Second year RTA students Hunter Gutman and Michael Italiano won the opportunity to work alongside industry leaders from the CBC and White Pine Pictures as part of CBC's "We Are The Change" contest. Their video entry was created in Ramona Pringle’s Interactive Storytelling class, where they worked as part of a Virtual Studio with change-maker Amanda Kingsley-Malo. As part of their prize, they had the chance to meet their change-maker in person and join the production crew of White Pine Pictures as they filmed the short documentary.
“Working alongside CBC and White Pine Pictures gave me a valuable insight on the industry and a chance to develop techniques and skills that I will be using for the rest of my career” says Gutman. "Watching the pros in the field was both humbling and enlightening, and I am now even more excited for my future.”
See their winning video here.
About The Virtual Studio:
The Virtual Studio is located at Ryerson University and allows students to use digital technology to co-create content with collaborators from across Canada. Using this co-creation method, students working on the We Are Canada project combined their expertise in digital storytelling with artifacts and interviews provided by their subject to make a video that was remote produced and high quality, without requiring them to be on location.
About We Are Canada:
We Are Canada is a TV episode produced by White Pine Pictures & Ken Dryden which aired on CBC television from April 9-May14th 2017. We Are Canada celebrates the next generation of talented and passionate change-makers whose works are shaping and defining our future in imaginative ways. Each episode of this prime-time documentary series and its online iteration follows present-tense narratives that will move and inspire.