Bear 71 is a 2012 interactive National Film Board of Canada (NFB) web documentary by Leanne Allison and Jeremy Mendes about a grizzly bear in Banff National Park, who was collared at the age of three and was watched her whole life via trail cameras in the park.
Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison’s poignant interactive documentary about a bear in the Canadian Rockies illuminates the way humans engage with wildlife in the age of networks, satellites, and digital surveillance. Audiences from around the world can use their smartphones to become part of an interactive forest environment rich with bears, cougars, sheep, deer, and people as they follow an emotional story of a grizzly bear tagged and monitored by Banff National Park rangers.
“In a year when we have seen so much experimental work, so many agencies and clients focused on just trying to be cool with mobile, I was delighted to see a real idea and a powerful story win this year's Site Of The Year. Without a doubt, Bear 71 was the most captivating and thought-provoking experience of 2012, executed with perfection for our digital consumption, and a very worthy winner of our ultimate yearly title.”Rob Ford, FWA Founder
Architected and implemented clustered Smartfox Server configurations with Redbox streaming video server backends for multi user interactivity. Multi user systems are used on the web as well as during live events.
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