NFB Launches New Interactive Photo Essay The Last Hunt

October 13, 2013 in Books (F)

[] Montreal, Canada - Equal parts tenderness, brutality, love and death, The Last Hunt delves into the motivations that led Montreal photographer Alexi Hobbs to photograph his grandfather's last hunting expedition, exposing both the strength of family bonds and the spirituality implicit in the pragmatic act of hunting.

Created and produced by the NFB's Digital Studio in Vancouver, The Last Hunt pushes the envelope of multi-platform development, making innovative use of the Adobe AIR/Flash platform. Using one codebase across the web, iOS and Android, and combining traditional Flash DisplayList and the Starling framework, it takes advantage of GPU acceleration to achieve smooth scrolling and incredible game-like 60 fps responsiveness.

The device's gyroscope also drives a parallax layer to create a subtle element of depth, enhancing the user's experience as their tablet becomes a window into the world of The Last Hunt.

With story and photography by Alexi Hobbs, The Last Hunt creative team includes Jeremy Mendes as co-creator/art director, Vincent McCurley as creative technologist/developer, and Jennifer Moss as writer. NFB Digital Studio head Loc Dao is executive producer and creative technologist. Rob McLaughlin is also executive producer.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 124 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The Last Hunt v1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

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