Ice Road to Tuk – 2012 accolades

A few sparkly and exciting ice events have happened between now and the last time this blog had a regular heartbeat. Here's one I wanted to share. In the last post I had written in 2010, into blue noon: over a frozen road, I had just finished editing a short video, using footage from a… Continue reading Ice Road to Tuk – 2012 accolades

ice essentials, dawson city film fest

Last weekend Dawson City was wrapped up in the 11th annual International Short Film Festival, and it was "an obliterating mind expander" to quote one of the writers on the Fest's confessional blog (I'll just confess here that I was too busy having my mind torqued and my martini-consumption levels tested to take time to… Continue reading ice essentials, dawson city film fest

IFAD final: Rachel’s Yukon freezer expertise

For the final celebration of last week's International Freezer Appreciation Day: Rachel Wiegers, Dawson's belle, tells the story of buying, emptying, and moving a freezer in preparation for the winter. Wearing fur-lined high heels from the thrift store in Mayo, just because that's Rachel-style. Much thanks to James Wood for helping lift, and for driving… Continue reading IFAD final: Rachel’s Yukon freezer expertise

ice animation: Dan Sokolowski

Dawson City has been a magnet for filmmakers at least since the Dawson City International Short Film Festival started a decade ago. One of the Dawsonites committed to all things cineastic is the smart, unassuming and committed-to-ballcap filmmaker Dan Sokolowski. The director of the said DCISFF since 2007, Sokolowski himself makes animations that are sometimes… Continue reading ice animation: Dan Sokolowski