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Hi, I’m Brandon.

I’m a Digital Media Producer living in Toronto, Ontario. I graduated from the University of Toronto in 2012 with a Honors Bachelors of Arts degree and double majors in English and Film Studies. Since then I’ve been writing, producing visual media, taking photos and interacting with the world via social media.

I enjoy reading, eating delicious meals and watching great films.

Of course, combinations of all three are always welcome.

Check out more of my work at: www.brandonbastaldo.com
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I've seen Ghosts of Mars an incalculable amount of times.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Two movie previews I wrote got published in Tribute Magazine. That was my first time being published in-print in a nation wide magazine.
How do you define cool?
Simple, sophisticated and chic.
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I visit websites with a "no link left behind" attitude. My mission isn't complete until every photo, video or link that catches my eye on a web page has been clicked.
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Being able to constantly be up on cutting edge tech, ideas and overall innovation. There's a lot going on on the internet and TH helps me to focus on the things I really care about.
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Anything involving gummies.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Write fast, but be simple and effective.
How do you reset to be creative?
Research. The more you know about a trending topic increases the amount of different angles you can come at it from.
What inspires or excites you?
Innovation in any field. Seeing people going beyond the status quo is always exciting.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Life on Mars.
Mortality-Themed Clothing Brands
Mortality-Themed Clothing Brands
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You’d be hard pressed to get anyone to admit that they take fashion cues from the deceased, but Fame Kills Clothing is making sure that dead celebrity-centric fashion stays as popular as ever.... MORE
Urban City-Inspired Fashion
Urban City-Inspired Fashion
'Big City, Big Dreams’ Recently Dropped an Inspiring Indie Comme
When three best friends created Big City, Big Dreams, a clothing line that represents Toronto’s “hustle hard, dream big” mentality, they hardly had any idea of the incredible impact their... MORE
Independent Canadian Skate Wear
Independent Canadian Skate Wear
TUPO Clothing Makes Skate Wear for Even the Chilliest Climates
When most think of skate wear and Canada, the two don’t tend to mix. When thinking of Toronto in particular, visions of icy, snow lined streets filled with hustling commuters are some of the... MORE
Viral Instructional Video Spoofs
Viral Instructional Video Spoofs
John McAfee Discusses Anti-Virus Removal in a Humorous Production
In this bold, yet very funny video, John McAfee explains how to uninstall his largely popular McAfee anti-virus software. John McAfee, creator of McAfee Software, shows the world a different side... MORE
Plus-Size Pride
Plus-Size Pride
Armida Ascano Discusses the Confident Revolution of Plus-Sized Models
For quite sometime, plus-sized models were only used in fashion photoshoots as examples of some of the alternative body styles that many women sport. But recently, there has been a widespread... MORE
Live Performance Film Screenings
Live Performance Film Screenings
360 Screenings Makes Movies Come Alive
360 Screenings is a Toronto-based events company that specializes in unique, intricate and fun live performance film screenings. On Saturday June 1, 2013, patrons piled into the Christie Mansion,... MORE
Clever Cooling Products
Clever Cooling Products
Jaime Neely Discusses Devices with Certified Cooling Capabilities
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International Mixology Competitions
International Mixology Competitions
The Disaronno Mixing Star Competition Comes to Toronto
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Chic Makeup Parties
Chic Makeup Parties
The Maybelline Beauty Trends for Fall/Winter 2013 Prove Stunning and Stylish
Trend Hunter attended an exclusive sneak peak showcasing some of the wonderful Maybelline beauty trends planned for this international makeup company’s upcoming Fall/Winter 2013 collection.... MORE
Eclectic Accessory Boutiques
Eclectic Accessory Boutiques
Toronto Fashion Boutiques Like Elle Hardware are All About Quality
Toronto fashion boutiques like Elle Hardware are showing consumers that custom designed, quality products should be the new standard for even an average shopping experience. For some time, buying... MORE
Fashionable Flight Uniforms
Fashionable Flight Uniforms
Air Canada Rouge Creates an Elegant in-flight Experience for Travelers
Anyone who loves to travel is sure to be a fan of Air Canada Rouge, a new initiative from an iconic flight company that sees flight attendants dressed to impress and delivering great service.... MORE
Gamified Sleeping Products
Gamified Sleeping Products
Jamie Munro Discusses Clever Tech-Infused Sleeping Devices
If you’re someone who struggles to wake up using a standard alarm clock, these clever tech-infused sleeping devices are great ways to get over your groggy slump. For those whose work... MORE
Sophisticated Anime
