Biography

Business

Scott is President and founder of Good Media Incorporated, a company that offers 24/7 Network Administration and Client Support.

In 1991, Scott created GoodMedia OnLine Inc., an independently operated Server Environment that securely hosts and manages four core hosting services: Domain Registration, eMail Accounts, Web Sites, and File Storage.

Performing Arts

Scott has performed live as a single, duo, and band member (keyboards, drums & vocals) in locations from coast to coast across Canada. He toured Canada, assisted on many full orchestra studio sessions with Hagood Hardy, and studied piano with Oscar Peterson…

Media Production

Scott has written, produced, and programed Music and Sound Effects for Television, Film, Animation, and CDROM media. For example…

He has created over 75 advertising soundtracks for clients that include the largest advertising agencies in Toronto, for National and International campaigns such as Chrysler, Heinz, Northern Telecom, Pepsi, Radio Shack and Sears. In addition Scott created over 20 Animation Soundtracks for Sheridan College, (Computer Animation and Graphics dept.) many of which have won International Animation Awards at the SIGGRAPH Animation Festivals and other similar competitions.

Scored 5 episodes of the L.A. television series “Catwalk” with Paul Hoffert – Hoffert Communications. Scored two National Film Board short feature films. Scored student productions from Norman Jewison’s “Center for Advanced Film Studies”.

Wrote, produced and performed original music in two Performance Videos that aired on a National television special and contributed to the score of the feature film “Iron Eagle II”.

Created, recorded and edited all Music, Sound Effects & Character Voices, and recorded & edited all English and Japanese Voice Over Narration talent for the first CDROM in the “Nikolai’s Trains” series; produced by I. Hoffmann & Assoc. Digital Media Studios. Also created, recorded, and edited all pre-ride Music, Sound Effects, and Voices for “Cosmic Pinball”, an interactive tour / ride at the Toronto CN Tower.

Created, recorded, and edited all Music & Sound Effects for an interactive kiosk and CDROM used in the Bell Canada / Intercom Ontario Stonehaven project.

Teaching

Scott has taught courses on the concepts of Music, Digital Audio and Internet / Communications Technologies to Computer Animation, Multimedia, Design and Web Administration students at the Bell Center for Creative Communications, Humber College, I. Hoffmann & Associates, Sheridan College and York University.

Taught a complete one week MIDI/Digital Audio Recording course at Sheridan College, Summer School of the Arts in the Summer of 1991 and again in the Summer of 1994.

Presented Integrated Media Technologies on the Apple Computer booths at the 1992 Macworld and the Multimedia ’92 trade fairs. Presented Music/Digital Audio & Integrated Media seminars for Apple Canada Inc., J. Walter Thompson Advertising Co., Macworld, York University, Aurora High School, CD-ROM Summit ’93, Multimedia ’95, and InterActive ’96.

Presented Internet Seminars for Apple Canada, the Canadian Independent Record Producers Assoc. (CIRPA), and the Institute of Canadian Advertising (ICA). Scott appeared on CBC’s Morningside with the late Peter Gzowski to discuss CDROM and multimedia / digital convergence technology.

As a Freelance computer trainer, he has taught hundreds of corporate clients on various Apple Macintosh Publishing, Spreadsheet, Database and Operating Systems both as an independent instructor, and through the former companies; Elm Street Computer Terminal and Simon/Ross & Associates Inc.

Education

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon:
Psychology, Biology, Economics, and Music.

Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton:
Diploma in Performing Arts: Keyboard Technique, Vocal Technique, Transcribing, Recording Studio Production, Live Performing, Ear Training and Music Theory.

Canadian Securities Institute:
Canadian Securities Course.

University of Calgary:
Computer Programming.

Ryerson University:
Legal Aspects of Film Production.

Apple Canada:
ATS, SE, Apple LAN Primer, AppleTalk Technologies & Products, Macintosh, Apple II & LaserWriter Service Certification, AppleScript, QuickTime VR, ColorSync, AIX Network Server and Mac OSX Server.

Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto:
Harmony and Theory.

Information Technology Design Center, University of Toronto:
Macromedia Director, Adobe PhotoShop and Premier.

Studied music and piano with Oscar Peterson, for several years.

Practiced and conversant on many functions and aspects of digital audio and video editing, including HD recording and mixing using Computer Machine Automation. (Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut Pro).

Continually studying Design as a Musician, Sound Designer and Photographer who in addition, has a considerable overall understanding of computers and data networks.

Scott’s software tools include:

Audio: Avid ProTools, Apple Logic Audio.

Publishing: Microsoft Word, Excel, Quark XPress, InDesign, Filemaker Pro.

Integrated Media: Adobe Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Flash, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Apple Final Cut Pro.

Databases: FileMaker Pro, MySQL, Microsoft SQL.

Servers: on Local and Wide Area Networks; Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows 95 / 98 / NT / XP /Vista / 7 /8 / 10, Server 2003 / 2008 R2 / 2012 Server, OpenText FirstClass Server, Adobe ColdFusion, Filemaker Pro Server, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL Server.