Paul Hart

Paul Hart

Paul Hart
Director – Editor

Paul is co owner of Beevision and Hop To It Productions. Beevision is an established full service production and post production facility in Toronto. It provides many of the back end services that Hop To It utilizes, including web design, video production and editing, file conversion and compression, and research in new media technologies.

Paul has directed and edited a wide range of material from films to commercials. In 2003, Paul directed the award winning High Definition Film “The Calling” for the first ever Olympic Spirit venue. Scored by Jack Lenz, the soundtrack was recorded in Bratislava with a 75 piece orchestra and several world beat musicians. In 2005 the film won the “Amova” award at the Milano FICTS International Film Festival in Milan, Italy and in 2007 received the “Olympic Spirit” award in Warsaw, Poland at the Sports Program and Film Festival.

In 2004-5 Paul artfully edited and co produced “The Idealist – James Beveridge, Film Guru”, a POV documentary film about Beevision partner Nina Beveridge’s father, who was a co founder of the National Film Board of Canada. The film currently screening at festivals around the world premiered on TVO in May 2006 and was winner of the Worldfest Houston’s Platinum Remi Award for World Peace and Understanding. “The Idealist” also recently aired on Bravo, SCN and LTA.

As an accomplished editor and director, he has worked on numerous commercials for Honda, BMW, Yamaha, Yokohama, Staples Business Depot, Burger King, Tropicana, Trident, Nesquik, CMC, and many more. In the world of broadcast design he has created openings and features for programs such as the Toronto Raptor’s broadcasts, The World Figure Skating Championships, NBA on CTV, Bell Canadian Open Golf, duMaurier Tennis, Player’s auto racing, W5, and the Canadian Country Music Awards. Paul has also designed openings and the graphic looks for many productions such as W5, Player’s Tennis, and the Canadian Country Music Awards.

In 1978 he joined The CTV Television Network and worked on a wide range of programming such as The CTV National News, Canada AM, W5, and The NBA on CTV. Paul also worked for CTV at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

In 2001, Paul worked with fourteen amazing creative teams to create the multimedia presentations for Harbourfront Centre’s “Festival of Creative Genius”. These unique, multi-media rich, live events were held at the Liberty Grand to honour 14 of the world’s greatest artists including Bernardo Bertolucci, Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel, Quincy Jones, Philippe Starck, Frank Gehry and Issey Miyake.

Paul is always looking for new creative challenges.