Film

Joan Hug-Valeriote has experience not only as a quilter and fibre artist, but in the film industry as well. View her resume and samples of her film work below.

JOAN HUG-VALERIOTE, M.Ed. OCT

Studio Teacher and Tutor

1968 Gordon St. Guelph, Ontario N1L 1G6     |     tel: (519) 836-9388
email: jhugval@horizonsquilting.ca     |    cell: (416) 768-3775

- French Immersion Teacher, French specialist, 15 years experience
- Certified teacher in Ontario, # 139301
- Certified California Studio Teacher #90691
- Film production, 15 years experience: former I.A.T.S.E. Continuity Supervisor and independent documentary producer-director

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

As a teacher:

French Immersion teacher: 6 yrs experience as an elementary, 1989 to 1995. 9 yrs at the secondary level, French, Business, Art, Science and Communications Technology, 1999 to 2008.
2004-2008 : Extended and Core French teacher at Cardinal Newman High School
2003-2004 : teacher at Père-René-de-Galinée French language secondary school in Cambridge, Ontario, Gr. 7 & 8 Sciences, Gr. 11 & 12 Art
1999-2003: teacher at Cardinal Newman Catholic High School in Scarborough, Extended French, Core French, Business and Communications Technology.
1989-1995: French Specialist, Junior, Intermediate & Senior divisions, teaching elementary French immersion and Core French, James Culnan and St. John's.

"Horse-Logging in Ontario" - a short film produced, directed, and filmed by Joan Hug-Valeriote.

As a film-maker:

15 years experience freelancing in film-production as a Continuity Supervisor, for hundreds of television commercials and on feature films. Wrote, produced and directed several documentaries for television as well as training videos.

1974-1989: freelance Continuity Supervisor in Toronto, documentary writer-producer-director

1995-1999, independent film and video-maker in Orange County, California, developing and shooting documentaries, training videos and public service and community programming.

Most recent productions:

In progress: Restoration of the 1919 Casavant Pipe Organ at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate

2013 - Producer/Director/Videographer: "Horse-Logging in Southern Ontario", 25 min.

Rough cut of "Restoration of the 1919 Casavant Pipe Organ"

1996-1999 - Associate Producer, Development: worked with Director/Producer Michel Jones to bring the Kim Campbell biography "Through the Looking Glass" to production by the National Film Board of Canada

1997 - "Corazon, Lead-builder Training" video, 23-minute training video for Corazon, an all-volunteer organization that builds houses and communities in Mexico for the very poor.

1996 - "Flying Geese Quilters' Quilt Show" - produced, shot and edited a 50 min. special interest video and half-hour version for television.

Member PSA Committee of Women in Film, Los Angeles - contributions:
1998 - Director, on "CL Blast-off", a PSA for California Literacy, which resulted in the recruiting of more than 250 new volunteer literacy teachers.
1997 - Associate Producer on a PSA for the Lymphoma Research Foundation
1996-1998 - Fund-raising Sub-Committee, grant-writing

Earlier Canadian documentary productions, as writer, producer, director, including "Swiss Carnival in Toronto", 1982, TVO, CBC

Studio Teaching 2005-2016: Tutor for child actors (minors)

2016

"IT" - Jaeden Lieberher, 13, Jeremy Ray Taylor,13, Sophia Lillis, 14, Finn Wolfhard, 13, Chosen Jacobs, 15, Jack Dylan Grazer, 12, Wyatt Oleff, 12, Jackson Scott, 7
"The Sound of Christmas" - Micah Kalisch, age 14
Nickelodeon "Sit and Stay Pet Café" - Piper Juhan 9, Brandon Rossel, 12, Mirabelle Lee, 9
"Dedicated Survivor" - McKenna Grace, age 10, Tanner Buchanan, age 17
"Paranormal Witness" - Avah Stasik, age 7

2015

"The Headhunter's Calling" - Max Jenkins, age 10 , Julia Butters, age 6
"The Good Dinosaur" - Raymond Ochoa, age 14
"Suits, Season 5" - Jacob Buster, age 11

2014

"Bark Ranger" - Lucius Hoyos, age 12, Zoe Fraser, age 12
"Web of Lies" - Nicholas Ballarini, age 14

2013

"Reign" - Peter da Cunha, age 10, Jackson Hodge-Carter, age 6

2012

"Unlikely Heroes" - Dylan Authors, 16, Alex Wall, 14, Ana Golja 16, Eden Sanders, 13, Emilia McCarthy, 15

2011

"The Barrens" - Peter DaCunha, age 8, Ethan Lubinski, age 6
"Frenemies" - Mary Mouser, age 14
"Against the Wall" - Dylan Minette, age 14
"Change of Plans" - Jakobe Dempsey, age 12, Bobby Soto, age 16, Clarissa Suwoko, age 5
"Falling Skies" - Maxim Knight, age 11
"High Stakes" - Bradley Perry, age 11
"Dream House" - Rachel Fox, age 15

2009

"Living in your Car" - Maria Horner, age 16
"Saving God" - Cole Mellows, Matthew Serafino
"The Latest Buzz" - Zoe Belkin, Demetrius Joyette, Justin Kelly

2007

"Pictures of Hollis Woods" - Ridge Canipe, age 13
"The Gathering" - Jenna Boyd, age 14, Hannah Lochner, age 14

2006

"Runaway" - Nathan Gamble, Sarah Remos
"Jump" - Lauren "Keke" Palmer, age 13, Micah Williams, age 15

Education

Master of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education / University of Toronto, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, 1999-2002
California State University Fullerton: Teacher Education courses towards California Teacher Certification 1996-1999. California certification 2001
French Specialist, Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, 1992-93
Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, B.Ed, French and Drama, 1988-1989
Conservatoire Indépendant du Cinéma Français, Paris, France, 1969-1971, Diplomas as Assistant Director and Script-supervisor.
St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, B.A. French major, 1966-1969

Artist: Award-winning Quilt Artist, 1995-present

Solo Exhibits:
"Art Quilts" Westminster Branch Guelph Public Library January 2017
"The Last Ten Years", Atmosphere Café, Guelph, Dec 2015-Jan 2016
"The Making of an Artist" - a 40-year retrospective of quilts, film/video and photography, at Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, January. 2014

- Commissions, classes, lectures, workshops, long-arm quilting
- Artist in residence at the Waterloo County and Area Quilt Gallery, in St. Jacobs, Ontario, January through April, 2004 , 2008 and 2013, as well as many other local, national and international group shows.
- Recipient of nine Ontario Arts Council grants as a Visiting Artist in Education, spending 30 days a year in elementary school classrooms as a Quilt Artist, 2005-present.

Personal

Fully bilingual English-French, good working knowledge of German, Spanish and Italian.
Dual nationality: Canadian and Swiss
Married, four adult children, five grand-children