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Path of the Paddle: Solo Basic

Path of the Paddle: Solo Basic

| 27 min

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.

  • 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


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Ages 12 to 17

Geography - Natural Resources
Physical Education - Fitness
Physical Education - Outdoor Education

Have students film a how-to video on something they have expertise in. It should teach a skill to the class. If students wanted to make this Path of the Paddle film more current, how would they do it? The class could take a canoeing lesson. To find out where to go, use this website.

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