Path of the Paddle: Solo Basic

Path of the Paddle: Solo Basic

                                Path of the Paddle: Solo Basic
| 27 min

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This short film from canoeist Bill Mason illustrates the joy and poetry of paddling solo. All the basic strokes used to control the canoe are rendered with perfect clarity through animated lines.

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Path of the Paddle: Solo Basic, Bill Mason, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Bill Mason
  • commentary
    Bill Mason
  • editing
    Bill Mason
  • producer
    William Brind
  • executive producer
    Colin Low
  • camera
    Ken Buck
    Blake James
  • sound
    Bev Davidson
  • sound editing
    John Knight
  • music
    Larry Crosley
  • music recording
    Roger Lamoureux
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes

  • Benjy

    I would have loved to have met Bill before he passed on. I have watched this video a couple of times and always learn something every time I watch it. I used to use the goon stroke all the time until seeing this video. I used the j-stroke on the Lower French River and it is by far a faster paddle stroke.

    Benjy, 4 Aug 2010
  • Stevo

    Instructional paddle books just don't do it for me. This is the first time I have been able to see how the different strokes work. A wonderful film for novice paddlers like myself.

    Stevo, 30 Apr 2010

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