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SANDOR LIGETFALVY Communications Media Timeline

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Sandor Ligetfalvy Communication Media Timeline 1983 Born in Toronto

1996 14.4k modem

2004

Moved to Welland

Graduation 2004 to 2006

2001

Niagara College JournalismPrint

1999 56.6k High speed modem internet

Diploma

Interactive Multimedia

2000 to 2003

Mother attended weekly mega church Spent 1 year in Georgia

Postgraduate

FlatPlanet

Cummer Valley Gifted program

2006

Popular website with rants & cartoons

Left church in a hurry

Move across town Don Mills CyberARTS

Evolved into startup business

Change Schools Dropped out

I like cartoons

9/11

Cartoon Harddrive Wiped

Noise@ Niagara 2005 to 2006

Kerpal Media Inc 2000 to 2001 Start-up business

1999 to 2000

Christmas Evil (Cartoon)

2005

22 minute flash cartoon viewed by 250,000 on newgrounds.com Going to be a journalist But first •Theatre job •McDonalds job •No Frills job 2001-2004

The Hamster Times

2005 to 2006

Sports Photography Employment DSP Digital Sports Photography & McNish Action Photography

1995 to 1996

Graduation


2008 Company folds

Moved to St. Catharines

Marketing & Publishing jobs 2006 to 2008

Copperlen IMA Cirque Niagara

2012

MAY 2013

Moved to Toronto

PULSE Niagara Ad designer

Websites Magazines &

Laid Off

Brock University

Interactive Arts and Science

2012

Office closes. Back to School

REV Publishing

Drifed

Digital Media Manager

Moved back to St. Catharines

Year off from Brock

Research Assitant ‘English Accent Coach’

Professor Dr. Ron Thompson Lingustics

2010

2011

The BUG 2010

BrockTV

2006 to 2009

GamePlan Pros.com

Terminated from BrockTV

Brock University Founded March 2013 Gadfly

2012 to 2013

SCENE Music Festival

Busuleaks

5th estate blog

& music promotions

Evolved

Evolved

Web & Multimedia Contracting SandorLigetfalvy.com

2006 to 2007

Keele Music Studio

“Online Property Developer”

Dad loses the business

2009 to present

Max Axiom

Music, Lyrics and cybersecurity blog

2012 to present

Side Project

Super Hamster Justice Rodent JusticeRodents.com

Fictional Rodents Magazine FictionalRodents.com


Childhood

1996

The Hamster Times

When I was 12 years old I got my first home computer, a Macintosh LC575. Using ClarisWorks, I put together my first desktop publishing project and would sell copies to members of my mother’s church -- for 50 cents a copy.


Teenage

1999

Christmas Evil Created and produced original 20-minute Flash cartoon which went on to be viewed by more than 250,000 on NewGrounds.com

THE FlatPlanet Network INC.

In late 1999, a friend brought me in to his project group to create an online publication centred around giving a platform for people to publish their views. This was before there were any Content Management Systems: we uploaded our posts directly in the site’s HTML. We were barely 16 years old and the word ‘blog’ had not been invented yet. A combination of honest, shameless, from the gut writing, with original Flash cartoons, made the site a tremendous viewership success. Author submissions and viewer email came in frequently.

2001

Kerpal Media Inc

The biggest success to emerge out of FlatPlanet was the now-famous prank call “Why U Kick My Dog?”, which a friend had found and animated. His version of the comedy skit was seen two million times on our website and was the driving force behind our viewership. The original creator of the call contacted us, and we signed him to a talent deal and attempted to merchandize the product. However our investors and the comedic climate changed in late 2001 and the other membes of FlatPlanet went to university.

9/11

Cartoons

Online Publishing


College years

2004

In January 2004, I left Toronto to attend college at Niagara College in Welland, Ontario. I developed a reputation for having “A Nose for News.” When I graduated, the program coordinator noted, “He’s a dreamer. He’s a doer.”

