CREATIVE CORNER

The Creative Corner features a selection of guests who are film industry professionals, including screenwriters, directors, sound engineers and special effects designers. Visitors will be able to freely ask questions to the professionals at various booths, as well as attend a number of workshops led by industry experts.

Nicole Baer
Editor
Nicole is an Editor whose impressive credits include over 60 episodes of the Supernatural, Timeless & Frequency to name only a few. Nicole will be on hand all 3 days of #northernfancon2017 and is excited to share her experience with attendees.
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Jennifer Lewis
Sound Editor/ Sound Design
Jenn is a Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer with 30+ years of experience. Her career began in music recording followed by virtual reality sound and music at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, movie sound post, then into video game sound at EA - Electronic Arts & Relic Entertainment. Her video game credits include the popular Need for Speed series, James Bond 007, Company of Heroes & Warhammer 40K Dawn of War. Jenn currently runs Maple Syrup Sound which provides sound for films, games and other mediums. She also teaches at the Vancouver Film School & University of British Columbia.
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Punished Props
Prop Maker/ Costume Design
Punished Props is a small, two person prop and costume making company from Seattle Washington. We (Brittany and Bill Doran) have been building professional quality props since 2012. We build high end replica props and costume from some of your favorite video games, TV shows, movies and more!
Vance Vegas
Special Effects & Lighting Specialist
Vance Vegas Salvalaggio (or Vance Vegas for short) has over twenty years professional experience in the entertainment industry. Vance has an insane list of credits including work on Bates Motel on A&E, Elysium, The 100, Night at the Museum, Riverdale, Alien Vs. Predator, New Moon (2009 film), Arrow, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, iZombie, X-Men 2 (film), and Fringe to name only a few. He is the founder and CEO of Advanced Light and Effects Inc. -a company which provides special effects and specialty lighting services to tv and feature films, music videos and commercials across North America.
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Ken "hiwatt" Marshall
Music producer, engineer and composer
Ken’s extensive career in music and recording has yielded an insane list of credits. On the music front, he worked for many years with the legendary Canadian industrial band Skinny Puppy. He is one half of the Humble Brothers with Traz Damji with who he was awarded a platinum album for his contribution on Linkin Park’s “Renimation” . The two also went on to remix tracks for many multi-platinum selling artists including Filter, Anastasia, Static-X, and Rammstein. On the video game front Ken has contributed to several EA - Electronic Arts soundtracks, including 2002's Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, SimCity 4 Rush Hour, Dead Rising 2 to name only a few. Most recently, Ken has joined the production of The Doctor's Movie
Allisa M. Swanson
Costume Designer
Allisa is an Award Winning Costume Designer based out of Vancouver, BC. She is a veteran of the film industry for over 20 years and has worked alongside many award winning filmmakers. Her credits include Costume Design for seasons 3 & 4 of The 100, Costume Design for the supernatural 1980's thriller Dead of Summer. In 2004 she won a Leo Award for Best Costume Design for a Feature Film for The Snow Walker. Outside of the film industry, she has also done Costume Design for theatre and in 2010, she worked on the 2010 Winter Olympics.
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Paul Donnett
Screenwriting Instructor, Producer, & Film Score Composer
Paul is a screenwriting instructor at SchoolCreative - Institute of the Arts and has written for independent film (Reinventing Leonard Guerilla), web TV (Men for Rent, Film Night With The Two Pauls), and graphic novels (Shaka King of Zulu). He is also a producer, film score composer and co-host of the Film Night podcast.