Let's Talk About 'The Canadian Explorer'

If we are just meeting you may not know that I had an internet show for 3 years and 80 episodes called The Canadian Explorer.

I believe Canada is THE best country to live in but, not since the 70s have we had a nationalistic fervour, so I set to celebrate Canada in effort to change that, and it was awesome.

I was CBC’s inaugural made-for-web show, got up to some hijinx, and worked my way up to an accredited journalist for Canada’s largest independent broadcaster when they shipped me out to the Olympics to cover them for Sun Media and Canoe.ca.

Then I realized I got as far as one girl can on her own (I did everything myself… shoot, edit, produce, and I’m all self-taught) and decided to shut it all down on a high note.

And that’s where Episode 80 comes in.

It’s a highlight reel episode I’m in the midst of editing, summing up three years of my life into one video.  And not gonna lie, I’m finding it tough.

It’s a lot to squish into 8 minutes eh, your past three years.  Plus it’s an end, which is never easy.  Every single day all for all that time all I thought about was this project, everything I did furthered it.  I have over 15 000 hours in it yup.

For example – see all this Canada stuff:

In the past I would have collected a few items, some for further episodes, some for thank you gifts for ones I’d filmed, some for a random Canadian fact I could use to blog about.

I know SO much about Canada… you know what I was thinking would be fun?

To get together with a tour bus company and have them drive me around while I yell facts from the top of their double decker bus.  Of course I would make a video, “Keri’s Canadian Tour of Toronto”.

Because I am a great Toronto tour guide.

Anyway, here’s what editing Episode 80 looks like, and click here to see more screenshots of what editing looks like, it’s neat.

PS – here’s the Google result for “the canadian explorer” AHAHAHAHA ha.