Photo courtesy of Mikael Melo via Instagram

Q-and-A: Mikael Melo ‘I Found a Rainbow’

How do you celebrate or handle the nervousness of graduating from university? Mikael Melo, an RTA School of Media student produced and starred in a episodic music video that highlights the highs and lows of his life. Set to the tune of Kesha’s song, “Rainbow,” the video is a coming of age story chronicling the end of his academic career. […]

by Serena Kwok· · Arts & Life, Media, Music
Gord Downie took home the most awards at last night’s show. Photo by Ryan Merkley

Gord Downie’s legacy lives on at the 2018 Juno Awards

The late Gord Downie won big at the 2018 Juno Awards last night—a fitting coda to the legendary musician’s storied career. Downie was honoured with awards for Adult Alternative Album of the Year (for his farewell LP, Introduce Yerself), Songwriter of the Year (shared with collaborator Kevin Drew) and most significantly, Artist of the Year. In addition to an illustrious […]

by Mackenzie Allen· · Arts & Life, Music, News
Love Wagon performing at Battle of the Bands 2018 at Ryerson’s Mattamy’s Athletic Centre on March 23. Photo by Noushin Ziafati

Love Wagon named winner of Battle of the Bands 2018

Love Wagon, a five-piece band that fuses jazz, funk, rock, blues and afrobeat, has been named the winner of Ryerson’s Battle of the Bands 2018. The sixth annual battle was hosted by Musicians@Ryerson in the Mattamy Athletic Centre’s Coca-Cola Court on March 23. It drew a crowd of over 500 people. Upon getting on stage, Love Wagon kept shouting the […]

by Noushin Ziafati· · Music, News
Photo courtesy of Musicians@Ryerson

Introducing this year’s Battle of the Bands performers

They’re competing for our hearts, a spot in the lineup at the Riverfest Elora music festival and a paid gig with the Ryerson Students’ Union in the fall. These are the six bands performing at Battle of the Bands on March 23 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The show is put on by Musicians@Ryerson. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. THE JIMS […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Music, News
Dylan Woodley, 22, has been making stop-motion animation videos since he was 12-years-old. (@dylanwoodley via Instagram)

Former image arts student builds a life out of lego

The tiny Lego bricks that coloured most people’s childhoods are designed to make virtually anything. In the case of a former School of Image Arts student, they made his career.                  

Dylan Woodley’s game is stop-motion animation: making seamless movement out of Lego bricks one frame at a time. The 22-year-old has made videos seen by millions of people, including the official Lego remake of Ed Sheeran’s hit song Lego House, as well as his versions of Coldplay’s Viva la Vida and Foster the People’s Houdini.

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