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Filmmakers produce with pennies

“You don’t have to rely on a rich uncle to make a film.” Filmmakers Helmann Wilhelm and Ava Torres shared this mantra when explaining why their micro-budget filmmaking workshop, coming up this Thursday at the Kitchener Public Library has such value in an industry often focused solely on value.

Geek Week redefines a stereotype

Thick-rimmed glasses spray-painted on the sidewalk – the first encounter with Geek Week for many. But according to Sam Trieu, Geek Week coordinator and Community Marketer at Sortable, this guerilla-marketing tactic is a way to get you in the door, not a reflection of the audience.

Maker Expo shows and tells

“Toronto has more than a dozen maker spaces, but there’s something that makes Kitchener special,” says Cam Turner, Maker Expo co-organizer, Tinker Trunk owner and Maker Club leader. “We have the elbow room to try weird stuff and a...

Hyphen hatches prototypes

Perhaps more often than not, the shape of things to come is a work in progress. Aiming to dominate the audiovisual presentation technology industry, Kitchener-based Christie Digital Systems needed the ability to nimbly build, tweak and test a range of...

Ambrosia Crafts Confections

Aura Hertzog and Tim Simpson are on a highly enviable mission: “Chocolate is our main focus, and we’ll continue to expand on that.”

Altekrea Boosts Fringe Art

Launched in 2011 as a showcase for underfunded practitioners of the so-called geek arts, ALTEKREA festival of alternative creation has grown to become downtown Kitchener’s annual summertime excursion to the fringes of modern pop culture.

Local artists learn about the business of song

Local artists - from a teenager who just completed their first song to an accomplished singer-song writer with two major international hits – gathered with industry professionals at The Business of Song Workshop in Kitchener this May.  Canadian...

Festival brings new vibrancy to Kitchener’s festival scene

Baby Boomers had rock’n’roll. Gen X’ers had hip hop and punk. Now, millennials have electronic dance music. Exploding in popularity over the past decade, it is the fastest-growing music genre today. Major cities in Europe and North...