Monday, January 21, 2013

The blog should be considered CLOSED. You can find out more about my productions at

This is long overdue. but this very dormant blog should be considered CLOSED. I have been producing films at Prospector Films ( since 2010. You can find out more about the projects I am working on there.

Thank you,

Monday, January 19, 2009

Obama Inauguration tomorrow!

I went down to New York City for the election in November, because I felt I needed to be in the country where global history was being forged. Now, couldn't make it to Washington for the inauguration but will be glued to my screen to watch Barack and Beyonce.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

In the Montreal Mirror

...Some shameless self-promotion...

An article about my projects in the Montreal Mirror, Noisemaker 2009 issue


Aisling Chin-Yee goes by a relatively new job description: “I’m a multimedia producer,” she says. With irons in the fires of documentary filmmaking, short narratives, online distribution and musician-filmmaker collaborations, the term is perhaps the best way to describe the multi-talented Nova Scotia native.

Originally, she says, “I wanted to be a director, but I started working on other people’s projects. I loved working on tons of different films at the same time, rather than just focusing on one project and saddling myself to that for the next two years of my life. I like collaborating with people.”

Chin-Yee was a co-producer on the NFB’s Making Music project, which, together with Pop Montreal, hooked up local musicians with emerging directors. She’s since taken on a variety of projects, most recently producing Daniel Shacter’s short film Three Mothers, now making the festival circuit, for Périphéria Productions, as well as preparing to launch video site Snacker TV.

For Chin-Yee, the Internet has opened up an entirely new venue for indie directors and producers to show their works. “You don’t need to shoot 35mm to have something that looks good online. And it’s short format, it’s quick, you’re accessing people in their daily lives, you’re not asking them to remove themselves, come to a theatre—you’re just part of their regular workflow. That’s how I like to work, I’m pretty all over the place, multitasking a lot, so that’s how I like to consume a lot of media too.”

Finding quality work in the sheer amount of video uploaded every second can be a challenge, and that’s where Snacker comes in. “The idea for Snacker TV is basically good quality episodic films, online,” she says. “It’s basically an online television station—simple format, not too much going on on the screen. We’re going to try and do it like seasonal television—one 10-episode series that’s going to be on at a time, and then when that’s finished, going on to another series.”

And that’s not all, as Chin-Yee’s got a couple of her own projects up her sleeve. “I work on a lot of hard-hitting documentaries so I like making stupid documentaries,” she laughs. “So right now I’m developing a project about hold music. Which is funny, because I’ve spent a significant time with people on tech support and having to deal with their hold music. There’s a whole crazy psychology of how to keep people sane and not want to kill you when you’re keeping them on hold!”

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Voting in the US Election in Brooklyn

I decided last minute to head down to New York from Montreal to witness the biggest election of our time. Obama vs. McCain, and I wanted to be in the belly of the beast when the polls came in. Staying with friend, and Obama supporter (and active member of society, going door to door to get people out and vote, Chirag Patel who lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Here's a short video of his voting experience, and my first look at these archaic washing machines that Americans vote on.

Currently I am sitting artist and freelancer co-working space, 3rd Ward in Bushwick, Brooklyn for the "Call for Change" program, where volunteers get on their cell phones and call the battleground states to get citizens out to vote. In the 3rd Ward there is a poll watching party, with free silkscreening (of Obama's face) and a sculpture of Palin's head.

Friday, October 10, 2008

How to use your new iPod cellphone

So you are the new owner of an iPod Cellphone. Sometimes referred to on the street as an iPhone. As a fellow owner of an iPod cellphone, let me give you a few starter tips to begin your new life.

First. you take pictures of all your friends for your contacts. See example with Matthew Forsythe and his new iPod cellphone.

This will annoy, yet excite them once you show their picture when they call.

Then you download the Montreal STM application. so you can find the bus. This will also impress your bus taking friends.

Then set your ringer to the old school telephone ring to be like all the other iPod cell phone users.

Then you start uploading images to Facebook. This will show everyone that you have an ipod cellphone. And can take pictures anywhere and pretty much of anything. And get it to Facebook without wasting anytime going to a computer.

This will also makes them jealous. Yet excited because they will have their pictures on FB immediatly.

It also shows how cool you are in the middle of the day.

You should then post all random information you have about your iPod cell phone on your barely used blog. Such as info like, "I downloaded the new beer pouring application. It really looks like my phone is a pint of beer."

This will show the 2 people who accidently press on in your email signature that you are cool. And own an ipod cell phone.

Then you complain about the cost of owning an iPod cell phone.

But secretly think you are better than everyone else because you are willing to spend your rent/food money on an iPod cellphone.

Try these simple steps when getting your iPod cell phone and make new friends (which means new contacts in your iPod cell phone) today.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Adolph Harper cuts more Cultural Funding

Stephen Harper continues to slash away at cultural funding, by stripping Tele-Film of 14.5 Million dollars of new media funding.

As seen on check out this appropriatly satirical video.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Deirdre Porter

My best friend, the infamously funny Deirdre Porter died on May 30th in Halifax due to leukemia. She was the most amazing friend and will be missed intensely by many, many people who were fortunate to have known her. She had a full life, if short, and spent her last year living and loving Japan.

xoxo Deirdre. I can't wait to see you again.