Nostalgia Time! The CreoScitex Weight-loss Program

by admin on December 18, 2009

Allan dug this up. Not much has changed. I'm still fat 'cause I'm busy looking after 3 kids and don't have time to exercise. Allan is still thin because he's a Daddy too looking after a couple (I think it's a couple but I may have lost track).

Worthwhile to watch because it's filmed at the Gilmore building which is the headquarters for Kodak Burnaby. Try to look beyond the fat guy and check out the surroundings. The origins of that building are quite interesting - it was originally built as a chemical testing laboratory. The original air conditioning system was too powerful for office use, setting one was too cold and setting two could make the coffee in your mug turn to ice.

The architecture of the building made it look rather futuristic. At least once during my tenure there, staff was told to leave early on a Friday as a film crew would take over the building and work on a sci-fi movie or TV show, I forget which.

{ 4 comments }

Dave Kauffman December 22, 2009 at 10:58 am

Wow. That really is a look back. Alastair, Judith and Glen all make cameo appearances. This was shot in the 4th floor when Jim took the the Prinergy team and basically squatted in a huge open space and draped ethernet cables everywhere. Might have violated a couple best-practices regarding power bars and cabling. BTW, I think both DJ and Alan are back to their pre-gizmo weights. Happy Holidays everyone!

Allan Larson December 22, 2009 at 4:59 pm

For the record, the producer shoved two huge Sony batteries in my back pocket for the weigh-in and we did the shoot in two days. Reality TV isn’t quite real.

I recall the developers glaring at us with our stupid toys and mumbling, “What does Dunkerley DO anyways?”:)

As far as the bare room goes, that was pure development at it’s essence. Raw code, pulsing through CAT 5 strewn across floors, powerbars into powerbars, unexposed ceilings and it was awesome.

Gord Miller January 13, 2010 at 1:11 pm

You’re lucky Allen. I had to share an office with Dunkerley.

Rob Prior April 8, 2010 at 8:46 am

… and I had to share one with Dunkerley *and* Miller.

But at least we played Quake3 at 5pm. That was fun.

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