Well I finally managed to upload the video to my website for viewing! It took some time to get the process figured out, and there are still some kinks I need to figure out (like why the frame of the video appears vertically stretched) but at least it is online!
The video was filmed in May by filmmaker and friend Sheona McDonald of Dimestore Productions www.dimestore.ca.
It was shortly after an article appeared in the Toronto Star about the work I do for a charitable organization called Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org that Sheona contacted me for the first time. She told me she had seen the article, which discussed the photographic work I provide to families experiencing the death of an infant child, and was interested in doing a documentary about infant bereavement. She asked whether I was interested in being a part of it, and I said “You bet!”. From there. almost 18 months of filming followed, where Sheona and her crew followed me as I provided complementary photographic sessions to families losing a child.
You can read the original newspaper article here
I decided that I wanted to create a promotional video for my website. I wanted to provide visitors to my website with the opportunity to *meet* me, and to see a little bit about who I am, and how I work. In this digital age, I think it is one thing to see that you enjoy the style of someone’s work, as featured in their web galleries, but it is entirely something different to see who that person is, how they work with children, how they relate to clients. When working closely with their children, I wanted potential clients to see what a typical session with me is like, how I work, and who I am. I hope the video achieved that!
To see the video, click below or visit my website at www.heatherrivlin.com and go to the flash section, which should take you to this page www.heatherrivlin.com/index2.php Once there, you should see a link at the bottom for “video” and there you can click on the video content! Make sure your speakers are on, and enjoy! I’d love to know what you think, so please feel free to leave your comments on the blog here for me to read!