Documentary, educational, Special events

Baycrest often partners with True Connections Video Productions for their video production needs. For this client, TCVP has produced videos ranging from documentary and educational videos to special events. Baycrest continues to choose True Connections Video Productions for their video projects due to Gilles' sensibility and natural ability to interact with the elderly.

I was absolutely impressed by your ability to work so well with the seniors and with the children. You clearly just have one of those personalities that puts people at ease! Before you came to film the kids, they were all nervous about being taped, but within a minute in your presence, they seemed more excited than anything. I honestly couldn't believe it.
Sari Shawn
Project Coordinator, Culture and Heritage Department, BaycrestBaycrest
(full testimonial here)

Baycrest projects include:

Creative Resilience
Creative Resilience: (Documentary)
Two artists in their 80's were filmed in their home studios and they describe how their craft relates to the events of the Holocaust. Both were screened during Holocaust Education Week. This video features artist, Joe Rosenthal.

Note: Due to confidentiality, clips from the following projects can not be shown.

a-new-beginningA New Beginning (Documentary)
TCVP assisted seniors in creating a video featuring the benefits of the Creative Arts Studio at Baycrest. Seven seniors were involved with the production of the video.
voices-of-the-terracesVoices of the Terraces (Performances)
Seven theatrical skits performed by Baycrest's theatre group were filmed. To add interest, the video was edited to look like two cameras were used even though there was only one. A screening to over 100 residents and caregivers took place.
Passover-dinner-eventJHA Family Passover Dinner (Event)

This Passover dinner which took place in the atrium of Baycrest's Apotex was captured by TCVP. The event included a large sit-down dinner, speeches and songs to celebrate Passover with the community at Baycrest.

patient-roundsPatient Rounds (Educational)

Video illustrating a discussion between nurses and occupational therapists (OTs) discussing clients and their care. The video was used as an educational tool for new nurses and OTs of Baycrest.

getting-to-know-our-neighboursGetting to Know our Neighbours (Documentary)

A ten-minute documentary portraying brief biographies of two residents and two staff members of Baycrest.

occupational-therapistsOccupational Therapists (Educational)

A series of eight videos featuring the working methods of occupational therapists at Baycrest. These videos were used to support several presentations at a conference in Israel in 2010.

occupational-therapistsLearning From Our Elders (Documentary)

An inter-generational project pairing seniors with youth where they exchanged stories from their past and present and learned about one another. TCVP captured the conversations and relationships and interviewed the participants to record the reflections and thoughts of each pair as a result of the exchange.

Gilles made the entire process straightforward and enjoyable. Not only did he clearly explain the necessary elements that I would need to prepare for filming, but he also actively engaged with the seniors in a manner which is difficult for many people to do.
Lisa Gallen
Baycrest Kohn Intern and Film Coordinator
(full testimonial here)