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Reboot: A Future Museum

Reboot: A Future Museum

A 1 x 1-hour HD broadcast documentary, plus over 200 short videos for release on YouTube and Instagram. “Completely gut and reopen in two years.”
… and be on-time, on budget, get rave reviews, and be of strategic importance to Canada. That is the challenge for those working on the re-launch of the Canada Science and Technology Museum.  Here are the parallel behind-the-scenes stories of what that takes and the people who are making it happen.

 
Beauty in Motion: the Art of the Bicycle

Beauty in Motion: the Art of the Bicycle

In collaboration with The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, Beauty in Motion: The Art of the Bicycle will celebrate two centuries of our relationship with the bicycle, the art, ingenuity and craftsmanship of bicycle designs, and of the marketing that grew up around them. Produced in brilliant 4K, with exquisitely lit footage of rare bicycles from some of the leading museums in the world and collectors in period costume riding lovingly restored early iterations, stock film and photographs capturing the great moments in bicycle history, and gorgeous images from period advertisements, owners’ manuals, and trade publications, Beauty in Motion: The Art of the Bicycle will celebrate the interaction of design, marketing and the riding experience in the continuing evolution of the bicycle.

 
The Golf Courses of Great Britain & Ireland

The Golf Courses of Great Britain & Ireland

"The Golf Courses of Great Britain & Ireland" is based on Bernard Darwin's classic book, "The Golf Courses of the British Isles." Using his powerful, often poetic, prose as a narrative guide, the program will be a 4K video travelogue through the breathtaking courses of Great Britain and Ireland. Stunningly shot and immaculately produced, our series will showcase these spectacular venues in a way that has never been done, featuring cameos by some of the biggest names in golf. In Darwin’s writings, the golf courses become living, breathing characters. It’s time to tell their stories.

 
The Doctor Can See You Now

The Doctor Can See You Now

As is the case in many parts of the world, attracting doctors to remote and rural communities in northern Ontario is a challenge.  The founding in 2005 of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) in Sudbury and Thunder Bay, however, has turned that problem on its head; if it’s difficult to get doctors from the major centres of the south to brave the cold winters, blackflies and isolation of the north, why not take promising individuals from the north and turn them into doctors?  Chapleau, Ontario had gone nearly a decade without a regular family doctor, its tiny hospital serviced by a revolving door of locums from as far away as Israel.  Enter Doris Mitchell.  An Aboriginal former nurse from the nearby Brunswick House First Nation, Mitchell entered NOSM in midlife, the mother of two teenaged boys.  She and two other NOSM graduates now serve as family doctors in the community from which they came, and, in so doing are a model for innovative rural healthcare throughout the world.

 
The Mike & Ophelia Lazardis Quantum-Nano Centre

The Mike & Ophelia Lazardis Quantum-Nano Centre

Produced by Title Entertainment in association with TV Factory, this production celebrates the opening of the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre at the University of Waterloo. The new building is home to the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology—two leading-edge research institutes pursuing major breakthroughs in the nano-scale world.

 
A Brief History of Stephen Hawking

A Brief History of Stephen Hawking

Produced for the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical PhysicsA Brief History of Stephen Hawking pays tribute to Professor Hawking's extraordinary contributions to science, and to his truly inspirational life story. 

 
The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future

The Quantum Tamers brings together some of the world's brightest minds, including renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, to explore and explain how the weird is becoming wired. Produced for the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, this documentary was winner of the Prix Audace, at the Pariscience International Science Film Festival in Paris; and of Best in Show, feature documentary for television, in The Accolade Competition, La Jolla, California. Now being seen in 60 countries, The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future was nominated for two Geminis, including Best Science, Technology, Nature, Environmental or Adventure Documentary Program. 

 
The Exiles Return

The Exiles Return

This one-hour TV music special, shot in HD and recorded in digital audio, explores the musical and cultural roots of some of Cape Breton's finest musical ambassadors who journey to Donegal, Ireland, and find that their own culture shares with the Gaels of Ireland a primal love of music making that has transcended the separation of thousands of miles and 15 centuries. The Exiles Return  was co-produced with Helix Digital of Nova Scotia.

 
2011 Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 (Waterloo Global Science Initiative)

2011 Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 (Waterloo Global Science Initiative)

Every two years, the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) presents a highly focused international conference, the Equinox Summit, to advance dialogue and catalyze the long-range thinking necessary to drive scientific and technological solutions for the world’s future. The inaugural Summit, held in the spring of 2011 in Waterloo, Canada, attracted leading scientists, visionaries, and industry leaders seeking breakthroughs in the production, transmission, and storage of energy. These four Benchmark Videos, produced by Title Entertainment Inc. for the 2011 summit, explore the problems and challenges inherent in the generation, distribution, and storage of power.

 
Quantum to Cosmos: Ideas for the Future

Quantum to Cosmos: Ideas for the Future

Organized by Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the 10-day Quantum to Cosmos science festival (Q2C) presented more than 40 hours of public lectures and panel discussions on subjects ranging from the latest developments in quantum research to the ongoing exploration of the distant universe. The festival also featured a 5,000-square-foot science exhibition, cultural performances, and live broadcasts of TVO's flagship current affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin. One of 2009’s most important celebrations of science and innovation, Q2C was a breakthrough for major science festivals, attracting more than 40,000 visitors and providing live streaming of key events to a global online community.