With many of our shows in production and development, TIFF has become a regular and busy event. Getting around downtown Toronto to meetings or to the studio during TIFF can be a challenge. But you have to admit that we all get a lot of work out it. So two thumbs up.
Blomeley is pleased to support Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) with media production designed to cost effectively engage stakeholders and promote the CGC’s excellent works throughout the world.
This month the CGC announced Brock University as the recipient of the Canadian Commonwealth Sport Award in the category of Partnership Excellence – Outstanding Partner Award.
The Canadian Commonwealth Sport Awards launched in 2016 as an expansion from CGC’s original Award of Merit and Significant Contribution Awards. The objectives of the Awards are to celebrate and honour individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the Commonwealth sport movement in Canada and/or abroad, increase the Canadian public’s awareness of the Commonwealth sport movement and CGC, as well as provide a vehicle for fundraising.
The Outstanding Partner Award serves to recognize the extraordinary support provided to CGC/CGFC by a valued, external organization. Without that support, CGC/CGFC could not meet its goals.
Last years NHL Finals between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins inspired Don to shoot HNIC segments in the mouth of the shark! And our buddy Jamie Baker, the colour commentator of the Sharks tv broadcasts sent us a link to one of the best mic’d up videos out there (The Best of Mic’d up San Jose Sharks ).
As you may know, Jamie was the #13 SJS hero for scoring the series-winning goal for the San Jose Sharks in the seventh game of the 1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals against the heavily favored Detroit Red Wings. He put us on to the great San Jose Sharks video production group headed by Dustin Lamendola. Check out their video on YouTube And then get out there and buy this years Rockem Sockem 28 !
Once again we are proud to be associated with Don Cherry and Tim Cherry, and to be the producers of Rock’em Sock’em for TPC Productions.
MDS Aero Support is recognized as the preeminent supplier of turnkey test facilities and test systems for the aviation, industrial, and marine gas turbine engine community.
With an established catalogue of products and services, MDS is recognized and respected for its knowledge and expertise in one of the world’s most specialized industries, providing unparalleled quality services to clients around the globe.
Achievements with real hands-on physical R&D work is a defining area of engineering expertise that puts MDS in the forefront of their market.
MDS approached another market leader in the field of developing and presenting engineering related media demonstrations, Blomeley Communications, to help produce a series of R&D videos that will assist the global business development team. Over the past month Blomeley crews have been shooting at the MDS Offices and National Research Council facilities.
We are pleased to announce that Ed Blomeley, CEO of the Blomeley Group of Companies, has been featured in the Ottawa Business Journal’s Who’s Who.
If you can’t expand the above OBJ August 2016 article, here’s the spiel…
Profiles of key executives at some of the top film and television companies in Ottawa-Gatineau. See page 66 for a complete list of the sector’s largest firms in the region, Profiles by Jacob Serebin.
Ed Blomeley, CEO The Blomeley Group of Cos.
Ed Blomeley got his start working in radio broadcasting before moving into TV and now, streaming video over the internet. He’s the president and CEO of Blomeley Communications, a company he started in 1988. His previous positions include working in radio and as a freelance sports broadcaster, as well as spending six years working at CJOH-TV. While covering the Calgary Olympics, he heard about an opportunity in Ottawa. “At the time,” he says,, “Ottawa didn’t really have a core of sports broadcasters.” So he came back to the city and set up shop. His education background is in broadcasting, which he studied at Algonquin College. Some of the notable projects include producing Don Cherry’s Rock’em Sock’em DVDs every year as well as working on the coverage of three Olympic Games. He is currently in the process of developing and launching an online television channel named TruckGuysTV. Given his long history in the sports broadcasting world, it’s no surprise that Mr. Blomeley’s favourite TV programs are sports related. He says he loves the beginnings and ends of sports broadcasts – the pundits, the features, the intros and recaps.
Click here to purchase tickets to sit in the DIFD section, at one of two hockey games at the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championships next month in Ottawa:
Blomeley Communications is a supporter of the ‘D.I.F.D.’ campaign. For us it all started when Blomeley was called upon last March by OHL Commissioner Dave Branch to produce a short video on the subject of Depression, as the second video in the OHL’s Health Education Series. The first video in the series was produced by Rogers Sportsnet on the subject of ‘Concussions’ featuring Nick Kypreos.