JournalismPrint


College sports teams get next chance By Staff Writer

Sports Photography Employment 2005

Photo by Kevin McNaughton

Photo by Sandor Ligetfalvy

Niagara Knights college sports teams include men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, golf, indoor soccer, touch football and curling. Information about the 2005-2006 season can be found at http://www.niagarac.on.ca/athletic/. Ray Sarkis, director of athletics at Niagara College, says, “I always look forward to new students coming in September, and to the return of current students.” There are also self-run sports played such as dodgeball, ice hockey, ball hockey, basketball, and softball. At Knights basketball games you can enter your name into a prize draw. Then you get to “shoot for cash:” shoot all three baskets and win $1000 courtesy of sponsor Spalding Inc.

BLAKE TURNER President

SHERI-LYNN WEBBER Exec. Vice-President

sac-dsa-wc@niagarac.on.ca Ext. 7664, Voicemail: 6460

LEN KILBY Dir. Programming & Student Events

sac-dpse-wc@niagarac.on.ca Ext. 7664, Voicemail: 6463

GREG McCOOL STEPHANIE GRENALL MANDI MILLER

sac-pres-wc@niagarac.on.ca Ext. 7664, Voicemail: 6464

Student Rep Student Rep Student Rep

Voicemail: 6465 Voicemail: 6465 Voicemal: 6465

sac-pres-gc@niagarac.on.ca Ext. 4226, Voicemail: 6458

JON ALLAN President

ERIC MULLER Exec. Vice-President

sac-vp-gc@niagarac.on.ca Ext. 4226, Voicemail: 6454

SARAH FINUCAN Dir. Student Affairs

sac-dsa-gc@niagarac.on.ca Ext. 4227, Voicemail: 6456

Dir. Programming & Student Events

Ext. 4227, Voicemail: 6459

Announcement of Noise@Niagara sac-dpse-gc@niagarac.on.ca GRAEME CLARKE MIKE EYBEL Dir. Communication & Media HEATHER MINOW ELSIE VRUGTEVEEN JAMIE WILDMAN

2006

April 7

April 21

March 24

Feb. 17

March 17

Feb. 3

Feb. 10

Jan. 27

Dec. 9

Jan. 20

Nov. 25

Oct. 28

sac-vp-wc@niagarac.on.ca Ext. 7658, Voicemail: 6461

JULIA FORSTER Dir. Student Affairs

RYAN DALEMAN Dir. Communication & Media

Nov. 11

sac-pres-wc@niagarac.on.ca Ext. 7658, Voicemail: 6462

sac-pres-gc@niagarac.on.ca Ext. 4228, Voicemail: 6453

Student Rep Student Rep Student Rep

Voicemail: 6457 Voicemail: 6457 Voicemal: 6457

Summer renovations taking shape By SANDOR LIGETFALVY Staff Writer It’s been another busy summer for Niagara College Facilities Management Services (FMS). Facilities staff and about 20 summeremployment students have been knocking down walls in the Welland campus’ Voyageur wing in preparation for the rebuilding of the Broadcasting — Radio, Television and Film (BRTF) wing. The two large projects at Welland campus this summer are the renovations in BRTF and starting renovations for the advanced technology (AT) programs which are relocating to Welland campus from their current home at Glendale campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Bertollo gave credit to information studies dean Leo Tiberi, BRTF co-ordinator Alysha Henderson, and FMS director Mal Woodhouse. She says the three of them worked in conjunction with Quartek, an architectural firm out of Continued on Next Page

Photo by Sandor Ligetfalvy

He shoots! He misses!? It was a great year last hockey season for the Welland Cougars Jr. B hockey team, and thanks to JournalismPrint student reporter Ray Spiteri, news@niagara covered the local sports team. Next year’s reporters will have the chance to cover whatever they are interested in, such as Jr. B hockey, or intramural college sports. Photo by Ray Spiteri

Glendale campus

Welland campus

Student Administrative Council Inc. your 2005-06 campus representatives

Oct. 14

So close yet so far

Sept. 30

2005

Free music courtesy news@niagara By SANDOR LIGETFALVY Promotional Team Niagara College’s Journalism-Print program is launching a new promotional campaign that includes an online portal for area bands and music lovers. http://www.noiseatniagara.com has singles from bands local to Welland, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, and cities in the greater Niagara region. The site boasts 11 bands at the time of its launch on June 4. The bands now appearing on the noise@niagara free online album are The Strange, Pouring

