Learners create Rossland Range cabins video

Two learners from Seven Summits sorted through hours of footage to put together a video about the Rossland Range cabins.

Two learners sorted through hours of footage to put together a video about the Rossland Range cabins.

Caelum Scott and Aidan Smith both worked on the 15-minute video as part of their Grade 10 independent project for English and Social Studies at the Seven Summits Centre for Learning last year, and Friends of the Rossland Range (FORR) shared it on their website earlier this year.

“Basically the point of the video was to tell the story of how the cabins got there,” said Scott.

He and Smith were given a hard drive with about 60 hours of interview footage and photos of the construction of the original cabins. The original footage was shot by James Klemmensen and included an interview with Cookie L’Ecluse, who built the historic Cookie Jar cabin.

“So we had a lot of material to work with, and we went through all of the footage and just kind of constructed a video out of it,” said Scott.

He and Smith also added some of their own photos and footage to the video. They took a day to go out and shoot the cabins, so that they’d have more recent shots to work with.

“Basically it was great editing to pick out what they did,” said Kim Deane, FORR chair. “Then they added music, a bit of their own footage to fit everything together I guess.”

Scott and Smith also moved the materials from the hard drive to a more secure device, after struggling to access the materials in the first place.

“The first time we ever tried getting the footage off the hard drive and plugged it into my computer, my computer didn’t recognize any of it,” explained Scott.

They eventually found a computer that could recognize the files and then copied everything over to a flash drive.

The timing of the video fits nicely with the construction being done on the new Rossland Range cabins.

“Having the video is just a great contribution,” said Deane. “Mainly to have all the information easily accessible, without going through the hours and hours. In 15 minutes you get a pretty good idea. It’s not everything of course, but there’s quite a bit in there as to where they all came from. Now that we’re sort of rebuilding them all, we’re into sort of a new phase, so I guess we should capture that someday.”

 

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