The Ya-Ya (Grandfather)

The date that once seemed so faraway when Patchworks 2 was first proposed — the day my film goes into editing and a rough cut is produced — has now arrived.  After spending June and July talking with and filming my subject — 88 year old Daniel Lim...

Covering the Qing Ming Festival

Over the weekend, some of Brandon’s Chinese community observed the Qing Ming event. Traditionally, this is a time when people paid homage to their ancestors by tidying up the gravesites or tombstones of their relatives. In Brandon, this is done communally at the...

From Brandon to China (and Back Again)

Hello, my name is Colin Corneau and I’m thrilled to be filming a second short film for MTS “Stories From Home” as part of the Patchworks 2 collective. For this sophomore effort, I’ve chosen to stick with the theme of exploring Brandon’s...

The Painter

The lazy, hazy crazy days of summer have brought some hazy and crazy production work on my Patchworks film on local painter Weiming Zhao. While it was great to, like my subject, work in the great outdoors doing so also meant I was at the mercy of the elements....

Stiff Winds, Steep Learning Curve

Work started this week on my short film, a look at a well-known Brandon figure, Weiming Zhao. Weiming is an ‘en plein air’ painter – a term that means the great outdoors is his studio. It’s a hearkening back to much earlier days in painting,...