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  • Press Release: Grade seven students learn life skills through documentary filmmaking

    Press Release: Grade seven students learn life skills through documentary filmmaking

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grade seven students learn life skills through documentary filmmaking Date: Tuesday, March 19, 7-9 pm Location: Langevin School (107 – 6A Street NE), Calgary After five months working with Calgary 2012 Artist-in-Residence Chris Hsiung, 120 grade seven students from the Langevin School are showcasing their best documentary short videos at a school-organized film festival. The film festival will be taking place tonight from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Langevin School (107 – 6A Street NE). Two […]

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  • Reel World Youth at the Langevin School

    Reel World Youth at the Langevin School

    The last five months I’ve been teaching the entire Langevin School grade seven contingent on how to make a short documentary video. With four classes of thirty students each giving me roughly 120 students and 4 teachers to work with, this has been a challenging and exciting project. This article captures some of my learning from the experience in case others want to do the same.   The Goal As before with the Alice Jamieson School, I wanted to see […]

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  • Why Ideas of Other People Matter

    Why Ideas of Other People Matter

    Over the last couple months, I’ve been recording speakers engaged with a variety of significant topics. Urban design, public art, child soldiers, early childhood development, new monetary systems… these are the reasons I got into documentary video in the first place. It affords me the pleasure of exploring subjects we often ignore in our day to day lives. But more significantly, the issues we are facing are systemic, and so it will take a systemic approach. We can no longer […]

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  • The Art of Shooting Sport

    The Art of Shooting Sport

    When I took on the Artist in Residency with Sport Calgary, I never imagined I would end up swimming underwater with a camera, skating on the ice with my gear, or looking over the edge of a rock. But here I am working with six different amateur athletes in six very different environments. Every shoot is an intriguing puzzle requiring a different way of thinking. So what am I doing? My goal is to show what sport can develop in […]

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  • Message from the Field: In Kathmandu

    Message from the Field: In Kathmandu

    With a slow internet connection, intermittent power, I did manage to get one video message out while I was shooting a documentary in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Chris Hsiung
chris@hiddenstory.ca
403-660-2187