I was in Yorkton recently to take in a bit of the festival. I met some friends and checked out the new Panasonic twin lens 3D camera. 3D still seems like a novelty to me and is a few years away from practicality on the low budget scale of filmmaking. Plus i don't really know how many stories (whether doc or fiction) really warrant the 3D experience.
The main reason i was in Yorkton was to guide a group of high school students in making a video (shot and edited) in about 5 hours. It was a great experience that was facilitated by Tony Hrynchuk of Fahrenheit Films. The students had the task of shooting their interpretation of a scene from Alexander Payne's Election. They did a really good job and if i get a copy of it i'll throw it up here.
Yorkton Film Festival