Thursday, January 27, 2011
People searching "Toronto Islands" and similar terms sometimes wash up on the shore of a website I built to promote and sell a documentary on island settlement, beginning around 1800. A few months ago one of them contacted me in connection with a documentary he and fellow Ryerson University students were working on, focusing on how the media has treated Ward's Island residents since the 1950's. I was glad to journey to the campus one fall morning to give an audio interview and was intrigued to discover that although the finished work was intended as audio-only, one of the group was using a brand new 3-D still camera to document the journey they were on. Some while later, he sent me a link to the version of the finished piece that had been presented to their fellow students. It was up on YouTube and with the required eye wear one could have the whole experience of images and sound. Understanding that the subject will not interest everyone I nevertheless offer it here. I had already acquired the glasses (two pair for a buck at Blockbuster) and you will likely stop looking at the screen if you don't have a pair, but that won't interfere with enjoying the narrative.