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New iPhone app combines short docs and GPS

Kensington Communications and White Pine Pictures, both Canadian television and interactive production companies, have joined together to create a new iPhone app, City Sonic. City Sonic is the mobile portion of a multi-platform initiative, which has already debuted at film festivals, on television and the web. City Sonic is a location-based documentary film series for music lovers. The short film series features artists such as Rush's Geddy Lee and Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning in Toronto locations that changed the lives of the musicians. Users of the iPhone app can watch the films using the City Sonic map interface, guided by GPS, or watch at their leisure. Extras of app include rare archival video and previously unreleased songs, which are unlocked either through quizzes or by GPS, tripped when the app user walks past certain Toronto music spots.
April 22, 2010

Kensington Communications and White Pine Pictures, both Canadian television and interactive production companies, have joined together to create a new iPhone app, City Sonic. City Sonic is the mobile portion of a multi-platform initiative, which has already debuted at film festivals, on television and the web. City Sonic is a location-based documentary film series for music lovers. The short film series features artists such as Rush’s Geddy Lee and Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning in Toronto locations that changed the lives of the musicians. Users of the iPhone app can watch the films using the City Sonic map interface, guided by GPS, or watch at their leisure. Some extras of the app include rare archival video and previously unreleased songs, which are unlocked either through quizzes or by GPS, tripped when the app user walks past certain Toronto music spots.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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