About Author: cayoup

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Colleen Ayoup was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She has been engaged in media creation for nearly twenty years. After attending the Dawson Institute of Photography (Montreal), she worked as a commercial photographer for several years until the craving for different creative pursuits gave way. This desire led to two subsequent degrees in Psychology/Film Studies and Film Production (B.A., B.F.A) at Concordia University in Montreal. Her short fiction films and documentary, Kings (2001), about drag-king culture in Montreal toured festivals internationally. In 2004, she joined the National Film Board of Canada where she coordinated Doc Shop, a program designed to give emerging filmmakers an opportunity to learn trade skills from industry professionals and produce a short documentary for broadcast on CBC. She also contributed to the development and creation of CitizenShift (citizenshift.org), the NFB’s first social-media website that she subsequently coordinated for five years. She is a recent graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program in Documentary Media at Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)

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  • It’s hard to believe that two and a half weeks have gone by since my Masters defense! Since then, I have had the (40 page) thesis support document copy-edited and […]

    Networks and Abstract

    It’s hard to believe that two and a half weeks have gone by since my Masters defense! Since then, I have had the (40 page) thesis support document copy-edited and […]

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  • On this day of my Master’s defense, here is a review of some of the pivotal moments throughout this journey: The Interviews So many interviews had an impact on me. […]

    Judgement Day!

    On this day of my Master’s defense, here is a review of some of the pivotal moments throughout this journey: The Interviews So many interviews had an impact on me. […]

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  • What a fabulous experience! Last weekend, was my long awaited documentary-media/graduation installation at Inglenook Community High School. Between the Doc Now audience and the audience who came as a result […]

    Installation After-math

    What a fabulous experience! Last weekend, was my long awaited documentary-media/graduation installation at Inglenook Community High School. Between the Doc Now audience and the audience who came as a result […]

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  • Thanks for dropping in on the Wired To Learn installation! Please take a moment to add a comment below regarding any of the following questions: How did the media/interviews presented […]

    Installation weekend!

    Thanks for dropping in on the Wired To Learn installation! Please take a moment to add a comment below regarding any of the following questions: How did the media/interviews presented […]

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  • It’s funny how those old sayings, the ones that we know all too well don’t always stick with us in a time of need. Perhaps we second guess ourselves. And […]

    Less Is More

    It’s funny how those old sayings, the ones that we know all too well don’t always stick with us in a time of need. Perhaps we second guess ourselves. And […]

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  • Wild month ahead! As of today I have 22 days left before the BIG installation, and you know what that means… EUPHORIC STRESS. I was at Inglenook yesterday to assess […]

    The Juggling Act

    Wild month ahead! As of today I have 22 days left before the BIG installation, and you know what that means… EUPHORIC STRESS. I was at Inglenook yesterday to assess […]

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  • Choosing the right space for my documentary media installation was a challenge. Initially, it was clear. It would have be in a classroom that resembled my Alma mater, Villa-Maria (which, […]

    Inglenook It Is!

    Choosing the right space for my documentary media installation was a challenge. Initially, it was clear. It would have be in a classroom that resembled my Alma mater, Villa-Maria (which, […]

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  • There’s nothing more valuable than constructive criticism, wouldn’t you say? And somehow, the under 16yr crowd often gives it to you straight. I returned to CICO alternative school this week […]

    Wrong Audience, Good Advice

    There’s nothing more valuable than constructive criticism, wouldn’t you say? And somehow, the under 16yr crowd often gives it to you straight. I returned to CICO alternative school this week […]

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  • Fifteen interviews of high school instructors and learners are officially transcribed. To celebrate, I will eat a bag of chips, curse that foolish decision (post consumption) and then begin to […]

    Digging Through Text

    Fifteen interviews of high school instructors and learners are officially transcribed. To celebrate, I will eat a bag of chips, curse that foolish decision (post consumption) and then begin to […]

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  • I feel so invaded! I’m reading my way through several books about education and I just picked up John Taylor Gatto’s Dumbing Us Down (1992). For those of you who […]

    OMG, we’re dumb!

    I feel so invaded! I’m reading my way through several books about education and I just picked up John Taylor Gatto’s Dumbing Us Down (1992). For those of you who […]

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