Short documentary by ELAN, English-Language-Arts-Network G. Scott MacLeod talks about his life experience as a visual artist and his life experience as a painter, photographer, animator and film maker.
Welcome to MacLeod Nine Productions G. Scott MacLeod’s work continues to focus on using a variety of media combining music, storytelling, painting, photography, video, and film. The historical themes that he explores in his work are based on storytelling from ancient mythological texts, the archetype, to personal testimonials.
Within the huge diversity that is modern-day Canada, all non-aboriginal people share an immigrant history. For some, the stories are fresh. For many others, the struggles of distant ancestors have long been lost through the passage of time.
This project documents 21 of the key residential and industrial buildings and historical sites remaining in Griffintown, an historic Montreal neighbourhood that birthed the Industrial Revolution in Canada and was once home to a large immigrant community. Photography, drawing and animation were used to create a visual record of these sites. Combined with brief histories and a Google map, the images and animations are now freely available at www.griffintowntour.com as an online self-guided tour.