AIFF alumni filmmakers Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari (T-Rex
-AIFF2015; The Bionic Man
and The Dog
-AIFF2016) tell the inspiring story of Daniel Kish, a blind man who has earned the moniker “the remarkable Batman” by navigating his world of darkness using sound, or echolocating, making clicking sounds in a conversation with his environment. Having taught himself to “see” with sound, he now teaches others to do the same.
Directors’ Statement: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper
Drea woke up one morning to a random email. It was from a person in France who had seen our California is a Place series. He read an article about Daniel Kish and thought we might be interested. We quickly read the story and couldn’t believe it. Could someone really teach himself how to echolocate like a bat? How is this even possible? We had to find out.
Short Docs sponsored by Ashland Home Net/Project A (Jim Teece & Dena Matthews)
Virtual Reality Hands-on Gallery and Docs
Saturday, April 8, 2-5pm | FREE (no ticket required) | ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum
1-2pm & 4-5pm VR Gallery:
Experience a sampling of innovative animations created expressly for VR. Available for viewing on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear headsets and suitable for ages 12 and older.
3-4pm Docs on VR:
AIFF2017 filmmakers Drea Cooper and Zack Canepari (Kish
) will answer questions and discuss the shooting of their VR doc, Policing Flint
, and guide viewers through some of their favorite online VR doc experiences.
Don’t forget to bring your IOS or Android smartphones and earbuds/headphones so we can provide you with VR headsets and help you set up VR apps.