About Me

Rob Crowston I'm an award winning multimedia producer with a background, and it turns out a foreground in print, radio, television, and advertising. A sound engineer, producer, writer and voice-over artist. You've heard my work in many radio and TV spots, documentaries, corporate videos, audio walking tours and on-line. I've been an instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, an instructor at Langara Community College. These days, I teach creative multimedia production to young people at the Wachiay Friendship Centre ( WaMM - www.wachiaymultimedia.com ) Along with all that other stuff, I live happily with my wife Shelley McGaw and our dog, Molly in the little community of Courtenay on Vancouver Island. My passions lie in high-end audio, deep in the heart of the Hi-Fi jungle and I care about music, recording, film, fiction and art. I'm fascinated by architecture, design, technology and their impact on our society and our culture.

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Why I Love Craigslist

Posted by Rob Crowston on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : Social Comment 

Craigslist Ad:

We are a small & casual restaurant in downtown Vancouver and we are looking for solo musicians to play in our restaurant to promote their work and sell their CD. This is not a daily job, but only for special events which will eventually turn into a nightly event if we get positive response. More Jazz, Rock, & smooth type music, around the world and mixed cultural music. Are you interested to promote your work? Please reply back ASAP.

A Musician's Reply:

Happy New Year! I am a mus...

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But Wait, There's More!

Posted by Rob Crowston on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, In : Advertising 
My friend Jonathan Stanley works with a group of people that develop entertaining content in combination with amazing technology for the tourism trade. They build systems that enable visitors of major tourist attractions to experience the attraction through GPS driven technology and dynamic story telling . Better still, they offer their entertainment in as many languages as the operator might like to service.

The other day, Jonathan turned me on to a video that had impressed him with its compe...
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Sometimes we are apart

Posted by Rob Crowston on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, In : Advertising 
This evening I was having a conversation with a man who had a dog and I happened upon an ad by the Sierra Club. It showed three men in casual attire standing outside. Two of the men were younger, while the third, the man in the middle, was older. There was a calculated ruggedness to the men - these were men that might, when asked, be capable of doing something good, something positive. Their attire was casual, ready, easy. Their expressions compassionate, strong, kind.

The ad was within the pa...
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