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Hope: The director's cut
It's been NHL-returns overload in Winnipeg over the last few weeks. The story and the issues have been covered at every possible angle, rumours continue to run rampant and everyone has their opinion on if, when and how the NHL will return to Winnipeg.
Covering this issue from a video perspective has not been easy. I'm always against doing just a video version of the story you read in the paper and online, so I was trying to find a way to cover the issue from a different perspective.
You may have seen our "Hope springs eternal" video about the lonely Jets fan who plays a mean game of street hockey by himself, only to be sent away by an "official." He leaves, stick, ball and net in hand and heads home. It was an attempt to tell the story of what many Jets diehards are going through as these rumours come and go.
A special shout-out to our brilliant actors Andrew Lizotte and Mike Ambrose. These two, on minutes' notice, came downtown to be in this video, and did an amazing job! Oscar-worthy, gents.
I'm sucker for a happy ending, so, of course we shot one! I present to you, the director's cut of "Hope springs eternal." Which one do you like better?
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About Tyler Walsh
After a short but successful stint on CKND-TV's The Great Spelling Bee in 1993, Tyler Walsh knew the bright lights of television were in his future. That was before the World Wide Web came along. He lived the dream for five years, working as a news producer at Global Television in Winnipeg. Never one to back away from a challenge, Tyler left the TV business behind and joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 2008 as the company's first Multimedia Editor. He's worked with the online team and photo department to shape and grow the video product at winnipegfreepress.com, which now includes live streaming video, documentary features and live and interactive events from Canada's first News Café, which is where you'll find Tyler and other members of the online team. Feel free to drop by 237 McDermot Avenue and engage Tyler in conversation about one of three topics: Video editing, curling or Star Trek.
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