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Corporate & Government Videos
In Search of a Soul
A symbolic, concrete building of war and hope.
In Search of a Soul is a compelling broadcast documentary on how the new Canadian War Museum came to be. We produced this visual and spiritual homage to its famous architect Raymond Moriyama, and to the Canadian soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice in war, after completing a 2-year contract with CWM that saw us write and produce all their AV assets. Set against the backdrop of the museum's stunning architecture, the documentary goes into rich detail on Raymond's vision for a definitive home for Canada's military past, present and future. Narrated by Sonya Smitts (and Christine Landry in French) the production featured many emotional sequences with Raymond blended with historical accounts of famous Canadian military battles such as Vimy Ridge and Paschendale. The documentary continues to be aired, each year, on Remembrance Day.
The Toy Castle
Toys come to life when no one is watching.
Our Gemini award winning series, The Toy Castle, is enjoyed by pre-school children all around world. Its domestic and international success is largely attributed to how we magically tell life's little lessons through the powerful languages of dance music and mime. With its colourful cast of characters such as Rag doll, Ballerina, Soldier and others, The Toy Castle remains a mainstay in pre-school programming.
The size of an actor's trailer matters.
Following in the footsteps of our very successful series on ballet (Foot Notes) and classical music (Whole Notes), we created Actor's Notes. This often-revealing series examines the art of acting from the actor's point of view. Hosted by veteran Canadian actor Jennifer Dale, we feature interviews with mainstream actors working in various genres.
Opera Under the Stars
The stars we're exceptionally bright that night.
In his final concert performance as principal conductor, Richard Bradshaw, led the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra through a star-studded gala of opera favorites. Orchestrating a multi-camera shoot, we captured this outdoor spectacular in Canada's National Capital at night—a breathtaking backdrop for an equally breathtaking night of the opera.
Homes By Design HD
We open the doors to some of the most incredible homes from around the world.
One of Sound Venture's most acclaimed series, Homes By Design, examines extraordinary homes designed by the world's leading architects. Showcasing stunning images of these fabulous homes, blended with insightful architectural commentary, we reveal what it takes to make a home a showpiece.
Jewel on the Hill
There's no greater iconic Canadian symbol than the Parliament Buildings.
This patriotic, 2-part documentary explores the rich history behind Canada's most celebrated buildings and their famous rooms of power. We present a fascinating behind-the-scenes look of the Parliament Buildings' architectural beauty, and capture the lasting impact it has made on Canadians and visitors from around the world.
Snapshot The Art of Photography
The brilliant minds behind the lens.
In our visually engrossing series on photography, we turn our cameras on celebrated photographers to understand their in-studio and on-location creative process. We also visit photographic exhibitions, galleries and events to capture comments from collectors, critics and fans about the work of these visual artists.
Super 8 The Art of Making It
Do you have to die as an artist to really make it?
Eight incredibly talented living artists share their secrets on 'making it' in the Canadian art world. With added commentary from art gallery owners, art dealers and critics, we present the highs and lows of what it takes to become a recognized artist in this eclectic and artistic documentary.
The movers and shakers of the dance world.
Featuring some of the most eccentric and leading edge urban dance performers and choreographers from around the world, we give viewers a rare glimpse into the subculture of dance. Hosted by Robert Desrosiers, this series is a refreshing and stylistic exploration of the contemporary dance scene.
Angels of Mercy
Breaking down barriers.
Nursing sisters were the first women to be fully accepted into the military during the First and Second World Wars. In this moving and emotional, Gemini winning documentary we tell the story of these brave women, and pay homage to their selfless actions as they paved the way for women's equality.
Music to our ears.
The world of classical music is full of incredible tales of intrigue, love, betrayal and perseverance. In Whole Notes we explore the lives of the most famous and beloved composers of our time, and examine the motivation behind their greatest works. Hosted by Canadian pianist, Jon Kimura Parker, and featuring performances by the NAC Orchestra, this unique series appeals both to the novice as well as the aficionado.
geT a LiFe
What am I going to do!?
In geT a LiFe, using the talents of two young hosts, feature stories, crazy comic rants and off-the-wall streeters, we offer up the challenges and choices facing today's youth as they enter the job market. With more than 120 individual career reports, this series is an entertaining resource that helps teenagers in making one of the most important decisions of their life.
Break a leg.
Conceived and hosted by internationally renowned dancer, Frank Augustyn, Foot Notes sheds new light on the classics of ballet. Featuring interviews of ballet stars from around the world, choreographers and critics, we provide a new perspective and understanding of an art form that is often foreign to the average viewer.
Wild By Nature
We're wild about this one!
Michael Runtz, a renowned naturalist, writer and photographer, brings his considerable knowledge to this unique nature series. With Michael's infectious passion for nature, and his unrelenting energy to find what he's looking for, we take viewers on exciting adventures to some of the most unsuspecting locations in Canada.
What happens when you take four, ordinary adults and let them loose in paradise?
In each episode of Paradise Seekers, we select four adults to travel to a different Caribbean Resort to find fun, romance and even ever-lasting love. With our cameras following their every move, viewers are witness to our seekers' romantic triumphs, dramatic confrontations and drive to escape from it all.