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Samsung×HotDocs Collaboration Premieres at Canada’s Renowned International Documentary Festival

A screenshot from The Little Trumpet Boy by Charles Officer, featuring 17-year old William Leathers, a boy with perfect pitch and synaesthesia

 

Samsung Canada has introduced an exciting collaboration project – documentary films shot entirely on smartphone devices. Samsung reached out to six unique content creators for this effort: filmmakers Nimisha Mukerji, Charles Officer and Yung Chang, as well as YouTube creators Sabrina Cruz, Corey Vidal and Emile Roy.

 

The documentary project was intended to show how easy it is to tell a story using Samsung’s innovative features. Filmmakers Nimisha Mukerji, Charles Officer, Yung Chang and YouTuber Emile Roy used the Galaxy Note 8 devices, while YouTube creators Sabrina Cruz and Corey Vidal used the Galaxy S9+ to depict their unique styles to tell their stories.

 

The six-part documentary series was screened at the Hot Docs Festival, the largest documentary festival in North America, which was held in Toronto from April 26 to May 6 this year. Each director brought a different perspective to the human experience with their work. The Little Trumpet Boy by Charles Officer introduced 17-year old William Leathers, a boy with perfect pitch and synaesthesia. Award-winning film and television director Nimisha Mukerji shot a personal documentary chronicling her pregnancy, while Sabrina Cruz, best known for her YouTube channel NerdyandQuirky, created a piece titled Sourtoe Cocktail about her quest to the Yukon to get a taste of the world famous “Sourtoe Cocktail,” seasoned with an amputated toe that has been dehydrated and preserved in salt. Yung Chang created Home Movie, featuring a memorable movie for his daughter, and Corey Vidal’s video titled Remembering takes a very personal trip down memory lane using his Galaxy S9+. All of these documentaries can be seen online for free on the Samsung Canada YouTube channel.

 

Among the documentaries, The Little Trumpet Boy and Home Movie touched the heart of a representative from EBS, an educational television and radio network in Korea. As a result, the two documentaries are scheduled to be screened at the upcoming 18th EBS International Documentary Festival (EIDF) that will be held from August 20 to 26 in Goyang, Korea.

Samsung Studio Sessions Pair Top Canadian Producers with Talented Homegrown Artists

What do you get when you offer up-and-coming musicians the opportunity to collaborate with some of the industry’s top producers? That’s what Samsung Canada’s Studio Sessions project aimed to find out.

 

Held over the course of two days at Vancouver’s famed Warehouse Studio, the project placed breakout Canadian producers Harrison, WondaGurl, and Grammy award-winner T-Minus in a studio with talented artists of various genres and styles. What happened next was captured entirely using the Galaxy S9+.

 

Like the project itself, Samsung’s newest flagship was designed to foster exciting entertainment experiences. The device’s innovative camera, and the Super Slow-mo function in particular, offered a dynamic way to capture the incredible sounds, energy and creativity that defined the cross-genre collaborations.

 

The fruits of the sessions have been compiled on an album that’s available to download exclusively via the Samsung Members app.* You can listen to a selection of the songs by visiting the project’s official SoundCloud page, and don’t forget to check out the videos below to see how the Galaxy S9+ captured the producers’ and artists’ creative processes.

 

 

 

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