Canadian Self-Identity

kinnon —  October 26, 2009 — 4 Comments

Here's a clip that deals profoundly with the self-identity of Canadians, We Are the Beaver. Please. Try not to laugh. It hurts our little beaver hearts.

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A Little History As to Why I Posted This:
Sometime in what now seems our distant past, Imbi and I owned a post-production company in Toronto (editing, special effects and audio post-production for television). It had a very '80's name (appropriate as we started the company in 1984), Scene by Scene®. (Link is to our website on Jan 06, 2000 via the Wayback Machine – which runs very slowly.)

A couple of days ago, in a moment of pathetic vanity when I should have been writing, I googled myself and discovered I had a credit @ IMDB…as an editor. Of all the work I've done as a director and editor, it's rather amusing that it would be this project I'd be noted for this. Don't get me wrong, I was honoured to work on Three Worms and An Orchestra with my friends @ JST Productions. After working with so many snakes in the biz, it was nice to work on a project that focused on worms – arrogant or otherwise.

For those interested in tech, I think it was the last project I ever did where we had multiple playback VTRs (Betacam and D-Beta) recording to a Digital Betacam Master deck – switching the program with a "live" feel – actually the antithesis of film-editing, for which I'm credited @ IMDB.



A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

4 responses to Canadian Self-Identity

  1. The Arrogant Worms are classic Canadian… I will probably waste some time today watching/listening to these guys… & it’s all your fault! 🙂

  2. Thanks, Bill. I too am going to be wasting time enjoying The Worms today when I should be doing productive work on a busy week. I find them like a drug…Once I start on The Worms I just can’t quit.

  3. There are many differences between Canadian and American societies — perhaps the greatest, though, is that Canadians have figured out that there is strength in not taking the national identity too seriously. Try singing a funny song about national symbols of the United States of America and you might find yourself on the end of a rope — figuratively — or in some states literally.

  4. ‘… the beaver always gives a dam(n)…’ what a great line!


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