Picture Your Future Tour at Algonquin College

Picture Your Future Tour at Algonquin College

by: Adam

With so many choices of what to be and how to get there, it’s no wonder choosing College is no easy task! Luckily Ontario Colleges and FPM3’s Picture Your Future Tour have teamed up make it easier by helping students visualize what it’s like to be in their dream job after their college experience. Last Thursday, our #PictureYourFutureTour team visited Algonquin College where they helped some 330 students from the area check out the vast amount of choices they have at the Pembroke Campus. It’s easy to think dream what you want to be – but to experience it is even bigger! We bring a team of excited, enthusiastic creatives out on the road with a green screen, costumes, props and cameras to help students see what it’s like to be what they want to be whether it’s a Firefighter, a Boardroom Executive, a Welder, or a Child and Youth…

Picture Your Future Tour - Week One Recap

Picture Your Future Tour - Week One Recap

by: Adam

(Photos and Content by Lucas Johnson for the Ontario Colleges Picture Your Future Tour) And so comes an end to week one. Our brave and tenacious crew ventured far into the beautiful North West of Ontario alongside the Ontario Colleges tour. For the first leg, the weather was a little rough at first but similarly to high school going into college, there was light at the end of the tunnel for our faithful crew.   Dryden was our first official stop and what a place to start! The staff and students had an amazingly upbeat attitude and were incredibly welcoming. This first show was also accompanied by the tour’s alumni, none other than Adrian the video guru.  With day one in the books, we headed to the border town of beautiful Fort Frances. I just gotta say, we were spellbound by the level of hospitality we were blessed with by…

Apple Announces iPhone 7

Apple Announces iPhone 7

by: Adam

Get ready iPhone users – the iPhone just got a new upgrade…Or did it? Yesterday, Apple made their highly anticipated Keynote live from San Francisco where they showed off advancements in software collaboration, the Apple Watch 2, and the long awaited iPhone 7. As a long-time Android user, I really looked forward to this Keynote as I have been gearing up for a big change in my life: to go from Android to Apple. Before you get your knickers in a knot, as much as I’ve enjoyed my Android, I’ve felt this change coming for a while. My laptop is a Macbook Pro, I’m an avid user of Apple TV, and my workstation here at FPM3 is an amazing 27” iMac. I love my Apple, but for some reason I could never justify the price of the glorified iPhone. I thought with the release of the iPhone 7, I would…

Tinsel, Tuxedos & Tapas 2015

by: Adam

Get ready for a night of fun, fashion and food, because tomorrow night, Thursday, October 15, 2015, is the 11th annual Tinsel Tuxedos and Tapas event for the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice! This year the event is being sponsored by Johnston Chrysler and Bell Arte Camera, and is hosted at the always outstanding Michelangelo Banquet Centre. Again this year, FPM3 has the honour and privilege to sponsor and support this amazing event. In fact, our very own Adam Oldfield, President and CEO, is going to be the auctioneer! The event features a wonderful 3 course dinner, complimentary wine, silent auction, live auction, amazing fashion show, and so much more! Doors open at 5:30pm, as does the silent auction, chocolate sales, and cocktails. At 6:30pm, the event opens with MC Annette Hamm, and a ‘Welcome and Thank you’ from the Event Sponsor, Johnston Chrysler. Dinner is seated at 6:45 pm with…

A Social Media Workshop For Business!

by: Adam

We’re open for registration! Visit us at fpm3.com/social and get signed up for our 2.5 hour workshop that will get you on the right track when thinking about Social Media for Business. Find out about how different social media platforms work, and how you can use these platforms to your business advantage. Our next session is February 8, 2014 from 10AM-12PM at our office: 155 John St. South in Hamilton. If you book by January 31, 2014 you pay the early bird registration of $39.99 + applicable HST per person. We look forward to seeing you there!

FPM3 sponsors Volleyball team "FPM3"

by: Adam

                      I am pretty excited to announce that FPM3 has sponsored a volleyball team that is rightly named “FPM3” and we got the team shirts (finally) in today.  I threw mine on and was pretty excited about showing off the FPM3 colours not to mention it has my name on the back, in the case I can’t remember I can always take it off and look at it. The FPM3 volleyball team so far has a straight winning streak and is stacked full of amazing talent.  Kind of like our company (oh boy…getting biased here).  They’ll be posting updates and photos of themselves in the coming weeks as they play each week for the championship Volleyball trophy/ribbon or whatever they will get. I also have to announce that I’m the “fill-in” for players that can’t make it.  Let’s hope that…

Relay For Life: Run To Fight Cancer

by: Adam

Last Friday, my team Notorius C.U.R.E and I ran from 7pm to 7am in Brampton, Ontario, to raise money to fight cancer. The initiative was taken by the Canadian Cancer Society which just celebrated its 75th birthday and Relay For Life is a huge part of their efforts to fight cancer. Our personal goal was to raise at least $500 and we can say that we blew that amount out since we raised $1,576.00 so far and maybe more thanks to your generous donations. For more information about Relay For Life and if you want to make a donation for a great cause, please check out their website  http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR?fr_id=12396&pg=entry&s_locale=en_CA  

How Long Do You Want To Keep It New?

by: Adam

Bought a new car recently? Check out the  Keep it New brand new website, logo re-design and video commercial to advertise their newly offered dealership program for keeping driver’s new cars, ‘new’. Keep It New came to FPM3  to design and develop their new website as well as stationery items (Sales Sheet, Business Cards, etc.) with their eye on recording a brand new video commercial to promote their program. Their new website allows customers to learn about Keep It New’s core services and they can easily register through the Keep It New website form. Among all the services provided to Keep It New, we were especially happy with the commercial quality produced by our videographer expert Adrian Konstant. For more information about Keep It New services and to see the video commercial, please visit the their website at http://keepitnew.ca/  

Skills Canada Event: The Green Screen Game!

by: Adam

FPM3 attended the Skills Canada event in Waterloo for OCAS from May 6th-7th. OCAS came to us with the idea of picturing high school students in a skilled trade and handing them a free picture with a QR code as a souvenir to remind them of how they’ll look working in their desired trade. FPM3 developed the picture-taking-qr-code-generating software for the event, with the ability to take a picture of someone in front of a green screen, remove the green screen, apply the image to a chosen background image, generate a QR code, slap it all together, and finish with a high resolution print, all under 2 minutes. We then use Adobe After Effects software to remove the green screen and re-size the picture before setting the background chosen (i.e. firefighter, police, paramedic, landscaper, fashion model, etc.). Finally, we send the picture to the printer. Since the pictures feature a custom generated…

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