Take a remarkable four-hour journey in real time along Ontario’s magnificent Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and North America’s oldest continuously operating canal system in this special TVO Original documentary.
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Experience the Rideau Canal in 360° Virtual Reality through six immersive short stories along the waterway. These stories bring an expansive, new dimension to the documentary allowing viewers to explore the Rideau Canal from any angle.
8 Step Ottawa Locks: Take a trip through the 8 locks at the end of the canal system.
Taming Hogs Back: From the air, learn about this spectacular waterfall.
Watson's Mill: See how a 19th century grist mill operates.
The World’s Largest Skateway: Skate the canal during Winterlude.
The Ever Adapting Rideau: Learn how the Rideau Canal's purpose has changed over time.
Over the Rideau Canal: Enjoy the Rideau from the air travelling from Kingston to Ottawa.
BEHIND THE SCENES
A lot of work goes into making documentaries. Check out some of our behind-the-scenes videos to gain a better understanding of each crew members' responsibility.
Director of Photography
Behind the Scenes Mashup
Virtual Reality BTS
The Edit Suite
It takes a fair size crew to put together a project like this. Here are some of our key people.
Mitch Azaria – Executive Producer
As the Executive Producer of Good Earth Productions, Mitch has overseen over 200 hours of factual production. He has been honoured with a Hot Doc award and seven Gemini nominations.
Andrea Minty – Producer & Writer
Andrea is responsible for all of the production logistics and budgets. She has managed all finance, administration, legal & business affairs for over 150 television documentaries.
John Morrison –Director
John had the task of working out all of the field logistics. He is an award -winning documentarian. He was also the Director of “Daily Planet” on The Discovery Channel for nearly two decades.
Peter Warren – Director of Photography
Peter is an award -winning cinematographer. He set the visual approach for the documentary and was also our primary Drone pilot and operator
Mathew Knegt– Design and Animation
Matt is a tech guy who loves creating innovative animations. He brought history to life for TRIPPING The Niagara using Cinema 4D and 3DS Max.
Matt West – Behind the Scenes
Matt captured the behind the scenes footage from TRIPPING The Niagara. He then edited and produced the mini online documentaries.
TVO – Broadcaster
TVO's Jane Jankovic and Linda Fong gave us great editorial advice throughout the process. From the big decisions on which location to choose to the minutia of font and writing style, they were instrumental in producing the documentary.
Virtual Reality - Those Canadians
They are a multi-lingual Ottawa-based production collective whose specialization is digital media content. Those Canadians produced the six VR-360 stories that accompany the broadcast documentary. This content will be available online.
TRIPPING The Rideau Canal © 2019