A NEW WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY
Field to Studio: The Art of Paul Kane is based on the award -winning TV
production Visions from the Wilderness: The Art of Paul Kane. Through the
documentary and its interactive features, you can explore the compelling
story of Paul Kane, an artist whose travels along the Hudson’s Bay
Company fur trading route in the mid 1800’s brought him face to face
with First Nations and Métis cultures at a crucial turning point
in North American history.
The DVD is intended for DVD players (though it could also be played on
a computer). Users interact with the documentary through their television
sets by using buttons on a standard remote control in a similar way to
a keyboard or a computer mouse. With From Field to Studio: The Art
of Paul Kane, users can access additional information either through drill-down
points in the documentary or directly from an additional content section.
Using the documentary as an interface, users are able to pause the documentary
and watch additional commentary from interview subjects, take a more
detailed look at examples of Kane’s art that are relevant to that
part of the program, or read the field notes that Kane wrote during his
travels. Users can then return to the documentary and keep watching.
They will also be able to go directly to interactive points in the documentary
through the “site map with links” option.
Documentary Visions from the Wilderness: The Art of Paul Kane
◊ Interactive Documentary that allows you to stop at certain points in
the film to further explore
◊ Video and interactive maps
◊ Comparison Tool: see Kane’s sketches transform into romantic oil
◊ Translation Tool: view Kane’s journals and his published book
◊ Clickable Site Map with Links: easy access to all DVD features