City officials endorse Hockey Canada vision for Northlands Coliseum
So maybe it's the right time to post this video! Read on...
If you know Edmonton at all - or if you happen to be a hockey fan - you probably know the Northlands Coliseum, until recently the oldest NHL stadium in Canada. If it wasn't for my Oiler-loving husband, I wouldn't be too well-informed about the Canadian hockey arena scene. (Let me restate that. I would know ZERO about any hockey scene of any kind.) I've only visited the Coliseum once (to see a Bob Dylan concert).
Well, the venerable old Coliseum has been replaced by Rogers Place, and now the City of Edmonton has been exploring options for the old facility. I was asked to draw some pictures for a video that would be used to communicate the story of how the City's proceeding with their plans. This was a new experience for me!
I'd only worked on a video like this once before, thanks to an invitation from the Calgary Tool Library (here's the video). I was grateful to have had that experience, since I found out that drawing live for a video is actually pretty different than the usual "live drawing" that happens when I'm recording in front of a group. Big thanks to Edmonton's Lindisfarne Productions who shot, edited and produced the video, all the while being extremely supportive, as I tried to learn a whole new process!
Here's the video (below). To find out more about the City of Edmonton's Coliseum Transformation project, take a look here.