documentaries and custom video solutions
Blue Plate specializes in the creation of documentaries, custom videos and experimental productions. Clients include: CBC, CTV & Rogers, Emily Carr University of Art + Design and The Government of Canada. At Blue Plate we can help you create, shape and write your concept, shoot the visuals and edit it into a final product.
THE BODY AND SOUL OF BLUE PLATE PRODUCTIONS
Alan began his career in radio and was part of the award-winning team that produced the five-part national CBC Radio documentary series A Matter of Survival, hosted by Dr. David Suzuki. Alan also produced the award winning Glowing In The Dark, which looks at the history of neon light in Vancouver, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. His semi-autobiographical film Who The Jew Are You?premiered at Doxa and played at numerous other festivals throughout North America. Alan has taught courses in the field of film and digital media at numerous private and public institutions. He completed his MAA at Emily Carr University University + Art & Design focusing on Stereoscopic 3D and its effect on documentary filmmaking. Currently he is an Adjunct Research Associate and Industry Liaison at the S3D Centre at Emily Carr University. The Centre serves as a collaborative space for the prototyping tools and the capture & processing of immersive content.
THE THINGS WE'RE BEST AT TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS
We believe in documentary films as an important way to document aspects of reality for the purposes of instruction, education and maintaining a historical record of specific. Here at Blue Plate Productions we have the experience, the technologies and know-how to register histories that cannot die. We bring passion and insatiable curiosity to every story we tell.see works
We believe corporate videos can be more than just talking heads. Visual storytelling helps viewers connect with your brand, making your products and services relevant and relatable. Our experienced and efficient production process guarantees timely turnaround with a compelling final product. That means your audience comes away entertained and informed, helping them to feel a greater emotional connection to your brand that sticks with them.see works
An important part of our work is to experiment.The aim of experimental filmmaking is usually to render the personal vision of us as artists and to try new technologies and approaches still untested or not popular. That makes our work richer, expands our creativity and allow us to try new techniques that would be tried otherwise.see works
We discuss how to best to shape the story. Together we develop relevant and engaging content.
We come up with a treatment that describes the direction for the material and a visual style for the story. We also discuss the budget, crew and the equipment needed.
Lights, Camera, Action!
This is where the magic happens. At the rough-cut stage you review the project, with your feedback we make the necessary changes.
We put in all the finishing touches; adding titles, music, sound and credits then voila deliver the final product.
GREAT COMPANIES WE'VE WORKED WITH IN THE PAST
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Alan worked with me as the Director on the documentary "Will the Revolution be 3D Printed?" Alan's professional manner, dedication to the client, and ability to integrate the work of the crew, the documentary subjects, and the needs of our federal government client on a tight schedule were greatly appreciated. The resulting documentary was an excellent representation of the industry in the lower mainland. I would definitely work with Alan again if the opportunity arose.
Walter Garrison, Advanced Manufacturing Business Integrator, City of Mississauga
Alan did a wonderful job directing my first poetry video, "Chrysanthemum" which was selected for screening at Vancouver's Visible Verse Video-Poem Festival at the Pacific Cinematheque and at an international poetry film festival in Athens, Greece. He oversaw the editing and filming, and integrated the flow of green-screen images with the reading of the poem and background music. I found him very receptive to my ideas and suggestions.
Fiona Tinwei Lam, Author of Intimate Distances, Enter the Chrysanthemum and The Rainbow Rocket
Alan Goldman is one of the most talented and creative documentary filmmakers I have ever worked with. Our organization hired Alan to produce a documentary on a Canadian icon and one of our founding members. His sensitive,deep diving and colourful documentary about this individual was a highlight of our recent gala. I highly recommend Alan and his team for any filmmaking project
Rabbi Dan Moskovitz, Clergy, Temple Sholom
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