On April 16th, 2016 I pitched a show to Cable 14 Hamilton Limited called "The Artist's Toolbox".
I got the green light to go ahead with 6 episodes that were half hour. My concept was unique in the sense of the amount of segments in a episode, it was primarily shot outside of Cable 14's Studio and it included a sassy, fun cartoon version of myself to co-host. My team put a lot of work into this show and I'm so proud of the artists we were allowed to feature in this season.
CHECK IT OUT!
Join Host Shannon MacKinnon as she interviews Orphan Black Composer, Trevor Yuile, chats with Casting Director Brian Levy and encourages everyone to write their own artist's manifesto!
Join Shannon MacKinnon as she interviews Apollo's Crown, learns about how art is healing men who were formally incarcerated and Shannon shares a personal story with a Casting Director in New York.
Join Host Shannon MacKinnon as she interviews author Joanne Marlowe, learns about how to get into radio with AM900 CHML's Rick Zamperin and recommends art events to check out around the city!
In Episode 4 for "The Artist's Toolbox" Host Shannon MacKinnon sits down with celebrity photographer, Brent Perniac, shares local artist Laura Sorbara's story and gets advice on how to publish a book. Shannon also looks into if creativity and mental illness correlate with one another in Shannon's Story!
Join Host Shannon MacKinnon as she chats with Potter Scott Barnim, learns about the great programs at Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts and shares her experience with how beneficial art education is to children's growth.
In the season finale of "The Artist's Toolbox", Shannon interviews Aerialist and Restoration Artist, Lori Le Mare! She also learns how the Art Gallery of Hamilton is helping patients with dementia and inquires about getting into a career of animation.
In this pilot episode of "Welcome to the Real World" me as I sit down with Crystal Hill from the SPCA and discovers what it takes to be a veterinary technician.
Join host Shannon MacKinnon as she learns about a career in radio broadcasting.
Join Shannon as she learns about a career in midwifery.
Join Host Shannon MacKinnon as she learns about the career of a sleep technician.
Shannon spends a day at the Ron Joyce Centre and learns about a day in the life of a Prosthetics Clinician.
In the season finale of "Welcome to the Real World", Shannon spends a day learning about what it means to be a police officer in Hamilton, Ontario.
In 2016, I co-created an event called "Routes of Change" with a career counselling company, Life Change Inc.
This was a live event that was recorded. Please check it out if you'd like to hear some motivational speakers give advice to young people who are struggling in the job market.
PART 1: "Are you Worth a Penny a Second?" with Career Counsellor Chris Grice.
PART TWO: "Financial Planning While You're Young" with Financial Advisor Mary Volaric-McMahon.
PART THREE: "Goal Setting and Getting Success" with Motivational Speaker and Author Mike Schryer
Join Shannon MacKinnon and ceLLy tiGs in their new series called “Life Lessons”. A YouTube series made to talk openly about difficult and hilarious events young people experience in their everyday lives. They’ll offer you advice, let you in on some of their mistakes and mostly importantly, would love to know what YOUR opinion is. From religion to sex to driving, these two young women discuss it all! This is the trailer to the show.
Check out my interview with Wynne as he raises money for the Children's Miracle Network!