York Sunbury Historical Society February Program

The Program Committee is pleased to announce the following presentation for the York Sunbury Historical Society. Presentations take place at 7:30pm in the basement of Government House (51 Woodstock Road). A reception follows the presentation and are free and open to the public.

Speaker: Alan Edwards
Topic: A Virtual View of Historic Fredericton
Date: 18 February 2016

Alan holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Certificate in Adult Education from the University of New Brunswick, and has been working on the leading edge of digital media for many years. Films that he has contributed to have had showings ranging from the Leningrad Film Festival to National Film Board presentatigovernment houseons. He has been a judge and invited speaker at various film and video festivals, and his 3D animations have been seen in concerts, live theater, movies and even operas. Hi
s musical experiences range from playing harpsichord in a chamber orchestra to playing synthesizers in the pit band for musicals. He has also composed, arranged and recorded soundtracks for film, video games and theater. Alan has taught at the University of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Community College, and the Center For Arts and Technology. He helped develop the Digital Media program at the College of Craft and Design in 2010, and has been teaching in it ever since.

Alan has developed an app called “Ages Past – Fredericton” that uses virtual reality to depict what the Garrison District looked like in 1830, 1850, 1880, 1900 and 1930. During the program, he will show how he recreated the buildings based on historical photographs and then inserted the models into a game engine environment for easy viewing.

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