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Director’s Cut

This week: Director’s Cut. We have three bonus stories that we wanted to put in earlier episodes, but just couldn’t find time for.

This week, we revisit the question of whether it’s the camera or the photographer that makes a great picture. Lisbon Lux Records’ Julien Manaud tells us about the time he suddenly found himself becoming a producer for the first time, a manager, and then a music video director. And to top it all off, he was filming on an iPhone.

Then, more stories answering that question artists love hearing: What would you say you do here? Like, what is your job anyway? We went to Game Discovery Exhibition Edmonton – GDX back in May and spoke to Neil Thompson and David Lam, Art and Animation Director and External Art Director at Bioware (respectively). That’s also where we caught up with Nathan Weatherby and Tyler Copeland, the entrepeneurs behind Polyhobby Studios.

This episode first aired on September 7, 2016.

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Nice Camera

Is it the camera or the photographer that makes a great picture? Is it the artist… or the tools? This week on All That Matters, we compare old and new Doctors Who with Steven Schapansky, co-host of the podcast Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro. Two scenes about the same time-travelling alien with a big blue box, shot almost fifty years apart. How did the look change over the decades, and why?

And we ask Canmore-based photographer Graham Twomey how much credit he gives the fancy gear he uses to take the perfect shot.

This episode first aired on August 17, 2016.

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The Author is Dead

This week: is the author dead? Does it matter what an artist intended when we’re trying to figure out what their work means? We ask Marcelle Kosman and Hannah McGregor, creators of the Harry Potter podcast Witch Please, why it’s worth reading the Harry Potter books as if author JK Rowling is dead. Then we ask translator Chantal Wright whether the original author gets lost in a translation, and what gets poured in. Finally, we ask Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky why he rarely comments on the political meaning of his photographs of extreme landscapes created by humans.

This episode first aired on May 6, 2015.

Special bonus content! This is an extended version of the interview with Witch Please creators Marcelle Kosman and Hannah McGregor that appeared on the broadcast.

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How art can change a neighbourhood

Herb Varley stands beside a photograph of community members in a tableau recreation of a protest

Vancouver artist Herb Varley shows off images from the Right to Remain project in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. [Photo: Kathryn Lennon]

This week: how can art change a neighbourhood? We’ve got stories about community members’ hopes for how art could make Edmonton’s Alberta Avenue a safer, more welcoming place to live. And a story about a group of artists and researchers determined not to let history repeat itself on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: Herb Varley, Greg Masuda, and Jeff Masuda speak about the Right to Remain project.

This episode first aired on March 11, 2015.