FROM RICK MERCER:
What can you say about a guy who, just for a laugh, gets you to drop a 20 pound Gemini Award on Peter Mansbridge's head? Roy Belding is an original. He's wildly creative and working with him is a unique pleasure. His talent for television promotion, his visual style, and his eye for directing, shooting and editing are among the best in the country. Roy has been an important part of the success of my shows on CBC TV from This Hour Has 22 Minutes to The Rick Mercer Report and everything in between.
A lot of super talented people worked on this. CBC and outside peeps. The Juggernaught on special effects... and the Baronessez' are just so fun and talented and hilarious and super great to work with... this project was fun from start to finish. I came up with the concept, Directed and Co-Produced. This is the 45 second version.
...but I started to cut a 6 second spot and I was having fun so it turned into this. See more of this kind of stuff on my Jewellery page, including the actual 6 second spots for super talented Toronto Jewellers Cinelli Maillet.
In April, 2018 I spent 11 days in Valencia, Barcelona and Madrid. Our flight attendant was originally from Madrid and recommended a place for authentic Flamenco dancing. ESSENTIAL FLAMENCO - Google it! They perform in a brick cellar that seats about 50. It was a cold, rainy weekday night and there were 10 of us in the audience. They played to us like we were 10,000. All acoustic.. they absolutely blew us away. It was SO fun! MUST GO if you're ever lucky enough to be in Madrid.
I do a lot of promos for this guy's show so he's being nice to me.
My most recent promo work at CBC. This is my dog, Dean. He's not in any of the promos but he's pretty cool.
Check out this story I produced for The National on Toronto Raptor Charlie Villanueva and his battle with Alopecia Areata. I've recently produced a lot of promos for The National as well as a CBC News Network brand campaign.
I'm fortunate to be producing promos for this super funny show.
This is the final home run of Derek Jeter's career. I took this September 18, 2014 at Yankee Stadium. The pitcher is Toronto Blue Jay R.A. Dickey. Check out the little white line just left of the AVIS sign.. that's the ball on it's way to the left field bleachers.