From Field to Studio: the Art of Paul Kane (Interactive DVD)


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Subjects: Anthropology, Art, Biographies, Canadian History, Canadian Studies, First Nations Studies

Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: CineFocus
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 60 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: Online See Link Below

Copyright Date: 2006
Available in French: Yes

Through this documentary and its interactive features, explore the compelling story of Paul Kane, an artist who traveled along the Hudson's Bay Company fur trading route in the mid 1800's. These trips brought him face to face with First Nations and Métis cultures at a crucial turning point in North American history. Not only did Paul Kane sketch and create oil paintings, he collected First Nations and Métis artifacts and kept field notes of his travels. Parts of these notes later became the best-selling romantic travelogue, Wanderings of an Artist. This fascinating archival material is assembled on the DVD to create a compelling interactive experience for viewers. --- THIS 2-DISC DVD PACKAGE INCLUDES: 1. The Original Documentary Visions from the Wilderness: The Art of Paul Kane. -- 2. The Interactive Documentary that allows you to stop at certain points in the film to further explore Kane's story and includes features such as: - Videos and interactive maps; - First Nations and Métis artists' opinion about the significance of Paul Kane's work; - Comparison Tool: See Kane's sketches transform into romantic oil paintings; - Translation Tool: View Kane's field notes and compare them to his published book; - Landmarks that appear in Kane's paintings and sketches; - Clickable Site Map with Links: Easy access to all DVD features. --- Educators can also access an interactive Online Teaching Guide. This is available as a companion to the DVD and is modeled on the Site Map with Links interface. Educators can access the teaching guide and download and print lesson plans that correspond with the DVD.

Awards: Gold Award at the Worldfest-Houston; Bronze Plaque at the Columbus International Film and Video Festival

Links: http://www.paulkane.ca

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