Visitors to the Toronto Garlic Festival can take a 360-degree virtual reality tour of garlic grower Simon De Boer’s farm, Langside Farms, provided by Capture Scratch. Virtual reality is a computer technology that allows users to visually and/or physically interact in a replicated environment using panoramic views or video simulation. Capture Scratch is a film and media production company that offers services including lighting, camera, direction, and editing, whose background in technology research and development allows them to experiment with screen based technologies.
Capture Scratch has created a 360-degree live action video of Simon working in his fields during the summer garlic harvest. This virtual reality tour invites visitors to the Toronto Garlic Festival to “witness” a real garlic harvest in the hot sun, bringing festival goers closer to the garlic growing process via a pair of virtual reality goggles. The “tour” takes about 3 minutes and runs all day during the festival. Simon will be selling his garlic at the festival.