screening of the winning films. This is how student work should be  shared!

Former Westdale students, Stefan Pejic, David Gunn and Khalin Elliott, once the stars of the Media Art program, are now  celebrating the new talent and presenting the Oscars. We also had Nathan Fleet, an established musician and successful filmmaker and curator of the Hamilton Film Festival  return to present the best short films. All the films were judged by our returning student presenters, plus Lock 3 Media, a documentary film production company and Miles Davren, film editor.

Photos from the show, the crowd – Junior and Senior assemblies, Andre  for  tech, our student MCs, Dan, Taylor, Milos and John Connolly teacher MC.


The winners are posted on our Vimeo Channel

Next year I think that we will be combining the junior and senior assemblies in order to show all the films to all the students. It is good for the juniors to see what the seniors are producing.

Words of Wisdom from Dr Seuss on Social Media

Green Eggs & Facebook: 15 Social Media tips from Dr. Seuss
1. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
-Authenticity and transparency in social media is the green in the green eggs and ham.  I like realness Sam I am! Don’t be somebody different offline than you are on Twitter and Facebook.  There is one you.

2. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those that matter don’t mind and those that mind don’t matter!”
Quit worrying 24/7 about what everyone thinks of you. Build your plan, work your plan and get out there!  Yes you will need to manage your brand, reputation and image online. However, make it real!

Some good advice and encouragement from Pam Moore socialmediatoday.com