The OHL Depression video was produced in partnership with ‘The Royal Mental Health Care-Research Hospital’ and the ‘Do it for Daron’ campaign. The awareness information video featured three current and former high level hockey players who each has been affected by Depression in their lives: Luke Richardson (NHL player and coach), Tessa Bonhomme (National Women’s Team Olympic gold medalist), and Jeremy Akeson (Ottawa 67s, College and ECHL pro). Script writing, logistics, and tremendous support was provided by Nicole Loreto, Chief Communications Officer at The Royal.
The Health Education Videos are messages provided for all hockey players and families, …actually for everyone who is or has been touched by depression. The video will be posted on all OHL team websites, Royal Hospital sites, and will be distributed as required.
Here are some links to related sites:
The Royal Hospital-
The OHL Concussion video produced by Rogers Sportsnet.
Richard Garneau was a friend of Blomeley Communications, and we are greatful for the positive impact he had on us. We are saddened by his passing on January 20th.
Our history with Richard goes back almost 30 years when we worked together on numerous Quebec based sporting events, Montreal Canadiens broadcasts, and most recently on NHL productions projects. Richard was ‘the voice’ on 4 of the 5 disks of the Montreal Canadiens 100th Anniversary DVD Box Set. The show was produced by Blomeley Communications for the NHL and has been the NHLs best selling DVD to date.
” ‘100 ans des Canadiens de Montréal’ was produced in French first. Producing a quality product that would meet the demands and appeal to the francophone fan was our priority. It was Richard Garneau’s trademark voice and delivery, and his presence on over 7 hours of HD historical content that changed a historical highlight pack into a ‘genuine’ chronical of Habs history.” said Ed Blomeley Executive Producer. It will be a long time before we see another great man and broadcaster as Richard.
Watching TV last night and on CTV’s eTalk they were chatting about Justin Beiber and his stage show in support of his third album ‘Believe’. …and it made me think about how many songs or shows or inspirational messages that are centered around the word ‘Believe’.
Of course it also brought me back to when Blomeley Communications produced all of the behind the scenes and media for Bell’s Olympic Inspired music video ‘Believe’, which was part of the campaign leading up to the highhly successful Vancouver Olympic Games.
We produced for IMAX, for Bell TV, for Sympatico.msn, and the web. Stephen Scott of Fireboy films directed the main ‘Olympic Inspired’ video. He and his team did a great job of capturing the emotion of the song, Suzy’s performance, and the dedication of Canada’s athletes.
Our video and behind-the-scenes show was part of Bell’s Olympic promotion. In my opinion Suzy’s song is the best of all the ‘Believe’ titled songs out there. Better than Cher’s song called Believe. Better than Beiber’s Believe, and certainly better than U-Kiss. But I do like the Brooks & Dunn song titled ‘Believe’ :-).
Here are a bunch of links to the various Susy McNeil ‘Believe Videos’
Behind the Scenes on the shoot – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOegyHTlpyY
Media Coverage – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYuJKe48wJA&feature=relmfu
The Olympic Inspired Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aByA-svpXYw
September 17, 2012 Ottawa – The Library of Parliament just launched an excellent multiplatform education tool and resource. It is called ‘Our Country Parliament’. The LofP/Public Education Programs staff should be commended for their great vision, and then the ability to navigate the project over an extended period of time and through many multi-departmental reviews, …and actually deliver a significant product that looks and feels very similar to the original vision. Congrats!!!!
Blomeley Communications has been fortunate to work with the Library of Parliament on numerous occasions over the years. This project is truly unique and worthwhile to anyone wanting to know about the Canadian Parliamentary system and its components. So needless-to-say we are proud to have played a small part in this multi-platform, multi-use, pan-demographic project. It was right up our alley and the results are amazing.
Here are some links to the website and the Library’s You Tube channel. Check it out.
The Library of Parliament ‘Our Country Our Parliament’ You Tube Channel: YouTube Channel
The Our Country Our Parliament Website: http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/Education/OurCountryOurParliament/home-e.aspx
Parliament 123 Video: http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/Education/OurCountryOurParliament/game41-e.aspx
Parliament 360: English Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaaDML6n9IA&list=PLF_YRVnBKD-wCdMQwp3ZOjhPAuSKJMnpB&feature=plcp, French Video – Le Parlement Panorama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7mmUwgTfgE&list=PL4L6aCvPSC-wd4B__mn4I204Jv1AHsXcW&feature=plcp