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)

Posts by cayoup

  • OK, I’m panicking… and that’s not helping anything. I want to get too much done over the next year/during this program and if I keep this up it will back-fire. […]

    Take’n it slow

    OK, I’m panicking… and that’s not helping anything. I want to get too much done over the next year/during this program and if I keep this up it will back-fire. […]

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  • This blog will be my sidekick as I contemplate, develop… and contemplate the development of my MFA thesis project in Documentary Media @ Ryerson University (T.O.) Subject under scrutiny: Alternative […]

    Production blog – Take 1

    This blog will be my sidekick as I contemplate, develop… and contemplate the development of my MFA thesis project in Documentary Media @ Ryerson University (T.O.) Subject under scrutiny: Alternative […]

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