Julie MacAlpine
Editor & Post Production Supervisor
How you describe yourself: Empathetic, conscientious, creative
How others describe you: I don’t know. You’d have to ask them.
Years in the business: 9
Favourite quote: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
Most valuable/valued skills: Perseverance, reliability, seeing connections, diplomacy, being a listening ear
Current work challenge: After years of freelancing from home, it’s an adjustment not to be working in isolation or in pyjamas!

 

What did you study in school and why?
Everything! That led to degrees in both science and fine art. There are so many areas I’m interested in, it was difficult to focus on just one.

Why storytelling?
It’s our connections with others that make life meaningful. Storytelling is about shared experience. It’s a way to engage, inform, explain and entertain. It’s what makes us human.

Why Journeyman?
Great people + great work = a great company!

Where do you find balance?
On the South Shore, exploring the bay where six generations of my family have lived. I feel a strong connection to the land and love looking for remnants of the past. It prompts me to think about what came before me and what will ultimately become of me.

How do you spend your spare time?
I spend a lot if time puttering around the house. I find it rewarding to push myself to do things I don’t think I’ll like, or that intimidate me. That’s likely a by-product of owning a 90-year-old home and my desire to feel handy.