Glass Dreams, Cue the Crowd, the Morning Announcements, Murder Thy Maker, Ceremonial Snips, A Prime time Tragedy, Mark Vida, Senate, Outlier, and Shade. Music fans are encouraged to check back frequently. As many as 15 more bands will be added to the site throughout the summer. The compilation reflects the sounds of the Niagararegion scene, demonstrating a wide variety flavours. noise@niagara is a promotional project created and developed by a graduating student of Journalism-Print.


2005

NOISE@ NIAGARA

As a student at Niagara College Journalism-Print, I was hired to provide promotions to the campus newspaper news@niagara. This is when I came up with NOISE@NIAGARA which was initially a compilation CD which would have a related series of newspaper articles. Over the course of the summer, I interviewed dozens of bands and wrote articles for each of them. There were so many bands that it became a Double-Disc compliation. Then, as the school year arrived, other students became involved and it became a sort of unofficial club. Our online and newsstand readership improved. We made connections with students in the Broadcasting department and started a weekly live-to-air radio program which featured local music and interviews. The website received the 2006 E-Niagara Web Award for Best Student Designed Website and I was interviewed and featured in the St. Catharines Standard.


2006

Niagara College

JournalismPrint 2-Year Diploma

Niagara College

INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA Postgraduate Certificate

NoiseatNiagara became NoiseinNiagara under a Ontario Government grant as part of the initiation for nGen, the Niagara Interactive Media Generator.

GRAD.


2006 to 2012

Marketing work

The economy in Niagara in the latter half of the last decade was... hard. But the experience was rich.

Copperlen

2006

2008

PULSE Niagara Ad designer and occasional writer for alternative weekly

2011

2006

FREELANCE WEB DESIGN

Rev Publishing

S.C.E.N.E Music 2007 Festival

Keele Music 2008 Studio

Band posters 2009 and websites

Digital media manager, oversaw and implemented various magazine-oriented websites. Produced page layouts and the cover story for the May 2012 edition of Today Magazine.


2006

GamePlan Pros.com MEDIA KITS, PROMOTIONS, VIDEOGRAPHY, EVENT COVERAGE

2008

Max Axiom was created to make music with a ‘truth’ message, and under this persona I created a blog and video that was focused exclusively on cybersecurity. Meanwhile, Max Axiom’s music was the soundtrack to ‘Toronto G20 Exposed and UNDER OCCUPATION: The Toronto G2 Operation’

Max axiom 2009 ‘Ordo Ab Chao’

2012 Max Axoiom Report

Blog

G20 Toronto

‘The Utopian Dream’


Brock University Interactive Arts and ScienceS 2009


DE

tv.ca

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BrockTV BTV LECTURES is an interview series featuring interesting topics covered by guest and faculty lectures

NEWS ACADEMICS SPORTS CULTURE ENTERTAINMENT 2010/2011

PROGRAM GUIDE

PROGRAMMING GUIDE 2010/2011

NEW SHOW!

2010

NEW SEASON!

BROKE & HUNGRY is a cooking show for students who are tight on cash.

BrockTV is the only student-funded and studentproduced TV network of its kind. We provide event coverage and entertainment to Brock students and the world at www.BrockTV.ca

BROCK BRIEF

LOCAL LORE is about the stories of our diverse local communites in Niagara region.

BTV BANDS is a music show with interviews and exclusive performances featuring independent and mainstream artists. NEW SHOW!

EVERY MONDAY

BROCK BRIEF is the news program which highlights the news pertaining to Brock University and the GAME CULTURE talks video game news and nostalgia with those who play them and those Niagara community. who make them.

on campus from students to faculty and staff.

Den

However this lead to a power struggle which found me on the losing end, but I was posessed by a vision for a better Watch these shows and more at www.BrockTV.ca BrockTV...

