TRIPPING The Rideau Canal (240 Minute Version)
Catalogue Number: GETS01
Producer: Good Earth Productions
Producing Agencies: Good Earth Productions
Subject: Canadian Geography, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Peoples, Physical Geography, Science, Social Studies, Travel
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2019
Running Time: 240:00
TRIPPING The Rideau Canal is an immersive four-hour documentary that takes you on a virtual tour of The Rideau Canal, one of Canada’s most significant landscapes, unfettered by conventional television methods. In real time, with minimal edits and expert information, the documentary unveils this important national landmark. This innovative documentary provides a comprehensive analysis of this influential site, unencumbered by rigorous editing or narration.
Over the course of four hours, the viewer experiences this UNESCO World Heritage Site as if they were discovering this important watercourse themselves. In real time, the documentary traverses the most significant 30-kilometer section of the Rideau. In four uninterrupted hours, the viewer learns about the history, the culture and the operation of this National Historic Site. The viewer’s experience is enriched by hearing the dialogue of the specialists who work on the Canal and by the information contained in embedded graphics. The entire documentary has a seamless texture, including the use of innovative 3D historic re-creation. These historic scenes take the viewer back in time without interrupting their journey along the Rideau Canal.
In the end, viewers are left with a deep understanding of the significance and history of what was once Canada’s most important watercourse.
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