Sophisticated Anime
Armida Ascando Explores Different Companies Advertising with Anime Art
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Customized Tattoo Stickers
Customized Tattoo Stickers
StickerYou is a Stylish Service That Offers Personalized Looks
Thanks to intuitive manufacturers like StickerYou, companies are getting new and more eye-catching ways to promote their brand-specific messages. In the past, most major corporations felt that the... MORE
Live Action Film Screenings
Live Action Film Screenings
360 Screenings Creates Immersive Movie Experiences for Cinema Lovers
As directors continue to develop new and ingenious ways of bringing their films to life, mind blowing events like live action film screenings are showing that cinema patrons are trying to take their... MORE
Technicolor Hair Hues
Technicolor Hair Hues
These Hair Coloring Ideas Make Artwork Out of Everyday Hairdos
If you take a walk down any busy city street, it’s clear to see that many people are looking to creative hair coloring ideas in order to take their personal style up a notch. In the past,... MORE
Alphabetical Chocolate Collections
Alphabetical Chocolate Collections
Enjoy Custom Chocolate Creations at Nadege Patisserie Toronto
Nadege Patisserie Toronto is an exclusive pastry boutique that aims to tickle your senses with excellence. Besides making mouthwatering macrons and many other types of artistically inclined bakery... MORE
Customizable Cupcake Parties
Customizable Cupcake Parties
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Military-Inspired Clothing
Military-Inspired Clothing
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GSUS Sindustries invited Trend Hunter to take an exclusive look at its upcoming Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, that sees designers using traditional Russian folk prints and military-inspired... MORE
Bird-Shaped Door Stops
Bird-Shaped Door Stops
Cas Moors Designs a Sleek Oak Doorstop That is Home Decor Friendly
Even the most detailed home decor planner would probably never think about coordinating with a doorstop, but creations like Cas Moors smooth oak doorstop may be soon changing this oversight.... MORE
3D Printed Bike Frames
3D Printed Bike Frames
The VRZ 2 Comes Accentuated with Stunning 3D Printed Titanium Lugs
Designers and consumers are continually thinking up new and craftier designs for their bike frames, but the VRZ 2 bike is using 3D printing technology to take two-wheeler customization to new heights.... MORE
Micro-Sized Paintings
Micro-Sized Paintings
Linden Gledhill Miniature Masterpieces with a Microscope and a Projector
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Personalized Social Media
Personalized Social Media
Jaime Neely Explores Clever Forms of Personalized Social Media
These clever personalized social media creations are great examples of how people are using their experiences on the Internet to bring digital cool into the real world. The Internet has always... MORE
Illuminated Light Folders
Illuminated Light Folders
The Light Folder Brings Style and Light to the Modern Home
These clever light folders are a great example of how designers are looking for new ways to stylishly use the structure of old objects. The Light Folder is a home decor fixture that literally sees... MORE
Leaning Light Fixtures
Leaning Light Fixtures
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Demonically-Inspired Kicks
Demonically-Inspired Kicks
Solebox Teams Up with Reebok for the Fiery Classic Leather 'Red Devil'
It’s usually a bad thing when most people label things the ‘Devil,’ but Solebox Berlin teamed up with Reebok to craft the sinfully stylish classic leather ‘Red Devil’... MORE
Conversation-Encouraging Benches
Conversation-Encouraging Benches
This Design by Cas Moor Causes Interaction in an Ingenious Way
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Fashionable Tattoos
Fashionable Tattoos
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Standing Smartphone Charger Cases
Standing Smartphone Charger Cases
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Super Slim Wireless Keyboards
Super Slim Wireless Keyboards
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Storm Simulating Installations
Storm Simulating Installations
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Insect-Inspired Storage Boxes
Insect-Inspired Storage Boxes
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Couture Biomorphic Furniture
Couture Biomorphic Furniture
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Phallic-Shaped Skyscrapers
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Single-Loop Bucket Chairs
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Seaweed Accentuated Lamps
Seaweed Accentuated Lamps
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Peel Away Wall Lights
Peel Away Wall Lights
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Repurposed Refuse Products
Repurposed Refuse Products
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Chic Chain-Link Decor
Chic Chain-Link Decor
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Anyone can head over to a department store and buy brightly colored wall decals to make their humble abode into a swinging party pad, and that’s precisely why Swiss design studio Personeni... MORE
Personal Diary Beauty Ads
Personal Diary Beauty Ads
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