It’s You, Vancouver!
I did a piece earlier in January on ‘destination’ videos, used by tourism agencies to feature their product in slo-mo or high-speed but always beautifully lit glory. Well, Tourism Vancouver has come up with something if not completely different, at least with a local twist:
The song is performed by Watasun, a Vancouver-based duo whose music fuses urban beats with traditional folk sounds. One-time buskers on Vancouver’s Granville Street, singer/songwriter Adam Bailie and percussionist Reid Hendry now record, produce and sell their own albums, taking inspiration from the city’s diversity, vibrancy and unity.
Throughout the three-minute video, the duo perform their catchy tune while making appearances in, near or atop of iconic Vancouver attractions, including the Vancouver Convention Centre roof, an Aquabus ferry and snow-covered Grouse Mountain.
Barbershop Films has produced, as they say on The Dish, a Mental Health Break – one that makes me soooo long for summer.
- post by Gord Price. For more info on Watasun and the video visit Tourism Vancouver's "Inside Vancouver" website.