Ryerson launching digital media program with business focus

With growing competition in the gaming industry, Interactive Ontario (IO) and Ryerson University have partnered to give start-up developers an edge. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson, along with

Published on: January 28th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Bitstrips brings comic relief to Canadian classrooms

Some people aspire to make their own movie, and a few others might like to write a book. A whole lot of people want to make their own comic strips. That's what Jacob

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Don’t sacrifice accuracy for market edge, expert warns media brands

Every journalist and media outlet thrives on a scoop. The transition to digital hasn't changed that.But the compulsion to be "fast and first to market" should never trump accuracy and journalistic integrity, cautioned

Published on: June 24th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

The Coolest Stuff in Digital Media: Checking Out Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone

I’m often asked at IDC what the coolest technology is that I’m seeing in Canada from tech startups. In the Digital Media space, and in Toronto specifically, a good place to source out

Published on: May 5th, 2010 Krista Napier

Top 4 questions you should ask about digital media metrics

One of the wonders of our digital world is the ability to measure anything.  The challenge remains in making sure that the appropriate indicators are being measured and that the data is correctly interpreted.

Published on: April 21st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Canada’s National Film Board snags five Webby nominations

An interactive Web video based on the renowned documentary WaterLife and an iPhone application showcasing Canadian films earned Canada's National Film Board (NFB) five Webby Award nominations.The awards have been dubbed the "Oscars

Published on: April 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to create fireballs and explosions in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to transform a fairly typical road-trip image - with a big blue sky and wide-open spaces - into an apocalyptic battle scene, complete with tanks, guns, parachutists

Published on: March 18th, 2010 Digital Arts Staff

Tax credits, funding available to Ontario digital content developers

Digital content developers, who've survived the economic turmoil of past 18 months, may sense the storm is calming, and a ray of sunlight peeking through the clouds.And maybe even a rainbow leading to

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Create winning videos with 4 free and fabulous apps

Shooting footage with a video camera is easy. Assembling the random footage into something watchable can be a whole other matter. Working with professional-level video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro can

Published on: February 3rd, 2010 Howard Wen

iPad will revolutionize publishing – someday

v1.0 shows platform still a work in progress  By now, even my disconnected mother sitting on a beach in Florida has heard about the iPad. And while geeks debate the name, whine about

Published on: January 29th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

TV still top ‘unifying device’ in Canadian homes

Believe or not, the TV is Canada's top family re-unification device but PVRs (personal video recorders) are becoming big … real big.And while Internet access is essential to a majority of Canadians, decades

Published on: January 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

iPad traces new direction for print media

With all the hype and hoopla of yesterday’s unveiling of the much awaited Apple iPad, it was surprising to note that Steve Jobs had not uttered the word magazine.  Yet this is the

Published on: January 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Ontario firm named Canada’s ‘innovation leader’

Markham, Ont. based CognoVision Solutions Inc. has been named Canada's 2009 Innovation Leader for its face-detection and people-tracking technology that provides retail audience measurement. CognoVision was selected as the winner from among the

Published on: December 4th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Digital marketing an untapped gold mine for Canadian firms

The fact that Canadians spend as much as 20 to 30 per cent of their media consumption time on digital channels presents great marketing opportunities.Unfortunately, it's not a phenomenon marketers here are really

Published on: November 6th, 2009 Nestor Arellano