(Founding President, Producer, SEO and New Media Consultant)
In 1990, Keram founded Constant Change Productions, an independent record label, and new media company that still maintains an active online community 15 years later; a community that grew from its origins in the IRC chatrooms frequented by the administrators of Internex online (Canada’s first ISP) in the early 1990s. From 2000-2009, the “Freedom v2.5” community site created and moderated by Malicki-Sanchez was dedicated to Freedom of Information and searching for the truth by way of intelligent discussion on all topics. It was populated by “Sky Pirates” a name once used for fans of Malicki-Sánchez’s band Blue Dog Pict, but later for those who were most loyal to the Constant Change ethic.
Strongly entrenched in the New Media, Malicki-Sánchez is a noted public speaker and moderator and has been invited to speak on panels and councils on matters concerning the intersection of technology, culture and arts and sciences. Highlights include North by Northeast (NXNE) music conference, the Toronto Star, NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) in Las Vegas, Cinegear Expo at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Digital Hollywood (Los Angeles), CNE National Exhibition (Innovation Garage, Toronto), ideacity (Toronto), TieCon (Ottawa), TechWeek (Toronto).
While a student at Ryerson University in Toronto, in the first year of the University’s New Media program, he co-authored (with Lee Towndrow, a student in the radio and television program) one of the first ever enhanced CDs released by a band: Spindly Light und Wax Rocketines, Blue Dog Pict’s third release, featured a MAC/PC compatible Myst-style video game about the legend of the Sky Pirates. Malicki-Sánchez worked directly with the CD manufacturer to create a method for putting the data on track 0 so that the listener could also just put the CD in their player and listen to music (considered an innovation at the time). The two later team up to work on “Snow Globe” a stereoscopic 360 virtual reality ASMR project that showcased at FIVARS and Kaleidoscope Virtual reality festivals, among others.
He released his solo acoustic album “Box” in 2008 to critical acclaim and follow up full-band album “Come to Life” executive produced by Alex Lifeson of RUSH.
He was later a student in the first years of UCLA Extension’s Film, Television and Digital entertainment and Cinematography programs. He graduated from both the UCLA programs with distinction in 2009.
Since 2007 he has been the Editor-In-Chief of IndieGameReviewer.com
He is the founder of the VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo, and the FIVARS Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories.
(Production Manager, Graphic Design)
Chrissy Aitchison is a graphic designer and marketing professional with over a decade of experience in design for print and web, brand development, marketing, advertising, and content creation including writing and photography. Working primarily with organizations that require comprehensive marketing and communications consultation, Chrissy has shared her expertise a host of charitable organizations, educational institutions and professional associations, as well as small businesses and professionals working in the arts and entertainment.
An internet early-adopter, Chrissy has been an active participant in social networking and web publishing since long before Facebook, Twitter and WordPress came on the scene. Her unique perspective, acquired through a marriage of her interest in new media with her foundation in the more traditional side of marketing and communications, has given her an organic and intuitive understanding of SEO and multimedia marketing.
Chrissy received her BA in studio art, art history/theory and English literature at the University of Guelph, and continues to update her skills and knowledge by taking courses in design software and theory at Sheridan College (Oakville), Ryerson University (Toronto) and DPA Communications (Toronto), and participating in conferences and seminars on SEO, multimedia marketing and emerging technologies.
Josh Miles Joudrie
(Music Producer, Audio Engineer, Front of House Sound)
Josh has been a freelance sound engineer since 1989, mixing front of house, sound tech and touring with such artists as Moby, Tao Cruz, Nelly Furtado, Malhavoc (Toronto), Viletones (Toronto), Skrew (Austin, TX.). Josh has toured with Canadian bands, The Trews, illScarlett, Hedley, Protest The Hero, Pilot Speed, The Salads, Odessa Havana, Sarah Slean, Divine Brown, MENEW, and many more. He more recently was 2nd audio lead in Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPanam games at Nathan Phillips Square. His extensive experience in concert sound make him a sought after system tech for concerts and festivals of all sorts.
He started in film as a boom operator and production sound mixer in 1994, providing production sound for countless commercials and tv series (John Woo’s Once a Thief, CBC’s Drop The Beat. To name a few) His production sound crew won a Gennie Award for Best Achievement in Overall Sound for Clement Virgo’s feature Love Come Down. (2000)
Josh started with Constant Change in 1992. As Blue Dog Pict’s Front of House Sound mixer and original “Sky Pirate.” He mixed and co-produced Blue Dog Pict’s – Spindly Light Und Wax Rocketines and later was sound mixer on the Constant Change film The Charge of the 08.ZIYA (1995). He continues to work with Keram Malicki-Sanchez on his solo work including co-producing 2014 CD “Come to Life.”
(Graphic and Logo Designer, Photography)