Author Archives: Mike

Audio mastering and mix reviews

So, after encouragement from friends and family I am now offering Audio Mastering and Mix Opinion services. This blog is now moved off to the side and the Audio Services page is now the home page for iqi616.com so customers … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, iqi616, Recording, Mixing, Mastering | 2 Comments

Daytime Ottawa with Lois and Derick

This week’s challenge was an outside broadcast for Rogers “Daytime Ottawa” show. We were at the Ernst & Young Centre out by Ottawa Airport for the Ottawa Home & Garden Show. This was very different to the other shows I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Sound for TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ottawa 67s at Scotiabank Place

I had fun last Tuesday and Friday at Scotiabank Place doing sound for Rogers TV for the Ottawa 67s hockey team. We had the big Delta truck hidden away in the Scotiabank Place loading bay. As they were OHL games … Continue reading

Posted in Sound for TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vimeo: Gerry McGovern — Keynote: Manage the tasks, not the content

There are so many important points in this presentation that it’s hard to summarize. The key thing is that web users are real customers and don’t forget that when they visit your website they have objectives they expect your website … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Future is now, Must-see presentations | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

TEDIndia: Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

Thanks to Vic for passing this one to me. http://www.ted.com/talks/pranav_mistry_the_thrilling_potential_of_sixthsense_technology.html This idea is so much more practical than all the usual wearable computing tools because it brings the computer out into the environment rather than viewing the environment through a … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Future is now, Maker Culture, Must-see presentations | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

So when is the Universe supposed to be ending?

I’m so confused by all these calendars and their predictions of the end of the Universe. My 2012 pocket calendar only goes to the 4th January 2014 so I was just about to send out invitations to my End Of The … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rare Le Mans pace-car in Barrhaven

Who would have thought waiting to pick up my son from school would have turned up this rare car? It was a pace car at Le Mans. There are drivers’ signatures under the hood… …and special engraving in the wheels … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs, Wheel Images | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who would have thought an old Saturn could look cool?

Until the Sky, Astra, and Aura came out, I had no time for Saturns – they were pretty dorky as far as I was concerned – so I was surprised when I first saw this 2001-2002 SC cruising around Barrhaven. … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs, Wheel Images | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

One last ride before the Honda was sold

A neighbour was selling his Honda cruiser so I took some stills and movement shots and combined them into a souvenir for him to remember his old bike. …Mike. © Mike Ellison.

Posted in Photographs, Wheel Images | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Tesla in Ottawa

Well, I didn’t expect to see a Tesla in Ottawa so soon. When the lights turned green, off he shot in a roar …of silence! A freaky experience to see something so quick be so quiet. …Mike. © Mike Ellison.

Posted in Photographs, Wheel Images | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment