For those of you who read my blog many moons ago (approximately 24 if we’re keeping count), you may be wondering a) why I haven’t been blogging for the last two years and b) why I’m all of a sudden writing about a documentary film festival on a travel blog. 772 more words
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The 22nd annual Hot Docs festival, which kicked off April 23, is tapping into the reignited interest and recent developments in virtual reality.
Hot Docs’ new DocX strand includes a free exhibit of four Canadian shorts using 3D stereoscopic video, Oculus Rift Technology and Samsung Gear VR headsets: the Mongolia-set “Herders” and “Strangers With Patrick Watson” from Montreal VR content-creators Felix & Paul Studios, and “Polar Sea 360°” (the newest component of a Canada-Germany co-production on climate change) and concert experience “Songs of Freedom” from Thomas Wallner’s shingle Deep 360. 512 more words
First-time director Jessica Edwards should be commended for rescuing from relative obscurity an important piece of Canadian musical history. Then again, given that two of the five members of The Bells were her mom and dad, and a third was her aunt, she didn’t have to go far to find out about them. 485 more words