|The tideguide project is your chance to get your daily
trip to well- and unknown beaches in South Africa. Hedrik von Janda's thesis project is
meant as an interactive travel-guide for (wind)surfers. The website serves as a teaser for
a DVD later on. Join the trip.
Between 2nd feb. and 4th march the web-event will feature the trip from Lambertsbay to East London.
Henne about the
project and the idea behind it
With interactive video and other possibilities to navigate the user is able to travel virtually and explore the coasts
and surf spots of South Africa. Besides fascinating and spectacular videos we provide him all necessary information in order to enjoy a real travel around the Cape. Current information about airline timetables, car rental, transportation of the surf-equipment, weather, spot maps, accommodation and much more will be provided partly off line and partly with links to the Internet. The final product will be an interactive, "road movie like" report around windsurfing and surfing in South Africa on a DVD.
For that purpose I will tour with 2 camera men and one production assistant in February and March for 40 days from Elandsbay at the Atlantic Ocean to East London at the Indian Ocean. The whole trip will be recorded with DV-Cameras. To present a variety of sights there will be shots with an underwater camera, teleobjective and - depending on the budget - also recordings from an ultra-light air plane.
During the production in South Africa the web site (http://www.tideguide.org) will be updated every day.
Via laptop and modem or cellular phone short daily reports (text), photos and short web optimised video clips of the day will be provided on this site. Further on the user will be able to communicate with the team via E-mail. Everyone is welcome to give us feedback or ask questions regarding this project. This web site will be a digital diary about the 3000 km tour. It will document the stories and events, enables the user to follow the tour and will focus interest on the final product - the DVD. Also after the tour the website will inform about the project and it's members.
Interview with Henne
And now: CHECK IT OUT !
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