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The Whitney Journals

The Whitney Journals

The Whitneys have been documenting weather and bio-indicators on their New Brunswick property for thirty-seven years. Students at Mount Alison University recently digitized their journals and Ben Phillips, of the UNESCO designated Fundy Biosphere Reserve, analyzed the data to determine if this sort of information could help explain how climate change is affecting the region. In addition to summarizing Phillips’ findings, this film explores the concept and value of citizen-sourced climate-data, and aims to humanize data collection.

This film was produced by VIDEOBAND and commissioned by the UNESCO designated Fundy Biosphere. It was funded by The Environmental Trust Fund, with inkind support from Dr. Ian Mauro, and Mount Alison University.

Directors: Ben Phillips & Craig Norris
Writer: Ben Phillips
Producers: Ben Phillips & Craig Norris
Executive Producer: Ben Phillips & Craig Norris
Interviews With: Megan deGraff, Stuart Murray, Jason Maillet, Lee & Alice Whitney, Ben
Director of Photography: Craig Norris
Editor: Craig Norris
Field Sound: Craig Norris
Voice Over Recording: Craig Norris
Voice Over: Jacynte Leger
Data Transcription: Stuart Murry & Jay aMillet
Data Analysis: Ben Phillips
Camera Operator: Craig Norris
Sound Effects:
Illustrations: Ben Phillips
Animations: Blake Stilwell
Mix & Mastering: Marc Landry
Colour Correction: Craig Norris

Special thanks to The Whitneys, The Environmental Trust Fund, Dr. Ian Mauro , The MAD Lab, and Mount Alison University.

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