BTV LECTURES

BTV LECTURES is an interview series featuring interesting topics covered by guest and faculty PLAYING THE FIELD is the varsity sports talkshow that takes players off the field and puts them in the lectures. interview chair.

BADGERS DEN is BrockTV’s flagship sportscast, providing coverage of varsity games. CHECK THE SCORE AT BROCKTV.CA

Bold New BrockTV How About a Constitution for Student Media?

service as a source of information and as a hub for campus culture. To develop an audience and build rapport, student media must reliably provide consistent and relevant campus coverage which is open, inclusive, and accessible to the students to share their ideas and contribute creatively. Relationships are nurtured with academic faculties, the student union, clubs, local businesses, and other media venues.

Democratic Structure Wage Equity & Teamwork Reliable Daily Coverage Advertising Partnerships & Relationships

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This document is being written now. Please participate in the process by responding on the online forum, and contribute your principles and policy ideas so that they can be become the BrockTV constitution to be voted through the referendum. Thank you!

Audience Participiation • inclusive environment • student voice • presence and accessibility • engaging and respectful hosts • daily availability • timely publication

Journalism & Storytelling • daily coverage • balanced reporting • open exchange of ideas • campus and regional culture • synergy with local media

2011 In retrospect, the BNBTV blog was a tabloid written by a jilted author, but it was the beginning of what would become a very influential part of my life.

For students by students. Students are the stakeholders and the primary audience. Student media provides a

Service to the Students

Busuleaks

I took a leadership role and devoted significant personal investment into the project, including recrafting the programming balance. Badgers

BROCK UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS Watch as BrockTV closely follows campus programming of music, theatre, dance, comedy and family performances while interviewing Canadian and internationally acclaimed artists.

UNIVERSITY PEOPLE UNIVERSITY PEOPLE is about distinguished people

Bold New BrockTV...

Interviewing the university president

Part of what drew me to Brock University was the newly funded-by-students IPTV organization BrockTV

DISCOVER YOUR COMMUNITY AT BROCKTV.ca

SEND US NEWS TIPS TO info@brocktv.ca

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THE BUSU CHANNEL BrockTV provides coverage to Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) events such as OWeek, Frost Week, BUSU Elections, etc.

Accountability • 7-member voting panel • minutes publically available • online forum • open submission process • transparent budget • distribution of ISF funding

Employment &Experience • fair wages • cohesive teamwork • filmmaking and creative production

2012

busuleaks.tumblr.com CFBU 103.7

Prior to a certain point, Busuleaks had no direction or objective. It was just a rage blog for my own amusement. Then things got real as I discovered more questions and information.

THE BUG Brock University Gadfly

My work sets the precedent that there is an alternative perspective to BUSU Inc.; to explore the topics pertaining to the Brock culture; and to set in motion two main solutions: 1. Set the goal of achieving quorum at annual general meetings. 2. Establish a tradition of critical journalism; mandate the roles and responsibility student media including active coverage of BUSU governance through a “constitution for student media” and constant promotion of Solution 1. This was the mission statement of Busuleaks and sets the context for the creation of ‘the BUG’.

Max Axiom was created to make music with a ‘truth’


Back in

2007

SUPER HAMSTER & THE JUSTICE RODENTS


Recent side project

2012

FICTIONAL RODENTS MAGAZINE FICTIONAL RODENTS VOL. 3 M

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fictionalrodents.tumblr.com

Original Interviews Missile Mouse Mouse Guard & Mice Templar

Hamsterpants Hamster Warriors Samurai Chinchilla Norton Mouse

THEME

RODENTS AND SOCIAL DECAY

Power Dynamics: Cat and Mouse

FALL 2012

THEME

MONEY AND FAMILY VALUES WINTER 2012

Published via Issuu.com

New Rodent Order

What inspires a new generation of Fictional Rodents artists?

PRESENTED BY KIA 1

THEME

CREATIVE INSPIRATION

SPRING 2013


PHOTOG


OGRAPHY

My dad bought me a Canon Rebel digital SLR on my college graduation day. I’ve taken tens of thousands of photos with it, most of them personal, but many for various work in webdesign, journalism, and promotions. This was the first photo I ever took with that camera.


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