• Peter Conrad

    Filmmaker Writer Educator

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    I write, direct, and produce English-language scripted webisodes, documentaries, factual programming, and creative visual content.

    I've also directed and produced videos, documentaries, and television programing in French, Spanish, and German.

    I teach filmmaking and videography at Humber College in the School of Media Studies and Information Technology and in the School of Creative and Performing Arts.

     

  • EXPERIENCE

     

    Conrad Entertainment Inc.

    Producer Director Writer 

    1997 – Present

     

    I write, produce, and direct scripted webisodes, documentaries, institutional communications projects, and creative visual content for new media.

    Humber College

    Faculty -- School of Media Studies & Information Technology / School of Creative & Performing Arts 

    Sep 2011 – Present

     

    I teach two related videography courses in the Media Communications program within the School of Media Studies and Information Technology. Both courses focus on developing production and post-production skill sets related to digital video storytelling. In the School of Creative and Performing Arts, I teach a course in the Acting for Film & Television program on basic filmmaking and new performance-related production technologies for actors.

    Toronto Film School

    Adjunct Faculty 

    Apr 2011 – June 2015

     

    I taught documentary filmmaking and production. We explored various styles of documentary storytelling, as well as foundational production and post-production techniques for strong content creation.

    Conrad Entertainment Inc.

    Owner 

    1997 – Present

     

    Digital content production company.

    Canadian Tire

    Freelance Producer Director Writer 

    2001 – 2015

     

    Freelance corporate storyteller for Canadian Tire Communications. Projects covered a range of content related to training, marketing, team building, and retail promotion. Produce videos in French and English.

    Toronto Film School

    Instructor, Documentary Film 

    Apr 2006 – Dec 2007

     

    Taught two courses in documentary film, concentrating on conceptualizing a documentary, then producing an actual film. The courses emphasized real-world experience, outlined various styles of documentary storytelling, and provided a hands-on understanding of production and post-production techniques.

    CTV

    News Photographer 

    Jul 1998 – Mar 2003

     

    News Photographer for CTV News, based in Kitchener, Ontario. Shot a wide range of news features and gathered stories for daily newscasts. Part-time position while producing and directing independent projects.

    Independent Pictures Inc.

    Assistant to the Producer 

    Apr 1994 – Oct 1994

     

    Assisted feature film producer in administering production company. Managed daily operation of office, oversaw completion of several outstanding distribution issues, interacted with talent, staff, and U.S. studio executives of feature film in post-production, on behalf of producer.

    Rogers Communications Inc.

    Producer Director 

    Oct 1988 – Feb 1994

     

    Staff producer and director. Responsible for all aspects of a wide variety of television productions, including weekly live-to-air broadcasts, single-camera documentaries, and multi-camera coverage of live events. Managed teams of staff and volunteer production personnel. Duties also included studio lighting and set preparation, location sound recording, editing, and graphics preparation. Won provincial awards for environmental and business affairs programming.

    The Freeport Hospital

    Writer 

    May 1985 – Feb 1987

     

    Researched and wrote the history of Freeport Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario. "Caring On The Grand: A History of the Freeport Hospital" told the story of the hospital's role in the fight against tuberculosis in the first half of the 20th century, and its evolution into a long-term rehabilitative hospital prior to substantial expansion in the mid-1980s. Secured funding to print the book, and then supervised design, layout, and printing of the final manuscript.

  • MY MOTTO

    I succeed when you succeed.

  • SKILLS

     

    Writer

    Director

    Producer

    Writing

    Documentaries

    Video

  • EDUCATION

     

    Wilfrid Laurier University

    Honours Bachelor of Arts History 1981 - 1985

     

    Dean's Honour List Graduate -- 1985.
    Incentive Scholarships for Academic Achievement -- 1982, 1983, 1984.
    Internship Program, 1983, 1984.

    Activities: History Club

  • REFERENCES

     

    Barry Silverthorn

    Executive Producer | Videographer | Editor TrainMasters TV

    I've had the opportunity to work with Peter on several projects over the past 10 years as his cameraman and editor. He's prepared, highly creative, detail-oriented, and a hoot to work with. I hope I get the chance to work with him again.

    David Antscherl

    Professional ship model maker | conservator

    Theatrical Consultant

    Peter is a very focussed, quality-oriented producer, writer and director. He has excellent communication skills, a great eye for detail, and coordinates projects well. Peter is extremely ethical in his business dealings. I have enjoyed the experience of working with him on a number of projects over the years and would highly recommend him for your next educational or creative film.

    Brian Huskins

    Government Relations & Management Consultant

     

    Through all phases of the vídeo production and compilation of the Canadian Resources DVD, Peter's attention to detail and the deliverables of the project were invaluable. His extensive knowledge base and ability to find innovative solutions added a richness to the vídeo which is still used today!

    Helen Dewar BA, OTC. CCDP

    Career Strategist | Training Facilitator

    Instructional Designer

    I have worked with Peter on a number of projects. His creative talent and technical expertise made it a pleasure to work with him as a film/television Producer/Director and all were extremely well received by various audiences. I recommend Peter's work highly!

    Ken Vandevrie

    President, ADS MEDIA

    I've worked with Pete for over 20 years. He's dependable, and detail oriented in all areas of production. He's got an ability to turn what might be your "typical" project into something far beyond that. He's highly creative and a great writer. Client relations is also another strength. I've hired Pete on many occasions to produce, write and direct projects from corporate to broadcast. I plan on working with him for many years to come.

  • CONTACT ME! 

  • LET'S CHAT

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    Toronto, Canada Area