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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.

Kids These Days

Kids these days with their Pokémons and their decadently wide sleeves… On today’s episode of All That Matters: are kids these days really the worst generation ever? We head out to catch Pokémon with Edmonton’s Sean Walker, and Professor Mau Chuan-Hui helps us take a look at the women who broke imperial dress codes during the Qing Dynasty.

This episode first aired on August 3, 2016.

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Avatars

This week: Avatars. We were really curious how composite sketches are made, so we went straight to the source: the Edmonton Police Service’s Sgt Alanna Harrison joins us to tell us about the emotional and labour-intensive process of building a sketch of a suspect. And digital artist Braxton Penner joins us to talk about how digital avatars are made for video games.

You can watch Braxton Penner’s 3D modeling and texturing demo reel online here:

3D Modeling and Texturing Demo Reel Braxton Penner 2016 from Braxton Penner on Vimeo.

Demo Reel for Braxton Penner (2016)

Song Credit – San Holo Remix – Dr.Dre, The Nest Episode.

This episode first aired on April 27, 2016.

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Our Princess is in Another Castle

This week: what do you do when you get to the end… and it’s not the end? We talk to Callahan Connor (aka rapper C-Command) about the frustrating charms of Super Mario Brothers. Then former Rent star Christian Mena tells us how he ended up back in Edmonton running three snappy restaurants. And LJ Tresidder of Enchanted Fables tell us what it’s like to put kids in the middle of their own princess story.

This episode first aired on July 29, 2015.

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Making Sense

This week: how can we make art more accessible for everyone? We talk to Edmonton Digital Arts College’s Owen Brierley and Mark Barazzoul about how to make video games better for users with visual and hearing impairments. Then we find out how the Nina Haggerty Centre in Edmonton supports artists with disabilities, and why Toronto’s Restaurant O.Noir invites diners to eat in the dark.

This episode first aired on March 25, 2015.